Affliction Warlock gearing guide

Patch 10.0.5 Last Updated: 30th Jan, 2023
Wexi Affliction Warlock Author


Tier Set:

  • 2-piece - When Agony grants you a Soul Shard, you have a chance to gain Cruel Inspiration, increasing your haste by 12% for 6 seconds
  • 4-piece - Cruel Inspiration also grants 2 charges of Cruel Epiphany. Each charge of Cruel Epiphany increases the damage of your next Malefic Rapture or Seed of Corruption by 40%

Affliction Tier Set is pretty good for ST and AoE, though it doesn’t change your rotation.


Neltharus and Horn are looking pretty good for Affliction, but Irideus may also be strong, especially if you aren’t playing DG or if you are looking for an on-use trinket. The only good on-use trinket from the raid is Codex but be careful with using it since it deals very high damage to yourself when it’s triggered.

Writ and Eye are good choices for a passive trinket from dungeons. Incarnate is your bis choice from raid.