Affliction Warlock Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.1
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
|15||✗ Nightfall||✓ Inevitable Demise||✓ Drain Soul|
|25||✗ Writhe in Agony||✓ Absolute Corruption||? Siphon Life|
|30||✗ Demon Skin||✓ Burning Rush||? Dark Pact|
|35||? Sow the Seeds||✓ Phantom Singularity||✗ Vile Taint|
|40||✗ Darkfury||✓ Mortal Coil||? Howl of Terror|
|45||✗ Shadow Embrace||✓ Haunt||? Grimoire of Sacrifice|
|50||✓ Soul Conduit||✗ Creeping Death||✓ Dark Soul: Misery|
There are a couple of options available when it comes to talents as an Affliction Warlock in Torghast.
Level 15 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast
|✘ Nightfall||✔ Inevitable Demise||✔ Drain Soul|
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 can also be considered, especially if more self-healing is required.
Level 25 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast
|✘ Writhe in Agony||✔ Absolute Corruption||? Siphon Life|
Absolute Corruption is the most usable choice there, offering a certain degree of "laziness" without sacrificing too much damage.
Level 30 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast
|✘ Demon Skin||✔ Burning Rush||? Dark Pact|
Burning Rush gives mobility which makes each run faster and more efficient.
Dark Pact gives active mitigation if needed, at the expense of mobility.
Level 35 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast
|? Sow the Seeds||✔ Phantom Singularity||✘ Vile Taint|
Phantom Singularity is the better option, offering some crucial boss dps, and additional sustain for bigger pulls.
Sow the Seeds can be considered during group play, when AoE pulling.
Level 40 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast
|✘ Darkfury||✔ Mortal Coil||? Howl of Terror|
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 can help dealing with AoE pulls in group play.
Level 45 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast
|✘ Shadow Embrace||✔ Haunt||? Grimoire of Sacrifice|
Haunt offers increased single target damage and damage amplification, while performing adequately in multi target situations.
Grimoire of Sacrifice can be used in group play to gain additional defensive capabilities by sacrificing Voidwalker.
Level 50 Talent Row for Affliction Warlock in Torghast
|✔ Soul Conduit||✘ Creeping Death||✔ Dark Soul: Misery|
Soul Conduit offer higher sustained output around 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, it generally offer a stronger synergy potential.
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 if in front of the last boss
- Ultimate Detainment if in a group with a tank
- Choking Chains
A-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock
- Heart of Endereth
- Spectral Oats let you balance the health loss from Burning Rush
- Fallen Armaments
- V'lara's Cape of Subterfuge
- Brittle Bone Dust for large pulls and against bosses
- Offer of Souls
- Pocketed Soulcage
- Dissolving Vial
- Inferno Skewers
- Mark of Borrowed Power good when stacked
- Pact of Thickness
B-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock
- Imperial Warrant
- Knowledge of Mortality
- Potent Acid Gland
- Pulsing Rot-hive
- Subjugator's Manacles
- Dark Fortress
- The Stone Ward
- Unstable Form
- Glasswing Charm
- Dark Armaments
- Ephemeral Effigy
- Resonating Effigy
- Blood-Stained Dagger
- Detonation Torch
- Eye of Endereth
- Glutton's Guise
- Pact of Infernal Intimacy
- Soulvoid Bag
- Tainted Blood Vial
- Zovaal's Resolution
C-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock
- Gaze of Death
- Frostbite Wand
- Heart of the Forge
- Purifier's Flame
- Stoneflesh Figurine
- Oversized Boots
- Soulward Clasp
- Cilice of Denathrius
- Glutton's Kerchief
- Art of the Blood Passage
- Chaotic Effigy
- Darkwhisper Signet
- Disembodied Tongue with Venthyr covenant
- Hellfire Pact
- Realmlord's Insignia
- Smoking Shard of Teleportation
- Void Etched Talisman for group play
- Warlock's Bargain take it at your own risk
D-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock
- Corruption Antenna
- Flame Jet
- Finger of Frozen Fury
- Kerim's Amulet of Laceration
- Lightning Dust
- Defiance of Death
- Echo of Azeroth
- Irritating Moth Dust
- Swarm Form
- Coffer of Spectral Whispers
- Roots of the Dreamtree
- Suffused Noble Writ
- Bottled Shadow
- Claw of Endereth
- Crystal of Perpetual Displacement
- Sacrificial Vermin
- Shadowed Shortblade
- Soul Platter
- Thirsting Chain
- Visage of Lethality
- Whispers of the Jailer
E-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock
- Disemboweler's Hook
- Erratic Howler
- Gruul's Shattered Toenail
- Lens of Elchaver
- Tremorbeast Tusk
- Watchful Lightfly
- Bottled Enigma
- Flamestarved Cinders
- Icy Heartcrust
- Overgrowth Seedling
- Blade of the Lifetaker
- Curious Miasma
- Crown of Obstinance
- Shimmering Wingcape
- Ever-Beating Heart
- Golden Idol
- The Fifth Skull
F-Tier Anima Powers for Affliction Warlock
- Scroll of Elchaver
- Stormcycle Peridot
- Yel'Shir's Powerglove
- Negation Well
- Band of Deep Burns
- Hematoma Bat
- Lumbering Form - good for griefing your group :)
- 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 can be used to prolong its life, but more often than not is just better to summon a new one.
- Maintain Agony on as many targets as possible
- Maintain Unstable Affliction, and recast it on dying target to gain 1 extra shard
- Apply corruption manually if there are less than 3 targets together, otherwise use Seed of Corruption
- Prioritise the usage of Phantom Singularity on big pulls or high HP targets
- Spend your shards on Malefic Rapture unless there are 5 or more targets stacked in which case use Seed of Corruption
- Use 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. By combining Tainted Blood Vial, Glutton's Guise, Claw of Endereth and Thirsting Chain you can self-sustain while casting Malefic Rapture with a otherwise unattainable rate.
- 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
- 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
- 24 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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