Affliction Warlock 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: October 27, 2020

Welcome to our Affliction Warlock BiS List, or as we also call it, Top Picks. This is a page where you can find the statistical distribution of gear, talents, and other choices among Top 1% of the best performing Raiders of this class and specialization in World of Warcraft. This page is updated for the latest Battle for Azeroth (BfA) Patch 8.3 “Visions of N'zoth” and the newest Raid – Ny’alotha.

We use services like Warcraft Logs and Raider.io to look up the list of Top Affliction Warlock Raiders as of this moment. Then we cross-check these players through Official Blizzard API and find out what each of them is using because statistically, they are very likely to already have BiS gear, talents, etc. at this point. We parse these enormous amounts of data into useful and easy to understand charts and rankings that we show you on this page.

You can quickly find out what is the current Affliction Warlock BiS (Best in Slot) gear just with the data we provide here. You can also see the best combinations of Talents, Azerite Powers, etc. This is always useful for optimizing your Affliction Warlock character because acquiring these BiS options for yourself will obviously improve your performance in Raids and PVE content in general.

Be sure to also check out our Affliction Warlock PvE Guide and Affliction Warlock PvP Guide!

All Stars
Ra-den the Despoiled
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Carapace of N'Zoth
The Hivemind
Maut
Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Prophet Skitra
N'Zoth the Corruptor
Wrathion
Drest'agath
Vexiona

Stats

90%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

49%
14%
8%
2%
2%

Head

78%
11%
6%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

96%

Back

100%

Chest

70%
24%

Wrist

57%
13%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

61%
16%
6%

Waist

47%
17%
7%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Legs

56%
14%
4%
4%
4%
2%

Feet

20%
19%
15%
11%
11%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
13%
12%
12%
11%
11%

Trinket

33%
30%
29%

Main Hand

86%
5%

Gems

93%
3%

Races

50%
Troll
12%
Human
9%
Undead
4%
Blood Elf
3%
Goblin
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
17%
16%
15%
14%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
22%
18%
12%
10%
5%

Stats

92%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
6%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

77%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Head

91%
5%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

97%

Back

100%

Chest

88%
9%
3%

Wrist

74%
11%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

56%
32%
5%

Waist

73%
6%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

78%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

53%
12%
8%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

48%
11%
10%
10%
7%
6%
5%

Trinket

66%
18%
14%

Main Hand

94%
4%

Gems

97%
2%

Races

75%
Troll
7%
Human
4%
Blood Elf
3%
Goblin
3%
Gnome
3%
Undead
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
18%
17%

Azerite Essence

25%
23%
21%
18%
5%
3%

Stats

88%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
10%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

63%
10%
9%
5%
2%
2%

Head

79%
12%
4%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

96%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

77%
14%
5%
4%

Wrist

58%
16%
8%
8%
4%
2%

Hands

62%
18%
10%
3%
2%

Waist

54%
9%
8%
7%
7%
6%
6%
2%

Legs

57%
9%
8%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

21%
14%
13%
12%
8%
7%
6%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Ring

20%
19%
15%
14%
8%
7%
5%
4%
2%

Trinket

43%
34%
22%

Main Hand

94%
2%
2%

Gems

95%
2%
2%

Races

56%
Troll
12%
Goblin
7%
Human
7%
Blood Elf
6%
Undead
4%
Vulpera
3%
Mechagnome

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
18%
15%
15%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
23%
21%
12%
11%
3%

Stats

88%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
6%
Haste > Mastery > Versatility > Critical Strike
3%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

48%
9%
8%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Head

68%
14%
10%
6%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%
6%

Back

100%

Chest

64%
27%
6%

Wrist

56%
22%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

59%
20%
6%
6%
3%
2%

Waist

53%
11%
7%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Legs

65%
13%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Feet

26%
17%
12%
9%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

26%
23%
15%
15%
7%
5%
3%

Trinket

35%
29%
27%
4%
3%

Main Hand

85%
9%
3%
2%

Gems

89%
6%
3%

Races

40%
Troll
17%
Undead
14%
Human
7%
Gnome
6%
Blood Elf
6%
Vulpera
5%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
12%
11%
5%
5%

Azerite Essence

25%
21%
20%
14%
9%
5%

Stats

92%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

46%
32%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Head

83%
8%
6%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

97%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

85%
12%
2%

Wrist

74%
14%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

79%
7%
5%
2%
2%

Waist

49%
28%
5%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

69%
11%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

51%
12%
9%
8%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

52%
11%
9%
9%
9%
6%

Trinket

57%
25%
18%

Main Hand

90%
5%
2%

Gems

94%
2%
2%

Races

46%
Gnome
29%
Troll
9%
Human
4%
Orc
4%
Blood Elf
2%
Undead
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
16%
16%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
23%
22%
17%
6%
3%

Stats

88%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
7%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
2%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

45%
35%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Head

47%
46%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

98%

Back

100%

Chest

49%
47%
2%
2%

Wrist

41%
28%
14%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

47%
38%
6%
2%
2%

Waist

47%
29%
6%
6%
4%
2%

Legs

46%
28%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

49%
12%
11%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

51%
14%
10%
7%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

42%
22%
20%
14%
2%

Main Hand

89%
5%
2%

Gems

90%
6%
2%

Races

69%
Troll
10%
Human
4%
Void Elf
3%
Undead
3%
Orc
3%
Gnome
3%
Blood Elf
2%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
10%
10%
8%
8%

Azerite Essence

25%
23%
20%
17%
7%
4%

Stats

96%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

63%
25%
3%
2%
2%

Head

92%
5%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

100%

Back

100%

Chest

95%
4%

Wrist

82%
8%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

58%
27%
6%
5%

Waist

58%
24%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

80%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

62%
9%
7%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

61%
9%
7%
7%
6%
4%
2%

Trinket

71%
17%
11%

Main Hand

97%
2%

Gems

96%
2%

Races

78%
Troll
6%
Human
4%
Void Elf
4%
Blood Elf
2%
Orc
2%
Goblin
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
17%
11%
11%
8%
8%

Azerite Essence

25%
23%
22%
17%
6%
2%

Stats

95%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
4%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

84%
4%
2%
2%

Head

92%
4%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

99%

Back

100%

Chest

61%
36%
2%

Wrist

79%
9%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

82%
8%
3%
2%

Waist

57%
20%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

79%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

63%
9%
6%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

66%
9%
7%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

66%
16%
16%

Main Hand

95%
2%

Gems

95%
3%

Races

58%
Orc
23%
Troll
5%
Human
4%
Undead
3%
Blood Elf
2%
Gnome
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
18%
18%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
21%
18%
6%
2%

Stats

93%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

48%
31%
5%
4%
2%

Head

84%
9%
5%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

96%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

91%
6%
2%

Wrist

49%
31%
11%
2%
2%

Hands

80%
7%
6%
2%

Waist

54%
25%
8%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

76%
7%
5%
3%
2%

Feet

54%
9%
7%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

54%
14%
8%
7%
6%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

72%
14%
12%

Main Hand

94%
4%

Gems

95%
3%

Races

50%
Undead
27%
Troll
6%
Human
4%
Goblin
3%
Blood Elf
3%
Gnome
3%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
16%
16%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
23%
17%
15%
9%
6%

Stats

89%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
8%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

43%
9%
7%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

67%
17%
10%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

97%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

53%
35%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Wrist

61%
13%
8%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

63%
12%
8%
7%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

54%
10%
8%
6%
5%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

37%
18%
12%
7%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

17%
15%
14%
12%
10%
9%
7%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

15%
14%
14%
12%
11%
9%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

37%
30%
26%
5%
2%

Main Hand

79%
11%
3%
3%

Gems

91%
3%
2%

Races

34%
Troll
17%
Human
13%
Undead
10%
Gnome
7%
Blood Elf
6%
Void Elf
5%
Orc
4%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
14%
12%
6%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
23%
18%
11%
9%
6%
2%
2%

Stats

85%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
8%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
3%
Haste > Mastery > Versatility > Critical Strike

Talents

57%
11%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

73%
16%
6%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%
5%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

73%
20%
6%

Wrist

45%
25%
11%
6%
5%
3%

Hands

55%
17%
11%
5%
2%
2%

Waist

61%
8%
7%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

62%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

37%
11%
11%
7%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
21%
18%
11%
10%
8%
2%
2%

Trinket

40%
33%
20%
5%

Main Hand

94%
5%

Gems

92%
6%

Races

64%
Troll
11%
Human
6%
Undead
5%
Blood Elf
3%
Gnome
2%
Goblin
2%
Orc

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
17%
14%
14%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

25%
22%
16%
14%
10%
9%

Stats

93%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
6%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

52%
22%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Head

85%
8%
4%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

99%

Back

100%

Chest

89%
8%
2%

Wrist

53%
25%
10%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

83%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Waist

74%
8%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

55%
24%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

59%
11%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

57%
11%
10%
9%
5%
3%
2%

Trinket

63%
21%
14%

Main Hand

52%
36%
8%

Gems

94%
4%

Races

75%
Troll
9%
Human
4%
Undead
3%
Blood Elf
3%
Goblin
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
16%
10%
9%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
18%
16%
7%
6%

Stats

92%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
7%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

80%
6%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

87%
6%
5%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

99%

Back

100%

Chest

51%
47%

Wrist

74%
13%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

81%
8%
5%
2%

Waist

74%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

52%
25%
6%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

51%
13%
9%
6%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

50%
10%
9%
8%
8%
6%
2%
2%

Trinket

67%
17%
16%

Main Hand

93%
4%
2%

Gems

95%
2%

Races

51%
Human
33%
Troll
4%
Blood Elf
4%
Void Elf
3%
Orc
2%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
19%
17%
17%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
21%
16%
7%
3%

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 Is this BiS List reliable?

Yes, it is reliable. We use a very sophisticated statistical method to constantly dig through tons of data which is received from Top 1% Raiders (using services such as Warcraft Logs).

🎯 How is this different from BiS Spreadsheets?

We think our approach is better because we utilize statistics and Big Data approach. Also, most hand-written Spreadsheets show only single BiS item for each slot and they do not cover Boss-specific BiS, while we show multiple options for each equipment slot as well as for every Raid Boss.

🤔 Why are there separate BiS Lists for each Raid Boss?

We show data for each Raid Boss separately, because quite often some items perform better than others if we look at particular PVE encounters.

🙄 Are lower-ranked items unviable?

Of course not. Every item that we mention here is decent enough to be considered, it's just that the first one is obviously the most beneficial.