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Unstable Affliction
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  • Unstable Affliction
  • Level 10 Affliction warlock ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 1.5% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Shadow energy slowly destroys the target, causing (X + 29% of SP) damage over 14 sec.

    If the Unstable Affliction is dispelled it will cause (Y + 232% of SP) damage to the dispeller and silence them for 4 sec. This damage always critically strikes.
Usable by
Class Warlock
Properties
Type Offensive
School Shadow
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 10
Modified by  [Glyph of Unstable Affliction]
Related debuffs
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  • Magic
  • Unstable Affliction
  • Suffering [X/7] Shadow damage every 2 sec.
    If dispelled, will cause (Y + 232% of SP) damage to the dispeller, will always critically strike, and silence them for 4 sec.
  • Duration: 14 seconds

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  • Magic
  • Unstable Affliction
  • Silenced.
  • Duration: 4 seconds

Unstable Affliction is an Affliction warlock ability that places a damage over time debuff on the target. If the debuff is dispelled, the dispeller will be dealt substantial damage and silenced for 4 seconds.

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Tips and tactics

  • This is a great spell for warlocks in arena. With all the curses a warlock has, a priest will be forced to dispel, which results in the direct damage.
  • In PvE, this spell is just another DoT. Most raid bosses do not dispel, and therefore the damage and silence of effects of dispelling this spell are wasted.
  • In PvP, it can help prevent your DoTs from being dispelled safely, as its secondary effects can cause significant damage to the dispeller.

Patch changes

  • MoP Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Damage has been increased by 21%.
  • MoP Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Unstable Affliction's Backlash effect is now always a critical hit and deals approximately 15% more damage.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now an Affliction specialization ability available at level 10. Duration reduced from 15 to 14 sec. No longer limited to one target.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26):
    • Unstable Affliction damage done when it is dispelled has been doubled, but this damage can no longer be critical.
    • Damage dealt by Unstable Affliction when it is dispelled now properly benefits from [Shadow Mastery].
  • WotLK Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): [Immolate] and Unstable Affliction: All ranks of these two spells will now overwrite each other.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Silence effect reduced to 3 seconds, down from 5.
  • TBC Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): The silence from this ability is now subject to diminishing returns.

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