Playstyle & Rotation
- Maintain Agony, Corruption, Siphon Life (If talented), Unstable Affliction, Haunt, Scouring Tithe.
- Phantom Singularity or Vile Taint on cooldown.
- Use all your shards on Malefic Rapture whenever you use Phantom Singularity or Vile Taint.
- Use Malefic Rapture if you are gonna over-cap on shards.
- Shadow Bolt or Drain Soul as fillers.
- Precast Haunt
- Siphon Life
- Unstable Affliction
- Scouring Tithe
- Phantom Singularity or Vile Taint
- Dark Soul: Misery
- Summon Darkglare
- Malefic Rapture Until out of shards
- General Rotation
- Maintain Agony on up to 7 targets.
- Use Seed of Corruption to apply Corruption on AoE.
- Malefic Rapture whenever you are close to capped shards.
Playstyles for Affliction are the same for most bosses, good movement in most windows but have to stand still when you use your shards for big bursts. Cooldowns will be used on CD to get the most of them over a fight they are not as strong as other classes.
Affliction cooldowns have been nerfed a lot so you will use them in your next shard spender window when they get off cooldown.
All of Afflictions damage over time abilities are following the rules of pandemic. Pandemic is: If you refresh a damage over time effect with less than 30% of the original duration left, the remaining duration when you refresh is added onto your new cast.
For the individual damage over time abilities for affliction, pandemic means that for Single Target; 30% of the original duration is added to the base duration of that spell, therefore there is no damage loss refreshing when the duration is below 30%.
Summon Imp: Best choice for single target and target swapping (gives a Dispel).
Summon Felhunter: Good single target damage slow at target swapping (gives an Interrupt).
Summon Voidwalker: Have an AoE aura that leches life will need to have 10+ targets.
Summon Succubus: Very bad in PvE, won't recommend.
And if you need more than that Burning Rush.
The new conduit Diabolic Bloodstone is also going to be helping you a lot staying alive getting leech every time someone in your party uses a healthstone.