Affliction Warlock

Patch 9.0

Written by Namix Last Updated: 23rd Nov, 2020

Some content in this guide is based on beta or early data

Updates will be made after raid progress is finished and more accurate information is available.

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Single Target:

Intellect> Haste > Mastery> Crit> Versatility

AoE:

Intellect> Haste > Mastery> Crit> Versatility

Stat Outline

Intellect: Raw damage increase on everything.

Haste: Increases cast and tick speed.

Mastery (Mastery: Potent Afflictions): Increases damage done of your DoTs.

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 > Nightborne > Blood Elf > Undead > Orc > Vulpera

Alliance:

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

Gems

At the time of writing this guide, you should still use BFA big int gems. If this isn’t possible or has been reduced in value, you should use Haste gems.