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WoTLK Unholy Death Knight

Welcome to the PvE WoTLK Unholy Death Knight Guide!

This guide will include the best DPS build and tips on how to get optimal gameplay rotation!

If you are playing alliance, create Draenei because of +1% hit. If horde - orc (berserk +322AP).


1. Talents

2. Glyphs

3. Gems

4. Professions 

5. Equipment Enchants

6. Weapons Enchants

7. Rotation

8. DPS Stat Priority

9. Best in Slot

10. Consumables

11. Conclusion

1. Talents

This is the popular Unholy DK DPS build. As your gear improves, your DPS will improve too.

2. Glyphs

Here are the best glyphs that you can have.

Major Glyphs:

Glyph of the Ghoul

Glyph of Dark Death

Glyph of Icy Touch

Minor Glyphs:

Glyph of Horn of Winter

Glyph of Raise Dead

Glyph of Pestilence

3. Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps, but here are the best gems.

Meta: Chaotic Skyflare Diamond

Red: Bold Cardinal Ruby

Blue: Nightmare Tear (1 max) or Sovereign Dreadstone

Yellow: Fierce Ametrine

4. Professions

In WoTLK all professions are balanced, but the most useful professions for the UDK are:

Jewelry – must need. 3 stones that give stamina.

Tailoring - very strong enchant for back (400 AP/15s)

5. Equipment Enchants

Here is a very popular enchant build.

Head: Arcanum of Torment

Shoulder: Greater Inscription of the Axe

Back: Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed

Chest: Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats

Bracers: Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault

Gloves: Enchant Gloves - Crusher

Waist: Eternal Belt Buckle

Legs: Icescale Leg Armor

Boots: Enchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality or Enchant Boots - Greater Assault

6. Weapons Enchants

Here is the best enchant for the weapon.

Weapon: Rune of the Fallen Crusader

7. Rotation

UDK rotation doesn't very hard but requires a sequence.    

Horn of winter - generator of rune power.

Army of the Dead should be used before the encounter starts. Casting it instead of doing your rotation will cause you to lose DPS.

8. DPS Stat Priority

Here are the main stats that you need.

Hit - 8% cap

Expertise - 26 cap (soft cap 24)

Strength - after caps of hit and expertise (more - better)

Armor Penetration - 14% cap

Critical Strike - softcap 30%

Haste - obtained by equipment

Attack power - obtained by enchants and equipment.

9. Best in Slot

Here is the best equipment that you can have:

Head - Sanctified Scourgelord Helmet

Neck - Penumbra Pendant

Shoulder - Sanctified Scourgelord Shoulderplates

Cloak - Garrosh's Rage or Varian's Furor

Chest - Sanctified Scourgelord Battleplate

Wrist - Polar Bear Claw Bracers

Hands - Fleshrending Gauntlets

Waist - Coldwraith Links

Legs - Sanctified Scourgelord Legplates

Feet - Apocalypse's Advance

Fingers - Ashen Band of Endless MightSkeleton Lord's Circle

Trinkets - Deathbringer's WillSharpened Twilight Scale

Weapon - ShadowmourneGlorenzelg, High-Blade of the Silver Hand

Relic - Sigil of the Hanged Man

10. Consumables

Best flasks and food.

Flask of Endless Rage - 180AP/h

Potion of Speed - 500 haste/15s


Fish feast: 80 AP, 40 stamina.

11. Conclusion

Today you looked at the Unholy Death Knight guide. Thank you for your attention. Hope you get better results with this guide!

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