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Affliction Warlock PvP Guide For Solo Shuffle

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Affliction Warlock
Season 4
50 characters
2593 - 2881

Welcome to Murlok.io's Affliction Warlock PvP guide for Solo Shuffle 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 Dewandoritos (Kelthuzad US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2881.

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
    Dewandoritos's character icon
    Dewandoritos
    Kelthuzad (US)
    510 ilvl
    2881
  2. 2
    Langneur's character icon
    Langneur
    Ravencrest (EU)
    522 ilvl
    2881
  3. 3
    Xadge's character icon
    Xadge
    Tichondrius (US)
    497 ilvl
    2843
  4. 4
    Xive's character icon
    Xive
    Tichondrius (US)
    499 ilvl
    2834
  5. 5
    Satanxoxo's character icon
    Satanxoxo
    Archimonde (EU)
    500 ilvl
    2833

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 Solo Shuffle.

Secondary Stats
+711
9% Critical Strike
+5821
34% Haste
+5005
89% Mastery
+5707
28% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Versatility
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+12
0% Avoidance
+50
0% Leech
+565
11% 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 Solo Shuffle, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Human race icon
    Human
    17
  2. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    12
  3. Void Elf race icon
    Void Elf
    9
  4. Orc race icon
    Orc
    4
  5. Gnome race icon
    Gnome
    3

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
25
Demonic Circle
50
Burning Rush
4
Fel Pact
0
Demon Skin
50
Fel Armor
50
Fiendish Stride
2
Curses of Enfeeblement
50
Abyss Walker
43
Mortal Coil
48
Amplify Curse
39
Demonic Embrace
50
Demonic Inspiration
46
Wrathful Minion
50
Demonic Fortitude
47
Banish
0
Teachings of the Satyr
8
Accrued Vitality
44
Sweet Souls
11
Nightmare
18
Demonic Gateway
50
Lifeblood
0
Dark Pact
50
Strength of Will
47
Shadowfury
42
Frequent Donor
39
Socrethar's Guile
50
Sargerei Technique
17
Darkfury
15
Fel Synergy
9
Soul Link
50
Teachings of the Black Harvest
2
Resolute Barrier
6
Grimoire of Synergy
50
Profane Bargain
19
Soul Conduit
48
Demonic Resilience
2
Grim Feast
50
Inquisitor's Gaze
48
Soulburn
50

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
50
Unstable Affliction
50
Seed of Corruption
0
Nightfall
50
Writhe in Agony
50
Sow the Seeds
0
Shadow Embrace
50
Dark Virtuosity
1
Kindled Malice
50
Agonizing Corruption
0
Drain Soul
49
Absolute Corruption
50
Phantom Singularity
49
Pandemic Invocation
1
Inevitable Demise
50
Soul Swap
49
Soul Flame
0
Grimoire of Sacrifice
49
Focused Malignancy
49
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
49

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
0
Rot and Decay
38
Nether Ward
3
Essence Drain
1
Rampant Afflictions
49
Jinx
49
Shadow Rift
0
Call Observer
2
Bonds of Fel
0
Impish Instincts
5
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 Solo Shuffle, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Grimhorns of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Grimhorns of the Sinister Savant
    49
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Headcover item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Headcover
    1

Neck

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
    30
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Amulet
    15
  3. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    4
  4. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    1

Shoulders

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes
    24
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Mantle item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Mantle
    15
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Amice item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Amice
    6
  4. Amice of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Amice of the Sinister Savant
    5

Back

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Shawl item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Shawl
    26
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Drape
    20
  3. Draconic Warmonger's Cape item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cape
    2
  4. Shawl of the Sinister Savant item icon
    Shawl of the Sinister Savant
    1
  5. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    1

Chest

  1. Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Cursed Robes of the Sinister Savant
    42
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Vestments item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Vestments
    4
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments
    3
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Robe item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Robe
    1

Wrist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands
    45
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps
    5

Hands

  1. Grips of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Grips of the Sinister Savant
    49
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Gloves item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Gloves
    1

Waist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord
    22
  2. Skullstrap of the Sinister Savant item icon
    Skullstrap of the Sinister Savant
    15
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    8
  4. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation item icon
    Infurious Binding of Gesticulation
    5

Legs

  1. Leggings of the Sinister Savant item set icon
    set
    Leggings of the Sinister Savant
    45
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Trousers item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Trousers
    2
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks
    2
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Leggings item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Leggings
    1

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    31
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Treads item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Treads
    17
  3. Draconic Warmonger's Slippers item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Slippers
    1
  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
    39
  2. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    38
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Signet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Signet
    11
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Ring
    5
  5. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    5

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    49
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    35
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity
    9
  4. Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity
    7

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Staff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Staff
    28
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff
    15
  3. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle item icon
    Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    5
  4. 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

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
    34
  2. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle item icon
    Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    5
  3. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    1

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 Solo Shuffle.

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers embellishment item icon
    Precognition
    50
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    44
  3. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation embellishment item icon
    Mettle
    5
  4. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    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 Solo Shuffle, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    7

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    41
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    5
  3. +125 Speed enchantment icon
    +125 Speed
    3

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    48
  2. Accelerated Agility enchantment icon
    Accelerated Agility
    1
  3. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    45
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    5

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon
    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering
    3
  2. Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Mining enchantment icon
    Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Mining
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    41

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread
    47
  2. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    1
  3. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    47
  2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    2
  3. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    39
  2. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    39
  3. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    21

Main Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    34
  2. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    Sophic Devotion
    16

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 Solo Shuffle.

  1. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    80
  2. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    67
  3. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    67
  4. Zen Neltharite gem icon
    Zen Neltharite
    61
  5. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    35