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3v3 Unholy Death Knight

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Guide info

This guide is about how to build Unholy Death Knights for 3V3. Each section enumerates what are the most used stats, items, or skills by the highest rated players. It is updated every day.

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Class Unholy Death Knight
Activity 3V3
Number of players 7
Highest rating 3088
Lowest rating 2221

Stats priority

+77
7% Crit
+274
8% Hast
+472
39% Mast
+1197
30% Vers

The stats to prioritize on gear. Based on stat bonuses observed on the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Versatility > Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike

Legendary items

The legendary items to use. Based on the legendary items observed on the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Frenzied Monstrosity icon.
F

Frenzied Monstrosity - Legs

6

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

Frenzied Monstrosity icon.
F

Frenzied Monstrosity - Back

1

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

Trinkets

The trinkets to use. Based on the trinkets observed on the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Sinful Gladiator's Medallion icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Medallion

6

Ilvl 226
Stats
+77 strength
Effects
Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
Rank Duelist

Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

5

Ilvl 226
Stats
+101 critical-strike
Effects
Use: Increases primary stat by 99 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
Rank Elite

Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

3

Ilvl 226
Stats
+101 haste
Effects
Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 83 primary stat for 20 sec.
Rank Duelist

Gems

The gems to socket into equipment pieces. Based on the gems observed on the equipment of the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
M

Masterful Jewel Cluster

27

+16 Mastery

Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
S

Straddling Jewel Doublet

1

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

Revitalizing Jewel Doublet icon.
R

Revitalizing Jewel Doublet

1

Restores 133 health every 10 sec for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
V

Versatile Jewel Cluster

1

+16 Versatility

Back enchantments

The enchantments to use on the back slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed icon.
E

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

7

Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 20 and your Speed by 30.

Chest enchantments

The enchantments to use on the chest slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats icon.
E

Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

7

Permanently enchants a chest piece to increase primary stats by 30.

Wrist enchantments

The enchantments to use on the wrist slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing icon.
E

Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

2

Permanently enchants bracers to reduce the cooldown of your Hearthstone by 5 minutes while in the Shadowlands.

Hands enchantments

The enchantments to use on the hands slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength icon.
E

Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

7

Permanently enchants gloves to increase your Strength by 15.

Feet enchantments

The enchantments to use on the feet slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Enchant Boots - Soul Treads icon.
E

Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

3

Permanently enchants boots to reduce your falling damage by 10%.

Rings enchantments

The enchantments to use on the ring slots. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

12

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Mastery by 16.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

2

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Versatility by 16.

Main Hand enchantments

The enchantments to use on the main-hand slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

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6

Enchanted: Rune of the Fallen Crusader

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1

Enchanted: Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle

Talents

The talents to use. Based on the talents observed on the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Infected Claws icon.
I
1

Infected Claws

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

All Will Serve icon.
A
4

All Will Serve

Your Raise Dead spell summons an additional skeletal minion.

Clawing Shadows icon.
C
2

Clawing Shadows

Deals 711 Shadow damage and causes 1 Festering Wound to burst.

Bursting Sores icon.
B
1

Bursting Sores

Bursting a Festering Wound deals 25% more damage, and deals 254 Shadow damage to 8 nearby targets.

Ebon Fever icon.
E
0

Ebon Fever

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

Unholy Blight icon.
U
6

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.

Grip of the Dead 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.

Death's Reach 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.

Asphyxiate icon.
A
7

Asphyxiate

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

Pestilent Pustules icon.
P
0

Pestilent Pustules

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

Harbinger of Doom icon.
H
2

Harbinger of Doom

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

Soul Reaper icon.
S
5

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.

Spell Eater icon.
S
3

Spell Eater

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

Wraith Walk 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%.

Death Pact 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.

Pestilence icon.
P
0

Pestilence

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

Unholy Pact icon.
U
7

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%.

Defile icon.
D
0

Defile

Defile the targeted ground, dealing 711 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.

Army of the Damned icon.
A
1

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.

Summon Gargoyle 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.

Unholy Assault icon.
U
6

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.

PvP Talents

The PvP talents to pick. Based on the PvP talents observed on the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Decomposing Aura icon.
D

Decomposing Aura

7

All enemies within 10 yards slowly decay, losing up to 3% of their max health every 2 sec. Stacks up to 5 times. Lasts for 6 sec.

Necrotic Aura icon.
N

Necrotic Aura

7

All enemies within 8 yards take 8% increased magical damage.

Necromancer's Bargain icon.
N

Necromancer's Bargain

3

The cooldown of your Apocalypse is reduced by 45 sec, but your Apocalypse no longer summons ghouls but instead applies Crypt Fever to the target. Crypt Fever Deals up to 8% of the targets maximum health in Shadow damage over 4 sec. Healing spells cast on this target will refresh the duration of Crypt Fever.

Raise Abomination icon.
R

Raise Abomination

3

Raises an Abomination for 25 sec which wanders and attacks enemies near where it was summoned, applying Festering Wound when it melees targets, and affecting all those nearby with Virulent Plague.

Dark Simulacrum icon.
D

Dark Simulacrum

1

Places a dark ward on an enemy player that persists for 12 sec, triggering when the enemy next spends mana on a spell, and allowing the Death Knight to unleash an exact duplicate of that spell.

Covenants

0
Kyrian icon.
K
Kyria
7
Necrolord icon.
N
Necro
0
Night Fae icon.
N
Night
0
Venthyr icon.
V
Venth

The covenants to pick. Based on the covenants picked by the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Necrolord > Kyrian > Night Fae > Venthyr

Soulbinds

The soulbinds to pick. Based on the soulbinds picked by the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
P

Plague Deviser Marileth

4

4

Ooz's Frictionless Coating

When reduced below 50% health, Ooz courses over you, granting you a shield for 15% of your maximum health for 10 sec. May only occur once per 30 sec.

4

Ultimate Form

While channeling Fleshcraft, you are immune to crowd control and you regenerate 2% health every 1 sec. If you finish the full channel, you gain 3 sec of crowd control immunity, during which you regenerate 2% health every 1 sec.

4

Volatile Solvent

Fleshcraft's passive effect consumes a corpse's essence completely, granting a benefit based on the creature's type.

3

Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

Defeating enemies has a chance to deploy your Plagueborn Cleansing Slime, which improves the remaining durability on your armor.

1

Kevin's Keyring

Allows opening of locks that require up to 600 skill. 12 hour cooldown. Each second spent channeling Warlord's Blade reduces Kevin's Keyring's cooldown by one hour.

Emeni icon.
E

Emeni

3

3

Emeni's Magnificent Skin

Fleshcraft increases your maximum health by 5% for 30 sec.

3

Gristled Toes

Movement speed increased by 3% for every nearby enemy, up to 15%.

3

Lead by Example

Deathborne increases your Intellect by 5% and up to 4 nearby allies' primary stat by 2% for 30.0 sec. You gain 2% additional Intellect for each ally affected.

2

Hearth Kidneystone

You may attune your Hearth Kidneystone to any resting location and return to it. 12 hour cooldown, reduced by 5 min every killing blow.

1

Cartilaginous Legs

After taking falling damage, the health lost becomes a shield lasting 30 sec.

potency conduits

The potency conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Eternal Hunger icon.
E

Eternal Hunger

7

Dark Transformation's duration is increased by 0 sec and your Minion damage is increased by 5.1%.

Brutal Grasp icon.
B

Brutal Grasp

4

Abomination Limb deals 25.5% increased damage.

Convocation of the Dead icon.
C

Convocation of the Dead

2

When a Festering Wound bursts the cooldown of Apocalypse is reduced by 0.8 sec.

endurance conduits

The endurance conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Reinforced Shell icon.
R

Reinforced Shell

5

Anti-Magic Zone's radius is increased by 3,200% and the duration is increased by 3.2 sec.

Hardened Bones icon.
H

Hardened Bones

2

While Lichborne is active the damage you take is reduced by 10.2%.

Insatiable Appetite icon.
I

Insatiable Appetite

1

Death Strike's minimum healing is increased by 1.5%.

finesse conduits

The finesse conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 7 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3V3.

Spirit Drain icon.
S

Spirit Drain

4

Successfully interrupting an enemy with Mind Freeze grants 17 Runic Power.

Fleeting Wind icon.
F

Fleeting Wind

2

Death's Advance grants an additional 24.0% movement speed over the first 3 sec.

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