WotLK Classic Affliction Warlock Spell Summary
On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Affliction Warlock in WotLK Classic.
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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.
- Unstable Affliction — Deals big damage-over-time. This is to be on the boss at all times.
- Corruption — Deals damage-over-time. This is main ability and must be on the boss at all times for Nightfall and Eradication.
- Shadow Bolt — This is your main filler ability to be used as long as Unstable Affliction, Corruption, Haunt, and Curse of Agony are on the boss.
- Haunt — A debuff that boosts your other DoTs by 20%, or 23% if using Glyph of Haunt. Haunt also does slight damage and heals you for that amount.
- Curse of Agony — This is your main curse. Keep this on the boss as much as you can.
- Drain Soul — This is your execute ability. Once the target gets below 25%, Drain Soul deals 4 times the amount of damage. You also have a chance at getting a Soul Shard from every tick of Drain Soul
- Seed of Corruption — Your main AoE ability. Spam this on any packs with 3 targets or more.
- Shadowflame — This ability is to be used on AoE packs if in range.
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 — Gives you Mana in return for some of your health. This also procs your Glyph of Life Tap. You must tap to keep this buff up as much as you can.
- Fel 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 — 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 — This spell puts a Demonic Circle at your feet that lasts 6 seconds.
- Demonic Circle: Teleport — This spell will teleport you to your Demonic Circle, as long as you are within 40 yards of it.
- Ritual 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 — This is what makes 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 — This will create a Soulstone that you can place on anyone. When that person dies, this will give them a chance to resurrect.
- Banish — 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 — 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 — Niche uses in raid. This helps your tank see invisible mobs.
- Curse 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 — 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 and a Hunter's Scorpid Sting, so you can expect to rarely use this.
- Death 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 — This is a channeled ability that will heal your Demon.
- Shadow Ward — This will put a an absorb shield around you that will shield you for 3,300 Shadow damage.
- Hellfire — 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
- Searing Pain — A quick casting ability for small damage, but worth if you cannot get a normal cast off.
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