Ketchanading's Unholy Death Knight PvP Build

Death Knight class icon Unholy Death Knight specialization icon
Unholy Death Knight
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Orc
496 ilvl
Dragonflight Season 4
1530 Rating in 2v2
2544 Rating in 3v3

Ketchanading (Twisting Nether EU) is a top 3v3 Unholy Death Knight in World of Warcraft Dragonflight Season 4, achieving a rating of 2544 with 496 ilvl equipment.

Here is the breakdown of her 10.2.7 PvP character build, featuring stats, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems. Use this as a reference to enhance and inspire your own Unholy Death Knight build.

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Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They determine the character's strength and overall playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various equipment pieces, consumables created by Alchemy, certain foods, some enchantments, and gems.

Each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. Optimizing a character's performance involves finding a balanced distribution. Here is how Ketchanading's Secondary and Minor stats are distributed:

Secondary Stats

+302
7% Critical Strike
+4072
24% Haste
+6136
75% Mastery
+6234
30% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike

Minor Stats

+0
0% Avoidance
+0
0% Leech
+575
11% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Death Knight specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements essential to the Death Knight class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Death Knight's overall capabilities.

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Take a peek at Ketchanading's selected Talents below:
  • Chains of Ice
    1
  • Death Strike
    1
  • Raise Dead
    1
  • Mind Freeze
    1
  • Anti-Magic Shell
    1
  • Cleaving Strikes
    1
  • Blinding Sleet
    1
  • Coldthirst
  • Permafrost
  • Improved Death Strike
    1
  • Anti-Magic Barrier
  • March of Darkness
  • Sacrificial Pact
  • Control Undead
  • Enfeeble
    1
  • Icebound Fortitude
    1
  • Blood Scent
  • Veteran of the Third War
    2
  • Suppression
  • Brittle
    1
  • Acclimation
    1
  • Merciless Strikes
  • Anti-Magic Zone
    1
  • Might of Thassarian
    1
  • Clenching Grasp
  • Proliferating Chill
    1
  • Gloom Ward
  • Asphyxiate
    1
  • Assimilation
  • Death Pact
  • Death's Reach
    1
  • Unholy Endurance
  • Runic Attenuation
    1
  • Wraith Walk
    1
  • Unholy Ground
    1
  • Insidious Chill
    1
  • Blood Draw
  • Will of the Necropolis
    2
  • Death's Echo
    1
  • Icy Talons
    2
  • Rune Mastery
    2
  • Unholy Bond
  • Empower Rune Weapon
    1
  • Abomination Limb
    1
  • Soul Reaper

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents provide Unholy Death Knights with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

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Take a peek at Ketchanading's selected Talents below:
  • Festering Strike
    1
  • Scourge Strike
    1
  • Raise Dead
    1
  • Outbreak
    1
  • Dark Transformation
    1
  • Epidemic
    1
  • Improved Festering Strike
    2
  • Runic Mastery
  • Infected Claws
    1
  • Unholy Blight
  • Replenishing Wounds
    1
  • Feasting Strikes
  • Apocalypse
    1
  • Clawing Shadows
    1
  • Sudden Doom
    1
  • All Will Serve
  • Defile
  • Bursting Sores
    1
  • Unholy Command
  • Magus of the Dead
    1
  • Improved Death Coil
    2
  • Rotten Touch
    1
  • Unholy Pact
  • Vile Contagion
  • Pestilence
    1
  • Eternal Agony
  • Coil of Devastation
    1
  • Harbinger of Doom
    1
  • Reaping
    1
  • Death Rot
    1
  • Army of the Dead
    1
  • Summon Gargoyle
  • Festermight
    2
  • Ghoulish Frenzy
    1
  • Army of the Damned
    1
  • Morbidity
  • Unholy Aura
  • Unholy Assault
    1
  • Superstrain
    1
  • Commander of the Dead

PvP Talents

PvP talents are tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents optimize a Unholy Death Knight's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

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Take a peek at Ketchanading's selected Talents below:
  • Life and Death
  • Dark Simulacrum
  • Necrotic Wounds
    1
  • Reanimation
  • Necrotic Aura
  • Necromancer's Bargain
  • Strangulate
    1
  • Doomburst
    1
  • Rot and Wither
  • Bloodforged Armor
  • Spellwarden

Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from various sources: dungeons, raids, world drops, crafted through professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here is Ketchanading's gear for each equipment slot:

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the items selected by Ketchanading.

    Embellishments

    Embellishments are unique effects associated with crafted items, either as predefined elements in a recipe or added with an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

    Given that only a maximum of two embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are Ketchanading's embellishments:

    1. Primal Molten Breastplate icon
      Blue Silken Lining
    2. Infurious Warboots of Impunity icon
      Mettle

    Enchantments

    Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

    Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

    Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here are the specific enchantments chosen by Ketchanading for each equipment slot:

    Gems

    Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear and balance character stats as a final touch. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings.

    Even though the presence of sockets on these items is usually random upon their drop, neck pieces can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using three Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with an Eye of Awakening , which requires three Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

    Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, here are the gems currently socketed by Ketchanading:

    1. Energized Ysemerald icon
      Energized Ysemerald
      4
    2. Energized Malygite icon
      Energized Malygite
      3
    3. Resplendent Illimited Diamond icon
      Resplendent Illimited Diamond
      1