Affliction Warlock DPS Uldir Boss by Boss — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018 at 17:29 by Motoko 91 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Affliction Warlock for each boss of Uldir. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. Introduction for Affliction Warlock Boss Advice in Uldir

In this section you will find information pertaining to each boss individually in the Uldir raid.

The advice in this section is in a state of continual updates, as the content is still extremely fresh. As we experience the bosses in their live and properly finished states, additional tips and advanced techniques will be added.

1.1. Talent Cheatsheet for Affliction Warlock

Taloc M.O.T.H.E.R. Fetid Devourer Zek'voz, Herald of N'Zoth Vectis Zul, Reborn Mythrax the Unraveler G'huun

2. Taloc

This is a standard single target build, and smart Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle placement can alleviate the movement required during Phase One. In Mythic, you most likely will have at least Dark Soul: Misery Icon Dark Soul: Misery once for every phase.

3. M.O.T.H.E.R.

Warlocks should be among the last to cross the Defense Grid Icon Defense Grid, as we do not have a convenient interrupt to deal with the Remnant of Corruption adds that spawn, and our single target boss damage is high. The Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway is a great tool for helping the raid deal with the Wind Tunnel Icon Wind Tunnel, as it allows you to get a few extra casts off for free before gating away from the danger. Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle can be placed in each chamber for a similar advantage.

Dark Soul: Misery Icon Dark Soul: Misery is a great talent for this boss, as you can really pump out serious numbers for the final chamber.

Ensure you have your cooldowns ready for the third chamber, as the boss takes 100% additional damage due to Depleted Energy Icon Depleted Energy.

4. Fetid Devourer

Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle is a great way to deal with the Shockwave Stomp Icon Shockwave Stomp present on Heroic and Mythic, although it is not available for every knockback, unless you time it exactly when the ability happens. If Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle is on cooldown try to position next to a column, to reduce the knockback distance. In Mythic you may want to rotate your cooldown for each add phase.

5. Zek'voz, Herald of N'Zoth

Zek'voz is mainly a single target fight with brief add phases. Siphon Life Icon Siphon Life is a better choice over Absolute Corruption Icon Absolute Corruption since Silithid Warriors will be grouped up and you can spread Corruption Icon Corruption with Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption.

Make good use of Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle throughout the fight, as there are a variety of mechanics that necessitate movement. Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway is a particularly good tool for assisting with Eye Beam Icon Eye Beam or Roiling Deceit Icon Roiling Deceit. Warlocks make a great candidate for Orb of Corruption Icon Orb of Corruption due to our exceptional damage cooldowns during the last phase.

6. Vectis

This is more or less a Patchwerk style fight, so focus on maximizing your damage output. Dark Soul: Misery Icon Dark Soul: Misery is also great on this fight, due to the amount of downtime in the intermission. Talent Demon Skin Icon Demon Skin to reduce the steady income of damage taken and help your healers.

7. Zul, Reborn

Zul focus is boss damage. If you have at least 1 Inevitable Demise Icon Inevitable Demise talent into Absolute Corruption Icon Absolute Corruption and use adds to funnel additional damage on the boss, else use Siphon Life Icon Siphon Life. Warlocks are good candidates for soaking Pool of Darkness Icon Pool of Darkness, make good use of Unending Resolve Icon Unending Resolve or Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact if you talent into it.

8. Mythrax the Unraveler

Warlocks are great for this fight, due to our high cleave and single target pressure. Pay careful attention to your timers before using cooldowns, however, as there are a lot of difficult mechanical overlaps that might force you to movement for extended periods. In Mythic consider running Summon Felhunter Icon Summon Felhunter to help with interrupt, and make use of Absolute Corruption Icon Absolute Corruption to damage the add even when its not targetable.

9. G'huun

G'huun focus is boss damage. While Absolute Corruption Icon Absolute Corruption may sounds the best choice for Phase One adds, clever use of Summon Darkglare Icon Summon Darkglare to extend dots can offer equal DoT uptime, while retaining superior boss damage by talenting Siphon Life Icon Siphon Life. Depending on the strategy and raid composition you will have to place Demonic Gateway Icon Demonic Gateway and Demonic Circle Icon Demonic Circle in different places. During last phase you can refresh Dots or channel Drain Life Icon Drain Life without facing the boss when hes about to fear the raid.

10. Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2018: Updated for 8.1 patch. Reviewed all talent suggestions.
  • 30 Oct. 2018: Updated Uldir boss suggestions.
  • 07 Sep. 2018: Updated for Uldir.
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