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 50
Highest rating 3085
Lowest rating 2250

Stat Priority

+7
5% Crit
+892
27% Hast
+74
25% Mast
+1333
33% 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

    38
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    7
  3. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    2
  4. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    2
  5. Gnome icon.
    G

    Gnome

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 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

    36

    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

    8

    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. Claw of Endereth legendary item icon.
    C

    Claw of Endereth - Waist

    3

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

  4. Relic of Demonic Synergy legendary item icon.
    R

    Relic of Demonic Synergy - Head

    1

    Damage done by you or your primary demon has a chance to grant the other one 10% increased damage for 15 sec.

  5. Decaying Soul Satchel legendary item icon.
    D

    Decaying Soul Satchel - Hands

    1

    Each target affected by Soul Rot increases your haste and critical strike chance by 5% for 8 sec.

Trinkets

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

  1. Unchained Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Medallion

    43

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Elite

  2. Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    38

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +113 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 213 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Rank Elite

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

    Unchained Gladiator's Shackles of Malediction

    9

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Shackles an enemy, inflicting 13,696 Shadow damage and absorbing 20,544 healing over 4 sec. You are slowed by 50% while shackling. (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Elite

  4. Unchained Gladiator's Emblem item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Emblem

    4

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Increases maximum health by 15,579 for 15 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Elite

  5. Unchained Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    U

    Unchained Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity

    3

    Ilvl 216
    Stats
    +96 haste
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 186 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)

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

    202

    +16 Haste

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    31

    +16 Mastery

  3. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    30

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

  4. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    11

    +16 Versatility

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    9

    +5% Movement Speed

Domination Shards

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

  1. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    2

    Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.50% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.

  2. Portentous Shard of Bek icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Bek

    1

    Your damage is increased by 3.0% when you have 50% or more health than your target.

  3. Portentous Shard of Cor icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Cor

    1

    Your damage is increased by 3.00% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.

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

    44

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    5

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

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

    49

    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

    2

    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 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

  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 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

    92

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    4

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    4

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    49

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    1

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

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
      50

      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
      0

      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
      0

      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
      38

      Writhe in Agony

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

    2. Absolute Corruption talent icon.
      A
      12

      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
      39

      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
      11

      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
      50

      Grimoire of Sacrifice

      Sacrifices your demon pet for power, gaining its command demon ability, and causing your spells to sometimes also deal 454 additional Shadow damage. Lasts 1 hour or until you summon a demon pet.

    2. 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.

    3. Haunt talent icon.
      H
      0

      Haunt

      A ghostly soul haunts the target, dealing 718 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
      50

      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
      0

      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

    49

  2. Demon Armor PvP talent icon.
    D

    Demon Armor

    44

  3. Rampant Afflictions PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rampant Afflictions

    31

  4. Deathbolt PvP talent icon.
    D

    Deathbolt

    24

  5. Essence Drain PvP talent icon.
    E

    Essence Drain

    1

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

    23

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 23

      Face Your Foes

    2. 23

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    3. 23

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    4. 22

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    5. 21

      Get In Formation

    6. 16

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    7. 7

      Vorkai Ambush

    8. 2

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

    9. 1

      Wild Hunt's Charge

  2. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    18

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 18

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 18

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 18

      Run Without Tiring

    4. 18

      Survivor's Rally

    5. 16

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    6. 10

      Nature's Splendor

    7. 8

      Swift Patrol

    8. 2

      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

      Waking Dreams

    5. 7

      Soothing Voice

    6. 4

      Faerie Dust

    7. 4

      Somnambulist

    8. 1

      Empowered Chrysalis

  4. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    1

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 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. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    48

  2. Rolling Agony conduit icon.
    R

    Rolling Agony

    47

  3. Corrupting Leer conduit icon.
    C

    Corrupting Leer

    39

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

    47

  2. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    12

  3. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    2

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

    44

  2. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    41

  3. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    4