Affliction Warlock DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 12:20 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 — Dragonflight 10.0.2.

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


Item Quality Ranks


Profession Consumable Ranks

As part of Dragonflight's overhaul of Professions, many crafted items and consumables may have multiple ranks of quality that impact their effects. For consumables, there are potentially three ranks of an item that may be used, with Rank 3 items (shown as item level 415 in-game and with three gold stars) providing the most powerful bonuses. However, higher quality consumables will generally be more expensive and not always necessary depending on the content you are doing. You should be willing to use whatever rank of an item is most within your budget, and save higher-quality consumables for content where you will really need the extra boost!

If you would like to learn more about quality ranks on profession items, or the overhaul to professions as a whole, please see our overview below.

You should always take the highest rank available to you.


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 Skillful Illimited Diamond Icon Skillful Illimited Diamond in one socket, and Fractured Neltharite Icon Fractured Neltharite in all remaining sockets, though many of the cheaper variants with Mastery as one of their two stats may also be viable. Be sure to simulate your character!


Best Enchants for Affliction Warlock

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Affliction Warlock


Best Phials and Potions for Affliction

Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power is the best potion to use. Elemental Potion of Power Icon Elemental Potion of Power is marginally behind, at a much affordable cost.

Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage should be used as your flask of choice.

Phial of Static Empowerment Icon Phial of Static Empowerment can be considered in low movement situations while Phial of Glacial Fury Icon Phial of Glacial Fury is a valid choice in dungeons and multi-target situations.

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


Best Food for Affliction

You should eat from the Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak Icon Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak when possible, and otherwise Mastery food (Salt-Baked Fishcake Icon Salt-Baked Fishcake or a variant featuring Mastery such as Great Cerulean Sea Icon Great Cerulean Sea, Thousandbone Tongueslicer Icon Thousandbone Tongueslicer, or Sizzling Seafood Medley Icon Sizzling Seafood Medley if more readily available).

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


Augment Runes for Affliction

In addition, if you can afford it, you should use Draconic Augment Rune Icon Draconic Augment Runes 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.



  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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