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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.

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Class Affliction Warlock
Activity 3v3
Number of players 17
Highest rating 2534
Lowest rating 2073

Stat Priority

+51
6% Crit
+741
23% Hast
+70
25% Mast
+1192
30% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    10
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    3
  3. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    2
  4. Gnome icon.
    G

    Gnome

    1
  5. Goblin icon.
    G

    Goblin

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Sacrolash's Dark Strike legendary item icon.
    S

    Sacrolash's Dark Strike - Feet

    12

    Corruption damage is increased by 25%, and each time it deals damage any of your Curses active on the target are extended by 1.6 sec.

  2. Sacrolash's Dark Strike legendary item icon.
    S

    Sacrolash's Dark Strike - Legs

    4

    Corruption damage is increased by 25%, and each time it deals damage any of your Curses active on the target are extended by 1.6 sec.

  3. Pillars of the Dark Portal legendary item icon.
    P

    Pillars of the Dark Portal - Chest

    1

    Demonic Gateway is now instant cast, and your first use of your gateway does not trigger its cooldown. In addition, nether energy lashes enemies you pass through, knocking them away.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Sinful Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    S

    Sinful Gladiator's Medallion

    11

    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 Duelist

  2. Unchained Gladiator's Shackles of Malediction item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Shackles of Malediction

    9

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Shackles an enemy, inflicting 13,112 Shadow damage and absorbing 19,668 healing over 4 sec. You are slowed by 50% while shackling. (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Duelist

  3. Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    S

    Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    4

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +101 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 172 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Rank Elite

  4. Sinful Gladiator's Emblem item icon.
    S

    Sinful Gladiator's Emblem

    3

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +77 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Increases maximum health by 11,078 for 15 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Duelist

  5. Unchained Aspirant's Medallion item icon.
    U

    Unchained Aspirant's Medallion

    2

    Ilvl 203
    Stats
    +62 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 17 highest Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    56

    +16 Haste

  2. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    7

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

  3. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    6

    +16 Versatility

  4. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    5

    +5% Movement Speed

  5. Leviathan's Eye of Intellect icon.
    L

    Leviathan's Eye of Intellect

    1

    +7 Intellect

Domination Shards

Based on the sockets observed on the 17 highest Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the domination shards to use are:

  1. Foreboding Shard of Dyz icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Dyz

    1

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.44% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  2. Desolate Shard of Kyr icon.
    D

    Desolate Shard of Kyr

    1

    |CFF20ff20Gain 1,010 Absorb every 5 sec, up to a cap of 5,050.|R

  3. Desolate Shard of Cor icon.
    D

    Desolate Shard of Cor

    1

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 2.25% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.|R

  4. Foreboding Shard of Jas icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Jas

    1

    |CFF20ff20Incoming healing you receive is increased by 1.3%. Your maximum health is increased by 535.|R

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 17 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

    14

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    2

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 17 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

    15

    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 17 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

    15

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 17 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

    5

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

  2. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 17 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

    6

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 17 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

    26

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    7

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 17 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

    17

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Inevitable Demise talent icon.
      I
      16

      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. Drain Soul talent icon.
      D
      1

      Drain Soul

      Drains the target's soul, causing 1,411 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.

    3. Nightfall talent icon.
      N
      0

      Nightfall

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

    1. Absolute Corruption talent icon.
      A
      13

      Absolute Corruption

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

    2. Writhe in Agony talent icon.
      W
      4

      Writhe in Agony

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

    3. Siphon Life talent icon.
      S
      0

      Siphon Life

      Siphons the target's life essence, dealing 1,127 Shadow damage over 15 sec and healing you for 30% of the damage done.

    1. Dark Pact talent icon.
      D
      13

      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
      3

      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
      1

      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
      16

      Phantom Singularity

      Places a phantom singularity above the target, which consumes the life of all enemies within 15 yards, dealing 2,535 damage over 15.0 sec, healing you for 25% of the damage done.

    2. Sow the Seeds talent icon.
      S
      1

      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 1,673 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
      15

      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
      2

      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
      16

      Grimoire of Sacrifice

      Sacrifices your demon pet for power, gaining its command demon ability, and causing your spells to sometimes also deal 447 additional Shadow damage. Lasts 1 hour or until you summon a demon pet.

    2. Haunt talent icon.
      H
      1

      Haunt

      A ghostly soul haunts the target, dealing 682 Shadow damage and increasing your damage dealt to the target by 10% for 18 sec. If the target dies, Haunt's cooldown is reset.

    3. Shadow Embrace talent icon.
      S
      0

      Shadow Embrace

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

    1. Dark Soul: Misery talent icon.
      D
      16

      Dark Soul: Misery

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

    2. Creeping Death talent icon.
      C
      1

      Creeping Death

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

    3. Soul Conduit talent icon.
      S
      0

      Soul Conduit

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

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Demon Armor PvP talent icon.
    D

    Demon Armor

    16

  2. Rampant Afflictions PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rampant Afflictions

    15

  3. Rapid Contagion PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rapid Contagion

    15

  4. Deathbolt PvP talent icon.
    D

    Deathbolt

    2

  5. Nether Ward PvP talent icon.
    N

    Nether Ward

    2

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
0
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
17
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

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

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    11

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 11

      Face Your Foes

    2. 11

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    3. 11

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    4. 10

      Get In Formation

    5. 7

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    6. 4

      Vorkai Ambush

    7. 1

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

  2. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    3

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 3

      Dream Delver

    2. 3

      Empowered Chrysalis

    3. 3

      Field of Blossoms

    4. 3

      Podtender

    5. 3

      Waking Dreams

    6. 2

      Somnambulist

    7. 1

      Faerie Dust

  3. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    3

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 3

      Grove Invigoration

    2. 3

      Run Without Tiring

    3. 3

      Survivor's Rally

    4. 2

      Nature's Splendor

    5. 2

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

    6. 1

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    7. 1

      Swift Patrol

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Rolling Agony conduit icon.
    R

    Rolling Agony

    17

  2. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    14

  3. Corrupting Leer conduit icon.
    C

    Corrupting Leer

    12

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Accrued Vitality conduit icon.
    A

    Accrued Vitality

    13

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    6

  3. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    5

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 17 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    16

  2. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    10

  3. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    2