Affliction Warlock

Patch 8.1.5

Written by Deepshades Last Updated: 22nd May, 2019

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Mastery = Haste > Crit > Versatility > Intellect

Mastery and Haste are your best stats for Single Target. Haste usually pulls a little bit ahead if you’re using Wracking Brilliance or Inevitable Demise. Mastery gains a lot of value in every Cleave/AoE scenario.

Stat Outline

Intellect: Raw damage increase on everything.

Haste: Increases cast and tick speed.

Mastery (Mastery: Potent Afflictions): Increases damage done of your Agony, Corruption, Siphon Life, Phantom Singularity, Unstable Affliction and Seed of Corruption.

Versatility: A weak damage multiplier and damage reduction.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character

Find out how to sim

Races

Horde:

Troll > Goblin > Undead > Nightborne > Orc > Blood Elf

Alliance:

Human > Void Elf > Gnome > Worgen > Dwarf > Dark Iron Dwarf

Enchants

The enchants you use depend on your stat weights. Both Mastery and Haste enchants can be useful, but you should sim yourself before enchanting your gear.

Ring:

Cheap: Seal of Mastery / Seal of Haste

Expensive: Pact of Mastery / Pact of Haste

Weapon:

Masterful Navigation / Quick Navigation

Gems

Gems are depending on your stat weights. Both Mastery and Haste gems can be useful, but it is always best to sim yourself before socketing your gear. It is also recommended using one Intellect gem if your Intellect is simming better than both your Haste and Mastery.

Mastery: Masterful Tidal Amethyst

Haste: Quick Owlseye

Intellect: Kraken’s Eye of Intellect

Consumables

Potion: Battle Potion of Intellect

Food: Sanguinated Feast or Bountiful Captain's Feast > Boralus Blood Sausage

Flask: Flask of the Endless Fathoms

Optional Consumables:

Rune: Battle-Scarred Augment Rune

Vantus Runes: Vantus Rune: Battle of Dazar’alor