Affliction Warlock Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Nov 24, 2020 at 23:50 by Motoko 23 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Affliction Warlock before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Torghast as an Affliction Warlock

On this page we will guide you on how to perform the best in Torghast, Tower of the Damned as a Affliction Warlock. If you are looking for generic Torghast information, check out the page below.

2.

Best Setup for Torghast as an Affliction Warlock

2.1.

Best Talents for Torghast as an Affliction Warlock

Level Choices
15 Nightfall Nightfall Inevitable Demise Inevitable Demise Drain Soul Drain Soul
25 Writhe in Agony Writhe in Agony Absolute Corruption Absolute Corruption Siphon Life ? Siphon Life
30 Demon Skin Demon Skin Burning Rush Burning Rush Dark Pact ? Dark Pact
35 Sow the Seeds ? Sow the Seeds Phantom Singularity Phantom Singularity Vile Taint Vile Taint
40 Darkfury Darkfury Mortal Coil Mortal Coil Howl of Terror ? Howl of Terror
45 Dark Caller Dark Caller Haunt Haunt Grimoire of Sacrifice ? Grimoire of Sacrifice
50 Soul Conduit Soul Conduit Creeping Death Creeping Death Dark Soul: Misery Dark Soul: Misery

There are a couple of options available when it comes to talents as an Affliction Warlock in Torghast.

2.1.1.

Level 15 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast

Nightfall Nightfall Inevitable Demise Inevitable Demise Drain Soul Drain Soul

Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul offers good single target DPS, a very welcomed execute potential, which is useful later against higher level bosses, and the opportunity to gain additional shards from dying enemies.

Inevitable Demise Icon Inevitable Demise can also be considered, especially if more self-healing is required.

2.1.2.

Level 25 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast

Writhe in Agony Writhe in Agony Absolute Corruption Absolute Corruption Siphon Life ? Siphon Life

Absolute Corruption Icon Absolute Corruption is the most usable choice there, offering a certain degree of "laziness" without sacrificing too much damage.

Siphon Life Icon Siphon Life offers additional single target damage but later on the vast majority of your output revolves around Malefic Rapture Icon Malefic Rapture and various damage buffs.

2.1.3.

Level 30 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast

Demon Skin Demon Skin Burning Rush Burning Rush Dark Pact ? Dark Pact

Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush gives mobility which makes each run faster and more efficient.

Dark Pact Icon Dark Pact gives active mitigation if needed, at the expense of mobility.

2.1.4.

Level 35 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast

Sow the Seeds ? Sow the Seeds Phantom Singularity Phantom Singularity Vile Taint Vile Taint

Phantom Singularity Icon Phantom Singularity is the better option, offering some crucial boss dps, and additional sustain for bigger pulls.

Sow the Seeds Icon Sow the Seeds can be considered during group play, when AoE pulling.

2.1.5.

Level 40 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast

Darkfury Darkfury Mortal Coil Mortal Coil Howl of Terror ? Howl of Terror

Mortal Coil Icon Mortal Coil is the preferred choice for solo, due to a combination of additional crowd control that cannot be broken by damage, and the added selfheal burst.

Howl of Terror Icon Howl of Terror can help dealing with AoE pulls in group play.

2.1.6.

Level 45 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast

Dark Caller Dark Caller Haunt Haunt Grimoire of Sacrifice ? Grimoire of Sacrifice

Haunt Icon Haunt offers increased single target damage and damage amplification, while performing adequately in multi target situations.

Grimoire of Sacrifice Icon Grimoire of Sacrifice can be used in group play to gain additional defensive capabilities by sacrificing Voidwalker.

2.1.7.

Level 50 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast

Soul Conduit Soul Conduit Creeping Death Creeping Death Dark Soul: Misery Dark Soul: Misery

Soul Conduit Icon Soul Conduit offer higher sustained output around Malefic Rapture Icon Malefic Rapture which can benefit from certain anima powers, especially those around increased shard generation and additional shard refund chance. While it lacks the burst of Dark Soul: Misery Icon Dark Soul: Misery, it generally offer a stronger synergy potential.

3.

Best Affliction Warlock Anima Powers

During a Torghast run, there are plenty of chances to choose 1 between 3 different anima powers. Below we have compiled a list with the relative strength of each Anima Powers you can obtain within Torghast.

Keep in mind some powers might perform better when paired with different options, unlike others that can instead deliver results on their own.

Last but not least, the choice will often be among Potency, Survivability and Utility. Playstyle preference should be taken into account, therefore do not hesitate to experiment differently from this list.

"S" is best and "F" is worst.

For a complete list of Anima Powers available to Warlocks, please refer to the pages linked just below.

3.1.

S-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

3.2.

A-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

3.3.

B-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

3.4.

C-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

3.5.

D-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

3.6.

E-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

3.7.

F-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

4.

Phantasma Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

Occasionally you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. It is hard to evaluate these, but we recommend choosing them when there is no "B"-tier or higher alternative Anima Power.

5.

Affliction Warlock Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

During the first 1, maybe 2 floors, with little to no anima powers, at higher difficulties the tower can be quite challenging, however warlocks as a pet class can deal with multiple target pulls easier than most other classes. Always pay attention to your pet health when soloing the tower, and consider rotating crowd control abilities in the event where the Voidwalker is taking too much damage. Health Funnel Icon Health Funnel can be used to prolong its life, but more often than not is just better to summon a new one.

  1. Maintain Agony Icon Agony on as many targets as possible
  2. Maintain Unstable Affliction Icon Unstable Affliction, and recast it on dying target to gain 1 extra shard
  3. Apply corruption manually if there are less than 3 targets together, otherwise use Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption
  4. Prioritise the usage of Phantom Singularity Icon Phantom Singularity on big pulls or high HP targets
  5. Spend your shards on Malefic Rapture Icon Malefic Rapture unless there are 5 or more targets stacked in which case use Seed of Corruption Icon Seed of Corruption
  6. Use Drain Soul Icon Drain Soul to snipe shards from dying targets

Make liberal use of your cooldowns in order to deal with difficult pulls, as normally the end floor mini bosses are not particularly challenging. Try instead to get to the floor 6 boss with all cooldowns ready as later it turns into a DPS race.

5.1.

Anima Power Playstyle Changes for Affliction Warlock

While Affliction Warlock do not experience fundamentally different playstyle, as most of the powers are passives or QoL changes, there is a specific combination of powers that allow to spam Malefic Rapture Icon Malefic Rapture. By combining Tainted Blood Vial Icon Tainted Blood Vial, Glutton's Guise Icon Glutton's Guise, Claw of Endereth Icon Claw of Endereth and Thirsting Chain Icon Thirsting Chain you can self-sustain while casting Malefic Rapture Icon Malefic Rapture with a otherwise unattainable rate.

6.

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