Warlock Pre-Raid Best in Slot Gear
In this guide we go over the different gear available for Affliction Warlocks
before entering Raids in Wrath of the Lich King Classic. We will offer multiple
different pieces as some can be expensive or very rare to obtain. Some slots
have multiple "best" items that can change depending on your other gear
Both of these helms are best in slot and chosen based upon your Hit Rating. If you need Hit
then use Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance. If you do not need Hit, then use Visage Liquification Goggles
Chain of Latent Energies is the best choice for necklaces. It has got the
same thing as Encircling Burnished Gold Chains, but with more Haste.
Encircling Burnished Gold Chains is a great alternative in the meantime
that you can get pretty fast with your Emblems of Heroism.
Both of these are really good shoulders that are also bind on equip and very
cheap on the auction house
Deathchill Cloak is the best cloak you can get for Affliction. This cloak is heavily
statted and is also bind on equip, so you can purchase one off the auction house.
Heroes' Plagueheart Robe is the best option here. It has some much-needed Hit on it and two sockets.
You also will need this to connect your Tier 7 4-piece set bonus soon. Spellweave Robe is a great alternative
and also bind on equip, so you can purchase one from the auction house.
Cuffs of Winged Levitation are the best option for bracers. Both Azure Cloth Bindings
and Ancestral Sinew Wristguards are great alternatives to wear while waiting for your
Cuffs of Winged Levitation to drop.
Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves are the best option for gloves as this will
secure your Tier 7 2-piece set bonus. Spellweave Gloves are a better statted
and great alternative that you can buy on the auction house to wear while you are
waiting to farm up enough Emblems for the tier gloves.
Plush Sash of Guzbah is the best option for belts. Both Sash of Jordan and
Girdle of Bane are great alternatives to wear while waiting to farm up your Emblems.
Woven Bracae Leggings are best option for pants. Breeches of the Caller is a great
alternative that you can use until you have obtained Woven Bracae Leggings.
While you have few very good options for boots, Arcanic Tramplers will be the
best ones. These, along with Boots of Impetuous Ideals are both bind on equip and
buyable off of the auction house.
You have multiple ring options to choose from. Signet of the Kirin Tor and Titanium Spellshock Ring
are both phenomenal choices. These are all bind on equip and they can be costly. Both Band of Guile
and Annhylde's Ring are great rings as well and drop in a Heroic.
Sundial of the Exiled and Mark of the War Prisoner are the best options for
trinkets for Affliction. Forge Ember is a very good alternative if you can get
it to drop for you. Figurine - Twilight Serpent is also a very strong trinket if
you are Jewelcrafting.
Main Hand Weapon
Titansteel Spellblade is the best option for Affliction. This is a bind
on equip main hand weapon that you can buy off the auction house for a hefty amount of gold.
If you do not want to spend gold on a weapon, then we suggest picking up a Staff of Draconic Combat
from The Oculus or Flameheart Spell Scalpel after you are Revered with
Off Hand Weapon
Ward of the Violet Citadel is the best option here for offhands.
Both Wand of the San'layn and Wand of Ahn'kahet are amazing wands. If you need Hit
Rating then use Wand of the San'layn, otherwise you can use Wand of Ahn'kahet.
For a list of recommended enchants in Wrath of the Lich King, check out our
Warlock Enchants guide.
- 06 Jun. 2023: Updated to Phase 3 gear
- 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
- 19 Oct. 2022: Page added.