Affliction Warlock Dragonflight 10.2.7 Guide

Patch 10.2.7 Last Updated: 8th May, 2024
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Welcome to the Affliction Warlock DPS guide written by Timo (Fraser), one of Honolulu’s main raiders.

In Dragonflight, Affliction’s strengths lie in sustained spread cleave and AoE, high mobility on 1-3 Targets, and high self-heal survivability.

Affliction is currently in a pretty good spot both for raiding and Mythic+. Our single target is one of the best, but we can also do some of the best spread cleave damage and AoE if needed.

What has changed

Affliction Warlock Patch 10.2.7 Changes

Affliction received the following changes:

  • Doom Blossom damage increased by 10%.
  • Vile Taint damage increased by 25%.
  • Soul Flame damage increased by 20%.
  • Soul Rot damage increased by 5%.

The changes don't impact the way you play, just buff the amount of damage the spec does.

Affliction Warlock Season 4 Changes

Affliction received no changes in this patch.

Patch 10.2 Affliction Warlock Changes

While the changes to Grand Warlock's Design see no application in any of the talent builds for affliction the consistency change to Soul-Eater's Gluttony is a massive benefit to Affliction as with our tier set bonus relating to Soul Rot this patch the more casts we can get of it the better. The fact that Soul Rot is either 45 seconds or 30 seconds depending on how many points in Soul-Eater's Gluttony means you can choose it to sync up with Phantom Singularity by spending 1 point or more normally Vile Taint with 2 points. Giving Affliction a unique 30 seconds or 45 seconds burst profile.