Affliction Warlock gearing guide

Patch 10.0 Last Updated: 12th Nov, 2022
Wexi Affliction Warlock Author
Wexi

Note: This guide was written before Dragonflight was live

Gear

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.

Trinkets:

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.

Writ and Eye are good choices for a passive trinket.

Trinket choices may easily change once there is some tuning or more proper sims and tests are done.