Affliction (WoW Talent Tree)  


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Primary Uses

Used as a lower gear demanding spec since hit cap is not needed to be as high nor is critical chance as important in this spec.

Tier 1

  • Improved Curse of Agony (2 points) - Increases the damage done by your Curse of Agony by 5/10%.
  • Suppression (3 points) - Increases your chance to hit with Affliction spells by 3%, and reduces the mana cost of your Affliction spells by 2/4/6%.
  • Improved Corruption (5 points) - Increases the damage done by your Corruption by 2/4/6/8/10%, and increases the critical strike chance of your Seed of Corruption by 1/2/3/4/5%.

Tier 2

  • Frailty (2 points) - Increases the amount of attack power reduced by your Curse of Weakness by 10/20%, and reduces the amount of attack power granted by your Curse of Recklessness by 50/100%.
  • Improved Drain Soul (2 points) - Returns 7/15% of your maximum mana if the target is killed by you while you drain its soul. In addition, your Affliction spells generate 5/10% less threat.
  • Improved Life Tap (2 points) - Increases the amount of Mana awarded by your Life Tap spell by 10/20%.
  • Soul Siphon (2 points) - Increases the amount drained by your Drain Life and Drain Soul spells by an additional 2/4% for each Affliction effect on the target, up to a maximum of 24/60% additional effect.

Tier 3

Tier 4

  • Grim Reach (2 points) - Increases the range of your Affliction spells by 10/20%.
  • Nightfall (2 points) - Gives your Corruption and Drain Life spells a 2/4% chance to cause you to enter a Shadow Trance state after damaging the opponent. The Shadow Trance state reduces the casting time of your next Shadow Bolt spell by 100%.
  • Empowered Corruption (3 points) - Increases the damage of your Corruption spell by an amount equal to 12/24/36% of your spell power.

Tier 5

  • Shadow Embrace (5 points) - Your Shadow Bolt and Haunt spells apply the Shadow Embrace effect, increasing all periodic damage dealt to the target by you by 1/2/3/4/5%, and reduces all periodic healing done to the target by 3/6/9/12/15%. Lasts for 12 sec. Stacks up to 2 times.
  • Siphon Life (1 point) - Transfers 81 health from the target to the caster every 3 sec. Lasts 30 sec.
  • Curse of Exhaustion (1 point) - Reduces the target's movement speed by 30% for 12 sec. Only one Curse per Warlock can be active on any one target.

Tier 6

  • Improved Felhunter (2 points) - Your Felhunter regains 4/8% of is maximum mana each time it hits with its Shadow Bite ability, and increases the effect of your Felhunter's Fel Intelligence by 5/10%.
  • Shadow Mastery (5 points) - Increases the damage dealt or life drained by your Shadow spells by 3/6/9/12/15%.

Tier 7

  • Eradication (3 point) - Your Corruption ticks have a 4/7/10% chance to increase your spell casting speed by 20% for 12 sec. This effect cannot occur more often than once every 30 sec.
  • Contagion (5 points) - Increases the damage of Curse of Agony, Corruption and Seed of Corruption by 1/2/3/4/5% and reduces the chance your Affliction spells will be dispelled by an additional 6/12/18/24/30%.
  • Dark Pact (1 point) - Drains 305/440/545/700/1200 of your summoned demon's Mana, returning 100% to you.

Tier 8

  • Improved Howl of Terror (2 points) - Reduces the casting time of your Howl of Terror spell by 0.8/1.5 sec. [1]
  • Malediction (3 points) - Increases the damage bonus effect of your Curse of the Elements spell by an additional 1/2/3%, and increases your spell damage by 1/2/3%.

Tier 9

  • Death's Embrace (3 points) - Increases the amount drained by your Drain Life by 10/20/30% while your health is at or below 20% health, and increases the damage done by your Shadow spells by 4/8/12% when your target is at or below 35% health.
  • Unstable Affliction (1 point) - Shadow energy slowly destroys the target, causing 550/700/875/985/1150 damage over 15 sec. In addition, if the Unstable Affliction is dispelled it will cause 990/1260/1575/1773/2070 damage to the dispeller and silence them for 5 sec.
  • Pandemic (3 points) - Each time you deal damage with Corruption or Unstable Affliction, you have a chance equal to your spell critical strike chance to deal 33/66/100% additional damage.

Tier 10

  • Everlasting Affliction (5 points) - Your Corruption, Siphon Life and Unstable Affliction spells gain an additional 5% of your bonus spell damage, and your Drain Life and Haunt spells have a 100% chance to reset the duration of your Corruption spell on the target.

Tier 11

(Requires 50 points in Balance to open this talent)

  • Haunt (1 point) - You send a ghostly soul into the target, dealing 645 to 753 Shadow damage and increasing all damage done by your damage-over-time effects on the target by 20% for 12 sec. When the Haunt spell ends or is dispelled, the soul returns to you, healing you for 100% of the damage it did to the target.
    • Buff - Damage taken from Shadow damage-over-time effects increased by 20%. 12 seconds remaining


  1. ^ At rank 2 this is an insta-cast spell

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