Affliction Warlock PvP Best Races and Racials (Dragonflight / 10.0.7)

Last updated on Mar 21, 2023 at 19:43 by Chanimal 8 comments

Racial bonuses can provide interesting PvP benefits. Here are the best races to choose for each faction. The races are sorted from highest impact in arena to lowest. However, all races below have their own unique ways of making an impact in a PvP match.

This page is part of our Affliction Warlock PvP Guide.


Best Alliance Races for Affliction Warlock PvP

  1. Dark Iron Dwarf
  2. Void Elf

Dark Iron Dwarf

Dark Iron Dwarf is the best Alliance race for Affliction Warlocks in PvP. The main reason for that is Fireblood Icon Fireblood which is a 2 minute cooldown racial which grants you an Intellect boost as well as dispelling all poisons, diseases, curses, magic and bleed effects. This is especially useful against Feral Druids and Assassination Rogues, as you can remove Deathmark Icon Deathmark.


Void Elf

Void Elves are the second best Alliance race for Affliction Warlocks in PvP. The main reason for this is because of their racial, Spatial Rift Icon Spatial Rift, which allows you to throw out a shadow which you can then teleport to for the next few seconds. This adds to the great mobility Affliction Warlocks already have. Teams that focus you become much easier to deal with by having this extra mobility spell.


Best Horde Races for Affliction Warlock PvP

  1. Troll


Trolls are the best choice for Horde Affliction Warlocks in PvP. The main reason for this is Berserking Icon Berserking which increases your Haste by 10% for 12 seconds. Additionally, Da Voodoo Shuffle Icon Da Voodoo Shuffle reduces the duration of snares by 20%. Due to the playstyle of an Affliction Warlock revolving around kiting it synergises well with how Affliction Warlocks perform in the Arena.



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