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Mythic+ Affliction Warlock

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This is a guide about how to build Affliction Warlocks for Mythic+ . 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 Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 2450
Lowest rating 2214

Stat Priority

+309
14% Crit
+804
24% Hast
+715
71% Mast
+188
5% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    21
  2. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    7
  3. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    6
  4. Mechagnome icon.
    M

    Mechagnome

    4
  5. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    4

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Decaying Soul Satchel legendary item icon.
    D

    Decaying Soul Satchel - Feet

    33

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

  2. Decaying Soul Satchel legendary item icon.
    D

    Decaying Soul Satchel - Hands

    15

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

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

    Sacrolash's Dark Strike - Legs

    1

    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.

Trinkets

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

  1. Soulletting Ruby item icon.
    S

    Soulletting Ruby

    43

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Draw out a piece of the target's soul, decreasing their movement speed by 30% until the soul reaches you. The soul instantly heals you for 4,924, and grants you up to 1,184 Critical Strike for 16 sec. You gain more Critical Strike from lower health targets. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Unbound Changeling item icon.
    U

    Unbound Changeling

    23

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your abilities have a chance to grant you 433 Mastery for 12 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Titanic Ocular Gland item icon.
    T

    Titanic Ocular Gland

    8

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: While your health is above 50% you are judged Worthy, increasing your highest secondary stat by 132. While your health is below 50% you are judged Unworthy, decreasing your highest secondary stat by 132.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Infinitely Divisible Ooze item icon.
    I

    Infinitely Divisible Ooze

    7

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your damaging abilities have a chance to conjure a Frothing Pustule to fight by your side, dealing 3,509 Nature damage to your target.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Forbidden Necromantic Tome item icon.
    F

    Forbidden Necromantic Tome

    4

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your damaging spells have a chance to increase your Critical Strike by 75 for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Use: Raise the remains of a fallen ally as a skeletal warrior for 30 sec. (10 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Heroic

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    55

    +16 Haste

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    25

    +16 Mastery

  3. Leviathan's Eye of Intellect icon.
    L

    Leviathan's Eye of Intellect

    2

    +7 Intellect

Domination Shards

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

  1. Foreboding Shard of Dyz icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Dyz

    17

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

  2. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    14

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.50% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  3. Shard of Cor icon.
    S

    Shard of Cor

    9

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 1.50% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.|R

  4. Desolate Shard of Bek icon.
    D

    Desolate Shard of Bek

    8

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 2.3% when you have 50% or more health than your target.|R

  5. Foreboding Shard of Cor icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Cor

    7

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 2.63% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.|R

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    18

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    16

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  3. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    6

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    47

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    2

    Enchanted: Eternal Insight

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    46

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    8

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, 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

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    69

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    27

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    2

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    50

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the talents to use are:

    1. Drain Soul talent icon.
      D
      46

      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.

    2. Inevitable Demise talent icon.
      I
      4

      Inevitable Demise

      Damaging an enemy with Agony increases the damage of your next Drain Life by 15%. This effect stacks up to 50 times.

    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. 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. Siphon Life talent icon.
      S
      8

      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.

    3. Absolute Corruption talent icon.
      A
      0

      Absolute Corruption

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

    1. Dark Pact talent icon.
      D
      36

      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. Burning Rush talent icon.
      B
      9

      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.

    3. Demon Skin talent icon.
      D
      5

      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.

    1. Sow the Seeds talent icon.
      S
      48

      Sow the Seeds

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

    2. Phantom Singularity talent icon.
      P
      2

      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.

    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. Mortal Coil talent icon.
      M
      48

      Mortal Coil

      Horrifies an enemy target into fleeing, incapacitating for 3 sec and healing you for 20% of maximum health.

    2. Darkfury talent icon.
      D
      1

      Darkfury

      Reduces the cooldown of Shadowfury by 15 sec and increases its radius by 2 yards.

    3. Howl of Terror talent icon.
      H
      1

      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.

    1. Haunt talent icon.
      H
      49

      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.

    2. Grimoire of Sacrifice talent icon.
      G
      1

      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.

    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
      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 Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Demon Armor PvP talent icon.
    D

    Demon Armor

    45

  2. Rampant Afflictions PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rampant Afflictions

    41

  3. Rapid Contagion PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rapid Contagion

    32

  4. Nether Ward PvP talent icon.
    N

    Nether Ward

    8

  5. Deathbolt PvP talent icon.
    D

    Deathbolt

    6

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
0
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
50
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the covenants to pick are:

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

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    27

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 27

      Field of Blossoms

    2. 27

      Podtender

    3. 27

      Soothing Voice

    4. 26

      Dream Delver

    5. 26

      Waking Dreams

    6. 19

      Somnambulist

    7. 8

      Faerie Dust

    8. 1

      Cunning Dreams

  2. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    16

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 16

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    2. 16

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    3. 15

      First Strike

    4. 14

      Get In Formation

    5. 11

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    6. 5

      Vorkai Ambush

    7. 2

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

    8. 1

      Face Your Foes

  3. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    7

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 7

      Grove Invigoration

    2. 7

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    3. 7

      Run Without Tiring

    4. 5

      Called Shot

    5. 5

      Swift Patrol

    6. 2

      Nature's Splendor

    7. 2

      Survivor's Rally

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Rolling Agony conduit icon.
    R

    Rolling Agony

    50

  2. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    40

  3. Focused Malignancy conduit icon.
    F

    Focused Malignancy

    25

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Diabolic Bloodstone conduit icon.
    D

    Diabolic Bloodstone

    29

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    28

  3. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    25

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    35

  2. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    28

  3. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    5