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 32
Highest rating 3603
Lowest rating 2553

Stat Priority

+318
14% Crit
+1040
32% Hast
+787
76% Mast
+281
7% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    8
  2. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    7
  3. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    5
  4. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    3
  5. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    3

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 32 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 Contained Perpetual Explosion: Impending Catastrophe's damage over time is increased by 125% plus 15% for each enemy target hit on the way to its final target, to a maximum of 275%.

  2. Wrath of Consumption legendary item icon.
    W

    Wrath of Consumption - Feet

    8

    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. Wrath of Consumption legendary item icon.
    W

    Wrath of Consumption - Back

    7

    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.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Head

    5

    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. Relic of Demonic Synergy legendary item icon.
    R

    Relic of Demonic Synergy - Back

    3

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

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Unbound Changeling item icon.
    U

    Unbound Changeling

    24

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your abilities have a chance to grant you 551 Mastery for 12 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Soulletting Ruby item icon.
    S

    Soulletting Ruby

    18

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 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 7,104, and grants you up to 1,123 Critical Strike for 16 sec. You gain more Critical Strike from lower health targets. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  3. Inscrutable Quantum Device item icon.
    I

    Inscrutable Quantum Device

    8

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Use: ??? (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  4. So'leah's Secret Technique item icon.
    S

    So'leah's Secret Technique

    3

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Select a player in your party or raid, granting them 18 of their highest secondary stat, and granting you 113 of that same stat, for 30 min.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Infinitely Divisible Ooze item icon.
    I

    Infinitely Divisible Ooze

    3

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your damaging abilities have a chance to conjure a Frothing Pustule to fight by your side, dealing 5,064 Nature damage to your target.
    Rank Mythic

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Robes of the Demon Star item icon.
    R

    Robes of the Demon Star

    31

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +141 intellect
    +303 stamina
    +128 haste
    +56 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 Drain Soul has a 20% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Mantle of the Demon Star item icon.
    M

    Mantle of the Demon Star

    28

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 intellect
    +227 stamina
    +91 versatility
    +47 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 Mythic

  3. Grasps of the Demon Star item icon.
    G

    Grasps of the Demon Star

    27

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +99 intellect
    +209 stamina
    +39 critical-strike
    +95 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 Mythic

  4. Horns of the Demon Star item icon.
    H

    Horns of the Demon Star

    27

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 intellect
    +279 stamina
    +77 haste
    +103 mastery
    +77 leech
    Gem
    +16 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 Mythic

  5. Leggings of the Demon Star item icon.
    L

    Leggings of the Demon Star

    21

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 intellect
    +279 stamina
    +117 critical-strike
    +62 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 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 32 highest Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    57

    +16 Haste

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    36

    +16 Mastery

  3. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    8

    +16 Critical Strike

  4. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    5

    +16 Versatility

  5.  icon.

    1

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    9

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    9

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    8

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 32 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

    30

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    1

    Enchanted: Eternal Insight

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 32 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

    31

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 32 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

    6

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 32 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

    10

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 32 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

    40

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    19

    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 32 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

    31

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    1

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the talents to use are:

    1. Drain Soul talent icon.
      D
      23

      Drain Soul

      Drains the target's soul, causing 1,482 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
      8

      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
      1

      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
      19

      Writhe in Agony

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

    2. Absolute Corruption talent icon.
      A
      9

      Absolute Corruption

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

    3. Siphon Life talent icon.
      S
      4

      Siphon Life

      Siphons the target's life essence, dealing 1,183 Shadow damage over 15 sec and healing you for 30% of the damage done.

    1. Dark Pact talent icon.
      D
      21

      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
      8

      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
      3

      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
      14

      Sow the Seeds

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

    2. Phantom Singularity talent icon.
      P
      9

      Phantom Singularity

      Places a phantom singularity above the target, which consumes the life of all enemies within 15 yards, dealing 2,662 damage over 15.0 sec, healing you for 25% of the damage done.

    3. Vile Taint talent icon.
      V
      9

      Vile Taint

      Unleashes a vile explosion at the target location, dealing 1,757 Shadow damage over 10 sec to all enemies within 10 yds and reducing their movement speed by 30%.

    1. Mortal Coil talent icon.
      M
      27

      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
      3

      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
      23

      Haunt

      A ghostly soul haunts the target, dealing 730 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
      7

      Grimoire of Sacrifice

      Sacrifices your demon pet for power, gaining its command demon ability, and causing your spells to sometimes also deal 455 additional Shadow damage. Lasts 1 hour or until you summon a demon pet.

    3. Shadow Embrace talent icon.
      S
      2

      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
      29

      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
      2

      Soul Conduit

      Every Soul Shard you spend has a 15% chance to be refunded.

    3. Creeping Death talent icon.
      C
      1

      Creeping Death

      Your Agony, Corruption, Siphon Life, and Unstable Affliction deal their full damage 15% faster.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Demon Armor PvP talent icon.
    D

    Demon Armor

    27

  2. Rapid Contagion PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rapid Contagion

    20

  3. Rampant Afflictions PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rampant Afflictions

    19

  4. Essence Drain PvP talent icon.
    E

    Essence Drain

    7

  5. Nether Ward PvP talent icon.
    N

    Nether Ward

    5

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
1
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
1
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
26
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
4
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the covenants to pick are:

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

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    15

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 15

      Dream Delver

    2. 15

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 15

      Podtender

    4. 15

      Soothing Voice

    5. 15

      Waking Dreams

    6. 12

      Somnambulist

    7. 3

      Faerie Dust

  2. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    9

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 9

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 9

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 9

      Run Without Tiring

    4. 7

      Called Shot

    5. 7

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    6. 7

      Swift Patrol

    7. 2

      Nature's Splendor

    8. 2

      Niya's Tools: Burrs

    9. 2

      Survivor's Rally

  3. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    3

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 3

      It's Always Tea Time

    2. 3

      Party Favors

    3. 3

      Soothing Shade

    4. 3

      Token of Appreciation

    5. 2

      Leisurely Gait

    6. 2

      Life of the Party

    7. 1

      Exquisite Ingredients

    8. 1

      Watch the Shoes!

  4. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    2

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 2

      Face Your Foes

    2. 2

      Get In Formation

    3. 2

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    4. 2

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    5. 2

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    6. 1

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    7. 1

      Vorkai Ambush

  5. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos icon.
    F

    Forgelite Prime Mikanikos

    1

    The traits to use with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos are:

    1. 1

      Bron's Call to Action

    2. 1

      Forgelite Filter

    3. 1

      Hammer of Genesis

    4. 1

      Regenerating Materials

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Focused Malignancy conduit icon.
    F

    Focused Malignancy

    21

  2. Soul Eater conduit icon.
    S

    Soul Eater

    18

  3. Withering Bolt conduit icon.
    W

    Withering Bolt

    18

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    22

  2. Diabolic Bloodstone conduit icon.
    D

    Diabolic Bloodstone

    16

  3. Resolute Barrier conduit icon.
    R

    Resolute Barrier

    11

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 32 highest rated Affliction Warlocks in Mythic+, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Fel Celerity conduit icon.
    F

    Fel Celerity

    22

  2. Demonic Momentum conduit icon.
    D

    Demonic Momentum

    14

  3. Shade of Terror conduit icon.
    S

    Shade of Terror

    3