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 2446
Lowest rating 2008

Stat Priority

+25
6% Crit
+1206
36% Hast
+252
38% Mast
+1215
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

    27
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    21
  3. Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dwarf

    1
  4. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    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

    32

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

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Neck

    22

    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 - Ring

    9

    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. Sacrolash's Dark Strike legendary item icon.
    S

    Sacrolash's Dark Strike - Feet

    9

    Corruption damage is increased by 25%, and each time it deals damage any of your Curses active on the target are extended by 1.5 sec.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    9

    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.

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

    42

    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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion

    29

    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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

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

    Cosmic Gladiator's Relentless Brooch

    9

    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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  4. Eternal Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    E

    Eternal Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity

    8

    Ilvl 268
    Stats
    +123 haste
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 302 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.

  5. Eternal Aspirant's Relentless Brooch item icon.
    E

    Eternal Aspirant's Relentless Brooch

    4

    Ilvl 268
    Stats
    +114 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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.

Tier Set

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

  1. Horns of the Demon Star item icon.
    H

    Horns of the Demon Star

    49

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 intellect
    +366 stamina
    +84 haste
    +112 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.
    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. Robes of the Demon Star item icon.
    R

    Robes of the Demon Star

    47

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 intellect
    +366 stamina
    +136 haste
    +59 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.
    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

    17

    Ilvl 294
    Stats
    +115 intellect
    +252 stamina
    +94 versatility
    +49 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 Rival II

  4. Grasps of the Demon Star item icon.
    G

    Grasps of the Demon Star

    5

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    +202 stamina
    +39 critical-strike
    +94 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

  5. Leggings of the Demon Star item icon.
    L

    Leggings of the Demon Star

    4

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +159 intellect
    +353 stamina
    +126 critical-strike
    +67 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

    188

    +16 Haste

  2. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    18

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

  3. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    15

    +16 Mastery

  4. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    11

    +16 Versatility

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    11

    +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

    50

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

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 - Sacred Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Sacred Stats

    1

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +20

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

  2. Enchant Bracers - Illuminated Soul enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Illuminated Soul

    1

    Enchanted: +10 Intellect

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

    4

    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

    81

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    9

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    8

    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

    41

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    9

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

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 1,609 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
      42

      Writhe in Agony

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

    2. Absolute Corruption talent icon.
      A
      8

      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 1,285 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
      49

      Phantom Singularity

      Places a phantom singularity above the target, which consumes the life of all enemies within 15 yards, dealing 2,890 damage over 15.0 sec, healing you for 25% of the damage done.

    2. Vile Taint talent icon.
      V
      1

      Vile Taint

      Unleashes a vile explosion at the target location, dealing 1,908 Shadow damage over 10 sec to all enemies within 10 yds and reducing their movement speed by 30%.

    3. Sow the Seeds talent icon.
      S
      0

      Sow the Seeds

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

    1. Howl of Terror talent icon.
      H
      38

      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
      12

      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 495 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 787 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. 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 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Rampant Afflictions PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rampant Afflictions

    49

  2. Rapid Contagion PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rapid Contagion

    48

  3. Casting Circle PvP talent icon.
    C

    Casting Circle

    29

  4. Amplify Curse PvP talent icon.
    A

    Amplify Curse

    11

  5. Essence Drain PvP talent icon.
    E

    Essence Drain

    5

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. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    25

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 25

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 25

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 25

      Run Without Tiring

    4. 24

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    5. 21

      Survivor's Rally

    6. 17

      Swift Patrol

    7. 8

      Nature's Splendor

    8. 4

      Called Shot

    9. 1

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

  2. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    24

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 24

      Face Your Foes

    2. 24

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    3. 24

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    4. 23

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    5. 22

      Get In Formation

    6. 20

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    7. 4

      Vorkai Ambush

    8. 2

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

  3. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    1

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 1

      Carver's Eye

    2. 1

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 1

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Gorestompers

    4. 1

      Mnemonic Equipment

    5. 1

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    6. 1

      Runeforged Spurs

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

    50

  2. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    44

  3. Corrupting Leer conduit icon.
    C

    Corrupting Leer

    38

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

    50

  2. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    8

  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. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    45

  2. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    42

  3. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    4