3v3 Affliction Warlock

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This is a guide about how to build Affliction Warlocks for 3v3 . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

For accuracy purposes, Murlok.io analyzes the character equipment types, keeps track of their specialization history, and uses only active characters.

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Class Affliction Warlock
Activity 3v3
Number of players 50
Highest rating 2807
Lowest rating 2036

Stat Priority

+42
6% Crit
+1143
34% Hast
+223
36% Mast
+1209
30% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the stat priority is:

  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    35
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    9
  3. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    2
  4. Gnome icon.
    G

    Gnome

    1
  5. Vulpera icon.
    V

    Vulpera

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Claw of Endereth legendary item icon.
    C

    Claw of Endereth - Feet

    37

    Drain Life now channels 100% faster and restores health 100% faster.

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    19

    Gain the legendary effect of Decaying Soul Satchel: Each target affected by Soul Rot increases your haste and critical strike chance by 5% for 8 sec.

  3. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Neck

    13

    Gain the legendary effect of Decaying Soul Satchel: Each target affected by Soul Rot increases your haste and critical strike chance by 5% for 8 sec.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Ring

    8

    Gain the legendary effect of Decaying Soul Satchel: Each target affected by Soul Rot increases your haste and critical strike chance by 5% for 8 sec.

  5. Claw of Endereth legendary item icon.
    C

    Claw of Endereth - Waist

    6

    Drain Life now channels 100% faster and restores health 100% faster.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    43

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 272 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. Cosmic Gladiator's Echoing Resolve item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Echoing Resolve

    37

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects increased by 25%. Does not stack with similar effects. When affected, protects from the next spell interruption and crowd control effect, persisting for 12 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion

    7

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  4. Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch

    2

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects reduced by 20%. Does not stack with similar effects.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  5. Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis

    2

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +119 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Activate the defenses, absorbing 50% of all Magic damage taken, up to 23,868, persisting for 15 sec. Cosmic damage is fully absorbed. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Duelist

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Robes of the Demon Star item icon.
    R

    Robes of the Demon Star

    45

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 intellect
    +269 stamina
    +123 haste
    +54 mastery
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Set
    Set: Malefic Rapture's damage is increased by 25% and each cast extends the duration of Corruption, Agony, and Unstable Affliction by 2 sec.
    (4) Set: While Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction are active, your Shadow Bolt has a 30% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Elite

  2. Horns of the Demon Star item icon.
    H

    Horns of the Demon Star

    43

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 intellect
    +269 stamina
    +76 haste
    +101 mastery
    Gem
    +16 Haste
    Set
    Set: Malefic Rapture's damage is increased by 25% and each cast extends the duration of Corruption, Agony, and Unstable Affliction by 2 sec.
    (4) Set: While Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction are active, your Shadow Bolt has a 30% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Elite

  3. Mantle of the Demon Star item icon.
    M

    Mantle of the Demon Star

    28

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 intellect
    +227 stamina
    +91 versatility
    +47 mastery
    Set
    Set: Malefic Rapture's damage is increased by 25% and each cast extends the duration of Corruption, Agony, and Unstable Affliction by 2 sec.
    (4) Set: While Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction are active, your Shadow Bolt has a 30% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Grasps of the Demon Star item icon.
    G

    Grasps of the Demon Star

    10

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    +202 stamina
    +39 critical-strike
    +94 haste
    Enchant
    Shadowlands Gathering
    Set
    Set: Malefic Rapture's damage is increased by 25% and each cast extends the duration of Corruption, Agony, and Unstable Affliction by 2 sec.
    Set: While Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction are active, your Shadow Bolt has a 30% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Elite

  5. Leggings of the Demon Star item icon.
    L

    Leggings of the Demon Star

    10

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    +259 stamina
    +114 critical-strike
    +61 versatility
    Set
    Set: Malefic Rapture's damage is increased by 25% and each cast extends the duration of Corruption, Agony, and Unstable Affliction by 2 sec.
    Set: While Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction are active, your Shadow Bolt has a 30% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Duelist

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    176

    +16 Haste

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    23

    +16 Versatility

  3. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    17

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

  4. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    16

    +16 Mastery

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    12

    +5% Movement Speed

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    48

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    2

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    46

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    1

    Enchanted: Eternal Insight

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    49

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    4

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

  2. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    2

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    12

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    80

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    12

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    7

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    50

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Inevitable Demise talent icon.
      I
      48

      Inevitable Demise

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

    2. Nightfall talent icon.
      N
      1

      Nightfall

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

    3. Drain Soul talent icon.
      D
      1

      Drain Soul

      Drains the target's soul, causing 1,482 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.

    1. Writhe in Agony talent icon.
      W
      48

      Writhe in Agony

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

    2. Absolute Corruption talent icon.
      A
      2

      Absolute Corruption

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

    3. Siphon Life talent icon.
      S
      0

      Siphon Life

      Siphons the target's life essence, dealing 1,183 Shadow damage over 15 sec and healing you for 30% of the damage done.

    1. Dark Pact talent icon.
      D
      50

      Dark Pact

      Sacrifices 20% of your current health to shield you for 250% of the sacrificed health plus an additional 4,895 for 20 sec. Usable while suffering from control impairing effects.

    2. Demon Skin talent icon.
      D
      0

      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.

    3. Burning Rush talent icon.
      B
      0

      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 canceled.

    1. Phantom Singularity talent icon.
      P
      50

      Phantom Singularity

      Places a phantom singularity above the target, which consumes the life of all enemies within 15 yards, dealing 2,662 damage over 15.0 sec, healing you for 25% of the damage done.

    2. Sow the Seeds talent icon.
      S
      0

      Sow the Seeds

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

    3. Vile Taint talent icon.
      V
      0

      Vile Taint

      Unleashes a vile explosion at the target location, dealing 1,757 Shadow damage over 10 sec to all enemies within 10 yds and reducing their movement speed by 30%.

    1. Howl of Terror talent icon.
      H
      32

      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.

    2. Mortal Coil talent icon.
      M
      18

      Mortal Coil

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

    3. Darkfury talent icon.
      D
      0

      Darkfury

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

    1. Grimoire of Sacrifice talent icon.
      G
      48

      Grimoire of Sacrifice

      Sacrifices your demon pet for power, gaining its command demon ability, and causing your spells to sometimes also deal 455 additional Shadow damage. Lasts 1 hour or until you summon a demon pet.

    2. Shadow Embrace talent icon.
      S
      1

      Shadow Embrace

      Shadow Bolt applies Shadow Embrace, increasing your damage dealt to the target by 3% for 16 sec. Stacks up to 3 times.

    3. Haunt talent icon.
      H
      1

      Haunt

      A ghostly soul haunts the target, dealing 730 Shadow damage and increasing your damage dealt to the target by 10% for 18 sec. If the target dies, Haunt's cooldown is reset.

    1. Dark Soul: Misery talent icon.
      D
      49

      Dark Soul: Misery

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

    2. Soul Conduit talent icon.
      S
      1

      Soul Conduit

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

    3. Creeping Death talent icon.
      C
      0

      Creeping Death

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

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Rapid Contagion PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rapid Contagion

    48

  2. Demon Armor PvP talent icon.
    D

    Demon Armor

    46

  3. Rampant Afflictions PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rampant Afflictions

    45

  4. Deathbolt PvP talent icon.
    D

    Deathbolt

    4

  5. Shadow Rift PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shadow Rift

    3

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
1
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
49
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

  1. Night Fae
  2. Necrolord
  3. Kyrian
  4. Venthyr

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    26

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 26

      Face Your Foes

    2. 26

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    3. 26

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    4. 26

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    5. 21

      Get In Formation

    6. 17

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    7. 9

      Vorkai Ambush

    8. 5

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

  2. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    15

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 15

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 15

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 15

      Run Without Tiring

    4. 14

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    5. 13

      Survivor's Rally

    6. 8

      Nature's Splendor

    7. 7

      Swift Patrol

    8. 2

      Called Shot

    9. 1

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

  3. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    8

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 8

      Dream Delver

    2. 8

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 8

      Podtender

    4. 8

      Soothing Voice

    5. 8

      Waking Dreams

    6. 4

      Faerie Dust

    7. 4

      Somnambulist

  4. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    1

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 1

      Kevin's Keyring

    2. 1

      Kevin's Oozeling

    3. 1

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    4. 1

      Ultimate Form

    5. 1

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 1

      Volatile Solvent

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Rolling Agony conduit icon.
    R

    Rolling Agony

    49

  2. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    49

  3. Corrupting Leer conduit icon.
    C

    Corrupting Leer

    37

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Accrued Vitality conduit icon.
    A

    Accrued Vitality

    46

  2. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    12

  3. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    3

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    50

  2. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    36

  3. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    3