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==On Affliction==
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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.
   
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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== Astral 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>
   
The [[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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==Affliction Talents==
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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 ===
| [[Suppression]]
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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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| align="left" | Reduces the chance for enemies to resist your [[Affliction]] spells by 2/4/6/8/10%.
 
   
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== The Professions of the Cosmos ==
| [[Improved Corruption]]
 
| none
 
| 5
 
| align="left" | Reduces the casting time of your [[Corruption (spell)|Corruption]] spell by 0.4/0.8/1.2/1.6/2.0 seconds.
 
   
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=== Warlocks ===
| [[Improved Curse of Weakness]]
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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 soul shards 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" />
| 5 Affliction
 
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| align="left" | Increases the effect of your [[Curse of Weakness]] by 10/20%.
 
   
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== The References ==
| [[Improved Drain Soul]]
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| 5 Affliction
 
| 2
 
| align="left" | Returns 7%/15% of your maximum mana if the target is killed by you while you drain its soul. In addition, your [[Affliction]] spells generate 5%/10% less threat.
 
   
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== See also ==
| [[Improved Life Tap]]
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| 5 Affliction
 
| 2
 
| align="left" | Increases the Mana awarded by your [[Life Tap]] spell by 10%/20%.
 
   
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| [[Soul Siphon]]
 
| 5 Affliction
 
| 2
 
| align="left" | Increases the amount drained by your [[Drain Life]] spell by an additional 2%/4% for each Affliction effect on the target, up to a maximum of 24%/60% additional effect.
 
 
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| [[Improved Curse of Agony]]
 
| 10 Affliction
 
| 2
 
| align="left" | Increases the damage done by your [[Curse of Agony]] by 5%/10%.
 
 
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| [[Fel Concentration]]
 
| 10 Affliction
 
| 5
 
| align="left" | Gives you a 14%/28%/42%/56%/70% chance to avoid interruption caused by damage while channeling the [[Drain Life]], [[Drain Mana]] or [[Drain Soul]] spell.
 
 
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| [[Amplify Curse]]
 
| 10 Affliction
 
| 1
 
| align="left" | Increases the effect of your next [[Curse of Doom]] or [[Curse of Agony]] by 50% or your next [[Curse of Exhaustion]] by 20%. Lasts 30 seconds. Three minute cooldown.
 
 
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| [[Grim Reach]]
 
| 15 Affliction
 
| 2
 
| align="left" | Increases the range of your [[Affliction]] spells by 10%/20%.
 
 
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| [[Nightfall (Warlock Talent)|Nightfall]]
 
| 15 Affliction
 
| 2
 
| align="left" | Gives your [[Corruption (spell)|Corruption]] and [[Drain Life]] spells a 2%/4% chance to cause you to enter a [[Shadow Trance]] state after damaging the opponent. The [[Shadow Trance]] state reduces the casting time of your next [[Shadow Bolt]] spell by 100%.
 
 
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| [[Empowered Corruption]]
 
| 15 Affliction
 
| 3
 
| align="left" | Your [[Corruption (spell)|Corruption]] spell gains an additional 12%/24%/36% of your bonus spell damage effects.
 
 
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| [[Shadow Embrace]]
 
| 20 Affliction
 
| 5
 
| align="left" | Your [[Corruption (spell)|Corruption]], [[Curse of Agony]], [[Siphon Life]], and [[Seed of Corruption]] spells also cause the Shadow Embrace effect, which reduces physical damage by 1%/2%/3%/4%/5%.
 
 
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| [[Curse of Exhaustion]]
 
| 20 Affliction <br>1 Amplify Curse
 
| 1
 
| align="left" | Reduces the target's speed by 30% for 12 sec. Only one [[Curse]] per [[Warlock]] can be active on any one target.
 
 
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| [[Siphon Life]]
 
| 20 Affliction
 
| 1
 
| align="left" | Transfers 15 health from the target to the caster every 3 sec. Lasts 30 sec.
 
 
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| [[Shadow Mastery]]
 
| 25 Affliction<br>1 Siphon Life
 
| 5
 
| align="left" | Increases the damage dealt or life drained by your Shadow spells by 2%/4%/6%/8%/10%.
 
 
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| [[Dark Pact]]
 
| 30 Affliction
 
| 1
 
| align="left" | Drains some of your pet's Mana and gives it to you.
 
 
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| [[Contagion]]
 
| 30 Affliction
 
| 5
 
| align="left" | Increases the damage of [[Curse of Agony]], [[Corruption (spell)|Corruption]], and [[Seed of Corruption]] by 1%/2%/3%/4%/5% and reduces the chance your [[Affliction]] spells will be dispelled by an additional 6%/12%/18%/24%/30%.
 
 
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| [[Improved Howl of Terror]]
 
| 35 Affliction
 
| 2
 
| align="left" | Reduces the casting time of your [[Howl of Terror]] spell by 0.8/1.5 seconds.
 
 
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| [[Malediction]]
 
| 35 Affliction
 
| 3
 
| align="left" | Increases the damage bonus effect of your [[Curse of Shadow]] and [[Curse of the Elements]] spells by an additional 1%/2%/3%.
 
 
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| [[Unstable Affliction]]
 
| 40 Affliction<br>5 Contagion
 
| 1
 
| align="left" | Shadow energy slowly destroys the target, causing 660 damage over 18 sec. In addition, if the Unstable Affliction is dispelled it will cause 990 damage to the dispeller and silence them for 5 sec.
 
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==See also==
 
 
'''Affliction''' | [[Demonology (talent tree)|Demonology]] | [[Destruction]]
 
   
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Latest revision as of 08:46, June 3, 2018

This article is about lore concerning Affliction. For the IconSmall Warlock Warlock specialization, see Spell shadow deathcoil Affliction abilities.

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

Astral demonology Edit

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 Edit

Curse of Flesh Edit

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The Denizens of the Cosmos Edit

Gnomes Edit

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

Night Elves Edit

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 Edit

Warlocks Edit

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 soul shards 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]

The References Edit

See also Edit

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