mm+ 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 3096
Lowest rating 2549

Stat Priority

+516
20% Crit
+1085
33% Hast
+849
80% Mast
+329
8% 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

    12
  2. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    11
  3. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    6
  4. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    5
  5. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    4

Legendary

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

  1. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    20

    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.

  2. Wrath of Consumption legendary item icon.
    W

    Wrath of Consumption - Back

    13

    Corruption and Agony each grant an application of Wrath of Consumption when a target dies, increasing all periodic damage dealt by 6% for 30 sec, stacking up to 5 times.

  3. Relic of Demonic Synergy legendary item icon.
    R

    Relic of Demonic Synergy - Back

    12

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

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Wrist

    11

    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.

  5. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Neck

    10

    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 Mythic+, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Enforcer's Stun Grenade item icon.
    E

    Enforcer's Stun Grenade

    31

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +184 versatility
    Effects
    Use: Grants 942 Versatility for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Tovra's Lightning Repository item icon.
    T

    Tovra's Lightning Repository

    17

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 intellect
    +141 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  3. Cabalist's Hymnal item icon.
    C

    Cabalist's Hymnal

    13

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +171 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Join the Crimson Chorus. Every minute, your Critical Strike swells by 407 over 30 sec. before returning to normal. This effect is increased by 5% for each member of the Crimson Chorus in your party.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  4. Shadowed Orb of Torment item icon.
    S

    Shadowed Orb of Torment

    10

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Gaze into the orb, suffering 38,764 Shadow damage over 2 sec to increase your Mastery by 675 for up to 40 sec. The longer you gaze, the more tormented and insightful you become. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Fated Mythic

  5. Deteriorated Construct Core item icon.
    D

    Deteriorated Construct Core

    9

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +160 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your ranged attacks and spells have a chance to release a ball of Volatile Energy that travels towards your target, dealing 5,374 damage to enemies it passes through.
    Rank Mythic

Tier Set

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

  1. Horns of the Demon Star item icon.
    H

    Horns of the Demon Star

    48

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 intellect
    +411 stamina
    +87 haste
    +116 mastery
    Gem
    +16 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.
    Set: While Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction are active, your Drain Soul has a 20% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  2. Robes of the Demon Star item icon.
    R

    Robes of the Demon Star

    48

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 intellect
    +411 stamina
    +141 haste
    +61 mastery
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Reinforced (+32 Stamina)
    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 Drain Soul has a 20% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  3. Mantle of the Demon Star item icon.
    M

    Mantle of the Demon Star

    42

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +135 intellect
    +308 stamina
    +100 versatility
    +52 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 Drain Soul has a 20% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  4. Grasps of the Demon Star item icon.
    G

    Grasps of the Demon Star

    41

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +126 intellect
    +284 stamina
    +43 critical-strike
    +105 haste
    +64 avoidance
    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 Drain Soul has a 20% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Fated Mythic

  5. Leggings of the Demon Star item icon.
    L

    Leggings of the Demon Star

    29

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +168 intellect
    +379 stamina
    +129 critical-strike
    +69 versatility
    +85 avoidance
    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 Drain Soul has a 20% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

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

  1. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    105

    +16 Mastery

  2. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    66

    +16 Haste

  3. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    14

    +16 Critical Strike

  4. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    4

    +16 Versatility

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    1

    +5% Movement Speed

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 Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    23

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    12

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  3. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    9

    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

    44

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    4

    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

    9

    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 Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    19

    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 Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    51

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    39

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    4

    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 1,609 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.

    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. Absolute Corruption talent icon.
      A
      28

      Absolute Corruption

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

    2. Writhe in Agony talent icon.
      W
      14

      Writhe in Agony

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

    3. Siphon Life talent icon.
      S
      8

      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
      44

      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
      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.

    3. Burning Rush talent icon.
      B
      1

      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. Vile Taint talent icon.
      V
      34

      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%.

    2. Phantom Singularity talent icon.
      P
      14

      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.

    3. Sow the Seeds talent icon.
      S
      2

      Sow the Seeds

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

    1. Mortal Coil talent icon.
      M
      46

      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
      2

      Darkfury

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

    3. Howl of Terror talent icon.
      H
      2

      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
      38

      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.

    2. Shadow Embrace talent icon.
      S
      8

      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. Grimoire of Sacrifice talent icon.
      G
      4

      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.

    1. Dark Soul: Misery talent icon.
      D
      48

      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
      2

      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 Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Rampant Afflictions PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rampant Afflictions

    34

  2. Rapid Contagion PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rapid Contagion

    32

  3. Shadowfall PvP talent icon.
    S

    Shadowfall

    19

  4. Essence Drain PvP talent icon.
    E

    Essence Drain

    13

  5. Deathbolt PvP talent icon.
    D

    Deathbolt

    8

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 Mythic+, 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 Mythic+, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    38

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 38

      Dream Delver

    2. 38

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 38

      Podtender

    4. 38

      Soothing Voice

    5. 36

      Somnambulist

    6. 36

      Waking Dreams

    7. 2

      Cunning Dreams

    8. 2

      Faerie Dust

  2. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    7

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 7

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 7

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 6

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    4. 6

      Run Without Tiring

    5. 5

      Survivor's Rally

    6. 4

      Swift Patrol

    7. 3

      Nature's Splendor

    8. 2

      Called Shot

    9. 1

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

    10. 1

      Stay on the Move

  3. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    4

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 4

      Face Your Foes

    2. 4

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    3. 4

      Vorkai Ambush

    4. 4

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

    5. 4

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    6. 4

      Wild Hunt Tactics

  4. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    1

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 1

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 1

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 1

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    4. 1

      Ultimate Form

    5. 1

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 1

      Volatile Solvent

potency conduits

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

  1. Focused Malignancy conduit icon.
    F

    Focused Malignancy

    40

  2. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    40

  3. Withering Bolt conduit icon.
    W

    Withering Bolt

    37

endurance conduits

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

  1. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    38

  2. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    29

  3. Diabolic Bloodstone conduit icon.
    D

    Diabolic Bloodstone

    13

finesse conduits

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

  1. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    29

  2. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    22

  3. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    6