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Affliction Warlock DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.1.5)

Last updated on Jan 13, 2017 at 06:41 by Furty 108 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Affliction Warlocks. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.5.

The other pages of our Affliction Warlock guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Myst. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Preciousyipz, one of the top parsers as Affliction Warlock. You can watch his videos on Youtube.

1. Artifact Progression

Artifact Progression

1.1. Early Point Investment

Artifact Progression - Early Point Investment

After acquiring the starting trait,  Icon Crystalline Shadows, swing right and pick up  Icon Inherently Unstable. Head down into  Icon Sweet Souls for some extra defensive punch from Healthstones, and continue into  Icon Perdition. Grab your first Golden Trait,  Icon Wrath of Consumption, which is a good all around damage increase and a strong bonus in most situations.

1.2. Second Golden Trait

Artifact Progression - Second Golden Trait

Head upwards into  Icon Hideous Corruption for additional Corruption Icon Corruption damage.  Icon Shadowy Incantations is a good overall increase. Acquire your second Golden Trait,  Icon Soul Flame, which is exceptional in farming Mythic+ and allows for some bonkers AoE if the situation is right.

1.3. Third Golden Trait

Artifact Progression - Third Golden Trait

Backtrack to  Icon Inherently Unstable and head upwards, investing into  Icon Inimitable Agony, which is a very strong trait in all situations. Continue down the upper spine into  Icon Shadows of the Flesh for some more defensive utility. Acquire your final Golden Trait,  Icon Harvester of Souls, which is a nice way to round out your primary path.

1.4. Final Point Investment

Final point investment is straightforward. Pick up  Icon Drained to a Husk, which allows you to access  Icon Fatal Echoes. After this, follow the top spine towards the left, starting with  Icon Seeds of Doom. Talent into  Icon Compounding Horror before completing your Artifact traits with your final node,  Icon Long Dark Night of the Soul.

2. Relic Choice

  1.  Icon Shadowy Incantations.
  2.  Icon Perdition
  3.  Icon Inherently Unstable
  4.  Icon Inimitable Agony
  5.  Icon Hideous Corruption
  6.  Icon Drained to a Husk
  7.  Icon Seeds of Doom
  8. Any defensive relic

3. ChangeLog

  • 13 Jan. 2017: Updated relic priority slightly.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 12 Dec. 2016: Updated Artifact path and images.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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