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 2778
Lowest rating 2279

Stat Priority

+158
10% Crit
+486
15% Hast
+870
59% Mast
+1373
34% 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

    35
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    10
  3. Worgen icon.
    W

    Worgen

    2
  4. Mag'Har Orc icon.
    M

    Mag'Har Orc

    1
  5. Dark Iron Dwarf icon.
    D

    Dark Iron Dwarf

    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

    48

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

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Ring

    39

    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 - Waist

    6

    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 - Wrist

    3

    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. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Chest

    1

    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.

Trinkets

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

  1. Eternal Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    E

    Eternal Gladiator's Medallion

    46

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +155 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. Eternal Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    E

    Eternal Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

    27

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +140 critical-strike
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 411 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

  3. Eternal Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    E

    Eternal Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    12

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +140 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 346 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

  4. Eternal Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    E

    Eternal Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity

    10

    Ilvl 268
    Stats
    +123 haste
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 302 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.

  5. Eternal Gladiator's Relentless Brooch item icon.
    E

    Eternal Gladiator's Relentless Brooch

    3

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +155 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Duration of incoming crowd control effects reduced by 20%. Does not stack with similar effects.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Strength by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

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 301
    Stats
    +123 strength
    +274 stamina
    +50 haste
    +97 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 Elite

  2. Visage of the First Eidolon item icon.
    V

    Visage of the First Eidolon

    44

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +116 haste
    +87 versatility
    Gem
    +16 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 Fated Mythic

  3. Gauntlets of the First Eidolon item icon.
    G

    Gauntlets of the First Eidolon

    40

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +123 strength
    +274 stamina
    +43 critical-strike
    +104 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 Elite

  4. Carapace of the First Eidolon item icon.
    C

    Carapace of the First Eidolon

    35

    Ilvl 311
    Stats
    +179 strength
    +411 stamina
    +61 critical-strike
    +141 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 Fated Mythic

  5. Chausses of the First Eidolon item icon.
    C

    Chausses of the First Eidolon

    31

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 strength
    +366 stamina
    +128 haste
    +68 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 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

    209

    +16 Mastery

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    60

    +16 Versatility

  3. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    14

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

  4. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    4

    +5% Movement Speed

  5. icon.

    1

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

    48

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    2

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

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

    50

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

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

    10

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

  2. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    2

    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 - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    8

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    8

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

  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

    73

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    26

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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.

    50

    Enchanted: Rune of the Fallen Crusader

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
      49

      Clawing Shadows

      Deals 736 Shadow damage and causes 1 Festering Wound to burst.

    2. 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.

    3. All Will Serve talent icon.
      A
      0

      All Will Serve

      Your Raise Dead spell summons an additional skeletal minion.

    1. Unholy Blight talent icon.
      U
      48

      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. Ebon Fever talent icon.
      E
      2

      Ebon Fever

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

    3. Bursting Sores talent icon.
      B
      0

      Bursting Sores

      Bursting a Festering Wound deals 25% more damage, and deals 271 Shadow damage to all nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.

    1. Asphyxiate talent icon.
      A
      49

      Asphyxiate

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

    2. Death's Reach talent icon.
      D
      1

      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.

    3. 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.

    1. Pestilent Pustules talent icon.
      P
      45

      Pestilent Pustules

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

    2. Soul Reaper talent icon.
      S
      3

      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.

    3. Harbinger of Doom talent icon.
      H
      2

      Harbinger of Doom

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

    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
      21

      Spell Eater

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

    3. Death Pact talent icon.
      D
      3

      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 731 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
      49

      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
      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.

    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. Strangulate PvP talent icon.
    S

    Strangulate

    47

  3. Necrotic Aura PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necrotic Aura

    26

  4. Spellwarden PvP talent icon.
    S

    Spellwarden

    22

  5. Death's Echo PvP talent icon.
    D

    Death's Echo

    2

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

    49

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 49

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 49

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 49

      Ultimate Form

    4. 49

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 40

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 37

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    7. 12

      Kevin's Keyring

    8. 9

      Viscous Trail

  2. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    1

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 1

      Carver's Eye

    2. 1

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 1

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Gorestompers

    4. 1

      Mnemonic Equipment

    5. 1

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    6. 1

      Runeforged Spurs

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. Convocation of the Dead conduit icon.
    C

    Convocation of the Dead

    49

  2. Brutal Grasp conduit icon.
    B

    Brutal Grasp

    48

  3. Eternal Hunger conduit icon.
    E

    Eternal Hunger

    48

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

    36

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    15

  3. Reinforced Shell conduit icon.
    R

    Reinforced Shell

    15

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

    46

  2. Fleeting Wind conduit icon.
    F

    Fleeting Wind

    25