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Mythic+ Blood Death Knight

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This is a guide about how to build Blood Death Knights for Mythic+ . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

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Class Blood Death Knight
Activity Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 2901
Lowest rating 2570

Stat Priority

+220
12% Crit
+703
21% Hast
+336
35% Mast
+868
22% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the stat priority is:

  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the character races to choose are:

  1. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    19
  2. Vulpera icon.
    V

    Vulpera

    6
  3. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    5
  4. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    4
  5. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    3

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Superstrain legendary item icon.
    S

    Superstrain - Neck

    38

    Your Frost Fever, Blood Plague, and Virulent Plague also apply the other two diseases at reduced effectiveness.

  2. Crimson Rune Weapon legendary item icon.
    C

    Crimson Rune Weapon - Waist

    10

    Dancing Rune Weapon generates 5 Bone Shield charges. When a charge of Bone Shield is consumed, the cooldown of Dancing Rune Weapon is reduced by 5 sec. Additionally, when Dancing Rune Weapon fades, your Rune regeneration rate is increased by 40% for 10 sec.

  3. Superstrain legendary item icon.
    S

    Superstrain - Chest

    1

    Your Frost Fever, Blood Plague, and Virulent Plague also apply the other two diseases at reduced effectiveness.

  4. Reanimated Shambler legendary item icon.
    R

    Reanimated Shambler - Legs

    1

    Your attacks have a chance to summon a Super Zombie that shambles forward and explodes, dealing 4,037 Shadow damage and applying a Festering Wound to 8 nearby enemies.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Shard of Annhylde's Aegis item icon.
    S

    Shard of Annhylde's Aegis

    29

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Use: Call upon Annhylde's Aegis for protection, reducing damage you take from enemies in front of you by 7,531 for 8 sec. If the Aegis absorbs at least 26,356 damage, it becomes overcharged and will expel coalesced power, dealing 4,197 Holy damage to all enemies in front of you as it expires. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Codex of the First Technique item icon.
    C

    Codex of the First Technique

    18

    Ilvl 233
    Stats
    +154 stamina
    Effects
    Equip: Taking damage grants you a chance to unleash the First Technique for 12 sec, reflecting 10% of incoming damage, up to a maximum of 5,472 damage absorbed per blow.
    Rank Priceless Mythic

  3. Reactive Defense Matrix item icon.
    R

    Reactive Defense Matrix

    17

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Taking damage has a chance to trigger your Reactive Defense Matrix, which reflects the next 8,568 damage back at your attacker. Reactive Defense Matrix triggers automatically when your health drops below 20% health. This effect cannot occur more than once per 30 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Blood-Spattered Scale item icon.
    B

    Blood-Spattered Scale

    16

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Use: Inflict 13,067 Shadow damage split between all nearby enemies, and form a Blood Barrier on yourself. The Blood Barrier absorbs 54,710 damage for 10 sec. Damage and absorption are increased for each enemy struck, up to 5 enemies. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  5. Splintered Heart of Al'ar item icon.
    S

    Splintered Heart of Al'ar

    7

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +77 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Absorbs up to 41,770 damage from a lethal attack. When this effect occurs, erupt in a burst of flames, inflicting 11,894 Fire damage to nearby allies and enemies, and recovering 34,343 health. This effect can only occur once every 8 min.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the gems to use are:

  1. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    134

    +16 Versatility

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    14

    +16 Mastery

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    12

    +16 Haste

  4. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    3

    +5% Movement Speed

  5. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    2

    Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

Domination Shards

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the domination shards to use are:

  1. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    37

    Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.50% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.

  2. Portentous Shard of Cor icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Cor

    31

    Your damage is increased by 3.00% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.

  3. Portentous Shard of Bek icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Bek

    29

    Your damage is increased by 3.0% when you have 50% or more health than your target.

  4. Portentous Shard of Kyr icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Kyr

    28

    Gain 1,346 Absorb every 5 sec, up to a cap of 6,734.

  5. Portentous Shard of Jas icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Jas

    28

    Incoming healing you receive is increased by 1.5%. Your maximum health is increased by 612.

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    16

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    12

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    11

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    37

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    8

    Enchanted: Eternal Skirmish

  3. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bulwark

    2

    Enchanted: +25 Armor & +20 Primary Stat

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    14

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    46

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    17

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    93

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    4

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    2

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1.  enchantment icon.

    48

    Enchanted: Rune of the Fallen Crusader

  2.  enchantment icon.

    1

    Enchanted: Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle

  3.  enchantment icon.

    1

    Enchanted: Rune of Hysteria

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the talents to use are:

    1. Heartbreaker talent icon.
      H
      45

      Heartbreaker

      Heart Strike generates 2 additional Runic Power per target hit.

    2. Blooddrinker talent icon.
      B
      5

      Blooddrinker

      Drains 2,776 health from the target over 2.8 sec. You can move, parry, dodge, and use defensive abilities while channeling this ability.

    3. Tombstone talent icon.
      T
      0

      Tombstone

      Consume up to 5 Bone Shield charges. For each charge consumed, you gain 6 Runic Power and absorb damage equal to 6% of your maximum health for 8 sec.

    1. Hemostasis talent icon.
      H
      50

      Hemostasis

      Each enemy hit by Blood Boil increases the damage and healing done by your next Death Strike by 8%, stacking up to 5 times.

    2. Rapid Decomposition talent icon.
      R
      0

      Rapid Decomposition

      Your Blood Plague and Death and Decay deal damage 15% more often. Additionally, your Blood Plague leeches 50% more Health.

    3. Consumption talent icon.
      C
      0

      Consumption

      Strikes up to 8 enemies in front of you with a hungering attack that deals 486 Physical damage and heals you for 150% of that damage.

    1. Blood Tap talent icon.
      B
      37

      Blood Tap

      Consume the essence around you to generate 1 Rune. Recharge time reduced by 2 sec whenever a Bone Shield charge is consumed.

    2. Foul Bulwark talent icon.
      F
      12

      Foul Bulwark

      Each charge of Bone Shield increases your maximum health by 1%.

    3. Relish in Blood talent icon.
      R
      1

      Relish in Blood

      While Crimson Scourge is active, your next Death and Decay heals you for 277 health per Bone Shield charge and you immediately gain 10 Runic Power.

    1. Will of the Necropolis talent icon.
      W
      49

      Will of the Necropolis

      Damage taken below 30% Health is reduced by 30%.

    2. Anti-Magic Barrier talent icon.
      A
      1

      Anti-Magic Barrier

      Reduces the cooldown of Anti-Magic Shell by 20 sec and increases its duration and amount absorbed by 40%.

    3. Mark of Blood talent icon.
      M
      0

      Mark of Blood

      Places a Mark of Blood on an enemy for 15 sec. The enemy's damaging auto attacks will also heal their victim for 3% of the victim's maximum health.

    1. Grip of the Dead talent icon.
      G
      46

      Grip of the Dead

      Death and Decay reduces the movement speed of enemies within its area by 90%, decaying by 10% every sec.

    2. Wraith Walk talent icon.
      W
      4

      Wraith Walk

      Embrace the power of the Shadowlands, removing all root effects and increasing your movement speed by 70% for 4 sec. Taking any action cancels the effect. While active, your movement speed cannot be reduced below 170%.

    3. Tightening Grasp talent icon.
      T
      0

      Tightening Grasp

      Reduces the cooldown on Gorefiend's Grasp by 30 sec.

    1. Voracious talent icon.
      V
      48

      Voracious

      Death Strike's healing is increased by 20% and grants you 15% Leech for 8 sec.

    2. Bloodworms talent icon.
      B
      2

      Bloodworms

      Your auto attacks have a chance to summon a Bloodworm. Bloodworms deal minor damage to your target for 15 sec and then burst, healing you for 15% of your missing health. If you drop below 50% health, your Bloodworms will immediately burst and heal you.

    3. Death Pact talent icon.
      D
      0

      Death Pact

      Create a death pact that heals you for 50% of your maximum health, but absorbs incoming healing equal to 30% of your max health for 15 sec.

    1. Purgatory talent icon.
      P
      21

      Purgatory

      An unholy pact that prevents fatal damage, instead absorbing incoming healing equal to the damage prevented, lasting 3 sec. If any healing absorption remains when this effect expires, you will die. This effect may only occur every 4 min.

    2. Red Thirst talent icon.
      R
      20

      Red Thirst

      Reduces the cooldown on Vampiric Blood by 1.5 sec per 10 Runic Power spent.

    3. Bonestorm talent icon.
      B
      9

      Bonestorm

      A whirl of bone and gore batters up to 8 nearby enemies, dealing 239 Shadow damage every 1 sec, and healing you for 3% of your maximum health every time it deals damage (up to 15%). Lasts 1 sec per 10 Runic Power spent.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Decomposing Aura PvP talent icon.
    D

    Decomposing Aura

    34

  2. Last Dance PvP talent icon.
    L

    Last Dance

    19

  3. Rot and Wither PvP talent icon.
    R

    Rot and Wither

    16

  4. Murderous Intent PvP talent icon.
    M

    Murderous Intent

    11

  5. Death Chain PvP talent icon.
    D

    Death Chain

    10

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
2
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
12
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
36
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the covenants to pick are:

  1. Venthyr
  2. Necrolord
  3. Kyrian
  4. Night Fae

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. General Draven icon.
    G

    General Draven

    31

    The traits to use with General Draven are:

    1. 31

      Battlefield Presence

    2. 31

      Service In Stone

    3. 31

      Unbreakable Body

    4. 30

      Hold Your Ground

    5. 28

      Regenerative Stone Skin

    6. 24

      Move As One

    7. 7

      Enduring Gloom

    8. 3

      Intimidation Tactics

    9. 1

      Built for War

  2. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    7

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 7

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    2. 7

      Ultimate Form

    3. 7

      Undulating Maneuvers

    4. 7

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 6

      Kevin's Oozeling

    6. 4

      Kevin's Keyring

    7. 3

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

  3. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    4

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 4

      Party Favors

    2. 4

      Soothing Shade

    3. 4

      Wasteland Propriety

    4. 3

      Watch the Shoes!

    5. 2

      Exquisite Ingredients

    6. 2

      It's Always Tea Time

    7. 2

      Life is but an Appetizer

    8. 2

      Life of the Party

    9. 1

      Leisurely Gait

  4. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    3

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 3

      Carver's Eye

    2. 3

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 3

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    4. 3

      Mnemonic Equipment

    5. 3

      Runeforged Spurs

    6. 2

      Serrated Spaulders

    7. 1

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

  5. Emeni icon.
    E

    Emeni

    2

    The traits to use with Emeni are:

    1. 2

      Cartilaginous Legs

    2. 2

      Emeni's Magnificent Skin

    3. 2

      Gnashing Chompers

    4. 2

      Lead by Example

    5. 2

      Pustule Eruption

    6. 2

      Resilient Stitching

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Adaptive Armor Fragment conduit icon.
    A

    Adaptive Armor Fragment

    43

  2. Withering Plague conduit icon.
    W

    Withering Plague

    43

  3. Impenetrable Gloom conduit icon.
    I

    Impenetrable Gloom

    34

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Meat Shield conduit icon.
    M

    Meat Shield

    46

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    31

  3. Hardened Bones conduit icon.
    H

    Hardened Bones

    17

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Blood Death Knights in Mythic+, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Spirit Drain conduit icon.
    S

    Spirit Drain

    35

  2. Chilled Resilience conduit icon.
    C

    Chilled Resilience

    17

  3. Fleeting Wind conduit icon.
    F

    Fleeting Wind

    10