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Affliction Warlock DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Oct 30, 2016 at 20:54 by Furty 67 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for an Affliction Warlock in World of Warcraft Legion 7.1. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

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

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Furty who raids in Serenity, one of the top World of Warcraft guilds. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

1. Gems

You should use Saber's Eye of Intellect Icon Saber's Eye of Intellect in one socket, and Masterful Shadowruby Icon Masterful Shadowruby in all other sockets.

2. Enchants

Slot Enchantment
Neck
Back
Rings

3. Consumables

Flask of the Whispered Pact Icon Flask of the Whispered Pact should be used as your flask. You should eat Nightborne Delicacy Platter Icon Nightborne Delicacy Platter for the Mastery buff (or Barracuda Mrglgagh Icon Barracuda Mrglgagh, if you cannot afford the +375 food). Ancient Healing Potion Icon Ancient Healing Potion can be used in place of Healthstones.

If you can afford it, you should also use the Legion augment rune: Defiled Augment Rune Icon Defiled Augment Rune. Note that it now works in Mythic+ dungeons (it did not used to).

3.1. Potion Choice

Potion of Deadly Grace Icon Potion of Deadly Grace and Potion of Prolonged Power Icon Potion of Prolonged Power are the potions of choice in Legion. Both options are quite close in power on a single target. Deadly Grace is generally better for burst windows and is marginally stronger on vacuum single target (we are talking hundreds of DPS). If 2 or more targets are present during the duration of Prolonged Power (even if only for a few seconds) it takes over as the potion of choice. Prolonged Power is also (usually) slightly stronger if you are not using Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust on the opener, as Potion of Deadly Grace Icon Potion of Deadly Grace is reliant on Haste to get the maximum number of procs.

Potion of Prolonged Power Icon Potion of Prolonged Power is also better for general use as it is much cheaper and lasts a full 60 seconds. It is an exceptional choice for farming Mythic+ dungeons as it can be used very often without high cost.

4. ChangeLog

  • 30 Oct. 2016: Added a "Potion Choice" section to illuminate the pros and cons of pots, following the addition of Potion of Prolonged Power.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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