Affliction Warlock Overview
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Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
The Affliction Warlock excels at doing single-target damage and is also one of the best multi-target specialization in the current game, as well as being capable of being a top end single target spec on fights with frequent adds.
Affliction warlocks are the king of dots in WoW, with up to 5 damage over time effects possible, as well as being extremely effective at applying damage to 5+ targets at once, as well as being able to completely change their playstyle on spec to being a single target monster. They are also extremely mobile due to much of this damage being instant cast dots.
Races that can play Warlocks:
s can use daggers, one-handed swords, staves, and wands.
Iconic Affliction Warlock abilities:
: Increases damage done by
The damage difference from race to race is pretty negligible, but if you’re looking at trying to squeak out every percentage of damage, you should be
for horde and
for alliance. Otherwise, play what ever looks the best! I have listed the best races below, from best to worst:
Affliction Warlock Flavor Stuff
Warlocks have a few class quests they can complete in order to obtain Warlock-only mounts (
)and a special quest to change the color of their spells from orange fire to green fire. Started by looting
, this quest takes place in the Black Temple.
They can equip the legendary weapons
Changes for 7.2.5
New legendaries are here for 7.2.5!
Makes your shard spenders have a chance to grant Soul Harvest for 8 seconds. The chance varies per spec, since some specs spend way more shards than others.
Grants the Affliction Warlock
has been reduced to 1% damage per stack, down from 2% (max is now 5% instead of 10%, reap effect is up to 10% bonus damage, down from 20%)
Soul Effigy has been removed
has replaced soul effigy
has swapped places with
has had its cooldown reduced, its range reduced, and its damage increased slightly
has been nurfed to 25%
has had multiple coefficients changed
now causes agony to ramp up to 15 instead of 20.
reduced to 15%
has had the initial duration reduced to 12 seconds, but the added duration per agony increased to 4. A single target will have a 16 second duration, shorter than on live, but a 2 target will be 20 seconds, which is longer.
All affliction spells have had their damage increased by 20%
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