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Affliction Warlock DPS Mythic+ Tips (BfA 8.0.1)

Last updated on Jul 16, 2018 at 21:48 by Furty 13 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, you will various tips and pieces of advice for clearing high Mythic+ content with your Affliction Warlock.

The other pages of our Affliction Warlock guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Future. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

1. Mythic+ Introduction for Affliction Warlock

Mythic+ has become a large part of the World of Warcraft endgame, but the sheer amount of different variables has left many players feeling overwhelmed. The group composition, weekly affixes, the item level of the group, the keystone level, and the experience and comfort level of the group are just several of the factors that will influence how you approach each dungeon. The purpose of this page is to prepare you for the key differences that set Mythic+ apart from the typical World of Warcraft endgame experience, including talents and rotational anomalies that may not be obvious at first glance.

2. Affix List

  • Bolstering: when any non-boss enemy dies, its death cry empowers nearby allies, increasing their maximum health and damage by 20%.
  • Bursting: when slain, non-boss enemies explode, causing all players to suffer 10% of their maximum health in damage over 4 sec. This effect stacks.
  • Explosive: while in combat, enemies periodically summon Explosive Orbs that will detonate if not destroyed.
  • Fortified: non-boss enemies have 20% more health and inflict up to 30% increased damage.
  • Grievous: when injured below 90% health, players will suffer increasing damage over time until healed above 90% health.
  • Necrotic: all enemies' melee attacks apply a stacking blight that inflicts damage over time and reduces healing received.
  • Overflowing: healing in excess of a target's maximum health is instead converted to a heal absorption effect.
  • Quaking: periodically, all players emit a shockwave, inflicting damage and interrupting nearby allies.
  • Raging: non-boss enemies enrage at 30% health remaining, dealing 100% increased damage until defeated.
  • Relentless: non-boss enemies are granted temporary immunity to Loss of Control effects.
  • Sanguine: when slain, non-boss enemies leave behind a lingering pool of ichor that heals their allies and damages players.
  • Skittish: enemies pay far less attention to threat generated by tanks.
  • Teeming: additional non-boss enemies are present throughout the dungeon.
  • Tyrannical: boss enemies have 40% more health and inflict up to 15% increased damage.
  • Volcanic: while in combat, enemies periodically cause gouts of flame to erupt beneath the feet of distant players.

3. Mythic+ Talents for Affliction Warlock

Several basic talent builds have been laid out below for your convenience. For more information, see the talent descriptions further down the page.

"High Level Keystones" simply refers to keystones that challenge your current item level, rather than referring to a specific numerical value. Conversely, "Low Level Keystones" refers to keystones that feel very comfortable relative to the current power level of your group.

3.1. Standard Build — Low Level Keystones

Malefic Grasp Icon Malefic Grasp is the preferred level 15 talent, as it provides superior boss damage and most packs will not live long enough for your Agony Icon Agonys to fully stack when using Writhe in Agony Icon Writhe in Agony.

3.2. Standard Build — High Level Keystones

3.3. Tyrannical Build — High Level Keystones

3.4. Talent Explanations

Most of our explanations are geared towards keystones that challenge the current item level of your group. If you are doing keystones that are well below the current power level of the group, you should default to our build recommended above, as you will likely be able to do pulls much larger than intended, which skews the talent choices towards AoE and burst focused choices rather than builds that support sustained damage.

3.4.1. Tier 1/Level 15

Writhe in Agony Icon Writhe in Agony is the preferred choice for most keystones that are appropriate for your item level, particularly if you are using the Tier 21 4-piece bonus. Writhe offers superior cleave and good single target provided the enemies will live long enough for you to benefit from the additional Agony Icon Agony stacks.

Malefic Grasp Icon Malefic Grasp is an alternative choice that can be strong when approaching easier keys, as typically you will burn through the trash before Writhe in Agony Icon Writhe in Agony can realize its potential. This grants us increased boss damage, further increasing your clear speed.

3.4.2. Tier 2/Level 30

Empowered Life Tap Icon Empowered Life Tap offers the best possible damage when approaching packs with four or more enemies. When utilizing this talent, always be sure to Life Tap Icon Life Tap between packs to save yourself a global cooldown.

Contagion Icon Contagion offers the best damage on 3 or fewer targets, making it a desirable choice in instances with low trash. It is also our ideal talent for Tyrannical weeks, particularly when doing High Level Keystones. When using Contagion on trash, be sure to apply Unstable Affliction Icon Unstable Affliction to each target you have an Agony Icon Agony applied to for the increased damage.

Absolute Corruption Icon Absolute Corruption is rarely used in the current meta of Mythic+, however it still may see niche use depending on your group composition. When paired with Sacrolash's Dark Strike Icon Sacrolash's Dark Strike, it can provide strong damage over time on large add packs that take a long time to die. This may be useful if your group is struggling with an affix such as Necrotic, Raging, Skittish, or Fortified, as your Tank will likely have to kite. It can be a good choice in the Seat of the Triumvirate instance for making the first and third boss fights easier.

3.4.3. Tier 3/Level 45

Howl of Terror Icon Howl of Terror is our go-to choice, as our primary legendary is Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret. Howl has a 30-second cooldown, exactly the same as our Sephuz, allowing us to quickly and reliably proc our Haste buff on each trash pack. It can also be used as a pseudo Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent to interrupt a large group, however, it will break nearly instantly to damage, ensuring that it does not cause disarray by fearing mobs into every direction.

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be a useful talent in certain instances, but generally only during Tyrannical weeks. The reason for this is that the instant movement can be used to break line of sight, allowing you to escape certain boss mechanics that would otherwise be dangerous or unavoidable.

Mortal Coil Icon Mortal Coil has limited use for Mythic+, as it does not break from damage and can cause unpredictable add movement or even pull additional enemies.

3.4.4. Tier 4/Level 60

Sow the Seeds Icon Sow the Seeds is usually our selected talent, as it offers very strong cleave and AoE once 4 or more targets are present. It is a particularly strong talent in instances with very large packs, such as the Arcway or Lower Karazhan. Certain affixes may cause this to work against your group, however, as Sow the Seeds deals relatively even damage across all the targets. Take care during Bursting, Bolstering, or Raging weeks, as over indexing on AoE on these large packs can cause disaster for your group.

Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest can be a good choice when trash pulls are typically small or dangerous and during Tyrannical weeks in instances that are boss-heavy and/or offer opportunities to extend your Harvest. The best examples are Neltharion's Lair and Eye of Azshara, as both instances feature four bosses and few giant trash pulls. We typically use this talent when AoE is not a possibility (Pelters in Neltharion's for example) or when we want to improve our focus damage to one or two targets.

Phantom Singularity Icon Phantom Singularity acts as a bridge between the other two talents, offering a respectable amount of both single and multi-target damage. If your composition lacks cleave or AoE in an instance where you would normally favor Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest, this talent is a strong middle ground.

3.4.5. Tier 5/Level 75

Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush is the default choice, as it allows you to keep up with the group. Movement speed also has noticeable survival and DPS boosts in many situations, such as during Serpentrix in Eye of Azshara or while collecting Nightwell Energy Icon Nightwell Energy on Corstilax in the Arcway.

Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact is a useful talent, particularly on instances with dangerous bosses on Tyrannical weeks. The best example is Xavius in Dark Heart Thicket.

Demon Skin Icon Demon Skin has limited use in Mythic+, as the threats to our survival typically occur in large bursts rather than sustained damage.

3.4.6. Tier 6/Level 90

Grimoire of Supremacy Icon Grimoire of Supremacy is the only viable talent on this tier for Affliction. Keep in mind you can use the Infernal if you are consistently doing AoE packs and swap it out for the Doomguard when you reach bosses.

3.4.7. Tier 7/Level 100

Soul Conduit Icon Soul Conduit is our standard choice, as it allows us to spam more Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption casts when playing with Sow the Seeds Icon Sow the Seeds as well as bolstering our single target nicely.

Death's Embrace Icon Death's Embrace should be used if all of the following are true:

  • You are using the Tier 21 4-piece bonus.
  • You are not using Sow the Seeds Icon Sow the Seeds.
  • The keystone is not Halls of Valor, Vault of the Wardens, or Maw of Souls.

Siphon Life Icon Siphon Life has limited use in Mythic+, as the single target gain is very small and it has no use on AoE.

4. Stat Priority for Affliction Warlock

  1. Haste
  2. Critical Strike >= Mastery
  3. Versatility
  4. Intellect

Haste is the best stat in Mythic+ for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it improves Soul Shard generation which is necessary to continuously pump out Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruptions. Your Agony Icon Agony will also stack faster which is enormously helpful when playing with Writhe in Agony Icon Writhe in Agony and/or Hood of Eternal Disdain Icon Hood of Eternal Disdain. In addition, Mastery scales poorly with Seed of Corruption which further skews the stat balance in favor of Haste and Critical Strike.

5. Legendary Items for Affliction Warlock

5.1. Mandatory Tier

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret is the strongest legendary in most situations, as it is easily procced by a variety of our standard spells. Sephuz can be activated by the Doomguard's Shadow Lock Icon Shadow Lock, the Infernal's Meteor Strike Icon Meteor Strike, Banish Icon Banish, Fear Icon Fear, Mortal Coil Icon Mortal Coil, Howl of Terror Icon Howl of Terror, the Infernal's Torch Magic Icon Torch Magic, or using Arcane Torrent Icon Arcane Torrent. See our Instance Advice section below for some tips on how to get the most out of this legendary. You should try to activate the proc as often as possible.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret should be used for virtually all trash packs, as well as certain bosses where it can be activated.

5.2. Top Tier

The Master Harvester Icon The Master Harvester is the best choice when you are playing with Sow the Seeds Icon Sow the Seeds and are consuming a high amount of Soul Shards. This legendary should be swapped out for bosses unless there is a source of consistent Soul Shard generation.

Hood of Eternal Disdain Icon Hood of Eternal Disdain is a very strong legendary with a variety of usages. This item is best on bosses, however, it also has very strong presence on trash, particularly in higher keys where pulls are smaller and enemies live for an extended period of time.

Power Cord of Lethtendris Icon Power Cord of Lethtendris should be used as your second legendary for bosses if Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret can not be activated. This legendary is extremely potent for 1-2 target damage.

5.3. Situational/Niche Choices

Sacrolash's Dark Strike Icon Sacrolash's Dark Strike can be useful for kiting if you are struggling with affixes that are difficult for the tank, such as Necrotic. It can also be useful for situations specific to certain instances, such as the blobs on the first boss of Seat of the Triumvirate. You should never use Sacrolash during Sanguine weeks, as it will cause the enemies to receive extra ticks of the healing.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus offers a lot of damage through sheer stats, and is very close in value to the Top Tier choices. This legendary should be used if you feel you need extra survival for High Level Keystones with dangerous bosses, such as Xavius in Darkheart or Hyrja in Halls of Valor.

Soul of the Netherlord Icon Soul of the Netherlord can be a competitive choice if you are killing large packs very slowly. You can swap to this legendary for the final boss in Eye of Azshara, allowing you to use other legendaries and Soul Conduit Icon Soul Conduit for the rest of the instance.

6. Mythic+ Relics, Set Bonuses, and Trinkets for Affliction Warlock

We recommend using the Tier 21 4-piece bonus at all times once you have access to it. Relic priority is largely the same in Mythic+, with the exception being that  Icon Seeds of Doom has slightly more value than it does in raids.

Typically "stat stick" style trinkets are the best for Mythic+, as they offer the best consistent damage and work equally well for single and multi-target situations. As with raiding, Aman'Thul's Vision Icon Aman'Thul's Vision and Unstable Arcanocrystal Icon Unstable Arcanocrystal are the premiere choices, although any high-titanforged stat stick will be fine. Antorus, the Burning Throne, also has good trinkets for Mythic+; the Prototype Personnel Decimator Icon Prototype Personnel Decimator (can occasionally pull extra trash, beware) and Terminus Signaling Beacon Icon Terminus Signaling Beacon are both strong competitors.

7. Pet Choice for Affliction Warlock

The choice between Infernal and Doomguard is largely tied to the instance and your group composition. In general, we want to use Infernal for trash due to its damage, Meteor Strike Icon Meteor Strike, and Torch Magic Icon Torch Magic. For bosses, we favor the Doomguard due to its damage. In many instances, however, we will swap back and forth often, as there are many bosses where Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret can only be procced via the Infernal's stun, and vice versa.

8. Mythic+ Rotation for Affliction Warlock

8.1. Trash Packs

If possible, you should try and keep  Icon Reap Souls active at all times you are in combat, after the first pack dies. If you have limited souls, you should activate Reap after applying your DoTs.

8.1.1. Sow the Seeds

This is highly contextual depending on the level of your keystone, as maximizing your DPS revolves around accurately gauging and playing around the lifespan of enemies. As we approach each pack, however, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Life Tap Icon Life Tap as you are running towards the pack if you are talented into Empowered Life Tap Icon Empowered Life Tap.
  2. Apply your Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption immediately if there are three or more targets. Trigger immediately with Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul. Ideally, try and make your Seed application a pre-cast to waste minimum global cooldowns.
  3. Apply Agony Icon Agony to (up to five) targets that will live for at least 6-7 seconds.
  4. Proc your Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret for the Haste buff.
  5. Spend Soul Shards on Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption.
  6. Maintain your Empowered Life Tap Icon Empowered Life Tap buff and Agony Icon Agony stacks.
  7. Recuperate Soul Shards as the enemies die by using Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul.

Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption is used to apply and maintain our Corruption Icon Corruption provided there are at least three targets grouped together. If there are 1-2 targets, apply Corruption manually and invest your Soul Shards into Unstable Affliction Icon Unstable Affliction.

8.1.2. Phantom Singularity/Soul Harvest

As we only play with Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest or Phantom Singularity Icon Phantom Singularity in instances that are less focused on AoE and more focused on cleave and single target, the approach to each pack is a little different. If there are three or more targets, we still want to use Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption to apply and maintain Corruption Icon Corruption. From there, we want to:

  • Apply Agony Icon Agony to all targets that will live for at least 6-7 seconds. Be sure to re-apply to maintain these Agonies when necessary.
  • Activate Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest or Phantom Singularity Icon Phantom Singularity whenever available unless you specifically holding it for a certain pack or boss in the immediate future.
  • Use Unstable Affliction Icon Unstable Affliction to spend your Soul Shards. Always prioritize putting Unstable Affliction on targets with Agony Icon Agony that do not already have an Unstable Affliction. This allows for maximum benefit from Contagion Icon Contagion. You should never allow yourself to reach Shard cap, even if it means one of your Agonies falls.
  • Recuperate Soul Shards as the enemies die by using Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul.

8.2. Single Target/Bosses

When you are playing with Writhe in Agony Icon Writhe in Agony, there are only a few things to keep in mind when approaching single target encounters. Always:

If you are playing with Contagion Icon Contagion, you should try to maintain as high an uptime on your buff as possible. If you are playing with Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest, you should bank several shards in anticipation of the cooldown to pump as much damage in this window as possible while maintaining your Contagion.

9. Instance Advice for Affliction Warlock

9.1. Black Rook Hold

We recommend using the Infernal up until the second boss. The Meteor Strike Icon Meteor Strike is exceptionally helpful for many of the trash packs, and can be used to proc your Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret during the intermission on the first boss (on the Restless Souls that spawn).

Once you reach the second boss, Illysanna Ravencrest, swap out to the Doomguard, as the Risen Arcanist can be interrupted for a Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret proc. After Illysanna dies, we recommend swapping back to the Infernal, using the Doomguard for bosses, as the Meteor Strike Icon Meteor Strike is immensely helpful for trash.

9.2. Cathedral of Eternal Night

This instance can be extremely difficult on Grievous Tyrannical weeks, and a more single target oriented build is advised.

Aside from trash, you can proc your Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret on 3 of the 4 bosses.

  1. The Fulminating Lashers can be stunned via your Infernal's Meteor Strike Icon Meteor Strike on the first boss, Agronox.
  2. During the second boss, Thrashbite the Scornful, your Doomguard can Shadow Lock Icon Shadow Lock the books that spawn when the bookcases are destroyed.
  3. Finally, use your Doomguard's Shadow Lock Icon Shadow Lock to interrupt the Hellblaze Imps that spawn on Domatrax. Alternatively, you can Banish Icon Banish any of the Demons that emerge, although it takes an extra global cooldown.

9.3. Court of Stars

The Infernal is recommended for much of this instance for its ability to purge many of the enemies' buffs. Before the penultimate boss, Talixae Flamewreath, switch to the Doomguard, as you can interrupt her for a Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret, and the remainder of the instance is purely single target.

9.4. Darkheart Thicket

You are able to proc Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret on the first three bosses by using the Infernal's Meteor Strike Icon Meteor Strike on the adds that appear. You can also use Fear Icon Fear if you prefer to use the Doomguard for the bosses.

There are several enemies that you can control with Enslave Demon Icon Enslave Demon, however this is typically not worth it, as you want your own demon for damage and Sephuz procs.

Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact can be a very helpful talent for this instance when approaching it on very high keystones, as Xavius is a particularly lethal boss. We also recommend using Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus on high level keystones, as the defensive capability is superb for Xavius without sacrificing a noticeable amount of offensive pressure.

9.5. Eye of Azshara

Death's Embrace Icon Death's Embrace is a strong choice for this instance, however you can also opt to swap to Soul of the Netherlord Icon Soul of the Netherlord right before the final boss. Use your Doomguard on Warlord Parjesh and Serpentrix to interrupt the adds/heads for Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret procs. Use the Infernal for Lady Hatecoil to stun the Saltsea Globules as well.

9.6. Halls of Valor

Be sure not to use Death's Embrace Icon Death's Embrace or Soul of the Netherlord Icon Soul of the Netherlord for this instance, as Fenryr Phase One and Odyn do not even reach 35%, while Heimdall concludes at 10%, limiting the effectiveness of these setups considerably.

Hyrja can be a huge threat on very high keystones. Consider talenting into Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact and/or equipping Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus to ensure your survival. Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret can be procced on the following bosses.

  1. Use the Infernal to Meteor Strike Icon Meteor Strike the Ebonclaw Packmates that spawn on Fenryr.
  2. Use the Infernal to Meteor Strike Icon Meteor Strike the Flame of Woe adds that God-King Skovald spawns.
  3. Use the Doomguard to Shadow Lock Icon Shadow Lock the Stormforged Obliterators on Odyn.

9.7. Maw of Souls

As with Halls of Valor, avoid using Death's Embrace Icon Death's Embrace or Soul of the Netherlord Icon Soul of the Netherlord as Helya concludes at 70%. Use the Doomguard to interrupt Harbaron or his adds, as well as Helya, to proc your Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret.

Use the Infernal's Torch Magic Icon Torch Magic to dispel the Seacursed Swiftblades' Sea Legs Icon Sea Legs.

9.8. Neltharion's Lair

As mentioned earlier in this guide, Sacrolash's Dark Strike Icon Sacrolash's Dark Strike can be helpful in this instance after the first boss is killed. Slowing the Rockbound Pelters can allow you to kite far enough away to avoid the damage from Jagged Disc Icon Jagged Disc.

This is also a good instance to use Soul Harvest Icon Soul Harvest, as it can be easily extended during or before several of the bosses, and this instance is not particularly heavy on AoE packs.

Use the Infernal on the final boss, Dargrul, to stun the Molten Charskin and proc Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret.

9.9. Return to Karazhan

9.9.1. Lower Return to Karazhan

Sow the Seeds Icon Sow the Seeds is an essential talent in this instance, as there are some massive packs that Affliction Warlocks can absolutely decimate. Additionally, you can take advantage of Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret on many bosses by doing the following.

  1. Many of the spells during the Opera Event (Beautiful Beast) can be Shadow Lock Icon Shadow Locked by your Doomguard.
  2. Elfyra or Galindre can be Shadow Lock Icon Shadow Locked by your Doomguard if they are present in the Opera Event (Wikket).
  3. The Shoreline Tidespeaker adds can be Shadow Lock Icon Shadow Locked by your Doomguard if they are present in the Opera Event (Westfall Story).
  4. Many of the adds on Moroes can be Shadow Lock Icon Shadow Locked by your Doomguard.
  5. The Maiden of Virtue can be Shadow Lock Icon Shadow Locked during her Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock and Holy Wrath Icon Holy Wrath casts.

9.9.2. Upper Return to Karazhan

This is a fairly straightforward instance. Be sure to interrupt casts on Shade of Medivh to proc your Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret.

9.10. Seat of the Triumvirate

Be sure to interrupt Shadewing's Dread Screech Icon Dread Screech on the Saprish encounter, if possible, to proc your Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret. Viceroy Nezhar's Umbral Tentacles should also be interrupted for this purpose.

As mentioned earlier in the guide, Sacrolash's Dark Strike Icon Sacrolash's Dark Strike can be used to cripple the Coalesced Void adds that spawn throughout the Zuraal the Ascended encounter. Absolute Corruption Icon Absolute Corruption can also be talented to make this effect permanent, however, this is generally unnecessary.

9.11. The Arcway

As there are many demons within the dungeon, several of our lesser used spells find unique purpose within the Arcway. Banish Icon Banish, for example, can be used to disrupt certain packs if you deem it necessary. The packs before General Xakal are almost exclusively demons, and can be very dangerous on higher keystones. Be sure to communicate and coordinate with the rest of your group before using Banish.

Enslave Demon Icon Enslave Demon is also a very useful spell for this dungeon. The Eredar Chaosbringers provide a useful buff called Brand of the Legion Icon Brand of the Legion. This increases an ally's Haste and Damage by 30% for 20 seconds. It is recommended you turn off the auto-cast, which is set by default, so you can better use the ability. Once you have the kill count at 100% you should dismiss the Chaosbringer as it occasionally causes glitches within the instance. Be sure to re-enslave the Chaosbringer once every few minutes, ideally between packs.

On very high level keystones you should have a cooldown available for every Wicked Slam Icon Wicked Slam on General Xakal. We recommend talenting into Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact for this instance to give you an extra button for survival. Remember that Dark Pact can be used early, as it lasts 20 seconds, which may allow for extra uses later in the encounter. Dismissing your demon also allows for much larger shields; if you have enslaved a Chaosbringer and need to re-enslave soon, consider doing this during the encounter for a larger shield and a refresh.

We recommend using Infernal for the majority of this instance, as many of the adds on bosses can be stunned, allowing you to proc your Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret. You should switch to Doomguard for Ivanyr, however, as a successful Shadow Lock Icon Shadow Lock will allow for a Sephuz proc on this boss. The Infernal can also purge many of the enemies' beneficial abilities, such as the aforementioned Brand of the Legion Icon Brand of the Legion.

9.12. Vault of the Wardens

Death's Embrace Icon Death's Embrace is not recommended for this instance, as it is extremely ineffective when fighting many of the bosses. We recommend using Life Tap Icon Life Tap to clear Soul Sap Icon Soul Sap when fighting Inquisitor Tormentorum, as it will refresh your Empowered Life Tap Icon Empowered Life Tap and you will likely not have to tap while it is on cooldown. If you were forced to recently refresh your Empowered Life Tap, you should instead use Corruption Icon Corruption, as you can re-apply to any adds (if necessary) using your Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption.

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