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 50
Highest rating 3111
Lowest rating 2576

Stat Priority

+73
7% Crit
+546
17% Hast
+738
52% Mast
+1270
32% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the stat priority is:

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

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    43
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    5
  3. Dark Iron Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dark Iron Dwarf

    1
  4. Gnome icon.
    G

    Gnome

    1

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Frenzied Monstrosity legendary item icon.
    F

    Frenzied Monstrosity - Back

    44

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

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    26

    Gain the legendary effect of Abomination's Frenzy: Abomination Limb's duration is increased by 4 sec and the frequency it grants Runic Corruption is increased by 2 sec. The first time an enemy is damaged by Abomination Limb they take 20% increased damage from you for 12 sec.

  3. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Chest

    15

    Gain the legendary effect of Abomination's Frenzy: Abomination Limb's duration is increased by 4 sec and the frequency it grants Runic Corruption is increased by 2 sec. The first time an enemy is damaged by Abomination Limb they take 20% increased damage from you for 12 sec.

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Feet

    7

    Gain the legendary effect of Abomination's Frenzy: Abomination Limb's duration is increased by 4 sec and the frequency it grants Runic Corruption is increased by 2 sec. The first time an enemy is damaged by Abomination Limb they take 20% increased damage from you for 12 sec.

  5. Frenzied Monstrosity legendary item icon.
    F

    Frenzied Monstrosity - Legs

    6

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

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion

    48

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 strength
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    40

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 272 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

    7

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 critical-strike
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 322 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  4. Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis

    3

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +119 strength
    Effects
    Use: Activate the defenses, absorbing 50% of all Magic damage taken, up to 24,441, persisting for 15 sec. Cosmic damage is fully absorbed. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Duelist

  5. Cosmic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity

    1

    Ilvl 242
    Stats
    +109 haste
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 237 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Shoulderplates of the First Eidolon item icon.
    S

    Shoulderplates of the First Eidolon

    50

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 strength
    +227 stamina
    +47 haste
    +91 versatility
    Set
    Set: Every 5 Clawing Shadows that burst Festering Wounds applies Soul Reaper on your target and summons an Army of the Dead ghoul for 15 seconds.
    Set: Your minions deal 10% increased damage. When Soul Reaper's secondary effect triggers, this bonus increases to 50% for 8 seconds.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Visage of the First Eidolon item icon.
    V

    Visage of the First Eidolon

    49

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +103 haste
    +77 versatility
    Gem
    +16 Haste
    Set
    Set: Every 5 Clawing Shadows that burst Festering Wounds applies Soul Reaper on your target and summons an Army of the Dead ghoul for 15 seconds.
    Set: Your minions deal 10% increased damage. When Soul Reaper's secondary effect triggers, this bonus increases to 50% for 8 seconds.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Gauntlets of the First Eidolon item icon.
    G

    Gauntlets of the First Eidolon

    45

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +99 strength
    +209 stamina
    +39 critical-strike
    +95 mastery
    Enchant
    +15 Strength
    Set
    Set: Every 5 Clawing Shadows that burst Festering Wounds applies Soul Reaper on your target and summons an Army of the Dead ghoul for 15 seconds.
    Set: Your minions deal 10% increased damage. When Soul Reaper's secondary effect triggers, this bonus increases to 50% for 8 seconds.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Chausses of the First Eidolon item icon.
    C

    Chausses of the First Eidolon

    39

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +117 haste
    +62 mastery
    Set
    Set: Every 5 Clawing Shadows that burst Festering Wounds applies Soul Reaper on your target and summons an Army of the Dead ghoul for 15 seconds.
    Set: Your minions deal 10% increased damage. When Soul Reaper's secondary effect triggers, this bonus increases to 50% for 8 seconds.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Carapace of the First Eidolon item icon.
    C

    Carapace of the First Eidolon

    17

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 strength
    +269 stamina
    +54 critical-strike
    +123 mastery
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Set
    Set: Every 5 Clawing Shadows that burst Festering Wounds applies Soul Reaper on your target and summons an Army of the Dead ghoul for 15 seconds.
    Set: Your minions deal 10% increased damage. When Soul Reaper's secondary effect triggers, this bonus increases to 50% for 8 seconds.
    Rank Elite

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    165

    +16 Mastery

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    70

    +16 Versatility

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    19

    +16 Haste

  4. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    15

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

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    2

    +5% Movement Speed

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 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

    49

    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 50 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

    49

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    1

    Enchanted: Eternal Skirmish

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    5

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

  2. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 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

    49

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    11

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

  2. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    2

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  3. Enchant Boots - Agile Soulwalker enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Agile Soulwalker

    1

    Enchanted: +10 Agility

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    63

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    29

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    8

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, 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 Razorice

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Clawing Shadows talent icon.
      C
      46

      Clawing Shadows

      Deals 743 Shadow damage and causes 1 Festering Wound to burst.

    2. All Will Serve talent icon.
      A
      3

      All Will Serve

      Your Raise Dead spell summons an additional skeletal minion.

    3. Infected Claws talent icon.
      I
      1

      Infected Claws

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

    1. Unholy Blight talent icon.
      U
      49

      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 429 damage over 14 sec, stacking up to 4 times. Your minions deal 3% increased damage per stack to enemies infected by Unholy Blight.

    2. Bursting Sores talent icon.
      B
      1

      Bursting Sores

      Bursting a Festering Wound deals 25% more damage, and deals 268 Shadow damage to all nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.

    3. Ebon Fever talent icon.
      E
      0

      Ebon Fever

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

    1. Asphyxiate talent icon.
      A
      50

      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. Pestilent Pustules talent icon.
      P
      48

      Pestilent Pustules

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

    2. Harbinger of Doom talent icon.
      H
      1

      Harbinger of Doom

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

    3. Soul Reaper talent icon.
      S
      1

      Soul Reaper

      Strike an enemy for 458 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.

    1. Wraith Walk talent icon.
      W
      26

      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
      24

      Spell Eater

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

    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. Unholy Pact talent icon.
      U
      50

      Unholy Pact

      Dark Transformation creates an unholy pact between you and your pet, igniting flaming chains that deal 3,187 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 753 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. Unholy Assault talent icon.
      U
      48

      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.

    2. Army of the Damned talent icon.
      A
      2

      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.

    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 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Necrotic Wounds PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necrotic Wounds

    50

  2. Necrotic Aura PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necrotic Aura

    37

  3. Strangulate PvP talent icon.
    S

    Strangulate

    29

  4. Spellwarden PvP talent icon.
    S

    Spellwarden

    16

  5. Necromancer's Bargain PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necromancer's Bargain

    11

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
50
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 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 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    50

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 50

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 50

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 50

      Ultimate Form

    4. 50

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 38

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    6. 31

      Undulating Maneuvers

    7. 19

      Viscous Trail

    8. 12

      Kevin's Keyring

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Brutal Grasp conduit icon.
    B

    Brutal Grasp

    50

  2. Convocation of the Dead conduit icon.
    C

    Convocation of the Dead

    49

  3. Eternal Hunger conduit icon.
    E

    Eternal Hunger

    49

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Insatiable Appetite conduit icon.
    I

    Insatiable Appetite

    44

  2. Reinforced Shell conduit icon.
    R

    Reinforced Shell

    34

  3. Hardened Bones conduit icon.
    H

    Hardened Bones

    8

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Chilled Resilience conduit icon.
    C

    Chilled Resilience

    47

  2. Fleeting Wind conduit icon.
    F

    Fleeting Wind

    11

  3. Spirit Drain conduit icon.
    S

    Spirit Drain

    1