Mythic + Guide Overview


In this guide we will cover the different builds of Affliction, Demonology and Destruction that are played in Mythic +. Some builds are more impactful on Fortified weeks versus Tyrannical and so forth. 


Warlock as a whole has generally been considered to be a bit lacking when it comes to Mythic + ever since Legion. The general lack of utility that other classes (Mage, Rogue) bring to dungeon coupled with a "non-meta" damage profile has lead to Warlock being the lesser played class in Mythic +. I do strongly feel however that Warlock can compete with the "meta" classes in the hands of a competent player.


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Affliction

Affliction brings an exceptionally strong AOE damage profile in the form of Sow the Seeds spam in Patch 9.1. This is further amplified by the new Night Fae Legendary Decaying Soul Satchel. Affliction is lacking however when it comes to single target/priority damage which can be an issue at times. 

Tyrannical

This is the pure single target build of Affliction. While you might not bring as much damage to trash packs, this version of Affliction will bring the most to your group if you need single target damage. It is worth noting that both Destruction and Demonology bring more priority damage while also having a better AOE profile than this build. 



Recommended Legendary: Demonic Synergy

Hybrid

This build will cast Seed of Corruption in AOE in place of Malefic Rapture due to Sow the Seeds being your talent of choice. If you also desire a bit more single target damage Siphon Life can be chosen over Writhe in Agony and applied in single/two target settings for a bit more reach. It will not be applied in 3+ target pulls.

Recommended Legendary: Decaying Soul Satchel (Night Fae) or Demonic Synergy (Non Night Fae)

Fortified

This version of Affliction is going to bring the best AOE damage possible. Writhe in Agony is exceptionally powerful in settings where it can reach 18 stacks and tick for its full damage. Sow the Seeds is also chosen and makes Seed of Corruption your AOE spell of choice over Malefic Rapture. This build is exceptionally strong in Fortified settings and brings some of the best AOE in the game. 

Recommended Legendary: Decaying Soul Satchel (Night Fae) or Demonic Synergy (Non Night Fae)



Demonology

Demonology brings arguably the most customization options to the table of all the Warlock specs in Mythic +. You can choose to bring a very strong single target/priority profile, a large AOE based profile with very short cooldown windows or a mix of both. 

Tyrannical

This build of Demonology is all in on the Demonic Consumption playstyle and is the same build you play in Patchwork settings. The specs default damage profile brings good AOE baseline in Implosion, Demonic Strength and Hand of Gul'dan splash damage thus making this build a great choice on Tyrannical weeks. 

Recommended Legendary: Wilfred's

Hybrid

While I am not a fan of these builds personally, some player do opt to play a hybrid build of Demonology consisting of either Summon Vilefiend + Soul Conduit or Soul Strike + Grimoire: Felguard. I feel that the Tyrannical generally does a better job in single target while the Fortified build does an incredible job in AOE. 

Recommended Legendary: Wilfred's

Fortified

The "Big Dogs" build of Demonology brings an incredibly strong and consistent AOE profile to Mythic +. This build is always paired with the Carnivorous Stalkers Conduit and a mix of Wilfred's or Grim Inquisitors. You can opt to play Soul Conduit for a bit more AOE/ST RNG if Grimoire is not as applicable or Grimoire: Felguard for a stronger single target profile. 

Recommended Legendary: Grim Inquisitors/Wilfred's

Destruction

Destruction Warlock I feel is often undervalued in Mythic +. With the buffs to Chaos Bolt and Shadowburn in 9.1 it brings a competitive single/two target damage profile with an incredibly strong AOE profile every 2-3 minutes with Summon Infernal.

Tyrannical

This build of Destruction will bring the most consistent source of damage to a single target setting. Roaring Blaze is surprisingly powerful in Mythic + when priority mobs are of greater concern and is strong in cleave settings as well. I personally feel that Dark Soul is a stronger option than Channel Demonfire but CDF is affected by Roaring Blaze while also having stacked cleave potential. 

Recommended Legendary: Cinders

Hybrid

Rain of Chaos brings an exceptionally strong AOE profile however has an element of RNG. While it is not as strong as Roaring Blaze in single target it's a great hybrid choice for priority damage and AOE. Dark Soul does gain more value with this build when not pairing CDF and RB. 

Recommended Legendary: Cinders/Wilfred's

Fortified

This version of Destruction has incredible AOE potential and is typically paired with the Wilfreds Legendary for a two minute or less Infernal CD. This means that every Infernal is paired with Dark Soul, Ruby and Soul Rot if applicable. It also has a decently strong single target profile and exceptional two target cleave. The only real downside is the lack of Infernal procs at times due to ROC RNG. Shadowburn is also very strong when paired with Wilfred's for even shorter Infernal CDs.

Recommended Legendary: Wilfred's

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