Season of Discovery Affliction Warlock DPS Guide

Last updated on Feb 13, 2024 at 10:00 by Crix 1 comment

Welcome to our Affliction Warlock guide for WoW Classic - Season of Discovery, tailored for PvE content. Here, you will learn how to play the Warlock class as an Affliction Warlock. Click the links below to navigate the guide or read this page for a short introduction.

1.

Overview

Affliction Warlocks in World of Warcraft Classic have never been considered a powerhouse when it comes to DPS. They're known for having a rather stale rotation and are taken in raid mainly for their curses, healthstones, summons and soulstones. However with the Season of Discovery's new Rune system, Affliction Warlocks get a few great Runes like Everlasting Affliction Icon Everlasting Affliction and Haunt Icon Haunt, that not only bring solid damage, but also create a more interesting rotation. Warlock also has a new Rune, Shadow Bolt Volley Icon Shadow Bolt Volley, which makes your Shadow Bolt Icon Shadow Bolt shoot out five projectiles instead of the one, giving Affliction Warlocks some really strong AoE.

With these changes, and more, Warlocks will become a very sought-after DPS due to not only their much needed Curse of the Elements Icon Curse of the Elements, Curse of Shadow Icon Curse of Shadow, and Curse of Recklessness Icon Curse of Recklessness, but also their high damage and AoE..

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +One of the strongest solo levelers in the game
  • +Unique utility, especially with the ability to summon
  • +Very strong AoE and single target damage
  • +Amazing debuffs that are required in all raids
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Extremely high competition for gear against the other casters
  • -Struggles without Hit and has not help from talents for Hit on their main spells
  • -Generates more threat than any other class, with no way to get rid of it
  • -Has to farm Soul Shard Icon Soul Shards
2.

Season of Discovery

Warlock has received some major changes in the Season of Discovery version of Classic World of Warcraft, and with those changes come many new ways to play one of the games' original classes. We have included guides to keep you current on not only Season of Discovery changes, but general game play tips and lists so you are best prepared to tackle the new adventures that await you in the Season of Discovery on your Affliction Warlock.

With all the brand new abilities and runes, the rotation, gearing options, and talent decisions for Affliction Warlocks has changed drastically with Season of Discovery. Use the guides located in the Table of Contents at the top of this page to find all the information you'll need to master the Affliction Warlock.

2.1.

Rune Engravings

Make sure to check out our Rune Engravings guide to best understand what each rune does for your Warlock. If you're unsure where to locate these runes, we've listed the location for every Season of Dicovery Rune in the guide below to help you find the best available runes for your class!