Affliction Warlock gearing guide

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

Note: This guide was written before Dragonflight was live


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.

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.