Affliction Warlock PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Chanimal 8 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Affliction Warlock in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Warlock PvP guide.

1.

Affliction Warlocks in Dragonflight PvP

Affliction Warlocks struggle against melee. However, they perform well into casters and have the potential to do incredible amounts of spread damage. If left alone for a few seconds, they can easily apply their DoTs to multiple targets and begin melting entire teams simultaneously. If an Affliction Warlock is being focused by enemies, it is difficult to deal damage. However, abilities like Soul Swap Icon Soul Swap help to alleviate this problem.

2.

Patch 10.2.6 / Season 4

There are no notable changes for Season 4 for Affliction Warlocks. The Tier set continues to be the Season 3 Amirdrassil Tier Warlock Affliction 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Warlock Affliction 10.2 Class Set 2pc and Warlock Affliction 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Warlock Affliction 10.2 Class Set 4pc.

3.

Affliction Warlock Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Great spread damage
  • +Good against teams with low self-healing or no hybrids
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Struggle to cast against teams with many interrupts
  • -Lack of reliable crowd control
  • -Only one casting school
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Changelog

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