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Affliction Warlock PvP Guide For 2v2

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Affliction Warlock
Season 4
50 characters
2141 - 2436

Welcome to Murlok.io's Affliction Warlock PvP guide for 2v2 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Affliction Warlocks from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Semuret (Sanguino EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2436.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Affliction Warlocks

  1. 1
    Semuret's character icon
    Semuret
    Sanguino (EU)
    498 ilvl
    2436
  2. 2
    Veratus's character icon
    Veratus
    Dun Modr (EU)
    506 ilvl
    2410
  3. 3
    Tágsy's character icon
    Tágsy
    Ravencrest (EU)
    499 ilvl
    2398
  4. 4
    Stinkie's character icon
    Stinkie
    Nerzhul (US)
    501 ilvl
    2362
  5. 5
    Jazggzkxx's character icon
    Jazggzkxx
    Twisting Nether (EU)
    497 ilvl
    2360

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Affliction Warlock Secondary and Minor stats for 2v2.

Secondary Stats
+755
9% Critical Strike
+5557
32% Haste
+5054
90% Mastery
+5701
28% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+4
0% Avoidance
+64
0% Leech
+519
10% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Human currently being the top race for Affliction Warlocks in 2v2, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Human race icon
    Human
    18
  2. Orc race icon
    Orc
    11
  3. Void Elf race icon
    Void Elf
    6
  4. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    6
  5. Dark Iron Dwarf race icon
    Dark Iron Dwarf
    3

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Warlock specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Warlock class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Warlock's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Fel Domination
18
Demonic Circle
50
Burning Rush
2
Fel Pact
0
Demon Skin
50
Fel Armor
50
Fiendish Stride
2
Curses of Enfeeblement
50
Abyss Walker
29
Mortal Coil
49
Amplify Curse
41
Demonic Embrace
50
Demonic Inspiration
44
Wrathful Minion
50
Demonic Fortitude
47
Banish
0
Teachings of the Satyr
3
Accrued Vitality
46
Sweet Souls
10
Nightmare
26
Demonic Gateway
50
Lifeblood
0
Dark Pact
50
Strength of Will
49
Shadowfury
45
Frequent Donor
37
Socrethar's Guile
50
Sargerei Technique
25
Darkfury
8
Fel Synergy
11
Soul Link
50
Teachings of the Black Harvest
5
Resolute Barrier
2
Grimoire of Synergy
50
Profane Bargain
11
Soul Conduit
46
Demonic Resilience
4
Grim Feast
50
Inquisitor's Gaze
49
Soulburn
50

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Affliction Warlocks with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Malefic Rapture
50
Unstable Affliction
50
Seed of Corruption
0
Nightfall
50
Writhe in Agony
50
Sow the Seeds
0
Shadow Embrace
50
Dark Virtuosity
5
Kindled Malice
50
Agonizing Corruption
0
Drain Soul
49
Absolute Corruption
50
Phantom Singularity
50
Pandemic Invocation
3
Inevitable Demise
50
Soul Swap
44
Soul Flame
0
Grimoire of Sacrifice
48
Focused Malignancy
47
Withering Bolt
50
Sacrolash's Dark Strike
50
Creeping Death
50
Haunt
6
Summon Darkglare
45
Soul Rot
50
Xavius' Gambit
50
Tormented Crescendo
48
Seized Vitality
6
Malevolent Visionary
0
Wrath of Consumption
0
Soul-Eater's Gluttony
44
Dread Touch
50
Haunted Soul
6
Grand Warlock's Design
0
Dark Harvest
41

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Affliction Warlock's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Oblivion
6
Gateway Mastery
0
Rot and Decay
39
Nether Ward
3
Essence Drain
6
Rampant Afflictions
42
Jinx
49
Shadow Rift
0
Call Observer
3
Bonds of Fel
0
Impish Instincts
2
Soul Rip
0

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Affliction Warlocks in 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Grimhorns of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Grimhorns of the Sinister Savant
    48
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Headcover item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Headcover
    2

Neck

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
    25
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Amulet
    20
  3. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    5

Shoulders

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Amice item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Amice
    15
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes
    15
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Mantle item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Mantle
    11
  4. Amice of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Amice of the Sinister Savant
    9

Back

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shawl
    32
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Drape
    10
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    3
  4. Draconic Warmonger's Cloak item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cloak
    2
  5. Undulating Sporecloak item icon
    Undulating Sporecloak
    2

Chest

  1. Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant
    43
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Robe item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Robe
    3
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments
    3
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Vestments item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Vestments
    1

Wrist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands
    43
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps
    5
  3. Draconic Warmonger's Bindings item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Bindings
    1
  4. Overengineered Sleeve Extenders item icon
    Overengineered Sleeve Extenders
    1

Hands

  1. Grips of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Grips of the Sinister Savant
    49
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Gloves item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Gloves
    1

Waist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord
    26
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    13
  3. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation item icon
    Infurious Binding of Gesticulation
    6
  4. Skullstrap of the Sinister Savant item icon
    Skullstrap of the Sinister Savant
    5

Legs

  1. Leggings of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Leggings of the Sinister Savant
    45
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks
    2
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Leggings item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Leggings
    1
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Trousers item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Trousers
    1
  5. Infurious Legwraps of Possibility item icon
    Infurious Legwraps of Possibility
    1

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    34
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Treads item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Treads
    14
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Slippers item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Slippers
    1
  4. Draconic Warmonger's Slippers item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Slippers
    1

Rings

  1. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    37
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    26
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Signet
    20
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Ring
    11
  5. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    6

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    50
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    35
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity
    7
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity
    6
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Staff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Staff
    27
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff
    18
  3. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle item icon
    Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    3
  4. Draconic Warmonger's Spellblade item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Spellblade
    1
  5. Larodar's Moonblade item icon
    Larodar's Moonblade
    1

Off Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Censer item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Censer
    2

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    30
  2. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle item icon
    Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    3

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Affliction Warlocks in 2v2.

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    49
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    39
  3. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    6
  4. Undulating Sporecloak embellishment item icon
    Undulating Sporecloak
    2
  5. Infurious Legwraps of Possibility embellishment item icon
    Infurious Legwraps Of Possibility
    1

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Affliction Warlocks in 2v2, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    5

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    44
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    5
  3. +125 Leech enchantment icon
    +125 Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    48
  2. Accelerated Agility enchantment icon
    Accelerated Agility
    1
  3. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    44
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    4
  3. +125 Leech enchantment icon
    +125 Leech
    1

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon
    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering
    2

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    31

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    48
  2. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    1
  3. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    43
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    5

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    67
  2. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    20
  3. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    12

Main Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    25
  2. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    23
  3. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    1

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Affliction Warlocks in 2v2.

  1. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    160
  2. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    81
  3. Keen Ysemerald gem icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    44
  4. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    35
  5. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    24