WotLK Classic Affliction Warlock Spell Summary

Last updated on Sep 24, 2023 at 12:00 by Crix 10 comments

On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Affliction Warlock in WotLK Classic.

Warlock has one of most varying toolkits in the game. Filled with powerful spells, damage-over-time (DoT's), and utility that only Warlocks can bring to the raid.


Affliction Warlock Main Damage Spells in Wrath of the Lich King

As an Affliction Warlock, you will be focusing on dealing damage. These are all of your main damaging spells that you will want to focus on using.

For a better understanding of what your damage rotation should be, be sure to check out our rotation page for a full explanation of both your single-target, AoE and execute DPS rotations.


Warlock Utility and Buff Spells in Wrath of the Lich King

  • Life Tap IconLife Tap — Gives you Mana in return for some of your health. This also procs your Glyph of Life Tap Icon Glyph of Life Tap. You must tap to keep this buff up as much as you can.
  • Fel Armor IconFel Armor — This is a personal buff that you must have up 100% of the time on yourself. This gives you Spell Power as well as converts some of your spirit into spell power. In addition you regain 2% of your maximum health every 5 seconds.
  • Create Spellstone IconCreate Spellstone — This is your weapon oil. This gives you 1% extra damage on your damage-over-time spells, but also gives you Haste rating.
  • Demonic Circle: Summon IconDemonic Circle: Summon — This spell puts a Demonic Circle at your feet that lasts 6 seconds.
  • Demonic Circle: Teleport IconDemonic Circle: Teleport — This spell will teleport you to your Demonic Circle, as long as you are within 40 yards of it.
  • Ritual of Summoning IconRitual of Summoning — This will place down a summoning portal, better known as a summoning closet. It takes 2 other party or raid members to help you summon the closet. After that anyone in your party or raid can click this with the help of another to summon other raid members from anywhere in the world.
  • Ritual of Souls IconRitual of Souls — This is what makes Healthstone Icon Healthstones. You need two of party or raid members to help summon the Soulwell. The Soulwell lasts for 3 minutes or 25 charges.
  • Create Soulstone IconCreate Soulstone — This will create a Soulstone that you can place on anyone. When that person dies, this will give them a chance to resurrect.
  • Banish IconBanish — Banishes the enemy Demon or Elemental for 30 seconds. You can banish once again to unbanish the target. This is used in raid to help crowd control trash mobs.
  • Fear IconFear — This will cause most targets to run around in fear, unable to attack or do anything. Often used in raid as a form of crowd control.
  • Detect Invisibility IconDetect Invisibility — Niche uses in raid. This helps your tank see invisible mobs.
  • Curse of the Elements IconCurse of the Elements — Curses the target for 5 minutes, reducing Arcane, Fire, Frost, Nature, and Shadow Resistances by 165, but also increases magic damage taken by the target by 13%. Balance Druids and Unholy Death Knights also have abilities that do the same thing, so you will not find yourself casting this too much, rather only when there is no Balance Druid or Unholy Death Knights.
  • Curse of Weakness IconCurse of Weakness — This lowers the target's melee Attack Power by 478 and reduces their Armor by 5% for 2 minutes. This is also covered by a Balance Druid's Faerie Fire IconFaerie Fire and a Hunter's Scorpid Sting IconScorpid Sting, so you can expect to rarely use this.
  • Death Coil IconDeath Coil — Causes the target to run in horror for 3 seconds, does slight damage as well as heals you for 300% oft he damage caused. This is a very nice ability for the heal alone.

Other Warlock Spells in Wrath of the Lich King

Below is a list of other spells that aren't used as often, but still have niche uses

  • Health Funnel IconHealth Funnel — This is a channeled ability that will heal your Demon.
  • Shadow Ward IconShadow Ward — This will put a an absorb shield around you that will shield you for 3,300 Shadow damage.
  • Hellfire IconHellfire — This is a channeled Fire AoE ability that emits from the caster. This is used to get immediate AoE damage if the mobs will die before you can cast and explode a Seed of Corruption IconSeed of Corruption
  • Searing Pain IconSearing Pain — A quick casting ability for small damage, but worth if you cannot get a normal cast off.


  • 26 Jun. 2023: Updated to Phase 3.
  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 19 Oct. 2022: Page added.
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