TBC Classic Affliction Warlock Guide

Introduction

    Affliction Warlocks bring solid damage alongside great utility in the form of
    Shadow Embrace
    ,
    Malediction
    , and Improved Imp. While their damage falls significantly behind Destruction Warlocks, raids will still want to bring one. Re-applying your DoTs as soon as they expire will be crucial to maximizing your DPS.

TBC Affliction Warlock Rotation

Single Target

  1. Use
    Fel Armor
    .
  2. Maintain your assigned curse between
    Curse of the Elements
    ,
    Curse of Recklessness
    , or
    Curse of Doom
    . if assigned
    Curse of Doom
    , use
    Amplify Curse
    before applying.
  3. Use
    Summon Imp
    for
    Blood Pact
    .
  4. Maintain
    Unstable Affliction
    .
  5. Maintain
    Corruption
    .
  6. Maintain
    Immolate
    .
  7. Maintain
    Siphon Life
    .
  8. Cast
    Shadow Bolt
    as a filler.
  9. Be sure to cast
    Life Tap
    when you need mana, ideally while moving.

AoE

    For 1 additional target:

  • Maintain your DoTs on both targets.
  • Cast
    Shadow Bolt
    .
  • For large pulls:

  • Cast
    Seed of Corruption
    on every target.
  • Cast
    Hellfire
    if every target has
    Seed of Corruption
    and you are waiting for them to explode. This should only happen with a low number of targets.

TBC Affliction Warlock Talents

Standard Build

You can move points from
Fel Concentration
to
Suppression
to help with your hit cap early on. The reason the final build does not have points in
Suppression
is because most of your damage comes from
Shadow Bolt
, which does not get affected by
Suppression
. Since you need to reach the hit cap for
Shadow Bolt
, the points in
Suppression
go to waste.
0
Affliction
0
Demonology
0
Destruction

TBC Affliction Warlock Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Pure Death
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Major Shadow Power
    ,
  • Elixir of Draenic Wisdom

Food

    Best:
  • Blackened Basilisk
    ,
  • Crunchy Serpent
    ,
  • Poached Bluefish
    Alternatives:
  • Skullfish Soup
    ,
  • Juicy Bear Burger

Potions

    Best:
  • Destruction Potion
    Alternatives:
  • Super Mana Potion

Weapon Buffs

    Best:
  • Superior Wizard Oil
    Alternatives:
  • Brilliant Wizard Oil

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

TBC Affliction Warlock Best Races

Alliance

  1. Gnome:
    Expansive Mind

Horde

  1. Orc:
    Blood Fury
    and
    Command
  2. Blood Elf:
    Arcane Torrent
    and
    Mana Tap

TBC Affliction Warlock Best Professions

  1. Tailoring: The
    Frozen Shadoweave Boots
    are bis until T5, and the set bonus from Spellstrike is bis until Tier 6.
  2. Enchanting: Provides 24 Spell Power with
    Ring - Spellpower
    .
  3. Leatherworking: Provides 80 spell haste for 30 seconds with
    Drums of Battle
    and 60 spell power for 30 seconds with
    Drums of War
    .
  4. Jewelcrafting: Provides two unique gems for 14 Spell Damage and 12 Spell Crit.

TBC Affliction Warlock Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Scryers as an Affliction Warlock in TBC Classic. The Aldor shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of Discipline
    , is slightly better than the Scryer
    Greater Inscription of the Orb
    . However, Scryer's has the advantage of providing one of the best trinkets in Phase 1, the
    Scryer's Bloodgem
    and a powerful ring, the
    Seer's Signet
    .