Affliction Warlock DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Motoko 39 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Affliction Warlock, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Affliction Warlock gems and enchants.


Enchants, Gems and Consumables for Affliction Warlock

Since the recommendations on this page (gems, enchants, food, and flasks) are based on your stat priority, we recommend also checking out our dedicated stats page for Affliction Warlock.


Best Gems for Affliction Warlock

You should use Leviathan's Eye of Intellect Icon Leviathan's Eye of Intellect in one socket, and Masterful Jewel Cluster Icon Masterful Jewel Cluster (or the cheaper Masterful Jewel Doublet Icon Masterful Jewel Doublet) in all other sockets.


Best Enchants for Affliction Warlock

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Affliction Warlock


Best Flasks and Potions for Affliction

Potion of Spectral Intellect Icon Potion of Spectral Intellect is the best choice overall, offering marginally worse single target output compared to Potion of Phantom Fire Icon Potion of Phantom Fire, but better suited for burst phases and multitarget situations, with a much appreciated consistency.

Spectral Flask of Power Icon Spectral Flask of Power should be used as your flask of choice.

Cosmic Healing Potion Icon Cosmic Healing Potion should be used alongside Healthstone Icon Healthstones for emergency healing.


Best Weapon Oil for Affliction

Shadowcore Oil Icon Shadowcore Oil should be used as your weapon oil.


Best Armor Kit for Affliction

You should always use Heavy Desolate Armor Kit Icon Heavy Desolate Armor Kit as the preferred choice over the cheaper Desolate Armor Kit Icon Desolate Armor Kit on your chest piece.


Best Food for Affliction

You should eat from the Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism Icon Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism when possible, and otherwise Mastery food (Iridescent Ravioli with Apple Sauce Icon Iridescent Ravioli with Apple Sauce or the cheaper Meaty Apple Dumplings Icon Meaty Apple Dumplings).

If simming yourself results in a different best secondary stat than Mastery, you should eat that food instead.


Augment Runes for Affliction

If you can afford it, you should use Veiled Augment Rune Icon Veiled Augment Runes (or the permanent Eternal Augment Rune Icon Eternal Augment Rune) to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of the consumable runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 22 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 09 Feb. 2021: Swapped potion recommendation due to better usability and more consistency.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Added Armor Kits.
  • 05 Dec. 2020: Swapped weapon enchant back to Celestial Guidance for better usability.
  • 25 Nov. 2020: Updated the food section to the correct secondary.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for Shadowlands release: new gems, enchants and consumables added.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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