WotLK Classic Affliction Warlock Pre-Raid Gear

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On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Affliction Warlock in WotLK Classic.

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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 choices.

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Rank Item Source
Best Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance Icon Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance 40 Wintergrasp Marks
Best Visage Liquification Goggles Icon Visage Liquification Goggles Engineering

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 Icon Titan-Forged Hood of Dominance. If you do not need Hit, then use Visage Liquification Goggles Icon Visage Liquification Goggles

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Necklace

Rank Item Source
Best Chain of Latent Energies Icon Chain of Latent Energies BoE
Great Encircling Burnished Gold Chains Icon Encircling Burnished Gold Chains 25 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Good Titanium Spellshock Necklace Icon Titanium Spellshock Necklace Jewelcrafting

Chain of Latent Energies Icon Chain of Latent Energies is the best choice for necklaces. It has got the same thing as Encircling Burnished Gold Chains Icon Encircling Burnished Gold Chains, but with more Haste. Encircling Burnished Gold Chains Icon Encircling Burnished Gold Chains is a great alternative in the meantime that you can get pretty fast with your Emblems of Heroism.

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Shoulder

Rank Item Source
Best Runecaster's Mantle Icon Runecaster's Mantle BoE
Best Dark Runic Mantle Icon Dark Runic Mantle BoE

Both of these are really good shoulders that are also bind on equip and very cheap on the auction house

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Back

Rank Item Source
Best Deathchill Cloak Icon Deathchill Cloak Tailoring

Deathchill Cloak Icon 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.

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Chest

Rank Item Source
Best Heroes' Plagueheart Robe Icon Heroes' Plagueheart Robe 80 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Great Spellweave Robe Icon Spellweave Robe Tailoring

Heroes' Plagueheart Robe Icon 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 Icon Spellweave Robe is a great alternative and also bind on equip, so you can purchase one from the auction house.

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Wrist

Rank Item Source
Best Cuffs of Winged Levitation Icon Cuffs of Winged Levitation Ley-Guardian Eregos — (H) The Oculus
Great Azure Cloth Bindings Icon Azure Cloth Bindings Cyanigosa — (H) Violet Hold
Good Ancestral Sinew Wristguards Icon Ancestral Sinew Wristguards Wyrmrest AccordRevered

Cuffs of Winged Levitation Icon Cuffs of Winged Levitation are the best option for bracers. Both Azure Cloth Bindings Icon Azure Cloth Bindings and Ancestral Sinew Wristguards Icon Ancestral Sinew Wristguards are great alternatives to wear while waiting for your Cuffs of Winged Levitation Icon Cuffs of Winged Levitation to drop.

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Hands

Rank Item Source
Best Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves Icon Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves 60 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Great Spellweave Gloves Icon Spellweave Gloves Tailoring
Good Gloves of Glistening Runes Icon Gloves of Glistening Runes Keristrasza — (H) The Nexus

Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves Icon Heroes' Plagueheart Gloves are the best option for gloves as this will secure your Tier 7 2-piece set bonus. Spellweave Gloves Icon 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.

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Waist

Rank Item Source
Best Plush Sash of Guzbah Icon Plush Sash of Guzbah 40 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Great Sash of Jordan Icon Sash of Jordan BoE
Great Girdle of Bane Icon Girdle of Bane King Ymiron — (H) Utgarde Pinnacle

Plush Sash of Guzbah Icon Plush Sash of Guzbah is the best option for belts. Both Sash of Jordan Icon Sash of Jordan and Girdle of Bane Icon Girdle of Bane are great alternatives to wear while waiting to farm up your Emblems.

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Legs

Rank Item Source
Best Woven Bracae Leggings Icon Woven Bracae Leggings Loken — (H) Halls of Lightning
Great Breeches of the Caller Icon Breeches of the Caller Ingvar the Plunderer — (H) Utgarde Keep

Woven Bracae Leggings Icon Woven Bracae Leggings are best option for pants. Breeches of the Caller Icon Breeches of the Caller is a great alternative that you can use until you have obtained Woven Bracae Leggings Icon Woven Bracae Leggings.

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Feet

Rank Item Source
Best Arcanic Tramplers Icon Arcanic Tramplers BoE from Eye of Eternity
Great Boots of Impetuous Ideals Icon Boots of Impetuous Ideals BoE from Naxxramas
Good Sandals of Crimson Fury Icon Sandals of Crimson Fury Wyrmrest AccordExalted

While you have few very good options for boots, Arcanic Tramplers Icon Arcanic Tramplers will be the best ones. These, along with Boots of Impetuous Ideals Icon Boots of Impetuous Ideals are both bind on equip and buyable off of the auction house.

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Finger

Rank Item Source
Best Titanium Spellshock Ring Icon Titanium Spellshock Ring Jewelcrafting
Best Signet of the Kirin Tor Icon Signet of the Kirin Tor Harold Winston in Dalaran
Best Annhylde's Ring Icon Annhylde's Ring Ingvar the Plunderer — (H) Utgarde Keep
Best Band of Guile Icon Band of Guile Mal'Ganis — (H) The Culling of Stratholme

You have multiple ring options to choose from. Signet of the Kirin Tor Icon Signet of the Kirin Tor and Titanium Spellshock Ring Icon Titanium Spellshock Ring are both phenomenal choices. These are all bind on equip and they can be costly. Both Band of Guile Icon Band of Guile and Annhylde's Ring Icon Annhylde's Ring are great rings as well and drop in a Heroic.

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Trinket

Rank Item Source
Best Sundial of the Exiled Icon Sundial of the Exiled 40 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Best Mark of the War Prisoner Icon Mark of the War Prisoner Cyanigosa — (H) Violet Hold
Good Figurine - Twilight Serpent Icon Figurine - Twilight Serpent Jewelcrafting
Good Forge Ember Icon Forge Ember Halls of Stone

Sundial of the Exiled Icon Sundial of the Exiled and Mark of the War Prisoner Icon Mark of the War Prisoner are the best options for trinkets for Affliction. Forge Ember Icon Forge Ember is a very good alternative if you can get it to drop for you. Figurine - Twilight Serpent Icon Figurine - Twilight Serpent is also a very strong trinket if you are Jewelcrafting.

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Main Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Titansteel Spellblade Icon Titansteel Spellblade Blacksmithing
Great Staff of Draconic Combat Icon Staff of Draconic Combat Ley-Guardian Eregos — (H) The Oculus
Good Flameheart Spell Scalpel Icon Flameheart Spell Scalpel Kirin TorRevered
Good Cursed Lich Blade Icon Cursed Lich Blade Drak'Tharon Keep

Titansteel Spellblade Icon 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 Icon Staff of Draconic Combat from The Oculus or Flameheart Spell Scalpel Icon Flameheart Spell Scalpel after you are Revered with Kirin Tor.

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Off Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Ward of the Violet Citadel Icon Ward of the Violet Citadel 25 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Great Handbook of Obscure Remedies Icon Handbook of Obscure Remedies 25 x Emblem of Heroism Icon Emblem of Heroism
Good Faces of Doom Icon Faces of Doom BoE Inscription

Ward of the Violet Citadel Icon Ward of the Violet Citadel is the best option here for offhands.

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Wand

Rank Item Source
Best Wand of the San'layn Icon Wand of the San'layn Prince Keleseth — (H) Utgarde Keep
Best Wand of Ahn'kahet Icon Wand of Ahn'kahet Herald Volazj — (H) Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom

Both Wand of the San'layn Icon Wand of the San'layn and Wand of Ahn'kahet Icon Wand of Ahn'kahet are amazing wands. If you need Hit Rating then use Wand of the San'layn Icon Wand of the San'layn, otherwise you can use Wand of Ahn'kahet Icon Wand of Ahn'kahet.

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For a list of recommended enchants in Wrath of the Lich King, check out our Warlock Enchants guide.

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Changelog

  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 19 Oct. 2022: Page added.
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