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warlock iconAffliction Warlock

WoW Class Guide • WoW Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 • Noxxic Legacy

DPS Rotation & Cooldowns

During combat you are constantly making decisions for what to cast next. Knowing what to do and when is critical for being effecting at DPS. This rotation guide should help give a basic understanding of what to do, what's most important, and how to prioritize Affliction Warlock abilities and cooldowns.

Single Target Rotation

  1. Maintain Agony, Corruption & Unstable Affliction
  2. (if talented) Maintain Siphon Life
  3. (if talented) Maintain Shadow Embrace
  4. (if talented) Haunt (On CD)
  5. (if talented) Vile Taint (On CD)
  6. (if talented) Phantom Singularity (On CD)
  7. Malefic Rapture (If at Soul Shards cap)
  8. Drain Soul (or Shadow Bolt if don't have that talent)

AoE Rotation

  1. Maintain Agony, Corruption & Unstable Affliction (See Note 2 Below)
  2. Seed of Corruption (if >5 stacked targets)
  3. (if talented) Maintain Siphon Life
  4. (if talented) Vile Taint (On CD)
  5. (if talented) Phantom Singularity (On CD
  6. Summon Darkglare
  7. Malefic Rapture
  8. Drain Soul (or Shadow Bolt if don't have that talent)

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

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