Affliction Warlock Stats, Races & Consumables guide

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

Note: This guide was written before Dragonflight was live

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Your stat priority for any content, let it be ST, AoE, Cleave, etc., is going to be:

Haste >= Mastery > Crit >= Vers

There are no hard caps or anything as a affliction warlock, so you should go for items with Haste/Mastery.

Stat Outline

Intellect - increases the damage and other values on every spell.

Haste - increases the amount of tics your DoTs deal per cast and makes your GCD and casts shorter.

Mastery - increases damage done by most of your primary abilities. Mastery

Crit - grants a chance to deal double damage on all spells.

Versatility - flat increase to your damage, heal and reduce damage taken.

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

Find out how to sim

Races

The best races for Affliction warlocks will be Orcs or Trolls for Horde players and Human or Mechagnome for Alliance players. Also worth noting is that the Dwarf racial can be very strong for M+ utility-wise.

Horde

  • Orc
  • Troll

Alliance

  • Human
  • Mechagnome

Enchants

Weapon - Sophic Devotion

Chest - Waking Stats

Legs - Frozen Spellthread

Rings - Devotion of Haste

Cloak - Homebound Speed

Wrist - Devotion of Speed

Feet - Plainsrunner’s Breeze

Gems

Don’t forget to make 2 extra sockets in your necklace with Medallion.

Skillful Illimited Diamond - 1 unique gem

Keen Ysemerald - everywhere else

Consumables

Flask - Static or Isolation if you can manage a high uptime of those. More realistically you are going to use Elemental Chaos.

Food - Banquet

Potion - Elemental

Weapon Rune - Howling

Rune - Draconic

Health Potion - Refreshing Healing Potion