PVE Affliction Warlock Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Affliction Warlock DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Affliction Warlock Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to the Affliction Warlock DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing an Affliction Warlock in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.

1. Talent Tree

PVE Affliction Warlock Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Chaotic Skyflare Diamond


Runed Cardinal Ruby


Reckless Ametrine


Use Purified Dreadstone  if the socket bonus is more than 7 Spell Power
Otherwise, fill with Red Gems

4. Enchants

Head – Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Storm
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Brilliant Spellthread
Boots – Icewalker

Two-handed – Greater Spellpower
One-handed – Mighty Spellpower or Black Magic

5. Gameplay & Rotations

Don’t reapply DoTs earlier than needed. Spells like Corruption and Drain Soul remember the stats you have the moment you’ve cast them (even if the buffs wear off during the spell) - use that to maximise your damage. Your pet is Felhunter.


Life TapShadow BoltHauntUnstable Affliction → CorruptionCurse of Agony

Replace Shadow Bolt  with Drain Soul when target HP is less than 25%

6. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

PVE Affliction Warlock Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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