3v3 Unholy Death Knight

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This is a guide about how to build Unholy Death Knights for 3v3 . 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 Unholy Death Knight
Activity 3v3
Number of players 16
Highest rating 3202
Lowest rating 2087

Stat Priority

+0
5% Crit
+506
15% Hast
+369
33% Mast
+1482
36% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    15
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Death's Certainty legendary item icon.
    D

    Death's Certainty - Head

    12

    Death Strike and Death Coil deal 35% increased damage and reduce the remaining cooldown of Death and Decay by 2.0 sec.

  2. Frenzied Monstrosity legendary item icon.
    F

    Frenzied Monstrosity - Legs

    3

    Dark Transformation also increases the attack speed and damage of you and your Monstrosity by 12%.

  3. Death's Embrace legendary item icon.
    D

    Death's Embrace - Wrist

    1

    Increases the duration of Anti-Magic Shell by 140% and any damage it absorbs heals you.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Unchained Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Medallion

    16

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +96 strength
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Elite

  2. Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    16

    Ilvl 249
    Stats
    +113 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 213 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Rank Elite

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 16 highest Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    50

    +16 Versatility

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    23

    +16 Mastery

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    9

    +16 Haste

  4. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    6

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

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    1

    +5% Movement Speed

Domination Shards

Based on the sockets observed on the 16 highest Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the domination shards to use are:

  1. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    2

    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 Oth icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Oth

    1

    Your Speed is increased by 60.

  3. Portentous Shard of Bek icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Bek

    1

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

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    15

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    1

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    16

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

  2. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    1

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    16

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    4

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    20

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    6

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    6

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1.  enchantment icon.

    14

    Enchanted: Rune of the Fallen Crusader

  2.  enchantment icon.

    2

    Enchanted: Rune of Razorice

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Infected Claws talent icon.
      I
      11

      Infected Claws

      Your ghoul's Claw attack has a 30% chance to cause a Festering Wound on the target.

    2. Clawing Shadows talent icon.
      C
      3

      Clawing Shadows

      Deals 694 Shadow damage and causes 1 Festering Wound to burst.

    3. All Will Serve talent icon.
      A
      1

      All Will Serve

      Your Raise Dead spell summons an additional skeletal minion.

    1. Ebon Fever talent icon.
      E
      10

      Ebon Fever

      Virulent Plague deals 15% more damage over time in half the duration.

    2. Unholy Blight talent icon.
      U
      4

      Unholy Blight

      Surrounds yourself with a vile swarm of insects for 6 sec, stinging all nearby enemies and infecting them with Virulent Plague and an unholy disease that deals 408 damage over 14 sec, stacking up to 4 times. Your minions deal 3% increased damage per stack to enemies infected by Unholy Blight.

    3. Bursting Sores talent icon.
      B
      1

      Bursting Sores

      Bursting a Festering Wound deals 25% more damage, and deals 258 Shadow damage to all nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.

    1. Asphyxiate talent icon.
      A
      15

      Asphyxiate

      Lifts the enemy target off the ground, crushing their throat with dark energy and stunning them for 4 sec.

    2. Grip of the Dead talent icon.
      G
      0

      Grip of the Dead

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

    3. Death's Reach talent icon.
      D
      0

      Death's Reach

      Increases the range of Death Grip by 10 yds. Killing an enemy that yields experience or honor resets the cooldown of Death Grip.

    1. Harbinger of Doom talent icon.
      H
      12

      Harbinger of Doom

      Sudden Doom triggers 15% more often and can accumulate up to 2 charges.

    2. Soul Reaper talent icon.
      S
      3

      Soul Reaper

      Strike an enemy for 436 Shadow damage and afflict the enemy with Soul Reaper. After 5 sec, if the target is below 35% health this effect will explode dealing an additional 2,063 Shadow damage to the target. If the enemy that yields experience or honor dies while afflicted by Soul Reaper, gain Runic Corruption.

    3. Pestilent Pustules talent icon.
      P
      0

      Pestilent Pustules

      Bursting a Festering Wound has a 10% chance to grant you Runic Corruption.

    1. Wraith Walk talent icon.
      W
      10

      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%.

    2. Spell Eater talent icon.
      S
      4

      Spell Eater

      Anti-Magic Shell absorbs 30% more magic damage and lasts 5 sec longer.

    3. Death Pact talent icon.
      D
      1

      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. Unholy Pact talent icon.
      U
      15

      Unholy Pact

      Dark Transformation creates an unholy pact between you and your pet, igniting flaming chains that deal 3,031 Shadow damage over 15 sec to enemies between you and your pet. While active, your strength is increased by 5%.

    2. Pestilence talent icon.
      P
      0

      Pestilence

      Death and Decay damage has a 10% chance to apply a Festering Wound to the enemy.

    3. Defile talent icon.
      D
      0

      Defile

      Defile the targeted ground, dealing 720 Shadow damage to all enemies over 10 sec. While you remain within your Defile, your Scourge Strike will hit 4 enemies near the target. If any enemies are standing in the Defile, it grows in size and deals increasing damage every sec.

    1. Army of the Damned talent icon.
      A
      13

      Army of the Damned

      Death Coil and Epidemic reduce the cooldown of Apocalypse by 1 sec and Army of the Dead by 5 sec. Apocalypse and Army of the Dead also summon a Magus of the Dead who hurls Frostbolts and Shadow Bolts at your foes.

    2. Unholy Assault talent icon.
      U
      2

      Unholy Assault

      Strike your target dealing 1,320 Shadow damage, infecting the target with 4 Festering Wounds and sending you into an Unholy Frenzy increasing haste by 20% for 12 sec.

    3. Summon Gargoyle talent icon.
      S
      0

      Summon Gargoyle

      Summon a Gargoyle into the area to bombard the target for 30 sec. The Gargoyle gains 1% increased damage for every 2 Runic Power you spend.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Necrotic Wounds PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necrotic Wounds

    16

  2. Necromancer's Bargain PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necromancer's Bargain

    12

  3. Spellwarden PvP talent icon.
    S

    Spellwarden

    11

  4. Doomburst PvP talent icon.
    D

    Doomburst

    3

  5. Strangulate PvP talent icon.
    S

    Strangulate

    3

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
16
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

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

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    14

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 14

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 14

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 14

      Ultimate Form

    4. 14

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 11

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 10

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    7. 4

      Kevin's Keyring

    8. 3

      Viscous Trail

  2. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    2

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 2

      Carver's Eye

    2. 2

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 2

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    4. 2

      Mnemonic Equipment

    5. 2

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    6. 2

      Runeforged Spurs

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Convocation of the Dead conduit icon.
    C

    Convocation of the Dead

    13

  2. Embrace Death conduit icon.
    E

    Embrace Death

    13

  3. Lingering Plague conduit icon.
    L

    Lingering Plague

    13

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Insatiable Appetite conduit icon.
    I

    Insatiable Appetite

    16

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    4

  3. Hardened Bones conduit icon.
    H

    Hardened Bones

    4

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 16 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Chilled Resilience conduit icon.
    C

    Chilled Resilience

    14

  2. Fleeting Wind conduit icon.
    F

    Fleeting Wind

    9