PvE Affliction Warlock Addons & Macros

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Beyond directly making your character stronger through talents, equipment, enchants, etc, there are 2 more things you can use to improve your performance as a player: addons & macros. It cannot be understated how much of an impact they can have on your gameplay — increasing your DPS or healing by a large percentage, preventing you from dying, etc. You will need the best addons & macros to be the best Affliction Warlock.


Addons are direct quality-of-life improvements to the existing game features. They can range from User Interface modifications to simple tools such as a Damage Meter or Threat Meter. Addons can also be used to generate text notifications or even in-game vocal notifications to keep better track of your buffs and procs. They can also be used to display boss tactics and notify you of impending threats.

  • DeadlyBossMods – Allows you to track boss abilities. A must-have for raiding.
  • Details – Shows you how much damage, healing, etc everyone in your raid is doing. Flex on your friends!
  • WeakAuras – Extremely versatile addon that can be used to track buffs, debuffs, or create audio notifications.
  • Auctionator – A great tool for any interaction with the Auction House


Affliction Warlock doesn’t necessarily need any macros, however, there are a few useful ones that can improve its overall performance besides the essential macros that each DPS specialization uses.

Mouseover Macro

This macro can be used to cast an ability on any target by simply hovering your mouse over it. You can either hover your mouse over the target itself or over the UI raid or party frame in the case of a friendly target. For any beneficial spell, you will want to have “Help” in your macro, and for any damaging spell you will want to have “Harm”

/cast [@mouseover, harm, nodead] Bane of Agony

Offensive Cooldown Macro

This macro is useful for activating multiple offensive effects at the same time with a simple press of a button!

/use 10
/use 13
/use Volcanic Potion
/cast Demon Soul
/cast Summon Doomguard

Spammable Channeled Spells

This makes it so that channeled spells can be spammed without recasting them. This prevents unnecessary refreshing / mana wasting. This works for any channeled spell be it Drain Life, Drain Soul, or Hellfire.

#showtooltip Drain Life
/cast [nochanneling:Drain Life] Drain Life
#showtooltip Drain Soul
/cast [nochanneling:Drain Soul] Drain Soul
#showtooltip Hellfire
/cast [nochanneling:Hellfire] Hellfire

Soulburn Macro

Soulburn is a new ability introduced in Cataclysm that can be used to enhance several other abilities. You can make different macros that can be used to either instantly summon one of your demons in case it dies suddenly during an encounter, empower your Healthstones, empower Seed of Corruption, or use Soul Fire as an instant cast. You may choose to create multiple variants of this macro to lower the number of keybinds that you require.

/cast Soulburn
/cast Summon Felhunter
/cast Soulburn
/cast Soul Fire
/cast Soulburn
/Use Healthstone


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Hey there folks, I am Nevermore and have been deeply passionate about WoW for more than a decade. Whether we talk about the hidden mysteries of Azeroth or the otherworldly Outland, my journey brought me here to share the things that I have experienced with you all.
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