Affliction Warlock Guide


AfflictionPvELevel 120 (End-Game) 8.3 Visions of N'Zoth

#Affliction Warlock PvE DPS Rotation & Cooldowns

Below is our guide for prioritizing your abilities optimally. This should help give you a basic understanding of what to do and what's most important to focus on. Each rotation list is more of a "priority list"--in real-time, you'll constantly be determining which ability to use next. Out of all abilities you have available, use the one highest up in the priority list.

#Single Target Rotation

  1. Maintain Agony, Corruption & Siphon Life
  2. Dark Soul: Misery (see Note 1)
  3. Unstable Affliction (if at max Soul Shards)
  4. Haunt
  5. Phantom Singularity
  6. Unstable Affliction (if needed to maintain one stack)
  7. Drain Soul (or Shadow Bolt if not using that talent)

Note 1: When Dark Soul: Misery is active, spam Unstable Affliction. This is a good time to pop Summon Darkglare when you have maximum Unstable Affliction stacks & all DoTs up.

#AoE Rotation

  1. Maintain Agony, Corruption & Siphon Life (see Note 2)
  2. Seed of Corruption (if >5 stacked targets)
  3. Unstable Affliction (if at max Soul Shards)
  4. Phantom Singularity
  5. Unstable Affliction (try to cast one on each target)
  6. Drain Soul (or Shadow Bolt if not using that talent)

Note 2: You can use Seed of Corruption to apply & maintain Corruption when there are 3 or more targets stacked together.