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Affliction Warlock PvP Guide For RBG

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Affliction Warlock
Season 4
33 characters
1807 - 2347

Welcome to Murlok.io's Affliction Warlock PvP guide for RBG 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 Bwç (Aegwynn EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2347.

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
    Bwç's character icon
    Bwç
    Aegwynn (EU)
    497 ilvl
    2347
  2. 2
    Langneur's character icon
    Langneur
    Ravencrest (EU)
    519 ilvl
    2313
  3. 3
    Cøin's character icon
    Cøin
    Tichondrius (US)
    497 ilvl
    2208
  4. 4
    Lionpride's character icon
    Lionpride
    Tichondrius (US)
    492 ilvl
    2176
  5. 5
    Bwc's character icon
    Bwc
    Aegwynn (EU)
    494 ilvl
    2111

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 RBG.

Secondary Stats
+795
9% Critical Strike
+5461
32% Haste
+4657
84% Mastery
+5398
26% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Versatility
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+108
1% Leech
+483
9% 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 RBG, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Human race icon
    Human
    9
  2. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    8
  3. Undead race icon
    Undead
    6
  4. Void Elf race icon
    Void Elf
    4
  5. Orc race icon
    Orc
    2

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
9
Demonic Circle
33
Burning Rush
13
Fel Pact
0
Demon Skin
33
Fel Armor
33
Fiendish Stride
8
Curses of Enfeeblement
33
Abyss Walker
17
Mortal Coil
28
Amplify Curse
27
Demonic Embrace
32
Demonic Inspiration
33
Wrathful Minion
33
Demonic Fortitude
28
Banish
0
Teachings of the Satyr
5
Accrued Vitality
25
Sweet Souls
21
Nightmare
13
Demonic Gateway
33
Lifeblood
1
Dark Pact
33
Strength of Will
27
Shadowfury
32
Frequent Donor
23
Socrethar's Guile
33
Sargerei Technique
10
Darkfury
7
Fel Synergy
11
Soul Link
33
Teachings of the Black Harvest
1
Resolute Barrier
7
Grimoire of Synergy
31
Profane Bargain
5
Soul Conduit
33
Demonic Resilience
0
Grim Feast
32
Inquisitor's Gaze
30
Soulburn
33

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
33
Unstable Affliction
33
Seed of Corruption
3
Nightfall
33
Writhe in Agony
33
Sow the Seeds
2
Shadow Embrace
31
Dark Virtuosity
2
Kindled Malice
33
Agonizing Corruption
1
Drain Soul
33
Absolute Corruption
33
Phantom Singularity
29
Pandemic Invocation
1
Inevitable Demise
32
Soul Swap
31
Soul Flame
0
Grimoire of Sacrifice
33
Focused Malignancy
32
Withering Bolt
32
Sacrolash's Dark Strike
33
Creeping Death
33
Haunt
2
Summon Darkglare
32
Soul Rot
33
Xavius' Gambit
32
Tormented Crescendo
30
Seized Vitality
2
Malevolent Visionary
0
Wrath of Consumption
0
Soul-Eater's Gluttony
32
Dread Touch
32
Haunted Soul
2
Grand Warlock's Design
0
Dark Harvest
31

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
3
Gateway Mastery
1
Rot and Decay
16
Nether Ward
2
Essence Drain
3
Rampant Afflictions
33
Jinx
28
Shadow Rift
6
Call Observer
5
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 RBG, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Grimhorns of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Grimhorns of the Sinister Savant
    30
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Headcover item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Headcover
    2
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Guise item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Guise
    1

Neck

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Amulet
    12
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
    9
  3. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    5
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Necklace
    3
  5. Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Amulet item icon
    Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Amulet
    2

Shoulders

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes
    10
  2. Amice of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Amice of the Sinister Savant
    6
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Amice item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Amice
    6
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Mantle item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Mantle
    6
  5. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Mantle item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Mantle
    3

Back

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shawl
    10
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Cape item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cape
    8
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Drape
    6
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Cape item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Cape
    3
  5. Draconic Aspirant's Drape item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Drape
    2

Chest

  1. Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant
    31
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments
    2

Wrist

  1. Draconic Warmonger's Bindings item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Bindings
    14
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands
    13
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Bindings item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Bindings
    3
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Wristwraps item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Wristwraps
    2
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Wristwraps item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Wristwraps
    1

Hands

  1. Grips of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Grips of the Sinister Savant
    33

Waist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord
    16
  2. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Belt item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Belt
    5
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Cord item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Cord
    4
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    4
  5. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation item icon
    Infurious Binding of Gesticulation
    2

Legs

  1. Leggings of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Leggings of the Sinister Savant
    31
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Trousers item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Trousers
    1
  3. Draconic Warmonger's Pants item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Pants
    1

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    19
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Treads item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Treads
    10
  3. Draconic Warmonger's Slippers item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Slippers
    3
  4. Sandals of the Sinister Savant item icon
    Sandals of the Sinister Savant
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    19
  2. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    14
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Signet
    9
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Signet item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Signet
    7
  5. Draconic Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Ring
    7

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    25
  2. Draconic Aspirant's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Medallion
    17
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    10
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity
    8
  5. Draconic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity
    4

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff
    10
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Staff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Staff
    9
  3. Draconic Warmonger's Spire item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Spire
    6
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Staff item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Staff
    4
  5. Draconic Warmonger's Spellblade item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Spellblade
    2

Off Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Censer item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Censer
    2
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Branch item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Branch
    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
    6

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 RBG.

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    28
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    26
  3. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    2
  4. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    1
  5. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments embellishment item icon
    Verdant Conduit
    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 RBG, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    5

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    23
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    4
  3. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    3

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    27
  2. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    3

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    27
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    5

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Crafting enchantment icon
    Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Crafting
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    13

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    32
  2. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    24
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    8

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    36
  2. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    24
  3. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    4

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    13
  2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    11
  3. Earthen Writ enchantment icon
    Earthen Writ
    7

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 RBG.

  1. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    67
  2. Keen Ysemerald gem icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    41
  3. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    35
  4. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    11
  5. Skillful Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Skillful Illimited Diamond
    8