Affliction Warlock Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Motoko 41 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!


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 pages below.


Best Setup for Torghast as an Affliction Warlock


Best Talents for Torghast as an Affliction Warlock

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the following string:


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.


S-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

  • Crumbling Aegis Icon Crumbling Aegis if in front of the last boss
  • Ultimate Detainment Icon Ultimate Detainment if in a group with a tank
  • Choking Chains Icon Choking Chains

A-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

  • Heart of Endereth Icon Heart of Endereth
  • Spectral Oats Icon Spectral Oats let you balance the health loss from Burning Rush Icon Burning Rush
  • Edgelurker Icon Edgelurker
  • Fallen Armaments Icon Fallen Armaments
  • V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge Icon V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge
  • Brittle Bone Dust Icon Brittle Bone Dust for large pulls and against bosses
  • Offer of Souls Icon Offer of Souls
  • Pocketed Soulcage Icon Pocketed Soulcage
  • Dissolving Vial Icon Dissolving Vial
  • Inferno Skewers Icon Inferno Skewers
  • Mark of Borrowed Power Icon Mark of Borrowed Power good when stacked
  • Pact of Thickness Icon Pact of Thickness

B-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

  • Imperial Warrant Icon Imperial Warrant
  • Knowledge of Mortality Icon Knowledge of Mortality
  • Potent Acid Gland Icon Potent Acid Gland
  • Pulsing Rot-hive Icon Pulsing Rot-hive
  • Subjugator's Manacles Icon Subjugator's Manacles
  • Dark Fortress Icon Dark Fortress
  • The Stone Ward Icon The Stone Ward
  • Unstable Form Icon Unstable Form
  • Glasswing Charm Icon Glasswing Charm
  • Dark Armaments Icon Dark Armaments
  • Ephemeral Effigy Icon Ephemeral Effigy
  • Resonating Effigy Icon Resonating Effigy
  • Blood-Stained Dagger Icon Blood-Stained Dagger
  • Detonation Torch Icon Detonation Torch
  • Eye of Endereth Icon Eye of Endereth
  • Glutton's Guise Icon Glutton's Guise
  • Pact of Infernal Intimacy Icon Pact of Infernal Intimacy
  • Soulvoid Bag Icon Soulvoid Bag
  • Tainted Blood Vial Icon Tainted Blood Vial
  • Zovaal's Resolution Icon Zovaal's Resolution

C-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

  • Gaze of Death Icon Gaze of Death
  • Frostbite Wand Icon Frostbite Wand
  • Heart of the Forge Icon Heart of the Forge
  • Purifier's Flame Icon Purifier's Flame
  • Stoneflesh Figurine Icon Stoneflesh Figurine
  • Oversized Boots Icon Oversized Boots
  • Soulward Clasp Icon Soulward Clasp
  • Cilice of Denathrius Icon Cilice of Denathrius
  • Glutton's Kerchief Icon Glutton's Kerchief
  • Art of the Blood Passage Icon Art of the Blood Passage
  • Chaotic Effigy Icon Chaotic Effigy
  • Darkwhisper Signet Icon Darkwhisper Signet
  • Disembodied Tongue Icon Disembodied Tongue with Venthyr covenant
  • Hellfire Pact Icon Hellfire Pact
  • Realmlord's Insignia Icon Realmlord's Insignia
  • Smoking Shard of Teleportation Icon Smoking Shard of Teleportation
  • Void Etched Talisman Icon Void Etched Talisman for group play
  • Warlock's Bargain Icon Warlock's Bargain take it at your own risk

D-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

  • Corruption Antenna Icon Corruption Antenna
  • Flame Jet Icon Flame Jet
  • Finger of Frozen Fury Icon Finger of Frozen Fury
  • Kerim's Amulet of Laceration Icon Kerim's Amulet of Laceration
  • Lightning Dust Icon Lightning Dust
  • Defiance of Death Icon Defiance of Death
  • Echo of Azeroth Icon Echo of Azeroth
  • Irritating Moth Dust Icon Irritating Moth Dust
  • Swarm Form Icon Swarm Form
  • Coffer of Spectral Whispers Icon Coffer of Spectral Whispers
  • Roots of the Dreamtree Icon Roots of the Dreamtree
  • Suffused Noble Writ Icon Suffused Noble Writ
  • Bottled Shadow Icon Bottled Shadow
  • Claw of Endereth Icon Claw of Endereth
  • Crystal of Perpetual Displacement Icon Crystal of Perpetual Displacement
  • Sacrificial Vermin Icon Sacrificial Vermin
  • Shadowed Shortblade Icon Shadowed Shortblade
  • Soul Platter Icon Soul Platter
  • Thirsting Chain Icon Thirsting Chain
  • Visage of Lethality Icon Visage of Lethality
  • Whispers of the Jailer Icon Whispers of the Jailer

E-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

  • Disemboweler's Hook Icon Disemboweler's Hook
  • Erratic Howler Icon Erratic Howler
  • Gruul's Shattered Toenail Icon Gruul's Shattered Toenail
  • Lens of Elchaver Icon Lens of Elchaver
  • Tremorbeast Tusk Icon Tremorbeast Tusk
  • Watchful Lightfly Icon Watchful Lightfly
  • Bottled Enigma Icon Bottled Enigma
  • Flamestarved Cinders Icon Flamestarved Cinders
  • Icy Heartcrust Icon Icy Heartcrust
  • Overgrowth Seedling Icon Overgrowth Seedling
  • Blade of the Lifetaker Icon Blade of the Lifetaker
  • Curious Miasma Icon Curious Miasma
  • Crown of Obstinance Icon Crown of Obstinance
  • Shimmering Wingcape Icon Shimmering Wingcape
  • Ever-Beating Heart Icon Ever-Beating Heart
  • Golden Idol Icon Golden Idol
  • The Fifth Skull Icon The Fifth Skull

F-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock

  • Frostchipper Icon Frostchipper
  • Scroll of Elchaver Icon Scroll of Elchaver
  • Stormcycle Peridot Icon Stormcycle Peridot
  • Yel'Shir's Powerglove Icon Yel'Shir's Powerglove
  • Negation Well Icon Negation Well
  • Band of Deep Burns Icon Band of Deep Burns
  • Hematoma Bat Icon Hematoma Bat
  • Lumbering Form Icon Lumbering Form - good for griefing your group :)
  • Elongated Skeletal Arms Icon Elongated Skeletal Arms

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.


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.


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.



  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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