Affliction Warlock 9.0.5 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: May 08, 2021

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 Shadowlands (SL) Patch 9.0.5 and the newest Raid – Castle Nathria.

We use Warcraft Logs 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.

All Stars
Hungering Destroyer
Shriekwing
Sludgefist
Sun King's Salvation
Artificer Xy'mox
Lady Inerva Darkvein
The Council of Blood
Huntsman Altimor
Stone Legion Generals
Sire Denathrius

Talents

99.0%
71.0%
28.0%
76.0%
17.0%
5.0%
89.0%
10.0%
98.0%
90.0%
9.0%
99.0%

Legendaries

99.0%

Soulbinds

99.0%
99.0%
74.0%
73.0%
24.0%
10.0%

Conduits

99.0%
78.0%
77.0%
64.0%
39.0%
13.0%
8.0%
8.0%
7.0%

Head

70%
17%
4%
3%

Neck

78%
9%
7%
4%

Shoulders

28%
20%
17%
9%
7%
5%
5%
4%

Back

32%
26%
14%
8%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Chest

32%
28%
10%
9%
9%
6%
2%

Wrist

60%
19%
5%
4%
4%
3%

Hands

42%
23%
8%
7%
6%
4%
3%
3%

Waist

48%
26%
6%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Legs

29%
21%
18%
11%
8%
5%
4%

Feet

63%
9%
9%
5%
5%

Ring

21%
16%
15%
10%
7%
7%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

43.0%
35.0%
28.0%
20.0%
19.0%
16.0%
14.0%
14.0%
4.0%

Main Hand

19%
14%
12%
11%
10%
9%
4%
4%
4%
3%

Talents

100.0%
100.0%
79.0%
17.0%
4.0%
100.0%
99.0%
1.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

99.0%
99.0%
77.0%
75.0%
24.0%
11.0%

Conduits

100.0%
89.0%
78.0%
63.0%
35.0%
13.0%
11.0%
11.0%

Head

70%
20%
4%
3%

Neck

80%
7%
7%
6%

Shoulders

30%
22%
16%
11%
8%
7%
5%

Back

31%
28%
14%
12%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Chest

35%
28%
11%
11%
9%
5%

Wrist

69%
16%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

42%
24%
9%
8%
7%
5%
3%
2%

Waist

49%
27%
8%
7%
4%
3%

Legs

30%
22%
21%
12%
6%
5%
3%

Feet

65%
14%
7%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

24%
16%
13%
12%
9%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

51.0%
48.0%
26.0%
20.0%
15.0%
11.0%
8.0%
8.0%
5.0%
5.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

23%
13%
13%
13%
13%
9%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Talents

99.0%
1.0%
99.0%
1.0%
79.0%
19.0%
1.0%
1.0%
99.0%
1.0%
98.0%
1.0%
1.0%
99.0%
1.0%
99.0%
1.0%

Legendaries

99.0%
1.0%

Soulbinds

99.0%
99.0%
71.0%
62.0%
28.0%
22.0%

Conduits

99.0%
77.0%
77.0%
61.0%
46.0%
14.0%
12.0%
10.0%

Head

71%
17%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

79%
9%
6%
4%
2%

Shoulders

28%
26%
14%
11%
8%
6%
4%
3%

Back

36%
23%
11%
10%
5%
5%
5%
3%

Chest

29%
27%
14%
13%
8%
5%
3%

Wrist

63%
16%
10%
5%
3%
2%

Hands

34%
29%
12%
11%
7%
4%
2%

Waist

54%
18%
7%
6%
6%
6%
3%

Legs

30%
19%
16%
14%
8%
7%
5%

Feet

69%
12%
8%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

20%
20%
15%
10%
9%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

42.0%
34.0%
26.0%
22.0%
22.0%
14.0%
14.0%
12.0%
10.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

20%
20%
13%
12%
10%
9%
4%
3%
3%

Talents

96.0%
4.0%
100.0%
42.0%
41.0%
17.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

99.0%
99.0%
86.0%
78.0%
21.0%
5.0%

Conduits

100.0%
95.0%
78.0%
66.0%
37.0%
13.0%
8.0%

Head

64%
24%
5%
5%

Neck

82%
11%
4%
2%

Shoulders

36%
17%
14%
8%
8%
7%
5%
5%

Back

29%
27%
17%
7%
5%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Chest

34%
34%
10%
8%
6%
6%

Wrist

65%
16%
7%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

44%
25%
9%
7%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Waist

48%
31%
7%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Legs

32%
27%
15%
8%
7%
6%
4%

Feet

62%
11%
10%
9%
5%
3%

Ring

20%
20%
15%
10%
8%
8%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

90.0%
59.0%
17.0%
12.0%
11.0%
5.0%
4.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

22%
14%
14%
12%
11%
7%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Talents

100.0%
85.0%
15.0%
77.0%
21.0%
2.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

95.0%
5.0%

Soulbinds

100.0%
100.0%
71.0%
61.0%
28.0%
16.0%

Conduits

100.0%
68.0%
65.0%
62.0%
41.0%
19.0%
13.0%
11.0%
11.0%

Head

68%
16%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Neck

77%
8%
7%
7%

Shoulders

24%
22%
18%
11%
7%
6%
6%
5%

Back

47%
19%
11%
6%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Chest

28%
21%
12%
12%
11%
9%
6%

Wrist

43%
25%
13%
9%
8%

Hands

36%
12%
10%
10%
9%
8%
8%
6%

Waist

50%
22%
8%
7%
7%
3%
2%

Legs

28%
21%
17%
12%
8%
6%
5%
3%

Feet

62%
10%
6%
6%
6%
5%
2%

Ring

19%
19%
13%
12%
9%
7%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

53.0%
45.0%
30.0%
19.0%
15.0%
11.0%
11.0%
6.0%
4.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

20%
14%
12%
11%
11%
10%
7%
5%
3%
2%

Talents

100.0%
100.0%
86.0%
12.0%
2.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

99.0%
99.0%
74.0%
71.0%
25.0%
17.0%

Conduits

100.0%
83.0%
81.0%
68.0%
39.0%
10.0%
10.0%
9.0%

Head

74%
17%
4%
2%

Neck

83%
9%
5%
2%

Shoulders

26%
22%
22%
14%
6%
6%
3%

Back

35%
22%
13%
12%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Chest

34%
28%
12%
10%
8%
4%
3%

Wrist

60%
18%
7%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

43%
28%
7%
6%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Waist

46%
30%
7%
6%
6%
4%

Legs

25%
24%
22%
10%
8%
7%
3%

Feet

67%
10%
9%
6%
5%
2%

Ring

19%
17%
17%
8%
8%
7%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

44.0%
36.0%
35.0%
26.0%
22.0%
15.0%
12.0%
5.0%
2.0%
2.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

20%
14%
13%
13%
10%
9%
7%
5%
3%
2%

Talents

100.0%
100.0%
75.0%
21.0%
4.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

100.0%
100.0%
79.0%
63.0%
21.0%
16.0%

Conduits

100.0%
81.0%
79.0%
65.0%
44.0%
11.0%
10.0%
7.0%

Head

73%
13%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Neck

72%
10%
9%
8%

Shoulders

27%
19%
15%
9%
8%
8%
7%
6%

Back

30%
25%
16%
12%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Chest

30%
29%
12%
9%
7%
7%
4%

Wrist

54%
21%
10%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

47%
20%
9%
8%
7%
4%
3%
2%

Waist

54%
18%
8%
7%
6%
4%
3%

Legs

29%
18%
15%
13%
10%
7%
7%

Feet

64%
10%
9%
8%
5%
3%

Ring

24%
17%
12%
9%
8%
8%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

51.0%
44.0%
30.0%
18.0%
16.0%
16.0%
13.0%
6.0%
2.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

19%
15%
13%
13%
11%
10%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Talents

100.0%
100.0%
77.0%
22.0%
1.0%
100.0%
97.0%
2.0%
1.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

98.0%
2.0%

Soulbinds

98.0%
98.0%
69.0%
67.0%
28.0%
8.0%

Conduits

100.0%
80.0%
67.0%
45.0%
39.0%
37.0%
14.0%
5.0%

Head

73%
19%
3%
2%

Neck

81%
9%
8%
2%

Shoulders

29%
24%
18%
9%
7%
6%
4%
2%

Back

37%
29%
8%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%

Chest

33%
24%
14%
12%
7%
4%
3%
2%

Wrist

56%
27%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

35%
31%
7%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%

Waist

46%
33%
8%
7%
4%

Legs

32%
19%
17%
14%
7%
6%
3%

Feet

67%
10%
8%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
16%
14%
11%
9%
6%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

43.0%
38.0%
35.0%
32.0%
18.0%
12.0%
11.0%
8.0%
2.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

18%
18%
13%
12%
10%
8%
8%
3%
2%
2%

Talents

100.0%
100.0%
90.0%
8.0%
2.0%
100.0%
99.0%
1.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

100.0%
100.0%
78.0%
77.0%
22.0%
13.0%

Conduits

100.0%
85.0%
80.0%
62.0%
44.0%
11.0%
9.0%
7.0%

Head

72%
18%
5%
3%

Neck

81%
9%
5%
4%

Shoulders

28%
22%
16%
10%
7%
7%
6%
3%

Back

28%
25%
19%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Chest

30%
30%
11%
11%
9%
7%
2%

Wrist

64%
16%
7%
5%
4%
4%

Hands

42%
22%
16%
7%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

42%
31%
8%
8%
5%
5%

Legs

33%
22%
18%
10%
9%
5%
2%

Feet

69%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%

Ring

21%
18%
17%
12%
7%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

45.0%
32.0%
28.0%
28.0%
25.0%
18.0%
16.0%
4.0%
2.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

23%
16%
14%
13%
12%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Talents

100.0%
99.0%
1.0%
91.0%
8.0%
1.0%
100.0%
100.0%
98.0%
2.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

98.0%
1.0%
1.0%

Soulbinds

100.0%
100.0%
80.0%
77.0%
23.0%

Conduits

100.0%
80.0%
74.0%
58.0%
37.0%
22.0%
13.0%
7.0%
6.0%

Head

66%
19%
5%
5%
3%

Neck

77%
12%
9%

Shoulders

33%
17%
14%
11%
10%
7%
4%
3%

Back

30%
29%
15%
8%
5%
4%
4%
3%

Chest

33%
26%
14%
12%
7%
5%

Wrist

63%
18%
6%
6%
4%
2%

Hands

47%
24%
8%
5%
5%
5%
4%
2%

Waist

55%
26%
6%
6%
4%
2%

Legs

33%
19%
16%
11%
11%
8%
2%

Feet

61%
9%
9%
8%
7%
4%
2%

Ring

22%
21%
16%
10%
9%
7%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

53.0%
38.0%
32.0%
30.0%
19.0%
11.0%
8.0%
8.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

19%
16%
14%
14%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%

Talents

100.0%
100.0%
94.0%
5.0%
1.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%
100.0%

Legendaries

100.0%

Soulbinds

100.0%
100.0%
88.0%
73.0%
27.0%

Conduits

100.0%
90.0%
80.0%
68.0%
30.0%
19.0%
7.0%
5.0%

Head

70%
16%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Neck

75%
11%
8%
4%

Shoulders

29%
18%
17%
13%
6%
6%
5%
3%

Back

27%
26%
22%
10%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Chest

45%
24%
9%
8%
7%
4%

Wrist

63%
23%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

55%
25%
6%
6%
4%
2%

Waist

44%
31%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%

Legs

31%
22%
16%
12%
11%
3%
2%

Feet

53%
14%
9%
7%
6%
6%
2%

Ring

23%
17%
16%
8%
8%
7%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

38.0%
36.0%
35.0%
30.0%
27.0%
16.0%
13.0%
2.0%
2.0%
1.0%

Main Hand

27%
11%
10%
9%
9%
8%
7%
5%
5%
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 Warcraft Logs and Official Blizzard API).

🎯 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 there are 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.