Affliction Warlock DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1
On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Affliction Warlock in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.
1. How To Effectively Compare Upgrades as an Affliction Warlock
Due to the simplicity of determining upgrades with a simulation in the current era of the game, we recommend using the popular tool Raidbots to determine which pieces of gear offer the most potential for your character. The main reason why this is a huge advantage is due to the huge number of variables that differ from character to character, such as Azerite Traits, Stat Quotients, and Scale Factors.
The Top Gear function can be especially useful, as it allows you to compare multiple items and item types to find the best combination of upgrades.
Learning to use the tools available will allow you to reach the most accurate conclusions with the least effort. It is highly recommended you avail yourself of these tools, and they will serve you well when evaluating items.
2. Best in Slot Items for Affliction Warlock
2.1. Uldir Best in Slot
Here we have provided a list of the best available items from Uldir, which may be advantageous for players who have little interest in Mythic+ Dungeons or Player vs. Player.
When considering the usage of Seals of Wartorn Fate, it is often best to roll bosses that can provide Azerite Armor.
|Helm||Horrific Amalgam's Hood||Fetid Devourer|
|Shoulders||Amice of Corrupting Horror||G'huun|
|Cloak||Fetid Horror's Tanglecloak||Fetid Devourer|
|Chest||Robes of the Unraveler||Mythrax the Unraveler|
|Gloves||Mutagenic Protofluid Handwraps||Vectis|
|Belt||Cord of Septic Envelopment||G'huun|
|Legs||Leggings of Lingering Infestation||MOTHER|
|Ring #1||Ring of the Infinite Void||Zek'voz|
|Ring #2||Band of Certain Annihilation||Mythrax the Unraveler|
|Weapon||Heptavium, Staff of Torturous Knowledge||G'huun|
2.2. Dungeon Best in Slot
This list illustrates some of the best available dungeon items for the Affliction Warlock specialization.
Bear in mind that this list is a template rather than an end point. We recommend simming using the Top Gear function to find the best setup for your character, which can depend on factors such as Talents, Azerite Traits, and Stat Distribution.
Many of these items can actually out-perform their "Raid Best in Slot" counterparts, particularly at extremely high item levels or if you are lucky enough to receive a Titanforged version of one of them.
Please refer to the Trinket Simulation section below for details on Trinkets.
|Helm||Grasping Crown of the Deep||Viq'Goth (Siege of Boralus)|
|Shoulders||Amice of the Returned||Gorak Tul (Waycrest Manor)|
|Cloak||Drape of the Loyal Vassal||Vol'kaal (Atal'Dazar)|
|Chest||Robes of the Reborn Serpent||Avatar of Sethraliss (Temple of Sethraliss)|
|Wrists||Iron-Kelp Wristwraps||Viq'Goth (Siege of Boralus)|
|Gloves||Captain's Dustfinders||Viq'Goth (Siege of Boralus)|
|Belt||Ouroborial Sash||Merektha (Temple of Sethraliss)|
|Legs||Bloodstained Sous Chef Pants||Raal the Gluttonous (Waycrest Manor)|
|Boots||Deranged Alchemist's Slippers||Rixxa Fluxflame (The MOTHERLODE!!)|
|Ring #1||Loop of Pulsing Veins||Elder Leaxa (The Underrot)|
|Ring #2||Footbomb Championship Ring||Coin-Operated Crowd Pummeler (The MOTHERLODE!!)|
|Weapon||Staff of the Lightning Serpent||Adderis and Aspix (Temple of Sethraliss)|
3. Azerite Gear for Affliction Warlock
For information about what Azerite traits to choose and what the best items are, see our Azerite page.
4. Trinkets for Affliction Warlock
Balefire Branch is currently the best available trinket and is obtainable from Waycrest Manor. The on-use effect lines up naturally every Summon Darkglare. Alternatively Ignition Mage's Fuse from Tol'Dagor is another option, which lines up with Dark Soul: Misery.
The only trinket from World Bosses worth of note is Azurethos' Singed Plumage.
The last trinket worth mentioning is the World Drop BoE Leyshock's Grand Compilation.
4.1. Trinket Simulations for Affliction Warlock
4.1.1. Single Target
- 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
- 30 Oct. 2018: Updated Weapon and trinket options
- 16 Oct. 2018: Split the Best in Slot list into "Raid" and "Dungeon" options.
- 26 Aug. 2018: Made small tweaks to the page.
- 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
- 26 Jul. 2018: Updated the legendary ranking.
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