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{{Magic|title = Affliction|image = Life Tap-0.jpg|associated_classes = [[Warlocks]]|origin = [[Light]] and [[Void]]}}An '''affliction''' can be described as a dark,<ref>[[World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1]] pg. 113 on iBooks</ref> necrotic<ref>[[World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1]] pg. 81 on iBooks</ref> curse that withers structures away over time.
   
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== Astrology ==
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Affliction, when regarding to astrology, is an instance of one celestial body afflicting another.
   
Warlocks are the eternal masters of shadow magic, a practice perfected over many generations. While they excel in the manipulalation of demons, their true power lies in their own hands.
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=== Demonology ===
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By their very nature, demons are astral leeches on the living universe—but the demonologist has mastered harnessing the astral power of these malefic beings on the field of battle. Warlocks harvest the souls of their defeated enemies; those specialized in the ways of demonology use this life essence to tap into the Void, pulling all manner of astral abomination from the astral chaos of the Twisting Nether. While such a practice is often considered by outsiders to be wicked and reckless, the demonologist maintains absolute control over the summoned creatures. These malignant astral entities are fully beholden to—and empowered by—the will of the warlock, until banished to the realm from whence they came.<ref name=":0">[https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/19955662 World of Warcraft > Legion Class Preview Series: Warlock]</ref>
   
'''Affliction''' is a [[Warlock]] [[talent]] tree that includes [[curse]]s and [[DoT]] spells, as well as various other [[debuff]]s. The Affliction tree relies on slow, steady death while being mana efficient. With abilities such as [[Dark Pact]], a warlock with talents deep in this tree is fit to survive a long, drawn out battle based on mana. Also, the Affliction tree contains the only [[snare]] ability that warlocks are capable of getting, [[Curse of Exhaustion]].
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== Known Afflictions ==
   
Many warlocks prefer a [[Shadow Mastery]]/[[Ruin]] talent build (a build that must consist of both talents, but can vary elsewhere), which requires at least 30 points in this tree.
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=== Curse of Flesh ===
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== The Denizens of the Cosmos ==
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=== Gnomes ===
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An affliction caused many of the beings known as mechagnomes to degenerate into fleshly beings later known simply as gnomes.<ref>[[World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1]] pg. 264 on iBooks</ref>
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=== Night Elves ===
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With the loss of their immortality, the night elves as a race had begun to experience afflictions that they had only witnessed in others.<ref>[[Wolfheart]] pg. 64 on iBooks</ref>
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== The Professions of the Cosmos ==
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=== Warlocks ===
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[[Warlocks]] are magical practitioners who seek to understand darker, fel-based magics, including destructive spells.<ref>[[Ultimate Visual Guide]] pg. 21</ref> They’re able to hurt others both instantly and with ongoing afflictions.<ref>[https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/game/classes/warlock World of Warcraft > Game Guide > Classes > Warlock]</ref> Affliction warlocks are masters of shadow-touched powers, but unlike shadow priests—deadliest when pushed to the brink of insanity—these warlocks delight in using fel forces to cause intense pain and suffering in others. They revel in corrupting minds and agonizing souls, leaving enemies in a state of torment that would see them undone in due time. Even the most battle-hardened warriors can be deceived, landing blow after blow against the warlock, only to succumb to their suffering as their very vitality is siphoned away by the dark spellcaster.<ref name=":0" />
   
 
==See also==
 
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'''Affliction''' | [[Demonology (talent tree)|Demonology]] | [[Destruction]]
 
'''Affliction''' | [[Demonology (talent tree)|Demonology]] | [[Destruction]]
   
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== The References ==
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<references />[[Category:Warlocks]]
 
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[[Category:Warlock talents| ]]

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An affliction can be described as a dark,[1] necrotic[2] curse that withers structures away over time.

Astrology

Affliction, when regarding to astrology, is an instance of one celestial body afflicting another.

Demonology

By their very nature, demons are astral leeches on the living universe—but the demonologist has mastered harnessing the astral power of these malefic beings on the field of battle. Warlocks harvest the souls of their defeated enemies; those specialized in the ways of demonology use this life essence to tap into the Void, pulling all manner of astral abomination from the astral chaos of the Twisting Nether. While such a practice is often considered by outsiders to be wicked and reckless, the demonologist maintains absolute control over the summoned creatures. These malignant astral entities are fully beholden to—and empowered by—the will of the warlock, until banished to the realm from whence they came.[3]

Known Afflictions

Curse of Flesh

The Denizens of the Cosmos

Gnomes

An affliction caused many of the beings known as mechagnomes to degenerate into fleshly beings later known simply as gnomes.[4]

Night Elves

With the loss of their immortality, the night elves as a race had begun to experience afflictions that they had only witnessed in others.[5]

The Professions of the Cosmos

Warlocks

Warlocks are magical practitioners who seek to understand darker, fel-based magics, including destructive spells.[6] They’re able to hurt others both instantly and with ongoing afflictions.[7] Affliction warlocks are masters of shadow-touched powers, but unlike shadow priests—deadliest when pushed to the brink of insanity—these warlocks delight in using fel forces to cause intense pain and suffering in others. They revel in corrupting minds and agonizing souls, leaving enemies in a state of torment that would see them undone in due time. Even the most battle-hardened warriors can be deceived, landing blow after blow against the warlock, only to succumb to their suffering as their very vitality is siphoned away by the dark spellcaster.[3]

See also

Main article: Warlock talents#Affliction

Affliction | Demonology | Destruction

The References

  1. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 pg. 113 on iBooks
  2. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 pg. 81 on iBooks
  3. ^ a b World of Warcraft > Legion Class Preview Series: Warlock
  4. ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 pg. 264 on iBooks
  5. ^ Wolfheart pg. 64 on iBooks
  6. ^ Ultimate Visual Guide pg. 21
  7. ^ World of Warcraft > Game Guide > Classes > Warlock
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