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Affliction Warlock PvP Guide For 3v3

Warlock class icon Affliction Warlock specialization icon
Affliction Warlock
Dragonflight Season 4
Based on 50 Characters
From 2549 to 2986 Rating

Welcome to Murlok.io's PvP guide for Affliction Warlocks in 3v3 Arenas. This guide covers the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for Patch 10.2.7, based on data from the top 50 Affliction Warlocks in Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Langneurr (Medivh US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2986.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , this guide also examines each character's recent playtime, specialization frequency, and equipment choices for greater accuracy.

Top Affliction Warlocks

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They determine the character's strength and overall playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various equipment pieces, consumables created by Alchemy, certain foods, some enchantments, and gems.

Each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. Optimizing a character's performance involves finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Affliction Warlock secondary and minor stats for 3v3:

Secondary Stats

+740
9% Critical Strike
+5567
32% Haste
+5262
93% Mastery
+5523
27% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Versatility
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike

Minor Stats

+7
0% Avoidance
+57
0% Leech
+555
11% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance

Races

Each race in World of Warcraft has unique traits that enhance abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits offer minor advantages, they can provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Night Elf currently being the top race for Affliction Warlocks in 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits:

  1. Night Elf icon
    Night Elf
    25
  2. Human icon
    Human
    11
  3. Void Elf icon
    Void Elf
    5
  4. Orc icon
    Orc
    5
  5. Troll icon
    Troll
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing 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 essential to the Warlock class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Warlock's overall capabilities. 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:

  1. Most frequently used talents, highly recommended for optimal performance.
  2. Widely used talents offering flexibility for alternative choices or personal preference.
  3. Less commonly selected talents, typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier.
  • Fel Domination
    24
  • Demonic Circle
    50
  • Burning Rush
    2
  • Fel Pact
    1
  • Demon Skin
    50
  • Fel Armor
    50
  • Fiendish Stride
    2
  • Curses of Enfeeblement
    50
  • Abyss Walker
    33
  • Mortal Coil
    50
  • Amplify Curse
    38
  • Demonic Embrace
    50
  • Demonic Inspiration
    45
  • Wrathful Minion
    50
  • Demonic Fortitude
    44
  • Banish
    0
  • Teachings of the Satyr
    12
  • Accrued Vitality
    47
  • Sweet Souls
    15
  • Nightmare
    21
  • Demonic Gateway
    50
  • Lifeblood
    0
  • Dark Pact
    50
  • Strength of Will
    44
  • Shadowfury
    38
  • Frequent Donor
    40
  • Socrethar's Guile
    50
  • Sargerei Technique
    10
  • Darkfury
    7
  • Fel Synergy
    21
  • Soul Link
    50
  • Teachings of the Black Harvest
    0
  • Resolute Barrier
    18
  • Grimoire of Synergy
    50
  • Profane Bargain
    10
  • Soul Conduit
    50
  • Demonic Resilience
    0
  • Grim Feast
    50
  • Inquisitor's Gaze
    49
  • Soulburn
    50

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents provide Affliction Warlocks with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style. The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition and shows the best talents as a heatmap:

  1. Most frequently used talents, highly recommended for optimal performance.
  2. Widely used talents offering flexibility for alternative choices or personal preference.
  3. Less commonly selected talents, typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier.
  • 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
    0
  • Kindled Malice
    50
  • Agonizing Corruption
    0
  • Drain Soul
    50
  • Absolute Corruption
    50
  • Phantom Singularity
    50
  • Pandemic Invocation
    0
  • Inevitable Demise
    50
  • Soul Swap
    49
  • Soul Flame
    0
  • Grimoire of Sacrifice
    50
  • Focused Malignancy
    50
  • Withering Bolt
    50
  • Sacrolash's Dark Strike
    50
  • Creeping Death
    50
  • Haunt
    1
  • Summon Darkglare
    49
  • Soul Rot
    50
  • Xavius' Gambit
    50
  • Tormented Crescendo
    50
  • Seized Vitality
    1
  • Malevolent Visionary
    0
  • Wrath of Consumption
    0
  • Soul-Eater's Gluttony
    49
  • Dread Touch
    50
  • Haunted Soul
    1
  • Grand Warlock's Design
    0
  • Dark Harvest
    48

PvP Talents

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

  1. Most frequently used talents, highly recommended for optimal performance.
  2. Widely used talents offering flexibility for alternative choices or personal preference.
  3. Less commonly selected talents, typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier.
  • Oblivion
    0
  • Gateway Mastery
    1
  • Rot and Decay
    34
  • Nether Ward
    6
  • Essence Drain
    1
  • Rampant Afflictions
    50
  • Jinx
    50
  • Shadow Rift
    0
  • Call Observer
    1
  • Bonds of Fel
    0
  • Impish Instincts
    7
  • Soul Rip
    0

Best In Slot Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from various sources: dungeons, raids, world drops, crafted through 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 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot:

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 icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    35
  2. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle icon
    Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    8
  3. Seal of Diurna's Chosen icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    1

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects associated with crafted items, either as predefined elements in a recipe or added with an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of two embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Affliction Warlocks in 3v3:

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers icon
    Precognition
    50
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    44
  3. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation icon
    Mettle
    3
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl icon
    Verdant Conduit
    3

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 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness:

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear and balance character stats as a final touch. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings.

Even though the presence of sockets on these items is usually random upon their drop, neck pieces can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using three Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with an Eye of Awakening , which requires three 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 3v3:

  1. Keen Neltharite icon
    Keen Neltharite
    134
  2. Zen Neltharite icon
    Zen Neltharite
    78
  3. Zen Malygite icon
    Zen Malygite
    51
  4. Energized Malygite icon
    Energized Malygite
    42
  5. Keen Ysemerald icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    27