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List of Affliction Warlock pre-Kara DPS Gear

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Limitations:
– Prefered Stats: +spell hit, +spell dmg, +shadow dmg, +stamina
– Pre-Karazahn Aiming for 7k health, 7k mana, +1k shadow damage, 202 spell hit (76 w/ Suppression for affliction spells) (In order to land spells 99% of the time a Warlock needs 202 spell hit. Until they get it they can spec into Suppression and cap affliction spells with only 76 +spell. Once you get 202 spell hit, drop suppression from your talent spec).
– List assumes that the warlock will be a Shadoweave specialized tailor who is aligned with Scryer.
– ** Prefered item
– Sandbox: http://www.warcrafter.net/sandbox/34629
– Destruction warlocks, look here: Canadian PIMP on Warlock’s Den Helpful for Affliction too.. but more helpful for Destruction.

Head:

Auction House/Crafted
**[item]Spellstrike Hood[/item] 145 AC +16 Sta +12 Int +16 spell hit rating (1.3%) +24 spell crit strike rating (1.1%) +46 spell (Blue, Yellow, Red (Socket Bonus: +6 Stamina)) Spellstrike Infusion Set 1/2
5-man:
[item]Hood of Oblivion[/item] 127 AC +27 Sta +32 Int +40 spell/healing (Blue Socket, Meta Socket(+5 Spell Damage)) Set: Oblivion Raiment 1/5 – Harbinger Skyriss 10% @ Arcatraz

* Enchant: [item]Glyph of Power[/item] +22 spell/healing +14 spell hit rating – Requires The Sha’tar – Revered

Neck:

[item]Manasurge Pendant[/item] +24 Sta +22 Int +28 spell/healing – 25 badges @ Shattrath
**[item]Brooch of Heightened Potential[/item] +15 Sta +14 Int +9 spell hit rating (0.8%@68) +14 spell crit strike rating (0.71%@68) +22 spell/healing – Blackheart the Inciter 12% @ Shadow Labs
[item]Natashas Arcane Filament[/item] +22 Sta +10 Int +29 spell/healing – “The Hound-Master” @ Blade’s Edge Mountain

Shoulder:

Crafted:
** [item]Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders[/item] 133 AC +21 Sta +15 Int +50 shadow/frost spell (Yellow, Blue (Socket Bonus: +3 Spell Hit Rating)) Requires Shadoweave Tailoring Set: Shadow’s Embrace (1/3) – BoP Tailoring
5-mans:
[item]Spaulders of Oblivion[/item] 117 AC +25 Sta +17 Int +29 spell/healing (Yellow Socket, Blue Socket (+3 Spell Hit Rating)) – Murmur 10% @ Shadow Labs

* Enchant: Scryer shoulder enchant.

Back:

Crafted:
[item]Cloak of the Black Void[/item] 76 AC +11 Int +35 spell/healing – World Drop Requires Bolt of Imbued Netherweave (6), Primal Mana (3), Primal Shadow (3)
5-man:
**[item]Sethekk Oracle Cloak[/item] 78 AC +18 Sta +18 Int +12 spell hit rating (1.0%) +22 spell/healing – Talon King Ikiss 3% @ Sethekk Halls

* Enchant Cloak – Subtlety 2% less threat (4x Small Prismatic Shard, 2 Greater Planar Essence, 8 Primal Shadow)
OR
* Enchant Cloak – Spell Penetration +20 spell penetration

Chest:

Crafted:
**[item]Frozen Shadoweave Robe[/item] 178 AC +30 Sta +20 Int +72 shadow/frost spell (Yellow, Blue (Socket Bonus: +3 Spell Hit Rating)) Requires Shadoweave Tailoring Set: Shadow’s Embrace (1/3) – BoP Tailoring
5-mans:
[item]Robe of Oblivion[/item] 156 AC +30 Sta +20 Int +40 spell/healing (Red Socket, Yellow Socket, Blue Socket (+6 Sta)) Set: Oblivion Raiment 1/5 – Murmur 10% @ Shadow Labs

* Enchant: Enchant Chest – Exceptional Stats +6 to all stats
OR
* Enchant: Enchant Chest – Major Resilience +15 resilience rating

Wrist:

Auction House/Crafted:
**[item]Bracers of Nimble Thought[/item] 103 AC +27 Sta +20 Int +28 spell haste rating (1.8%) +34 spell/healing – BoE Tailoring
[item]Unyielding Bracers[/item] 67 AC +39 Sta +12 resilience rating (0.3%) (Yellow Socket (+2 Spell Hit Rating)) Set: The Unyielding (1/2)
Heroics:
[item]Crimson Bracers of Gloom[/item] 68 AC +18 Sta +18 Int +12 spell hit rating (1.0%) +22 spell/healing – Omor the Unscarred 10% @ Ramparts
PVP:
[item]Vindicators Silk Cuffs[/item] 103 AC +29 Sta +22 Int +17 spell crit strike rating (0.77%) +13 resilience rating (0.33%) +27 spell/healing (Yellow Socket (+2 Spell Damage)) – Warsong Gulch Marks x20 and 11,794 Honor Points

* Enchant: Enchant Bracer – Spellpower +15 spell/healing
OR
* Enchant: Enchant Bracer – Fortitude +12 stamina

Hand:

Crafted:
[item]Sunfire Handwraps[/item] 166 AC +33 Sta +30 Int +37 spell crit strike rating (1.7%) +53 spell (Red x2 (+4 Spell Damage)) – 10x Spellcloth 10x Shadowcloth 6x Sunmote
5-mans:
[item]Gloves of Oblivion[/item] 97 AC +33 Sta +21 Int +20 spell hit rating (1.6%) +26 spell Oblivion Raiment set 1/5 – Warchief Kargath Bladefist@5% – Shattered Halls
[item]Jaedenfire Gloves of Annihilation[/item] 95 AC +25 Sta +25 Int +39 Shadow spell – Ambassador Hellmaw 10% @ Shadow Labs
Heroics:
**[item]Studious Wraps[/item] 135 AC +21 Sta +22 Int +25 spell critical strike rating (1.1%) +40 spell/healing (Red, Blue (Socket Bonus: +4 Spell Damage)) – 60 Heroic Badge of Justice

* Enchant: Enchant Gloves – Major Spellpower +20 spell/healing
OR
* Enchant: Enchant Gloves – Spell Strike +15 spell hit rating

Waist:

Auction House/Crafted:
**[item]Belt of Blasting[/item] 121 AC +23 spell hit rating (1.8%) +30 spell critical strike rating (1.4%) +50 spell/healing (Blue, Yellow (Socket Bonus: +4 Spell Damage))
[item]Girdle of Ruination[/item] 100 AC +18 Sta +13 Int +20 spell crit strike rating (0.9%) +39 spell/healing (Red Socket, Yellow Socket (+4 Stamina))
[item]Unyielding Girdle[/item] 100 AC +28 Sta +20 resilience rating (0.5%) +32 spell/healing (Blue Socket, Yellow Socket (+3 Intellect)) Set: The Unyielding (1/2)
5-man:
[item]Sash of Serpentra[/item] 88 AC +31 Sta +21 Inte +17 spell hit rating (1.3%) +25 spell/healing – Warlord Kalithresh 10% @ Steamvaults

Leg:

Crafted:
**[item]Spellstrike Pants[/item] 156 AC +12 Sta +8 Int +22 spell hit rating (1.7%) +26 spell critical strike rating (1.2%) +46 spell/healing (Blue, Yellow, Red (Socket Bonus: +6 Stamina)) Spellstrike Infusion Set 1/2
5-mans:
[item]Trousers of Oblivion[/item] 136 AC +42 Sta +33 Int +12 spell hit rating (1.0%) +39 spell Oblivion Raiment set 1/5 – Talon King Ikiss @ 5% – Sethekk Halls

* Enchant: [item]Runic Spellthread[/item] +35 spell/healing +20 Sta
OR
* Enchant: [item]Mystic Spellthread[/item] +25 spell/healing +15 Sta

Feet:

**[item]Frozen Shadoweave Boots[/item] 122 AC +15 Sta +9 Int +57 shadow/frost spell (Yellow, Blue (Socket Bonus: +3 Spell Hit Rating)) Requires Shadoweave Tailoring Set: Shadow’s Embrace (1/3)

* Enchant: Enchant Boots – Fortitude +12 Sta

Rings:

Reputation Reward:
[item]Ashyens Gift[/item] +30 Sta +21 spell hit rating (1.7%) +23 spell/healing – Requires Cenarion Expedition – Exalted
[item]Seal of the Exorcist[/item] +24 Sta +12 spell hit rating (1.0%) +11 resilience (0.3%) +28 spell/healing – 50 spirit shards

(only available to Enchanters)
* Enchant: Enchant Ring – Spellpower +12 spell – Keepers of Time – Honored

Wand:

5-mans:
[item]The Black Stalk[/item] 165 – 307 Shadow Damage Speed 1.50 (157.3 dps) +10 Sta +11 spell crit strike rating (0.5% @ L70) +20 spell/healing – The Black Stalker 11% @ The Underbog
[item]Nether Cores Control Rod[/item]
163 – 303 Shadow Damage Speed 1.80 (129.4 dps) +9 Sta +10 Int +8 spell hit rating (0.63% @ L70) +13 spell/healing – Dalliah the Doomsayer 16% @ The Arcatraz
Heroics:
**[item]Carved Witch Doctors Stick[/item] 184 – 343 Shadow Damage Speed 1.50 (175.7 dps) +9 Sta +15 Int +18 spell/healing (blue (Socket Bonus: +2 Spell Damage)) – 25 Heroic Badge of Justice

Trinkets:

**[item]Darkmoon Card: Crusade[/item] Equip: Each time you deal melee or ranged damage to an opponent, you gain 6 attack power for the next 10 sec., stacking up to 20 times. Each time you land a harmful spell on an opponent, you gain 8 spell damage for the next 10 sec., stacking up to 10 times.
[item]Icon of the Silver Crescent[/item] +43 spell/healing Use: +155 spell/healing for 20 sec. – 41 Heroic Badge of Justice
**[item]Scryers Bloodgem[/item] +32 spell hit rating (2.5%) Use: Increases spell damage by up to 150 and healing by up to 280 for 15 sec – Scryer Revered
[item]Starkillers Bauble[/item] +26 spell hit rating (2.1%) Use: Increases spell damage by up to 125 for 15 sec. – Quest line in Netherstorm.

Weapon:

**[item]Gladiators War Staff[/item] 134 – 277 Damage Speed 3.00 (68.7 dps) +48 sta +18 int +21 spell hit rating (1.7%) +36 spell crit strike rating (1.6%) +25 resilience rating (0.6%) +199 spell

[item]Scryers Blade of Focus[/item] 18 – 130 Damage Speed 1.80 (41.1 dps) +42 Sta +28 Int +247 spell/healing – 150 badges SSO
[item]Jaded Crystal Dagger[/item] 26 – 121 Damage Speed 1.80 (41.2 dps) +22 Sta +19 Int +18 spell haste rating (1.1%) +185 spell/healing – Selin Fireheart 18% @ Heroic Magister’s Terrace

Off-Hand:

[item]Orb of the Soul-Eater[/item] Off-hand +18 Sta +51 shadow damage – 25 Badges of Justice

* Enchant: Enchant Weapon – Soulfrost +54 shadow/frost
OR
* Enchant: Enchant Weapon – Major Spellpower +40 spell/healing

Gems:
Yellow: [item]Great Dawnstone[/item] +8 spell hit 24
Orange: [item]Veiled Noble Topaz[/item] +4 Spell Hit Rating and +5 Spell Damage
Orange: [item]Potent Noble Topaz[/item] +4 spell crit rating and +5 spell damage
Red: [item]Runed Living Ruby[/item] +9 spell/healing
Purple: [item]Glowing Nightseye[/item] +5 spell and +6 stamina
Blue: [item]Solid Star of Elune[/item] +12 stamina

Shadow’s Embrace set bonus:
3/3: Your Frost and Shadow damage spells heal you for 2% of the damage they deal.

Spellstrike Infusion set bonus:
2/2 Gives a chance when your harmful spells land to increase the damage of your spells and effects by 92 for 10 sec.

Oblivion Rainment set bonus:
2/5 Grants your pet 45 mana per 5 sec.
4/5 Your Seed of Corruption deals 180 additional damage when it detonates.

The Unyielding set bonus:
Bonus only apply if the wearer has 350 Tailoring.
2/2 Reduces melee damage taken by 5.

Resources:
MaxDPS.com: A World of Warcraft Formula Site – Warlock Gear Rankings (http://www.maxdps.com/warlock/dps.php)
Arbitrary Affliction Gear I and II from World of Warlocks (http://worldofwarlocks.blogspot.com/2007/10/arbitrary-affliction-gear.html http://worldofwarlocks.blogspot.com/2007/10/arbitary-affliction-continued.html)
World of Warcraft Forums (http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=2288048894&postId=22876829731&sid=1#0)
Gearing Your Warlock (http://wowmb.net/forums/showthread.php?t=23586)

10 thoughts on “List of Affliction Warlock pre-Kara DPS Gear

  1. Great list. I’m on the rexxar server if you want to check my gear out so far. Is there any possibility that you could list the best items to get before we get the crafted epic stuff?

  2. This is a great list for warlocks. I have nearly everything on the list. You say this is for Affliction but I’m Destro 0/21/40 shadowbolt specc and I top dmg list wherever I raid/party, in SSC I get in 3 top and almost everytime in first place.
    One thing that is great to don’t care about gem bonus and you will reach hit rating max level much faster and get much more dmg.
    Gem the gear only with Veiled Noble Topaz(hit/+dmg) and when you reach max level for rating gem with (crit/+dmg).

  3. Crussieus,

    Keep in mind that I made this for AffLock.. so there may be places where I choose +spell dmg in favor of +crit. For Affliction crit is crap.. my understanding is that for Destro (or shadow priest/mage) crit might figure bigger into the gear choices.

  4. I wouldn’t say crit is CRAP…just something I wouldn’t gem for. When I raid affliction, after loading up all 5 dots, I put out 3 shadowbolts (4 is I get a nightfall proc) and with improved shadowbolt, a crit is nice every once in a while. I’m sure the shadowpriest (should you have one) will also be very happy.

  5. Crussieus,

    is that ur World of warcraft Char Name would like to see ur Spec
    this List if very helpful

  6. I am a lock (usually the only one in our 25’s) that is currently finishing up on Vashj and Kael and about to head into BT and Mount Hyjal- weee!

    Im 21/40 spec through SSC/TK atm, tried as affliction and Demo but to do the most damage 21/40- im my experience – has the highest dps/damage. Afflcition and demo cant compete with S/Bolts doing 7k crits one after the other. I did not think 202 spell hit a requisite for affliction- i even tried regemming in destro to see how many resists i would get on 185 spell hit…13/800 s/bolts. With 202 spell hit i had 8/829 resists. In the end wasnt a huge amount but still- it was a difference. Raid buffed im at 29% crit visible (+5% talent) 200 spell hit (heh gems need a little tweaking again) and 1370 shadow damge. Im susally in the top 5 for DPS/Damage as we have some serious DPS’ers..but no one can beat me on Alar:D.

    Ps: Destro only really shines when your in a caster friendly group- if you are asked to flask it in tank group then yeah- your DPS will be seriously gimped.

    All that being said all specs are viable imo depending on what the raid is looking for.

  7. oh and for gear- T5 great 2 set bonus for demo- i just dont understand the 4 piece bonus though- lame. Im passing on rest of T5 and waiting for T6.

  8. Why is [Sunfire Handwraps] on there? they are like sunwell gear pretty much, the mats are way too expensive to be realistic.

  9. They’re on this list because they -are- BoE.. and it is conceivable that you could get money to buy them. I realize it’s a stretch.. but technically they -are- able to be acquired.

    Originally it was the same way with the Belt of Blasting. It was out of reach before.. but it’s doable now.

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