Affliction Warlock Leveling Guide From 1 to 80 for WotLK Classic

Last updated on Sep 26, 2022 at 20:39 by Crix and Valks 3 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Affliction Warlock leveling guide for WoW Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

For more general leveling information, please refer to our Warlock leveling guide. We also have a Demonology Warlock leveling guide and a Destruction Warlock leveling guide.


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Level: 70

Leveling Talent Tree and Build for Affliction Warlock


Leveling Rotation

Leveling as Affliction is focused heavily on your DoTs and ensuring that you get them up on enemies as soon as possible. Depending on the level of gear you have, it may be that using Corruption IconCorruption and Curse of Agony IconCurse of Agony is enough, but as enemies start to outlevel your gear, you may find that you have to start using Unstable Affliction IconUnstable Affliction or, for mini-bosses, Haunt IconHaunt.


AoE Leveling Rotation as Affliction

Affliction benefits from excellent AoE depending on the situation at hand. If you have multiple enemies, but under 4 enemies at once, you should simply multi-dot them, applying your Corruption IconCorruption and Unstable Affliction IconUnstable Affliction.

Once you start facing more enemies, especially when stacked, you can start using Seed of Corruption IconSeed of Corruption, assuming you are able to trigger it.


Pets for Leveling as Affliction

Your pet choice will depend on the ones available to you until you unlock your Felhunter. For the most part, the Felhunter is the strongest pet to use for leveling as Affliction, but you will have to use the Imp until you get the Voidwalker and, in turn, the Voidwalker until you get the Felhunter.


List of Trainer Skills to Buy

It is important to buy all abilities as you level as they are cheap and Warlocks have quite a few abilities that are extremely powerful in certain situations.


Warlock Macros and Addons

Setting up an user interface and macros early on you will greatly improve the quality of your leveling experience. Check out the Warlock Macros and Addons guides in the links below for the full list.


How to Continue to Improve Your Affliction Warlock at Level 80

Once you achieve Level 80, we suggest checking out our Affliction Warlock Guide, which goes more in detail of how to play your Level 80 Warlock.



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