Stat Priority (5.4.8)
Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Affliction Warlock. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Warlock and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.
Spell Hit (6%) > Intellect > Mastery > Haste > Crit
PvP Resilience and PvP PowerPatch 5.3 introduced major changes to PvP Resilience and PvP Power to reduce their effectiveness. In general, traditional secondary stats like Crit, Haste, and Mastery are now much more effective in PvP. Our stat priorities are based on the best available information, but we expect our recommendations to change as the PvP season progresses.
Spell Hit (6%) The Hit cap of 6% (2040 Rating) will eliminate the chance for any special ability to miss against other players. To check your Hit, open your character panel and then look under the Spell tab for “Hit Chance” and make sure it is at or just above 6%.
Intellect Increases damage and healing dealt by all spells and slightly improves critical strike chance.
Mastery Potent Afflictions increases the damage by your Agony, Corruption, and Unstable Affliction.
Haste Reduces cast time, lowers GCD, and can give extra ticks to you DoTs.
Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for additional damage.