Affliction Warlock

Patch 8.1.5

Written by Deepshades Last Updated: 22nd May, 2019

Raid Bosses

Battle of Dazar'alor

Champion of the Light

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This fight is pretty much a Single Target encounter and you should only apply Agony onto the secondary targets.

It is highly recommended playing with Inevitable Demise traits on this encounter to increase your boss damage.

Just make sure you don’t get blinded by the Crusader's Blinding Faith while re-applying Agony.

Grong, the Jungle Lord

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Basically a Single Target encounter with two extra targets every minute.

Make sure to refresh your dots on the boss before swapping to the robots and use your Dark Pact for every Tantrum phase.

Make sure to stand far away when the adds die to not get knocked.

Jadefire Masters

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Jadefire Masters is a two target encounter with occasional add spawns (Spirits of Xuen). During the fight you want to focus Mestrah most of the time.

It’s probably not worth dotting the Spirits of Xuen outside of Agony and Unstable Affliction.

Place a Demonic Gateway for the transition phase to skip the majority of the movement.

Opulence

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This fight is the majority of time a Single Target encounter and as an Affliction Warlock you’re mainly there for the boss damage.

Fel Hunter is the best pet choice since your Imp has to move in Phase 1 between each room.

You have the option to play with Absolute Corruption and dot each Guardian up in Phase 1 through the use of a Demonic Gateway between both sides. However, the damage gain is kind of irrelevant, so I wouldn’t recommend it.

You should pick the Opal Gem (left side, blue) unless you’re assigned to use the Topaz (yellow) or Ruby (red). If your guild kills the boss before the 3rd add wave it is probably more worth using the Emerald (green) gem.

You should Seed of Corruption each add wave and apply a few Agony’s.

In Phase 2 you can use your Demonic Circle to minimise movement with the Liquid Gold.

Conclave of the Chosen

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This is a Multi Target encounter with a priority target.

There are two bosses up for the majority of the time but the secondary target is irrelevant due to it healing when the main target dies.

When raptors spawn it’s probably only worth to Agony and Unstable Affliction them.

I would highly recommend using Inevitable Demise traits on this fight.

You can use your Imp to dispel Mind Wipe of other players.

King Rastakhan

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This is a Single Target encounter that starts with three adds in Phase 1.

Make sure to stand spread in Phase 2 and 3 to not spread the plague of fire.

Place your Demonic Circle to minimize movement for the Inevitable End.

If you’re assigned to burst Bwonsamdi make sure to save your cooldowns for 60%.

High Tinker Mekkatorque

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This is a Single Target encounter and I highly recommend playing Inevitable Demise for this fight.

Make sure to apply Agony to all of the robots.

Place your Demonic Circle so you can work around the Wormhole Generator knock-up.

The damage income on this fight is pretty high so Dark Pact is the best choice here. However, if you struggle to move for Gigavolt Charge then burning Rush might be a better talent choice.

Stormwall Blockade

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Phase 1 is mainly a Single Target Encounter, while Phase 2 is heavily add based.

Make sure to keep your DoT’s on everything in Phase 2.

I would recommend placing a Demonic Circle in both phases in case a Siren's Tempting Song knocks you off the platform.

Lady Jaina Proudmoore

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Jaina is basically a Single-Target encounter.

In Phase 1 the adds usually get mind-controlled or killed before you can dot them. Place your Demonic Circle on the boat in case you get hit by a bombard and would get knocked off the ship.

In Phase 2 you can dot up the Ordnance Barrels with Agony for extra Soul Shard regeneration. You can make a Demonic Gateway for crossing the arena if an Icefall is blocking the way or is about to fall.

Make sure to re-apply your DoTs before 30.5% because that’s when you probably have to fully switch onto the Wall of Ice.

In Phase 4 you should apply Agony on the Elemental for some extra Soul Shards.

Crucible of Storms

The Restless Cabal

2/3 Target Fight
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On Cabal you want to play with 3x Wracking Brilliance in combination with 3x Cascading Calamity or 3x Inevitable Demise. A mix of both of these traits is fine as well, but it can be a bit more annoying to play around.

You want to use your Imp to be able to dispel yourself. This gives you the freedom to play a little longer with the extra damage stacks.

Overall the boss is pretty simple. You keep DoTs on both of them and you’re trying to keep Unstable Affliction on both targets while all your additional shards go into the main target.

Uu'nat

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On Uu'nat you want to play with 3x Wracking Brilliance in combination with 3x Cascading Calamity or 3x Inevitable Demise. A mix of both of these traits is fine as well, but it can be a bit more annoying to play around.

You want to use your Felhunter even if you’re not assigned to interrupt to be a backup in-case someone failed their interrupt.

Demonic Circle is incredible strong on this fight and you should have it located at a good position in Phase 1 & 3 to dodge all Laser Beam stacks (Piercing Gaze of N'Zoth).

You should keep Agony on all targets during the whole fight for extra shard regeneration and Inevitable Demise stacks if you’re playing this trait. However, you should be careful with Corruption because you don’t want to kill the adds too quickly.

The decision of whether you play Absolute Corruption or Siphon Life depends heavily on your setup. If you have a lot of multi-dot classes you should probably play Siphon Life.