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3v3 Affliction Warlock

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Guide info

This guide is about how to build Affliction Warlocks for 3V3. Each section enumerates what are the most used stats, items, or skills by the highest rated players. It is updated every day.

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Class Affliction Warlock
Activity 3V3
Number of players 45
Highest rating 3164
Lowest rating 2206

Stats priority

+29
6% Crit
+616
19% Hast
+70
25% Mast
+1212
30% Vers

The stats to prioritize on gear. Based on stat bonuses observed on the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Legendary items

The legendary items to use. Based on the legendary items observed on the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Sacrolash's Dark Strike icon.
S

Sacrolash's Dark Strike - Feet

30

Corruption damage is increased by 15%, and any target affected by your Corruption also has their movement speed slowed by 50%.

Sacrolash's Dark Strike icon.
S

Sacrolash's Dark Strike - Legs

15

Corruption damage is increased by 15%, and any target affected by your Corruption also has their movement speed slowed by 50%.

Trinkets

The trinkets to use. Based on the trinkets observed on the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Sinful Gladiator's Medallion icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Medallion

31

Ilvl 226
Stats
+77 intellect
Effects
Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
Rank Elite

Sinful Gladiator's Emblem icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Emblem

25

Ilvl 226
Stats
+77 intellect
Effects
Use: Increases maximum health by 7,531 for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
Rank Duelist

Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

17

Ilvl 226
Stats
+100 haste
+45 avoidance
Effects
Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 59 primary stat for 20 sec.
Rank Duelist

Sinful Aspirant's Medallion icon.
S

Sinful Aspirant's Medallion

5

Ilvl 197
Stats
+59 intellect
Effects
Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
Rank Rank 7

Sinful Gladiator's Relentless Brooch icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Relentless Brooch

4

Ilvl 226
Stats
+77 intellect
Effects
Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects reduced by 20%. Does not stack with similar effects.
Rank Duelist

Gems

The gems to socket into equipment pieces. Based on the gems observed on the equipment of the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
Q

Quick Jewel Cluster

125

+16 Haste

Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
V

Versatile Jewel Cluster

32

+16 Versatility

Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
S

Straddling Jewel Doublet

11

Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

Straddling Sage Agate icon.
S

Straddling Sage Agate

5

+5% Movement Speed

Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
M

Masterful Jewel Cluster

3

+16 Mastery

Back enchantments

The enchantments to use on the back slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed icon.
E

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

40

Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 20 and your Speed by 30.

Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality icon.
E

Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

4

Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 30.

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance icon.
E

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

1

Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 20 and your Avoidance by 30.

Chest enchantments

The enchantments to use on the chest slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats icon.
E

Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

42

Permanently enchants a chest piece to increase primary stats by 30.

Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight icon.
E

Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

2

Permanently enchants your chest to increase your Intellect by 20 and give your spells and abilities a chance to deal additional shadow damage.

Wrist enchantments

The enchantments to use on the wrist slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect icon.
E

Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

45

Permanently enchants bracers to increase your Intellect by 15.

Hands enchantments

The enchantments to use on the hands slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering icon.
E

Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

7

Permanently enchants gloves to increase the speed of gathering in the Shadowlands.

Feet enchantments

The enchantments to use on the feet slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Enchant Boots - Speed of Soul icon.
E

Enchant Boots - Speed of Soul

15

Permanently enchants boots to reduce your falling damage by 10%.

Rings enchantments

The enchantments to use on the ring slots. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

66

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Haste by 16.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

22

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Versatility by 16.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

2

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Mastery by 16.

Main Hand enchantments

The enchantments to use on the main-hand slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance icon.
E

Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

41

Permanently enchants a weapon to sometimes increase your primary stat by 5% when attacking, or using spells and abilities.

Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation icon.
E

Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

4

Permanently enchants a weapon to sometimes cause your attacks to reveal the sins of your target, causing them to suffer an additional 6% damage from you for 10 sec.

Talents

The talents to use. Based on the talents observed on the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Nightfall icon.
N
0

Nightfall

Corruption damage has a chance to cause your next Shadow Bolt to be instant and deal 50% increased damage.

Inevitable Demise icon.
I
40

Inevitable Demise

Damaging an enemy with Agony increases the damage of your next Drain Life by 15%. This effect stacks up to 50 times.

Drain Soul icon.
D
5

Drain Soul

Drains the target's soul, causing 1,410 Shadow damage over 4.7 sec. Damage is increased by 100% against enemies below 20% health. Generates 1 Soul Shard if the target dies during this effect.

Writhe in Agony icon.
W
0

Writhe in Agony

Agony's damage starts at 4 stacks and may now ramp up to 18 stacks.

Absolute Corruption icon.
A
44

Absolute Corruption

Corruption is now permanent and deals 15% increased damage. Duration reduced to 24 sec against players.

Siphon Life icon.
S
1

Siphon Life

Siphons the target's life essence, dealing 1,120 Shadow damage over 15 sec and healing you for 30% of the damage done.

Demon Skin icon.
D
43

Demon Skin

Your Soul Leech absorption now passively recharges at a rate of 0.5% of maximum health every 1 sec, and may now absorb up to 15% of maximum health.

Burning Rush icon.
B
2

Burning Rush

Increases your movement speed by 50%, but also damages you for 4% of your maximum health every 1 sec. Movement impairing effects may not reduce you below 100% of normal movement speed. Lasts until cancelled.

Dark Pact icon.
D
0

Dark Pact

Sacrifices 20% of your current health to shield you for 250% of the sacrificed health plus an additional 1,174 for 20 sec. Usable while suffering from control impairing effects.

Sow the Seeds icon.
S
0

Sow the Seeds

Seed of Corruption now embeds demon seeds into 2 additional nearby enemies.

Phantom Singularity icon.
P
45

Phantom Singularity

Places a phantom singularity above the target, which consumes the life of all enemies within 15 yards, dealing 2,525 damage over 15.0 sec, healing you for 25% of the damage done.

Vile Taint icon.
V
0

Vile Taint

Unleashes a vile explosion at the target location, dealing 1,663 Shadow damage over 10 sec to all enemies within 10 yds and reducing their movement speed by 30%.

Darkfury icon.
D
0

Darkfury

Reduces the cooldown of Shadowfury by 15 sec and increases its radius by 2 yards.

Mortal Coil icon.
M
5

Mortal Coil

Horrifies an enemy target into fleeing, incapacitating for 3 sec and healing you for 20% of maximum health.

Howl of Terror icon.
H
40

Howl of Terror

Let loose a terrifying howl, causing 5 enemies within 10 yds to flee in fear, disorienting them for 20 sec. Damage may cancel the effect.

Dark Caller icon.
D
1

Dark Caller

Reduces Summon Darkglare's cooldown by 60 seconds.

Haunt icon.
H
5

Haunt

A ghostly soul haunts the target, dealing 704 Shadow damage and increasing your damage dealt to the target by 10% for 18 sec. If the target dies, Haunt's cooldown is reset.

Grimoire of Sacrifice icon.
G
39

Grimoire of Sacrifice

Sacrifices your demon pet for power, gaining its command demon ability, and causing your spells to sometimes also deal 435 additional Shadow damage. Lasts 1 hour or until you summon a demon pet.

Soul Conduit icon.
S
0

Soul Conduit

Every Soul Shard you spend has a 15% chance to be refunded.

Creeping Death icon.
C
3

Creeping Death

Your Agony, Corruption, Siphon Life, and Unstable Affliction deal their full damage 15% faster.

Dark Soul: Misery icon.
D
42

Dark Soul: Misery

Infuses your soul with the misery of fallen foes, increasing haste by 30% for 20 sec.

PvP Talents

The PvP talents to pick. Based on the PvP talents observed on the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Rampant Afflictions icon.
R

Rampant Afflictions

44

Unstable Affliction can now be applied to up to 3 targets.

Demon Armor icon.
D

Demon Armor

41

Protects the caster, increasing maximum health by 5% and increases armor by 90%.

Rapid Contagion icon.
R

Rapid Contagion

41

For the next 15 sec, all of your periodic effects occur 30% more often.

Nether Ward icon.
N

Nether Ward

5

Surrounds the caster with a shield that lasts 3 sec, reflecting all harmful spells cast on you.

Deathbolt icon.
D

Deathbolt

2

Launches a bolt of death at the target, dealing 40% of the total remaining damage of your damage over time effects on the target.

Covenants

0
Kyrian icon.
K
Kyria
0
Necrolord icon.
N
Necro
45
Night Fae icon.
N
Night
0
Venthyr icon.
V
Venth

The covenants to pick. Based on the covenants picked by the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Night Fae > Kyrian > Necrolord > Venthyr

Soulbinds

The soulbinds to pick. Based on the soulbinds picked by the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Korayn icon.
K

Korayn

33

33

Face Your Foes

33

Horn of the Wild Hunt

Soulshape increases the movement speed of allies within 40 yds by 10%.

33

Wild Hunt Tactics

Your damage to targets above 75% health and healing to targets below 35% health is increased by 10%. When your spells and abilities are enhanced this way, you gain 15% increased movement speed for 5 sec.

31

Get In Formation

Your mounted movement speed is increased by 5%. Allies behind you within 40 yds gain this benefit.

2

Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

Your weapon takes no durability damage.

Niya icon.
N

Niya

11

11

Grove Invigoration

Healing or dealing damage has a chance to grant you a stack of Redirected Anima. Redirected Anima increases your maximum health by 1% and your Mastery by 25 for 30 sec, and stacks overlap. Shifting Power grants you 6 stacks of Redirected Anima.

11

Run Without Tiring

While in Soulshape, you regenerate 5% of your maximum health every 3 sec.

9

Niya's Tools: Poison

Your interrupts apply Niya's Paralytic Poison to your target, dealing 1,548 Nature damage over 30 sec. Targets with Niya's Paralytic Poison take an additional 248 Nature damage if interrupted once more.

6

Swift Patrol

Movement speed increased by 20% for 2 min after defeating an enemy. Combat cancels this effect.

5

Nature's Splendor

You have a chance to obtain leather, meat, and fish when you kill an enemy that yields experience or honor.

2

Niya's Tools: Burrs

Your damaging attacks and spells have a chance to toss Niya's Spiked Burrs under your target. The burrs latch onto the first enemy to cross them, reducing movement speed by 20% and inflicting 2,229 Nature damage over 6 sec.

Dreamweaver icon.
D

Dreamweaver

1

1

Empowered Chrysalis

10% of your overhealing received or done remains as a shield on the target up to 10% of the caster's health, lasting for 5 sec.

1

Faerie Dust

When falling farther than 20 yd, faerie dust slows your fall for the next 30 sec. This cannot occur more often than once per 1 min.

1

Field of Blossoms

Shifting Power puts flowers at your feet for 7.5 sec that increase your Haste by 12% while you stand with them.

1

Podtender

When you take damage that would kill you, instead rejuvenate within a wildseed, regaining 30% of HP over 10 sec. If the wildseed takes more than 9,820 damage during this time, you die. This effect may only occur once every 10 min.

potency conduits

The potency conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Focused Malignancy icon.
F

Focused Malignancy

38

Malefic Rapture deals 26% increased damage to targets suffering from Unstable Affliction.

Rolling Agony icon.
R

Rolling Agony

35

The duration of Agony is increased by 6.8 sec.

Corrupting Leer icon.
C

Corrupting Leer

11

Agony and Unstable Affliction damage have a 4.0% chance to reduce the cooldown of Summon Darkglare by 5 sec.

endurance conduits

The endurance conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Accrued Vitality icon.
A

Accrued Vitality

33

Drain Life heals for 72.0% of the amount drained over 9.3 sec.

Resolute Barrier icon.
R

Resolute Barrier

13

Attacks received that deal at least 5% of your health decrease Unending Resolve's cooldown by 10 sec. Cannot occur more than once every 23 sec.

Diabolic Bloodstone icon.
D

Diabolic Bloodstone

1

Anyone that consumes your Healthstone infuses you with 17.0% leech for 6 sec.

finesse conduits

The finesse conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 45 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3V3.

Shade of Terror icon.
S

Shade of Terror

43

Your Fear effects can withstand 135% more damage before breaking.

Demonic Momentum icon.
D

Demonic Momentum

3

Demonic Circle: Teleport increases movement speed by 48% for 5 sec.

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