Affliction Warlock PvP Best Covenants, Soulbinds, Conduits, and Legendary Powers (Shadowlands / 9.1)

Last updated on Jul 06, 2021 at 14:48 by Chanimal 6 comments

On this page, you will find information about which Covenant you should be unlocking. After choosing your Covenant, you will have to unlock your best Soulbind and collect Conduits. This page will outline which of these is the best, including the correct Soulbind path you should choose. Finally, we will tell you which Legendary Powers are the best to have for PvP and in which situations you should be swapping them.

This page is part of our Affliction Warlock PvP Guide.

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Best Covenant for Affliction Warlock in PvP

For more information about what Covenants offer you, please refer to our page about Covenant abilities for Warlocks.

It is important to choose the correct Covenant, as it has many impacts on your gameplay. Your Covenant will give you both a Covenant ability and a class ability. The next choice you have will be Soulbinds and Conduits. Soulbinds are Covenant-specific whereas Conduits are the same across all Covenants. Below is the best and only viable Covenant for Affliction Warlocks.

  1. Night Fae is the best Covenant to choose. This Covenant unlocks Dreamweaver, a powerful Soulbind that gives you passives like Podtender Icon Podtender, Waking Dreams Icon Waking Dreams and Dream Delver Icon Dream Delver. You also get a strong damaging ability, Soul Rot Icon Soul Rot, and a mobility spell in Soulshape Icon Soulshape.
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Best Soulbinds for Affliction Warlocks in PvP

Soulbinds are unlocked as you progress your character with a Covenant. These unlock powerful paths that can be taken to give you powerful spells, important passives, etc. Here is the Soulbind and path you should take if you chose Night Fae.

At the end of this path, you will have gained more survivability from Waking Dreams Icon Waking Dreams. In addition to this, you gain damage from the passive Dream Delver Icon Dream Delver.

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Best Conduits for Affliction Warlocks in PvP

Conduits are passive buffs that you can use to fill empty slots in your Soulbind Trees. There are three types of Conduits: Potency, Endurance, and Finesse. Here are the best Conduits for each of those different types:

3.1.

Best Potency Conduits for Affliction Warlocks in PvP

  1. Rolling Agony Icon Rolling Agony is the best Potency Conduit you can get. This increases the duration of your Agony Icon Agony. This is mandatory for increasing your overall damage output.
  2. Soul Eater Icon Soul Eater makes Soul Rot Icon Soul Rot deal more damage to targets and increases the AoE range.
3.2.

Best Endurance Conduits for Affliction Warlocks in PvP

  1. Accrued Vitality Icon Accrued Vitality makes Drain Life Icon Drain Life heal for more. This will help with your survivability when you need the self healing.
  2. Condensed Anima Sphere Icon Condensed Anima Sphere makes it so when you take damage, you heal for a percentage of your max health. This can only happen once every 10 seconds.
3.3.

Best Finesse Conduits for Affliction Warlocks in PvP

  1. Shade of Terror Icon Shade of Terror makes your Fear Icon Fear withstand more damage before breaking. This is crucial, as you can Fear targets even if they have DoTs on them and not worry about Fear cancelling its duration.
  2. Demonic Momentum Icon Demonic Momentum makes it so your movement speed is increased after using Demonic Circle: Teleport Icon Demonic Circle: Teleport. This is an important Conduit that will make it easier to kite away from enemies.
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Best Legendaries for Affliction Warlocks in PvP

Legendaries have many different effects and some can alter how you should use some of your abilities. For more information on Legendaries, check out our general guide on them.

Here are the best Legendaries for an Affliction Warlocks.

  1. Sacrolash's Dark Strike Icon Sacrolash's Dark Strike is the best legendary you can get. This increases your overall damage output and extends the duration of your curses by 2 seconds every time Corruption Icon Corruption deals damage. This saves you globals as you do not need to refresh your curses as often. This legendary should be used in every PvP situation.
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Changelog

  • 06 Jul. 2021: Updated for Shadowlands 9.1.
  • 29 Mar. 2021: Updated for Shadowlands 9.0.5.
  • 07 Jan. 2021: Updated for Shadowlands Season 1.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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