Gems & Enchants (5.3)
Gems and Enchants allow you to customize your stats and choosing the right gems and enchants is critical to developing an effective Affliction Warlock. Use this guide to view the selected best gems, enchants, and profession perks to use for your Warlock.
Patch 5.3 introduced major changes to PvP stats, gems, and enchants. Our recommendations are based on the best available information, but we expect gem and enchant strategies to change as the PvP season progresses. We'll use Twitter and Facebook to communicate when PvP stat info evolves.
The recommended profession bonuses for Affliction Warlocks are provided by Blacksmithing + Engineering. Blacksmithing provides two additional gem slots that can be used to help balance your stats. Engineering provides a strong on-use Intellect boost in addition to other useful items.