Warlock soulweaver healing build

The Complete Warlock Soulweaver Healing Build – Neverwinter Mod 18 Infernal Descent

Welcome to our Warlock Soulweaver Guide, updated for mod 17: Undermountain / Uprising and mod 18 Infernal Descent. To learn more about the new mod, check out our mod 18 Infernal Descent guide.

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The Warlock class was introduced in Tyranny of Dragons. They are a spellcasting class that uses their dark powers to damage their foes and can also heal themselves and their allies. We recommend that you have a separate DPS Hellbringer DPS loadout. See our Warlock Hellbringer DPS build here.

The purpose of our class guides is not just to show you a build that you can copy and use on your character, but to show you a base build and teach you the mechanics and stats of the game, so you can understand and play your class to its fullest capabilities.

Try different gear, feats, and powers and learn to tailor your own build for your playstyle. See our guide to making your own build for more info.

Basic Warlock Soulweaver Info

Best Warlock Soulweaver Races

  1. Metallic Ancestry Dragonborn – 3% + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
  2. Dragonborn – 3% HP + Healing – +2 to Any two stats – 1500 Crit – 3% Increased Damage
  3. Tiefling – 5% + Damage to targets below 50% health – +2 Cha and +2 Con or Int – 10% to reduce damage of target for 5 sec by 2.5%
  4. Sun Elf – 2% Action Point Gain – +2 Int and Dex or Cha – 10% Control Resistance

Warlock Soulweaver Ability Score Priority

Put all your available Ability Scores into Constitution and Wisdom.

Warlock Soulweaver Stat / Rating Priority

Offensive Stats:

  1. Armor Penetration (Caps at 85K)
  2. Critical Strike (Caps at 85)
  3. Accuracy (Caps at 85)
  4. Combat Advantage (Caps at 135k)
  5. Power (No Cap)

Defensive Stats:

  1. Defense (Caps at 85K )
  2. Deflection (Caps at 85K)
  3. Critical Avoidance (Caps at 90K)
  4. Awareness (Caps at 95K )
  5. Health (No Cap)

Warlock Soulweaver Paragon Path Feats & Powers

Warlock Soulweaver Build Paragon Path

Warlock Soulweaver Combat Powers

At-Will Powers:

  • Essence Defiler
  • Dark Spiral Aura

Encounter Powers:

  • Pillar of Power
  • Shatter Spark
  • Warlock’s Bargain

Daily Powers:

  • Soul Pact
  • Tyrannical Curse / Immolation Spirits

Class Features:

  • Warding Curse
  • All Consuming Curse

Warlock Soulweaver Feats

  • Essence of Power
  • Mending Mastery
  • Lingering Sustain
  • From the Brink
  • Spark Energy

Warlock Soulweaver Boons

You should always choose boons based on what stats you currently need. Therefore a selection of several viable boons is available to you for each tier.

At end-game, you should hit the stat caps without needing any of the boons.

Tier 1 Boons

  • Recruit’s Training – 250 Power
  • Critical Strike – 250 Crit
  • Cultist Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Cultist Power – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. Cultists.

Tier 2 Boons

  • Squire’s Training – 250 Power
  • Armor Penetration – 250 Armor Penetration
  • Demonic Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Demonic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. demons.

Tier 3 Boons

  • Knight’s Training – 250 Power
  • Combat Advantage – 250 Combat Advantage
  • Dino Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Simple Support – 2% Companion Influence
  • Dino Power – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. dinos.

Tier 4 Boons

  • Captain’s Training – 250 Power
  • Accuracy – 250 Accuracy
  • Necrotic Bulwark – 1000 HP
  • Necrotic Mastery – 1% Increased damage and damage resistance vs. undead.

Tier 5 Boons (Choose 2)

  • Blessed Touch – 1% Outgoing Healing Per Rank
  • Severe Criticism – 1% Crit Per Rank

Master Boons

  • Blessed Advantage 3/3 or Blessed Resilience 3/3

Guild Boons

  • Offense – Power
  • Defense – Hit Points

Warlock Soulweaver Weapons & Gear

If you are new to Neverwinter and need to know how to get better gear and increase your item level, check out our Gearing Up Guide.

The best way to gear up in Neverwinter is by making a lot of Astral Diamonds, check out our Astral Diamond Guide to learn all the secrets of AD farming.

Head

  • Lion’s Guard Mystic Cowl (Best in Slot)
  • Protege’s Charmed Hat
  • Broken Cap of the Omnipotent

Armor

  • Ebony Stained Robes (Best in Slot)

Arms

  • Lion’s Guard Wristguards
  • Vivified Primal Raid Shabas

Feet

  • Rusted Iron Leggings (Best in Slot)
  • Tempter of the Twilight Gaiters
  • Root Stompers

Weapons

  • Lionheart Set (Best in Slot)
  • Alabaster / Burnished Set

Main Hand Modification:

Offhand Modification:

Rings

  • Guiding Ring of the Sharp-shooter
  • Gold-Plated Ring

Neck & Waist

  • Mad Mage Set

Shirt

  • Infernal Forged Assault Shirt

Pants

  • Pants of the Sentinel
  • Protégé’s Raid/Ward Trousers
  • Velvet Trousers +1

Warlock Soulweaver Artifacts

Primary Artifact

  • Envenomed Storyteller’s Journal
  • Wyvern-Venom Coated Knives
  • Staff of Flowers

Secondary Artifacts

Choose secondary artifacts based on the stats you are lacking.

  • Arcturia’s Music Box
  • Trobriands Ring
  • Staff of Flowers
  • Halaster’s Blast Scepter

Warlock Soulweaver Enchantments

When getting enchantments, always get the ones with the stats you are lacking in with your gear, boons, etc in mind. For example, if you’ve capped Crit with your gear and boons, don’t get azure enchantments for your offense slots. If you still need to refine your enchantments, see our Refinement Guide for tips on how to farm refinement.

Offense Enchantments

One Tenebrous Enchantment – Radiant Enchantments

Defense Enchantments

Radiant Enchantment

Utility Enchantments

  • Tactical Enchantment
  • Dark Enchantment
  • Fey’s Blessing / Dragon’s Hoard / Quartermaster’s Enchantment

Armor Enchantments

Barkshield Enchantment – Soulforged Enchantment

Weapon Enchantments

Vorpal Enchantment

Overload Enchantments

  • White Dragon Glyph
  • Various Marks from Stronghold Vendor
  • Corrupt Black Ice / Lethal / Piercing

Armor Reinforcement Kits

Power Kit

Jewelry Reinforcement Kits

Combat Advantage Jewel

Warlock Soulweaver Consumables & Buffs

Consider getting VIP for the Power of VIP HP buff if you aren’t already. Also always stand in campfires to get the +1 ability campfire buff.

Get one from each of the rows below:

  • Empowered Chain of Scales (Best in Slot) > Adorable Pocket Pet > Tymora’s Lucky Coin
  • Wild Storm Elixir > Elixir of Fate
  • Watermelon Sorbet

Warlock Soulweaver Companions

Summoned Companion

Bulette Pup

Enchantment Power

Potent Precision

Companion Powers

Below is a selection of viable companion powers.

Offense Powers

  • Quickling – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Critical Strike
  • Neverember Guard – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Awareness
  • Tamed Velociraptor – 2000 Power per party member using it.
  • Deepcrow Hatchling – 8000 Power

Defense Powers

  • Polar Bear Cub – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Defense
  • Rebel Mercenary – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Accuracy
  • Ioun Stone of Radiance – 10% Outgoing Healing and 2000 Deflection
  • Minstrel – 4000 Power and 2000 Awereness
  • Broom – 4% Critical Severity
  • Splinters – 4% Critical Severity and 2000 Critical Avoidance

Utility Powers

  • Alpha Compy – 5% Power
  • Owlbear Cub – 10% chance to hit for 50% of you Power

Companion Equipment

Double offense slotted “Of the Companion” gear

Companion Runestones

Empowered Runestone

Warlock Soulweaver Mounts

When choosing a Legendary Mount for the Mount Powers, look for a mount that has both a useful equip and combat power. The best choices for a first legendary mount as a Warlock Soulweaver is a Swarm or a Tenser’s Floating Disk.

What other mounts you use is not that important. What is important is to get the right insignia bonuses, and many different mounts can offer the various bonuses. To find out what mount has the bonus you want, check out our Insignia Bonus Guide.

All classes and specs should consider using Wanderer’s Fortune before you have refined all your gear and enchantments, for extra refinement every day.

Mount Insignia Bonuses

  • Gladiator’s Guile
  • Barbarian’s Revelry
  • Shepherd’s Devotion

Insignia Type

Brutality / Dominance for Power, or alternatively any other with stats you need. You can also use Insignia’s to get your defensive stats to cap for survivability.

Warlock Soulweaver Mount Powers

Mount Equip Power:

5000 or 10000 Power

Mount Combat Power:

Bat Swarm (Swarm) (Best in Slot) > Tenser’s Transformation

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Neverwinter Warlock Soulweaver guide, please leave a comment below! More info about the Warlock class can be found at The Neverwinter Reddit. More builds and further info can also be found at MMOMinds.

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8 thoughts on “The Complete Warlock Soulweaver Healing Build – Neverwinter Mod 18 Infernal Descent”

  1. Based on the spells chosen, is there an opener rotation and list of priority/typical rotation? Thank you so much this guide is fantastic

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  2. Hi,
    why offensive stats as below ?
    Armor Penetration (Caps at 65K)
    Accuracy (Caps at 85)
    Combat Advantage (Caps at 135k)
    Regards

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  3. I can totally understand Wis, but why Con? I’ve read somewhere that Con is an awful stat overall, wouldnt Dex be better? Or am I really missing something here? Also, why no race with the aforementioned stats (wis, con). These races look good on the DPS path (int, dex), or again, am i missing anything here?

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    • when and if you a role another warlock or a friend does and they want to know what to place all avail scores in,just do what I am doing and going right training them into int/dex only since these 2 stats are extremly important to have beside HP But if wanna stay alive longer as a SW lock…kite the mobs around even the bosses and if need to pop a heal off or 2 and carry 99 health pots just incase and use them while our bar refills for next round of healing etc.

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  4. yeah uhm,Bad idea for putting all avail score points in Con and Wisdom and not int + dex instead…as the damage is super low that is done them and the fights take one hell of a long time as SW,I followed your guide and did exactly to find out that the dmg I was doing to the mobs were mega low so I re rolled and put all of my avail score pts into int and dex only this time of round and noticed a huge freaking change with how much is done to them so far so you need to edit this a bit more as you clearly forget that we do have magic damage attacks as well and not just heals to toss here and there when/if needed and also a great race to go with as a SW warlock is the Gith for CA(which) you get 5K as a bonus which helps a ton against boss fights that are usually meant for a grp in dungeons,I ran the whole undermountain quest line and zones and nearly gotten owned while following with this guide and your input of placing scores in con and wisdom instead

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  5. Well i think this needs updated because all the names for abilities and powers are wrong. And now that i read to do dex and int for more power. I will have to redo all of my guildmates stuff. I think i will just do my own guide. I have been using these guides for my barb. Paladin. So i might relook at my stuff. I think i can do better

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