Affliction Warlock 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: August 10, 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

Talents

17%
10%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

60%
19%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

84%
13%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

28%
26%
13%
10%
8%
6%
4%
2%

Wrist

45%
17%
13%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

56%
26%
8%
4%
2%
2%

Waist

47%
10%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

41%
19%
13%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

21%
21%
15%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

19%
15%
14%
11%
8%
6%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

48%
23%
10%
7%
4%
2%

Main Hand

86%
8%
2%
2%

Gems

86%
8%
2%

Races

56%
Troll
13%
Blood Elf
8%
Human
6%
Nightborne
4%
Undead
4%
Goblin
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Gnome
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

24%
21%
14%
10%
10%
8%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

50%
21%
13%
6%
6%
2%

Talents

21%
17%
13%
11%
7%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Head

74%
9%
7%
7%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

90%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

35%
31%
9%
9%
5%
3%
3%

Wrist

50%
25%
9%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

52%
15%
9%
7%
3%

Waist

45%
9%
9%
7%
7%
5%
3%
3%

Legs

70%
9%
3%
3%
3%

Feet

29%
13%
11%
7%
7%
5%
5%
3%

Ring

27%
14%
12%
11%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

47%
18%
12%
10%
4%

Main Hand

92%
5%

Gems

88%
5%
2%
2%

Races

64%
Troll
9%
Human
7%
Blood Elf
3%
Orc
3%
Undead

Azerite Powers

25%
22%
15%
13%
10%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

47%
25%
11%
5%
3%
3%

Talents

29%
17%
12%
10%
5%

Head

70%
10%
10%
3%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

89%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

41%
27%
13%
6%
6%

Wrist

41%
20%
12%
12%
3%
3%

Hands

56%
17%
10%
6%
3%

Waist

53%
10%
8%
6%
6%
5%
5%

Legs

72%
10%
6%
3%

Feet

20%
18%
12%
8%
6%
6%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Ring

31%
17%
12%
11%
6%
5%
4%
2%

Trinket

50%
18%
12%
11%
6%

Main Hand

91%
5%

Gems

93%
2%

Races

70%
Troll
10%
Human
5%
Blood Elf
5%
Nightborne
3%
Undead

Azerite Powers

34%
17%
17%
11%
10%
2%

Azerite Essence

55%
20%
8%
5%
3%
3%

Talents

40%
19%
8%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Head

72%
14%
4%
4%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

95%

Back

100%

Chest

55%
21%
8%
6%
4%

Wrist

47%
13%
11%
8%
6%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

50%
16%
8%
6%
6%
3%
3%

Waist

47%
8%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Legs

62%
8%
6%
4%
4%
3%

Feet

18%
16%
14%
11%
6%
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

34%
20%
12%
9%
6%
4%
2%

Trinket

47%
18%
18%
7%
6%

Main Hand

95%
3%

Gems

95%
2%

Races

65%
Troll
14%
Human
3%
Blood Elf
3%
Orc
3%
Undead

Azerite Powers

42%
20%
12%
11%
8%
2%

Azerite Essence

67%
13%
6%
6%
4%

Talents

24%
20%
9%
7%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Head

67%
9%
9%
3%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

94%

Back

100%

Chest

39%
33%
9%
5%
3%
3%

Wrist

50%
24%
11%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

62%
15%
9%
5%
3%

Waist

45%
9%
7%
7%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Legs

52%
13%
11%
7%
3%
3%
3%

Feet

20%
16%
15%
13%
9%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

22%
13%
13%
11%
11%
10%
2%

Trinket

49%
14%
14%
13%
5%

Main Hand

86%
9%
3%

Gems

86%
5%
5%
2%

Races

56%
Troll
13%
Human
11%
Blood Elf
5%
Goblin
3%
Orc

Azerite Powers

28%
23%
15%
14%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

43%
32%
9%
5%
5%
3%

Talents

24%
20%
11%
11%
5%
5%
3%

Head

62%
18%
7%
3%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%

Back

100%

Chest

45%
30%
7%
5%
3%
3%

Wrist

49%
26%
7%
7%
3%

Hands

54%
22%
11%
5%
3%

Waist

54%
7%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Legs

60%
11%
7%
5%
5%
3%

Feet

20%
18%
15%
9%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

28%
16%
12%
10%
8%
7%

Trinket

50%
16%
15%
11%
4%

Main Hand

86%
9%
3%

Gems

79%
8%
5%
5%

Races

58%
Troll
11%
Human
5%
Goblin
5%
Blood Elf
3%
Vulpera
3%
Gnome
3%
Orc
3%
Undead

Azerite Powers

27%
20%
15%
14%
7%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

47%
26%
9%
5%
5%
3%

Talents

36%
15%
11%
8%
6%
5%

Head

81%
6%
6%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

93%

Back

100%

Chest

56%
23%
8%
5%
3%

Wrist

50%
18%
8%
6%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

48%
18%
11%
5%
3%
3%

Waist

51%
10%
8%
6%
5%
5%
5%
3%

Legs

75%
6%
6%
5%
3%

Feet

23%
15%
13%
11%
10%
6%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

30%
17%
14%
11%
8%
5%
2%

Trinket

49%
18%
12%
10%
5%

Main Hand

96%
3%

Gems

91%
4%
2%

Races

63%
Troll
10%
Human
6%
Blood Elf
6%
Goblin
3%
Undead
3%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

41%
21%
17%
9%
5%
2%

Azerite Essence

63%
18%
6%
6%
3%

Talents

33%
17%
9%
9%
6%
3%
3%

Head

74%
7%
7%
4%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

93%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

52%
26%
7%
4%
3%

Wrist

50%
22%
11%
6%
6%

Hands

49%
19%
9%
7%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Waist

52%
11%
7%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Legs

65%
11%
9%
6%
4%
3%

Feet

25%
12%
12%
11%
7%
7%
6%
4%
3%

Ring

30%
17%
11%
11%
7%
5%
3%

Trinket

47%
21%
15%
7%
5%

Main Hand

93%
4%

Gems

90%
3%
3%

Races

58%
Troll
12%
Human
7%
Blood Elf
6%
Orc
4%
Nightborne
3%
Gnome
3%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

34%
20%
17%
11%
7%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

49%
26%
7%
7%
3%
3%

Talents

34%
17%
8%
8%
5%
3%
3%

Head

72%
12%
6%
5%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

87%
5%
3%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

51%
22%
10%
8%
3%

Wrist

53%
18%
8%
5%
3%

Hands

50%
20%
13%
6%

Waist

56%
8%
8%
6%
5%
3%

Legs

63%
15%
8%
5%

Feet

22%
13%
12%
10%
10%
6%
5%
3%
3%

Ring

33%
20%
12%
6%
6%
4%
3%

Trinket

47%
18%
16%
7%
4%
2%
2%

Main Hand

93%
3%
3%

Gems

93%
2%
2%

Races

56%
Troll
13%
Human
8%
Undead
5%
Blood Elf
3%
Goblin
3%
Nightborne
3%
Gnome

Azerite Powers

33%
20%
14%
11%
10%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

55%
25%
6%
3%
3%
3%

Talents

22%
22%
11%
7%
7%
3%
3%

Head

68%
14%
7%
5%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

94%

Back

100%

Chest

40%
27%
12%
5%
5%
3%

Wrist

48%
20%
11%
5%
3%
3%

Hands

59%
14%
9%
7%

Waist

37%
12%
9%
9%
7%
7%
3%
3%
3%

Legs

59%
9%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Feet

18%
14%
12%
12%
7%
7%
5%
5%
3%

Ring

22%
14%
12%
11%
8%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

48%
16%
13%
12%
5%

Main Hand

88%
5%
3%

Gems

90%
3%
3%
2%

Races

50%
Troll
11%
Blood Elf
7%
Orc
7%
Nightborne
5%
Gnome
5%
Undead
3%
Goblin
3%
Human

Azerite Powers

27%
27%
14%
12%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

44%
33%
11%
5%
5%

Talents

44%
14%
7%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

86%
4%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

94%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

61%
14%
11%
5%
4%

Wrist

38%
20%
8%
8%
7%
5%
4%
2%

Hands

53%
11%
7%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

56%
7%
7%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

73%
7%
7%
4%

Feet

17%
16%
10%
8%
7%
7%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

35%
17%
16%
9%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

47%
23%
18%
8%
2%

Main Hand

95%
2%

Gems

94%
3%

Races

70%
Troll
10%
Human
4%
Undead
4%
Blood Elf
2%
Orc
2%
Goblin
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

41%
23%
10%
7%
6%
2%

Azerite Essence

64%
11%
10%
5%
4%

Talents

28%
20%
9%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Head

62%
16%
9%
5%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

49%
24%
11%
5%
3%

Wrist

49%
24%
11%
7%

Hands

54%
16%
13%
7%
3%

Waist

54%
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Legs

60%
7%
5%
5%
5%
3%
3%

Feet

20%
16%
15%
13%
9%
9%
3%

Ring

27%
14%
12%
9%
7%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

47%
21%
16%
7%
3%

Main Hand

88%
5%
3%

Gems

92%
3%
2%

Races

50%
Troll
11%
Human
7%
Orc
5%
Undead
5%
Blood Elf
3%
Goblin
3%
Nightborne
3%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

31%
20%
15%
13%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

47%
26%
9%
7%
5%

Talents

23%
23%
12%
12%
7%
3%

Head

66%
12%
7%
7%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

37%
30%
14%
7%
5%

Wrist

42%
21%
10%
10%
3%
3%

Hands

48%
19%
10%
7%
7%
3%

Waist

51%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
5%
3%

Legs

60%
7%
7%
7%
5%
3%

Feet

21%
16%
10%
10%
8%
8%
7%
5%
3%

Ring

25%
14%
13%
10%
8%
8%
4%
2%

Trinket

50%
20%
9%
8%
8%

Main Hand

89%
8%

Gems

93%
3%
2%

Races

57%
Troll
14%
Human
7%
Blood Elf
5%
Orc
3%
Goblin
3%
3%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

26%
22%
15%
14%
8%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

44%
30%
8%
5%
3%
3%
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.