Affliction Warlock PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.0.7)

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

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play 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.


Affliction Warlocks in Dragonflight

Affliction Warlocks are looking to be much stronger in Dragonflight 10.0.7. 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, new abilities like Soul Swap Icon Soul Swap help to alleviate this problem.


Dragonflight Patch 10.0.7

This patch sees a huge increase to damage dealt from Summon Darkglare Icon Summon Darkglare and Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul through the new talents Dark Virtuosity Icon Dark Virtuosity and Sargerei Technique Icon Sargerei Technique. In addition, Inquisitor's Gaze Icon Inquisitor's Gaze has been buffed in power. Affliction Warlocks, if able to cast, will deal incredible amounts of damage through the use of their DoTs and Malefic Rapture Icon Malefic Rapture.


Strengths of Affliction Warlocks

  • Great spread damage
  • Great utility
  • Good against teams with low self healing or no hybrids

Weaknesses of Affliction Warlocks

  • Struggle to cast against teams with many interrupts
  • Lack of reliable crowd control
  • Weak single target damage and burst
  • Only one casting school

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.



  • 21 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 16 Mar. 2023: Updated for Dragonflight 10.0.7.
  • 30 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 30 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 02 Mar. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands 9.2.
  • 17 Nov. 2021: Page reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 06 Jul. 2021: Updated for Shadowlands 9.1.
  • 30 Mar. 2021: Updated for Shadowlands 9.0.5.
  • 27 Dec. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands Season 1
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands release.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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