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Mythic+ Unholy Death Knight

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Unholy Death Knight
20 hours ago
50 characters
2590 - 3134

This guide tells you everything about how to build a PvE Unholy Death Knight that will thrive in Mythic+.

Updated , it is based on the 50 top-rated Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+ leaderboards across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. Ratings are ranging from 2590 to 3134, with the current top Mythic+ Unholy Death Knight being Floorki from Sargeras (US).

Each character's equipment type, active specialization history, as well as connection frequency, are taken into consideration to keep the guide as accurate as possible.

Stat Priority

Stats are attributes that enhance character abilities and define how it feels to play. Found on most pieces of equipment, object ameliorations, and consumables, the stats to prioritize for Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+ are Mastery and Haste :

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

Sometimes, items can also contain minor stats that can add a certain value. Even though they are really hard to get since they are rare and random, the one to reach is Speed :

  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech
Main Stat Priority
+2475
21% Critical Strike
+3504
21% Haste
+3597
50% Mastery
+1054
5% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility
Minor Stat Priority
+256
4% Avoidance
+74
1% Leech
+366
7% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

Races

Each race in World of Warcraft brings traits that can potentially give an edge in achieving victory. That said, the best race for Unholy Death Knight in Mythic+ is currently Orc .

Since cross-faction play is now possible, there are few barriers that remain for picking what offers the best racials.

  1. Orc race icon.
    Orc
    15
  2. Blood Elf race icon.
    Blood Elf
    10
  3. Human race icon.
    Human
    9
  4. Night Elf race icon.
    Night Elf
    5
  5. Troll race icon.
    Troll
    3

Class Talents

Chains of Ice talent icon.
50
Chains of Ice talent icon.

Chains of Ice

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Effect Shackles the target with frozen chains, reducing movement speed by 70% for 8 sec.
Power Cost 1 Rune
Range 30 yd range
Death Strike talent icon.
50
Death Strike talent icon.

Death Strike

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Effect Focuses dark power into a strike that deals 243 Physical damage and heals you for 25.00% of all damage taken in the last 5 sec, minimum 7.0% of maximum health.
Power Cost 45 Runic Power
Range Melee Range
Raise Dead talent icon.
50
Raise Dead talent icon.

Raise Dead

50
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect Raises a ghoul to fight by your side. You can have a maximum of one ghoul at a time. Lasts 1 min.
Range 30 yd range
Mind Freeze talent icon.
50
Mind Freeze talent icon.

Mind Freeze

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 15 sec cooldown
Effect Smash the target's mind with cold, interrupting spellcasting and preventing any spell in that school from being cast for 3 sec.
Range 15 yd range
Anti-Magic Shell talent icon.
50
Anti-Magic Shell talent icon.

Anti-Magic Shell

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 1 min cooldown
Effect Surrounds you in an Anti-Magic Shell for 5 sec, absorbing up to 49,848 magic damage and preventing application of harmful magical effects. Damage absorbed generates Runic Power.
Cleaving Strikes talent icon.
50
Cleaving Strikes talent icon.

Cleaving Strikes

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Scourge Strike additional enemies while you remain in Death and Decay.
Blinding Sleet talent icon.
42
Blinding Sleet talent icon.

Blinding Sleet

42
Rank 1
42
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 1 min cooldown
Effect Targets in a cone in front of you are blinded, causing them to wander disoriented for 5 sec. Damage may cancel the effect. When Blinding Sleet ends, enemies are slowed by 50% for 6 sec.
Coldthirst talent icon.
1
Coldthirst talent icon.

Coldthirst

1
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Successfully interrupting an enemy with Mind Freeze grants 10 Runic Power and reduces its cooldown by 3 sec.
Permafrost talent icon.
21
Permafrost talent icon.

Permafrost

21
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your auto attack damage grants you an absorb shield equal to 40% of the damage dealt.
Improved Death Strike talent icon.
21
Improved Death Strike talent icon.

Improved Death Strike

21
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Passive
Effect Death Strike's cost is reduced by 10, and its healing is increased by 60%.
Anti-Magic Barrier talent icon.
48
Anti-Magic Barrier talent icon.

Anti-Magic Barrier

48
Rank 1
48
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Anti-Magic Shell by 20 sec and increases its duration and amount absorbed by 40%.
March of Darkness talent icon.
9
March of Darkness talent icon.

March of Darkness

9
Rank 1
9
Cast Time Passive
Effect Death's Advance grants an additional 25% movement speed over the first 3 sec.
Sacrificial Pact talent icon.
1
Sacrificial Pact talent icon.

Sacrificial Pact

1
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect Sacrifice your ghoul to deal 394 Shadow damage to all nearby enemies and heal for 25% of your maximum health. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
Power Cost 20 Runic Power
Control Undead talent icon.
0
Control Undead talent icon.

Control Undead

Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Effect Dominates the target undead creature up to level 71, forcing it to do your bidding for 5 min.
Power Cost 1 Rune
Range 30 yd range
Enfeeble talent icon.
49
Enfeeble talent icon.

Enfeeble

49
Rank 1
49
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your ghoul's attacks have a chance to apply Enfeeble, reducing the enemies movement speed by 30% and the damage they deal to you by 15% for 6 sec.
Icebound Fortitude talent icon.
50
Icebound Fortitude talent icon.

Icebound Fortitude

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 3 min cooldown
Effect Your blood freezes, granting immunity to Stun effects and reducing all damage you take by 30% for 8 sec.
Blood Scent talent icon.
1
Blood Scent talent icon.

Blood Scent

1
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases Leech by 3%.
Veteran of the Third War talent icon.
50
Veteran of the Third War talent icon.

Veteran of the Third War

50
Rank 2
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Stamina increased by 20%.
Suppression talent icon.
0
Suppression talent icon.

Suppression

Cast Time Passive
Effect Damage taken from area of effect attacks reduced by 3%.
Brittle talent icon.
50
Brittle talent icon.

Brittle

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your diseases have a chance to weaken your enemy causing your attacks against them to deal 6% increased damage for 5 sec.
Acclimation talent icon.
3
Acclimation talent icon.

Acclimation

3
Rank 1
3
Cast Time Passive
Effect Icebound Fortitude's cooldown is reduced by 60 sec.
Merciless Strikes talent icon.
48
Merciless Strikes talent icon.

Merciless Strikes

48
Rank 1
48
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases Critical Strike chance by 2%.
Anti-Magic Zone talent icon.
40
Anti-Magic Zone talent icon.

Anti-Magic Zone

40
Rank 1
40
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect Places an Anti-Magic Zone that reduces spell damage taken by party or raid members by 20%. The Anti-Magic Zone lasts for 8 sec or until it absorbs 249,240 damage.
Range 30 yd range
Might of Thassarian talent icon.
50
Might of Thassarian talent icon.

Might of Thassarian

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases Strength by 2%.
Clenching Grasp talent icon.
0
Clenching Grasp talent icon.

Clenching Grasp

Cast Time Passive
Effect Death Grip slows enemy movement speed by 50% for 6 sec.
Proliferating Chill talent icon.
3
Proliferating Chill talent icon.

Proliferating Chill

3
Rank 1
3
Cast Time Passive
Effect Chains of Ice affects 1 additional nearby enemy.
Gloom Ward talent icon.
46
Gloom Ward talent icon.

Gloom Ward

46
Rank 1
46
Cast Time Passive
Effect Absorbs are 15% more effective on you.
Asphyxiate talent icon.
13
Asphyxiate talent icon.

Asphyxiate

13
Rank 1
13
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 45 sec cooldown
Effect Lifts the enemy target off the ground, crushing their throat with dark energy and stunning them for 5 sec.
Range 20 yd range
Assimilation talent icon.
3
Assimilation talent icon.

Assimilation

3
Rank 1
3
Cast Time Passive
Effect The amount absorbed by Anti-Magic Zone is increased by 10% and grants up to 100 Runic Power based on the amount absorbed.
Death Pact talent icon.
0
Death Pact talent icon.

Death Pact

Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect 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.
Grip of the Dead talent icon.
11
Grip of the Dead talent icon.

Grip of the Dead

11
Rank 1
11
Cast Time Passive
Effect Death and Decay reduces the movement speed of enemies within its area by 90%, decaying by 10% every sec.
Death's Reach talent icon.

Death's Reach

6
Rank 1
6
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases the range of Death Grip by 10 yds. Killing an enemy that yields experience or honor resets the cooldown of Death Grip.
Unholy Endurance talent icon.
34
Unholy Endurance talent icon.

Unholy Endurance

34
Rank 1
34
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases Lichborne duration by 2 sec and while active damage taken is reduced by 15%.
Runic Attenuation talent icon.
49
Runic Attenuation talent icon.

Runic Attenuation

49
Rank 1
49
Cast Time Passive
Effect Auto attacks have a chance to generate 5 Runic Power.
Wraith Walk talent icon.
6
Wraith Walk talent icon.

Wraith Walk

6
Rank 1
6
Cast Time Channeled
Cooldown 1 min cooldown
Effect 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%.
Unholy Ground talent icon.
50
Unholy Ground talent icon.

Unholy Ground

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Gain 5% Haste while you remain within your Death and Decay.
Insidious Chill talent icon.
6
Insidious Chill talent icon.

Insidious Chill

6
Rank 1
6
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your auto-attacks reduce the target's auto-attack speed by 5% for 30 sec, stacking up to 4 times.
Blood Draw talent icon.
44
Blood Draw talent icon.

Blood Draw

44
Rank 2
44
Cast Time Passive
Effect When you fall below 30% health you drain 633 health from nearby enemies. Can only occur every 3 min.
Will of the Necropolis talent icon.
6
Will of the Necropolis talent icon.

Will of the Necropolis

6
Rank 2
6
Cast Time Passive
Effect Damage taken below 30% Health is reduced by 35%.
Death's Echo talent icon.
50
Death's Echo talent icon.

Death's Echo

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Death's Advance, Death and Decay, and Death Grip have 1 additional charge.
Icy Talons talent icon.
50
Icy Talons talent icon.

Icy Talons

50
Rank 2
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Runic Power spending abilities increase your melee attack speed by 6% for 10 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
Rune Mastery talent icon.
50
Rune Mastery talent icon.

Rune Mastery

50
Rank 2
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Consuming a Rune has a chance to increase your Strength by 6% for 8 sec.
Unholy Bond talent icon.
47
Unholy Bond talent icon.

Unholy Bond

47
Rank 1
5
Rank 2
42
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases the effectiveness of your Runeforge effects by 20%.
Empower Rune Weapon talent icon.
50
Empower Rune Weapon talent icon.

Empower Rune Weapon

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Effect Empower your rune weapon, gaining 15% Haste and generating 1 Rune and 5 Runic Power instantly and every 5 sec for 20 sec.
Abomination Limb talent icon.
47
Abomination Limb talent icon.

Abomination Limb

47
Rank 1
47
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect Sprout an additional limb, dealing 1,923 Shadow damage over 12 sec to all nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets. Every 1 sec, an enemy is pulled to your location if they are further than 8 yds from you. The same enemy can only be pulled once every 4 sec. Gain instantly, and again every 6 sec.
Range 20 yd range
Soul Reaper talent icon.
3
Soul Reaper talent icon.

Soul Reaper

3
Rank 1
3
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 6 sec cooldown
Effect Strike an enemy for 197 Shadowfrost 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 906 Shadowfrost damage to the target. If the enemy that yields experience or honor dies while afflicted by Soul Reaper, gain Runic Corruption.
Power Cost 1 Rune
Range Melee Range

Specialization Talents

Festering Strike talent icon.
50
Festering Strike talent icon.

Festering Strike

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Effect Strikes for 622 Physical damage and infects the target with 2-3 Festering Wounds. Festering Wound A pustulent lesion that will burst on death or when damaged by Scourge Strike, dealing 108 Shadow damage and generating 3 Runic Power.
Power Cost 2 Runes
Range Melee Range
Scourge Strike talent icon.
50
Scourge Strike talent icon.

Scourge Strike

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Effect An unholy strike that deals 210 Physical damage and 117 Shadow damage, and causes 1 Festering Wound to burst.
Power Cost 1 Rune
Range Melee Range
Raise Dead talent icon.
50
Raise Dead talent icon.

Raise Dead

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 30 sec cooldown
Effect Raises a ghoul to fight by your side. You can have a maximum of one ghoul at a time.
Outbreak talent icon.
50
Outbreak talent icon.

Outbreak

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Effect Deals 53 Shadow damage to the target and infects all nearby enemies with Virulent Plague. Virulent Plague A disease that deals 594 Shadow damage over 27 sec. It erupts when the infected target dies, dealing 127 Shadow damage to nearby enemies.
Power Cost 1 Rune
Range 30 yd range
Dark Transformation talent icon.
50
Dark Transformation talent icon.

Dark Transformation

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 1 min cooldown
Effect Your ghoul deals 237 Shadow damage to 5 nearby enemies and transforms into a powerful undead monstrosity for 15 sec. The ghoul's abilities are empowered and take on new functions while the transformation is active.
Range 100 yd range
Unholy Blight talent icon.
48
Unholy Blight talent icon.

Unholy Blight

48
Rank 1
48
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 45 sec cooldown
Effect 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 167 damage over 14 sec, stacking up to 4 times.
Power Cost 1 Rune
Improved Festering Strike talent icon.
48
Improved Festering Strike talent icon.

Improved Festering Strike

48
Rank 1
1
Rank 2
47
Cast Time Passive
Effect Festering Strike and Festering Wound damage increased by 20%.
Runic Mastery talent icon.
2
Runic Mastery talent icon.

Runic Mastery

2
Rank 2
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases your maximum Runic Power by 20.
Infected Claws talent icon.
50
Infected Claws talent icon.

Infected Claws

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your ghoul's Claw attack has a 30% chance to cause a Festering Wound on the target.
Epidemic talent icon.
38
Epidemic talent icon.

Epidemic

38
Rank 1
38
Cast Time Instant
Effect Causes each of your Virulent Plagues to flare up, dealing 121 Shadow damage to the infected enemy, and an additional 48 Shadow damage to all other enemies near them.
Power Cost 30 Runic Power
Range 30 yd range
Replenishing Wounds talent icon.
48
Replenishing Wounds talent icon.

Replenishing Wounds

48
Rank 1
48
Cast Time Passive
Effect When a Festering Wound pops it generates an additional 2 Runic Power.
Feasting Strikes talent icon.
0
Feasting Strikes talent icon.

Feasting Strikes

Cast Time Passive
Effect Festering Strike has a 15% chance to generate 1 Rune.
Apocalypse talent icon.
49
Apocalypse talent icon.

Apocalypse

49
Rank 1
49
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 1.5 min cooldown
Effect Bring doom upon the enemy, dealing 265 Shadow damage and bursting up to 4 Festering Wounds on the target. Summons an Army of the Dead ghoul for 20 sec for each burst Festering Wound. Generates 2 Runes.
Range Melee Range
Plaguebringer talent icon.
48
Plaguebringer talent icon.

Plaguebringer

48
Rank 1
48
Cast Time Passive
Effect Scourge Strike causes your disease damage to occur 100% more quickly for 5 sec.
Clawing Shadows talent icon.

Clawing Shadows

2
Rank 1
2
Cast Time Instant
Effect Deals 308 Shadow damage and causes 1 Festering Wound to burst.
Power Cost 1 Rune
Range 30 yd range
Sudden Doom talent icon.
46
Sudden Doom talent icon.

Sudden Doom

46
Rank 1
46
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your auto attacks have a chance to make your next Death Coil cost no Runic Power.
All Will Serve talent icon.
4
All Will Serve talent icon.

All Will Serve

4
Rank 1
4
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Raise Dead spell summons an additional skeletal minion.
Pestilent Pustules talent icon.
0
Pestilent Pustules talent icon.

Pestilent Pustules

Cast Time Passive
Effect Bursting a Festering Wound has a 10% chance to grant you Runic Corruption.
Ebon Fever talent icon.
45
Ebon Fever talent icon.

Ebon Fever

45
Rank 1
45
Cast Time Passive
Effect Virulent Plague deals 15% more damage over time in half the duration.
Bursting Sores talent icon.

Bursting Sores

3
Rank 1
3
Cast Time Passive
Effect Bursting a Festering Wound deals 20% more damage, and deals 85 Shadow damage to all nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
Unholy Command talent icon.
50
Unholy Command talent icon.

Unholy Command

50
Rank 2
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect The cooldown of Dark Transformation is reduced by 15 sec.
Magus of the Dead talent icon.
37
Magus of the Dead talent icon.

Magus of the Dead

37
Rank 1
37
Cast Time Passive
Effect Apocalypse and Army of the Dead also summon a Magus of the Dead who hurls Frostbolts and Shadow Bolts at your foes.
Ruptured Viscera talent icon.

Ruptured Viscera

Cast Time Passive
Effect When your ghouls expire, they explode in viscera dealing 56 Shadow damage to nearby enemies.
Improved Death Coil talent icon.
16
Improved Death Coil talent icon.

Improved Death Coil

16
Rank 1
11
Rank 2
5
Cast Time Passive
Effect Death Coil deals 30% additional damage and seeks out 1 additional nearby enemy.
Rotten Touch talent icon.
1
Rotten Touch talent icon.

Rotten Touch

1
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Sudden Doom causes your next Death Coil to also increase your Scourge Strike damage against the target by 50% for 6 sec.
Unholy Pact talent icon.
47
Unholy Pact talent icon.

Unholy Pact

47
Rank 1
47
Cast Time Passive
Effect Dark Transformation creates an unholy pact between you and your pet, igniting flaming chains that deal 1,185 Shadow damage over 15 sec to enemies between you and your pet.
Defile talent icon.

Defile

Cast Time Instant
Effect Defile the targeted ground, dealing 287 Shadow damage to all enemies over 10 sec. While you remain within your Defile, your Scourge Strike will hit 7 enemies near the target. If any enemies are standing in the Defile, it grows in size and deals increasing damage every sec.
Power Cost 1 Rune
Range 30 yd range
Vile Contagion talent icon.
3
Vile Contagion talent icon.

Vile Contagion

3
Rank 1
3
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 1.5 min cooldown
Effect Inflict disease upon your enemies spreading Festering Wounds equal to the amount currently active on your target to 7 nearby enemies.
Power Cost 30 Runic Power
Range 30 yd range
Pestilence talent icon.
2
Pestilence talent icon.

Pestilence

2
Rank 1
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect Death and Decay damage has a 10% chance to apply a Festering Wound to the enemy.
Eternal Agony talent icon.
50
Eternal Agony talent icon.

Eternal Agony

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Death Coil and Epidemic increase the duration of Dark Transformation by 1 sec.
Coil of Devastation talent icon.
5
Coil of Devastation talent icon.

Coil of Devastation

5
Rank 1
5
Cast Time Passive
Effect Death Coil causes the target to take an additional 30% of the direct damage dealt over 4 sec.
Harbinger of Doom talent icon.
1
Harbinger of Doom talent icon.

Harbinger of Doom

1
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Sudden Doom triggers 30% more often and can accumulate up to 2 charges.
Reaping talent icon.
10
Reaping talent icon.

Reaping

10
Rank 1
10
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Soul Reaper, Scourge Strike, Festering Strike, and Death Coil deal 25% addtional damage to enemies below 35% health.
Death Rot talent icon.
49
Death Rot talent icon.

Death Rot

49
Rank 1
49
Cast Time Passive
Effect Death Coil and Epidemic debilitate your enemy applying Death Rot causing them to take 1% increased Shadow damage, up to 10% from you for 10 sec. If Death Coil or Epidemic consume Sudden Doom it applies two stacks of Death Rot.
Army of the Dead talent icon.
49
Army of the Dead talent icon.

Army of the Dead

49
Rank 1
49
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 8 min cooldown
Effect Summons a legion of ghouls who swarms your enemies, fighting anything they can for 30 sec.
Power Cost 1 Rune
Summon Gargoyle talent icon.
14
Summon Gargoyle talent icon.

Summon Gargoyle

14
Rank 1
14
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 3 min cooldown
Effect Summon a Gargoyle into the area to bombard the target for 25 sec. The Gargoyle gains 1% increased damage for every 1 Runic Power you spend. Generates 50 Runic Power.
Range 30 yd range
Festermight talent icon.
48
Festermight talent icon.

Festermight

48
Rank 2
48
Cast Time Passive
Effect Popping a Festering Wound increases your Strength by 2% for 20 sec stacking. Does not refresh duration.
Ghoulish Frenzy talent icon.
39
Ghoulish Frenzy talent icon.

Ghoulish Frenzy

39
Rank 1
4
Rank 2
35
Cast Time Passive
Effect Dark Transformation also increases the attack speed and damage of you and your Monstrosity by 10%.
Army of the Damned talent icon.
49
Army of the Damned talent icon.

Army of the Damned

49
Rank 1
49
Cast Time Passive
Effect Apocalypse's cooldown is reduced by 45 sec. Additionally, Death Coil reduces the cooldown of Army of the Dead by 5 sec.
Morbidity talent icon.
34
Morbidity talent icon.

Morbidity

34
Rank 1
29
Rank 2
5
Cast Time Passive
Effect Diseased enemies take 2% increased damage from you per disease they are affected by.
Unholy Aura talent icon.
12
Unholy Aura talent icon.

Unholy Aura

12
Rank 2
12
Cast Time Passive
Effect All enemies within 8 yards take 20% increased damage from your minions.
Unholy Assault talent icon.
48
Unholy Assault talent icon.

Unholy Assault

48
Rank 1
48
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 1.5 min cooldown
Effect Strike your target dealing 673 Shadow damage, infecting the target with 4 Festering Wounds and sending you into an Unholy Frenzy increasing haste by 20% for 20 sec.
Range Melee Range
Superstrain talent icon.
39
Superstrain talent icon.

Superstrain

39
Rank 1
39
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Virulent Plague also applies Frost Fever and Blood Plague at 80% effectiveness.
Commander of the Dead talent icon.
12
Commander of the Dead talent icon.

Commander of the Dead

12
Rank 1
12
Cast Time Passive
Effect Dark Transformation also empowers your Gargoyle and Army of the Dead for 30 sec, increasing their damage by 35%.

PvP Talents

Life and Death talent icon.
6
Life and Death talent icon.

Life and Death

6
Rank 1
6
Effect When targets afflicted by your Virulent Plague are healed, you are also healed for 5% of the amount. In addition, your Virulent Plague now erupts for 400% of normal eruption damage when dispelled.
Dark Simulacrum talent icon.
0
Dark Simulacrum talent icon.

Dark Simulacrum

Effect 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.
Necrotic Wounds talent icon.
37
Necrotic Wounds talent icon.

Necrotic Wounds

37
Rank 1
37
Effect Bursting a Festering Wound converts it into a Necrotic Wound, absorbing 4% of all healing received for 15 sec and healing you for the amount absorbed when the effect ends, up to 4% of your max health. Max 6 stacks. Adding a stack does not refresh the duration.
Reanimation talent icon.
0
Reanimation talent icon.

Reanimation

Effect Reanimates a nearby corpse, summoning a zombie with 5 health for 20 sec to slowly move towards your target. If it reaches your target, it explodes stunning all enemies within 6 yards for 3 sec and dealing 10% of enemies health in Shadow damage.
Necrotic Aura talent icon.
24
Necrotic Aura talent icon.

Necrotic Aura

24
Rank 1
24
Effect All enemies within 8 yards take 8% increased magical damage.
Necromancer's Bargain talent icon.
3
Necromancer's Bargain talent icon.

Necromancer's Bargain

3
Rank 1
3
Effect The cooldown of your Apocalypse is reduced by 15 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 talent icon.
39
Raise Abomination talent icon.

Raise Abomination

39
Rank 1
39
Effect 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.
Spellwarden talent icon.
22
Spellwarden talent icon.

Spellwarden

22
Rank 1
22
Effect Rune of Spellwarding is applied to you with 25% increased effect.
Strangulate talent icon.
7
Strangulate talent icon.

Strangulate

7
Rank 1
7
Effect Shadowy tendrils constrict an enemy's throat, silencing them for 4 sec.
Doomburst talent icon.
3
Doomburst talent icon.

Doomburst

3
Rank 1
3
Effect Sudden Doom also causes your next Death Coil to burst up to 2 Festering Wounds and reduce the target's movement speed by 45% per burst. Lasts 3 sec.
Rot and Wither talent icon.
0
Rot and Wither talent icon.

Rot and Wither

Effect Your Death and Decay rots enemies each time it deals damage, absorbing healing equal to 100% of damage dealt.

Equipment

The equipment is what makes characters stronger. The best gear is usually found in the Great Vault, Mythic+ dungeons, and Mythic raids. They can also be bought from PvP vendors or crafted with the Crafting Orders system.

Here are the best equipment items for Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+.

Head

  1. Maw of the Haunted Frostbrood icon.
    set
    Maw of the Haunted Frostbrood
    44
    Maw of the Haunted Frostbrood icon.

    Maw of the Haunted Frostbrood

    Ilvl 424
    Slot Head
    Stats
    +512 strength
    +1383 stamina
    +225 critical-strike
    +561 mastery
    Set
    Set: Bursting a Festering Wound grants your ghoul Vile Infusion, increasing their damage by 25% and Haste by 10% for 5 sec.
    Set: Your primary ghoul's attacks have a 8% chance to increase your damage and Haste by 8% for 8 sec. This chance is increased to 15% during Vile Infusion.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Battle-Ready Binoculars icon.
    Battle-Ready Binoculars
    2
    Battle-Ready Binoculars icon.

    Battle-Ready Binoculars

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Head
    Stats
    +484 strength
    +1283 stamina
    +763 haste
    Effects
    Equip: The tinker slotted within this device cannot catastrophically malfunction.

  3. Gaze of the Living Quarry icon.
    Gaze of the Living Quarry
    2
    Gaze of the Living Quarry icon.

    Gaze of the Living Quarry

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Head
    Stats
    +471 strength
    +1237 stamina
    +492 critical-strike
    +260 haste
    Rank Mythic

  4. Crimson Gladiator's Plate Helm icon.
    Crimson Gladiator's Plate Helm
    1
    Crimson Gladiator's Plate Helm icon.

    Crimson Gladiator's Plate Helm

    Ilvl 382
    Slot Head
    Stats
    +346 strength
    +793 stamina
    +431 versatility
    +194 mastery
    Rank Unranked

  5. Helmet of Reverent Loyalty icon.
    Helmet of Reverent Loyalty
    1
    Helmet of Reverent Loyalty icon.

    Helmet of Reverent Loyalty

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Head
    Stats
    +471 strength
    +1237 stamina
    +440 haste
    +311 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat icon.
    Elemental Lariat
    49
    Elemental Lariat icon.

    Elemental Lariat

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Neck
    Stats
    +722 stamina
    +592 haste
    +592 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to empower one of your socketed elemental gems, granting 499 of their associated stat for 12 sec.

  2. Crimson Aspirant's Pendant icon.
    Crimson Aspirant's Pendant
    1
    Crimson Aspirant's Pendant icon.

    Crimson Aspirant's Pendant

    Ilvl 340
    Slot Neck
    Stats
    +278 stamina
    +289 versatility
    +230 mastery

Shoulders

  1. Jaws of the Haunted Frostbrood icon.
    set
    Jaws of the Haunted Frostbrood
    47
    Jaws of the Haunted Frostbrood icon.

    Jaws of the Haunted Frostbrood

    Ilvl 424
    Slot Shoulders
    Stats
    +384 strength
    +1037 stamina
    +393 haste
    +196 versatility
    Set
    Set: Bursting a Festering Wound grants your ghoul Vile Infusion, increasing their damage by 25% and Haste by 10% for 5 sec.
    Set: Your primary ghoul's attacks have a 8% chance to increase your damage and Haste by 8% for 8 sec. This chance is increased to 15% during Vile Infusion.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Scaldrons of Molten Might icon.
    Scaldrons of Molten Might
    2
    Scaldrons of Molten Might icon.

    Scaldrons of Molten Might

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Shoulders
    Stats
    +353 strength
    +928 stamina
    +192 haste
    +372 versatility
    Rank Mythic

  3. Serpentstrike Shoulderpads icon.
    Serpentstrike Shoulderpads
    1
    Serpentstrike Shoulderpads icon.

    Serpentstrike Shoulderpads

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Shoulders
    Stats
    +374 strength
    +1000 stamina
    +277 critical-strike
    +300 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Back

  1. Fireproof Drape icon.
    Fireproof Drape
    18
    Fireproof Drape icon.

    Fireproof Drape

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Back
    Stats
    +280 strength
    +750 stamina
    +274 haste
    +162 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  2. Decorated Commander's Cindercloak icon.
    Decorated Commander's Cindercloak
    6
    Decorated Commander's Cindercloak icon.

    Decorated Commander's Cindercloak

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Back
    Stats
    +265 strength
    +696 stamina
    +280 haste
    +143 versatility
    Rank Mythic

  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl icon.
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    6
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl icon.

    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Back
    Stats
    +272 strength
    +722 stamina
    +215 haste
    +215 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Increases the duration of Dragon Isles potions by 50%.

  4. Cape of Entanglement icon.
    Cape of Entanglement
    4
    Cape of Entanglement icon.

    Cape of Entanglement

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Back
    Stats
    +280 strength
    +750 stamina
    +218 critical-strike
    +218 haste
    Rank Mythic

  5. Cloak of Failing Will icon.
    Cloak of Failing Will
    4
    Cloak of Failing Will icon.

    Cloak of Failing Will

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Back
    Stats
    +280 strength
    +750 stamina
    +166 critical-strike
    +249 mastery
    +187 speed
    Rank Mythic

Chest

  1. Breastplate of the Haunted Frostbrood icon.
    set
    Breastplate of the Haunted Frostbrood
    28
    Breastplate of the Haunted Frostbrood icon.

    Breastplate of the Haunted Frostbrood

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Chest
    Stats
    +498 strength
    +1333 stamina
    +221 critical-strike
    +553 versatility
    Set
    Set: Bursting a Festering Wound grants your ghoul Vile Infusion, increasing their damage by 25% and Haste by 10% for 5 sec.
    Set: Your primary ghoul's attacks have a 8% chance to increase your damage and Haste by 8% for 8 sec. This chance is increased to 15% during Vile Infusion.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Breastplate of Soaring Terror icon.
    Breastplate of Soaring Terror
    7
    Breastplate of Soaring Terror icon.

    Breastplate of Soaring Terror

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Chest
    Stats
    +498 strength
    +1333 stamina
    +288 haste
    +487 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  3. Primal Molten Breastplate icon.
    Primal Molten Breastplate
    5
    Primal Molten Breastplate icon.

    Primal Molten Breastplate

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Chest
    Stats
    +484 strength
    +1283 stamina
    +382 haste
    +382 mastery

  4. Cuirass of Irreparable Madness icon.
    Cuirass of Irreparable Madness
    3
    Cuirass of Irreparable Madness icon.

    Cuirass of Irreparable Madness

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Chest
    Stats
    +498 strength
    +1333 stamina
    +454 haste
    +321 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  5. Dathea's Cyclonic Cage icon.
    Dathea's Cyclonic Cage
    2
    Dathea's Cyclonic Cage icon.

    Dathea's Cyclonic Cage

    Ilvl 408
    Slot Chest
    Stats
    +441 strength
    +1128 stamina
    +496 haste
    +229 versatility
    +311 speed
    Rank Heroic

Wrist

  1. Goldsteel Bindings icon.
    Goldsteel Bindings
    11
    Goldsteel Bindings icon.

    Goldsteel Bindings

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Wrist
    Stats
    +280 strength
    +750 stamina
    +222 haste
    +213 versatility
    Rank Mythic

  2. Thrashing Wind Vambraces icon.
    Thrashing Wind Vambraces
    9
    Thrashing Wind Vambraces icon.

    Thrashing Wind Vambraces

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Wrist
    Stats
    +280 strength
    +750 stamina
    +171 versatility
    +265 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  3. Difficult Wrist Protectors icon.
    Difficult Wrist Protectors
    8
    Difficult Wrist Protectors icon.

    Difficult Wrist Protectors

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Wrist
    Stats
    +272 strength
    +722 stamina
    +429 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Safety fuses built into this device reduce the chance of its slotted tinker malfunctioning by up to 15%.

  4. Primal Molten Vambraces icon.
    Primal Molten Vambraces
    7
    Primal Molten Vambraces icon.

    Primal Molten Vambraces

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Wrist
    Stats
    +272 strength
    +722 stamina
    +215 haste
    +215 mastery

  5. Shackles of Titanic Failure icon.
    Shackles of Titanic Failure
    6
    Shackles of Titanic Failure icon.

    Shackles of Titanic Failure

    Ilvl 411
    Slot Wrist
    Stats
    +255 strength
    +661 stamina
    +289 critical-strike
    +125 versatility
    Rank Heroic

Hands

  1. Grasps of the Haunted Frostbrood icon.
    set
    Grasps of the Haunted Frostbrood
    43
    Grasps of the Haunted Frostbrood icon.

    Grasps of the Haunted Frostbrood

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Hands
    Stats
    +374 strength
    +1000 stamina
    +414 critical-strike
    +167 haste
    Set
    Set: Bursting a Festering Wound grants your ghoul Vile Infusion, increasing their damage by 25% and Haste by 10% for 5 sec.
    Set: Your primary ghoul's attacks have a 8% chance to increase your damage and Haste by 8% for 8 sec. This chance is increased to 15% during Vile Infusion.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Arcane Defender's Gauntlets icon.
    Arcane Defender's Gauntlets
    2
    Arcane Defender's Gauntlets icon.

    Arcane Defender's Gauntlets

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Hands
    Stats
    +374 strength
    +1000 stamina
    +216 haste
    +365 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  3. Diamond-Etched Gauntlets icon.
    Diamond-Etched Gauntlets
    2
    Diamond-Etched Gauntlets icon.

    Diamond-Etched Gauntlets

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Hands
    Stats
    +353 strength
    +928 stamina
    +191 critical-strike
    +373 haste
    Rank Mythic

  4. Goldsteel Gloves icon.
    Goldsteel Gloves
    1
    Goldsteel Gloves icon.

    Goldsteel Gloves

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Hands
    Stats
    +374 strength
    +1000 stamina
    +248 critical-strike
    +316 haste
    Rank Mythic

  5. Primal Molten Gauntlets icon.
    Primal Molten Gauntlets
    1
    Primal Molten Gauntlets icon.

    Primal Molten Gauntlets

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Hands
    Stats
    +363 strength
    +962 stamina
    +286 critical-strike
    +286 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Increases duration of Well Fed bonuses from Dragon Isles meals by 100% and they now persist through death.

Waist

  1. Unstable Frostfire Belt icon.
    Unstable Frostfire Belt
    37
    Unstable Frostfire Belt icon.

    Unstable Frostfire Belt

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +363 strength
    +962 stamina
    +409 critical-strike
    +164 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to inflict a Lingering Frostspark, dealing 9,036 Frostfire damage over 10 sec. Enemies that die while under this effect will explode, leaving a cold sleet for 8 sec that slows enemies by 50%.

  2. Primal Molten Greatbelt icon.
    Primal Molten Greatbelt
    5
    Primal Molten Greatbelt icon.

    Primal Molten Greatbelt

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +363 strength
    +962 stamina
    +286 critical-strike
    +286 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Greatly improves the comfort of your gear, allowing you to enter a Zone of Focus while over 90% health, granting you 220 Mastery.

  3. Binding of Broken Dreams icon.
    Binding of Broken Dreams
    3
    Binding of Broken Dreams icon.

    Binding of Broken Dreams

    Ilvl 402
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +313 strength
    +782 stamina
    +263 critical-strike
    +263 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  4. Illusion Breaker's Waistguard icon.
    Illusion Breaker's Waistguard
    2
    Illusion Breaker's Waistguard icon.

    Illusion Breaker's Waistguard

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +353 strength
    +928 stamina
    +209 critical-strike
    +354 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  5. Roaring Breeze Waistguard icon.
    Roaring Breeze Waistguard
    2
    Roaring Breeze Waistguard icon.

    Roaring Breeze Waistguard

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +374 strength
    +1000 stamina
    +166 critical-strike
    +415 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Legs

  1. Greaves of the Haunted Frostbrood icon.
    set
    Greaves of the Haunted Frostbrood
    42
    Greaves of the Haunted Frostbrood icon.

    Greaves of the Haunted Frostbrood

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +498 strength
    +1333 stamina
    +553 haste
    +221 mastery
    indestructible
    Set
    Set: Bursting a Festering Wound grants your ghoul Vile Infusion, increasing their damage by 25% and Haste by 10% for 5 sec.
    Set: Your primary ghoul's attacks have a 8% chance to increase your damage and Haste by 8% for 8 sec. This chance is increased to 15% during Vile Infusion.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation icon.
    Frostfire Legguards of Preparation
    4
    Frostfire Legguards of Preparation icon.

    Frostfire Legguards of Preparation

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +484 strength
    +1283 stamina
    +338 haste
    +425 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Damaging a new enemy grants you 239 Haste for 10 sec, up to 5 stacks.

  3. Opalfang's Earthbound Legguards icon.
    Opalfang's Earthbound Legguards
    2
    Opalfang's Earthbound Legguards icon.

    Opalfang's Earthbound Legguards

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +471 strength
    +1237 stamina
    +251 critical-strike
    +500 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  4. Greaves of the God-King icon.
    Greaves of the God-King
    1
    Greaves of the God-King icon.

    Greaves of the God-King

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +498 strength
    +1333 stamina
    +537 critical-strike
    +238 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  5. Primal Molten Legplates icon.
    Primal Molten Legplates
    1
    Primal Molten Legplates icon.

    Primal Molten Legplates

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +484 strength
    +1283 stamina
    +382 haste
    +382 mastery

Feet

  1. Kurog's Thunderhooves icon.
    Kurog's Thunderhooves
    16
    Kurog's Thunderhooves icon.

    Kurog's Thunderhooves

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +374 strength
    +1000 stamina
    +190 haste
    +391 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  2. Stonestep Boots icon.
    Stonestep Boots
    11
    Stonestep Boots icon.

    Stonestep Boots

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +374 strength
    +1000 stamina
    +228 critical-strike
    +436 mastery
    +249 speed
    Rank Mythic

  3. Primal Molten Sabatons icon.
    Primal Molten Sabatons
    9
    Primal Molten Sabatons icon.

    Primal Molten Sabatons

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +363 strength
    +962 stamina
    +286 critical-strike
    +286 mastery

  4. Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots icon.
    Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots
    4
    Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots icon.

    Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +374 strength
    +1000 stamina
    +378 versatility
    +203 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  5. Valkyra Protector Greatboots icon.
    Valkyra Protector Greatboots
    4
    Valkyra Protector Greatboots icon.

    Valkyra Protector Greatboots

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +374 strength
    +1000 stamina
    +378 haste
    +203 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight icon.
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    27
    Signet of Titanic Insight icon.

    Signet of Titanic Insight

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Ring 1
    Stats
    +722 stamina
    +592 haste
    +592 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Increases duration of Well Fed bonuses from Dragon Isles meals by 100% and they now persist through death.

  2. Jeweled Signet of Melandrus icon.
    Jeweled Signet of Melandrus
    24
    Jeweled Signet of Melandrus icon.

    Jeweled Signet of Melandrus

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Ring 2
    Stats
    +750 stamina
    +553 critical-strike
    +657 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Increases your autoattack damage by 177.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Seal of Filial Duty icon.
    Seal of Filial Duty
    9
    Seal of Filial Duty icon.

    Seal of Filial Duty

    Ilvl 431
    Slot Ring 2
    Stats
    +852 stamina
    +322 haste
    +974 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Dealing Fire damage has a chance to invigorate you, absorbing 64,008 damage for 6 seconds.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen icon.
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    8
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen icon.

    Seal of Diurna's Chosen

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Ring 1
    Stats
    +750 stamina
    +301 critical-strike
    +909 versatility
    Effects
    Equip: Dealing Fire damage has a chance to ignite your enemies, burning them for an additional 7,252 damage every 2 seconds.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Platinum Star Band icon.
    Platinum Star Band
    7
    Platinum Star Band icon.

    Platinum Star Band

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Ring 2
    Stats
    +750 stamina
    +795 critical-strike
    +415 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Trinkets

  1. Algeth'ar Puzzle Box icon.
    Algeth'ar Puzzle Box
    46
    Algeth'ar Puzzle Box icon.

    Algeth'ar Puzzle Box

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Trinket 1
    Stats
    +473 strength
    Effects
    Use: Solve a puzzle, increasing your Mastery by 4,313 for 20 sec. (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Whispering Incarnate Icon icon.
    Whispering Incarnate Icon
    19
    Whispering Incarnate Icon icon.

    Whispering Incarnate Icon

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Trinket 2
    Stats
    +473 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Succumb to the Icon's whispers and become Infused with Frost, increasing your Critical Strike by 567. Fighting alongside allies who are Infused with Earth or Fire has a chance to grant you 277 of their Infusion's stat for 12 sec. Infusion based on your current specialization.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Hunger of the Pack icon.
    Hunger of the Pack
    8
    Hunger of the Pack icon.

    Hunger of the Pack

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Trinket 1
    Stats
    +473 strength
    +553 critical-strike
    Effects
    Equip: Increases your Speed by 860 for 10 sec when you kill a target that gives experience or honor.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Windscar Whetstone icon.
    Windscar Whetstone
    6
    Windscar Whetstone icon.

    Windscar Whetstone

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Trinket 1
    Stats
    +537 mastery
    Effects
    Use: A Slicing Maelstrom surrounds you, inflicting 327,021 Physical damage to nearby enemies over 6 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  5. Manic Grieftorch icon.
    Manic Grieftorch
    5
    Manic Grieftorch icon.

    Manic Grieftorch

    Ilvl 424
    Slot Trinket 2
    Stats
    +487 strength
    Effects
    Use: Channel for 2 sec, unleashing a furious volley of flame around your target, dealing 234,800 Fire damage to your target with a chance to strike nearby enemies for additional damage. Whenever an allied player dies, this cooldown is reduced by 90 seconds. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

Main Hand

  1. Imbued Qalashi Crusher icon.
    Imbued Qalashi Crusher
    13
    Imbued Qalashi Crusher icon.

    Imbued Qalashi Crusher

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +471 strength
    +1237 stamina
    +510 haste
    +242 mastery
    +322 leech
    Rank Mythic

  2. Obsidian Seared Claymore icon.
    Obsidian Seared Claymore
    8
    Obsidian Seared Claymore icon.

    Obsidian Seared Claymore

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +484 strength
    +1283 stamina
    +382 haste
    +382 mastery

  3. Algeth'ar Hedgecleaver icon.
    Algeth'ar Hedgecleaver
    6
    Algeth'ar Hedgecleaver icon.

    Algeth'ar Hedgecleaver

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +498 strength
    +1333 stamina
    +271 versatility
    +503 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  4. Ley-Line Tracer icon.
    Ley-Line Tracer
    6
    Ley-Line Tracer icon.

    Ley-Line Tracer

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +498 strength
    +1333 stamina
    +487 haste
    +288 mastery
    +332 leech
    Rank Mythic

  5. Nhallish's Bloody Polearm icon.
    Nhallish's Bloody Polearm
    5
    Nhallish's Bloody Polearm icon.

    Nhallish's Bloody Polearm

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +498 strength
    +1333 stamina
    +437 critical-strike
    +304 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Gems

Gems are jewelcrafting items. Created with the Jewelcrafting profession or bought in the auction house, they can be socketed into Head, Neck, Wrists, Waist, and Rings items.

Here are the best gems for Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+.

  1. Keen Ysemerald icon.
    Keen Ysemerald
    75
    Keen Ysemerald icon.

    Keen Ysemerald

    Effect +70 Haste and +33 Mastery
    Type prismatic
  2. Sensei's Alexstraszite icon.
    Sensei's Alexstraszite
    46
    Sensei's Alexstraszite icon.

    Sensei's Alexstraszite

    Effect +70 Critical Strike and +33 Mastery
    Type prismatic
  3. Keen Neltharite icon.
    Keen Neltharite
    42
    Keen Neltharite icon.

    Keen Neltharite

    Effect +70 Mastery and +33 Haste
    Type prismatic
  4. Skillful Illimited Diamond icon.
    Skillful Illimited Diamond
    18
    Skillful Illimited Diamond icon.

    Skillful Illimited Diamond

    Effect +75 Primary Stat and +66 Mastery
    Type prismatic
  5. Fierce Illimited Diamond icon.
    Fierce Illimited Diamond
    15
    Fierce Illimited Diamond icon.

    Fierce Illimited Diamond

    Effect +75 Primary Stat and +66 Haste
    Type prismatic

Enchantments

Enchantments are equipment item upgrades. Created with the Enchanting and Leatherworking professions, or bought in the auction house, they can be set on Back, Chest, Wrist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand items.

Here are the best enchantments for Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+.

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance icon.
    Graceful Avoidance
    27
    Graceful Avoidance icon.

    Graceful Avoidance

    Effect Graceful Avoidance
  2. Homebound Speed icon.
    Homebound Speed
    11
    Homebound Speed icon.

    Homebound Speed

    Effect Homebound Speed
  3. Homebound Speed icon.
    Homebound Speed
    4
    Homebound Speed icon.

    Homebound Speed

    Effect Homebound Speed

Chest

  1. Waking Stats icon.
    Waking Stats
    43
    Waking Stats icon.

    Waking Stats

    Effect Waking Stats
  2. Sustained Strength icon.
    Sustained Strength
    5
    Sustained Strength icon.

    Sustained Strength

    Effect Sustained Strength
  3. Waking Stats icon.
    Waking Stats
    2
    Waking Stats icon.

    Waking Stats

    Effect Waking Stats

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance icon.
    +200 Avoidance
    21
    +200 Avoidance icon.

    +200 Avoidance

    Effect +200 Avoidance
  2. +200 Speed icon.
    +200 Speed
    14
    +200 Speed icon.

    +200 Speed

    Effect +200 Speed
  3. +125 Speed icon.
    +125 Speed
    4
    +125 Speed icon.

    +125 Speed

    Effect +125 Speed

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Crafting icon.
    Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Crafting
    1
    Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Crafting icon.

    Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Crafting

    Effect Permanently enchants gloves to increase the speed of crafting items from primary professions of Kul Tiras and Zandalar.

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit icon.
    Fierce Armor Kit
    37
    Fierce Armor Kit icon.

    Fierce Armor Kit

    Effect Apply a Fierce Armor Kit to your leg armor, causing it to permanently gain 105 Stamina, as well as 177 Agility or Strength. (1 Sec Cooldown)
  2. Frosted Armor Kit icon.
    Frosted Armor Kit
    5
    Frosted Armor Kit icon.

    Frosted Armor Kit

    Effect Apply a Frosted Armor Kit to your leg armor, permanently increasing its armor by 141. Additionally, the item also gains 177 Agility or Strength. (1 Sec Cooldown)
  3. Fierce Armor Kit icon.
    Fierce Armor Kit
    4
    Fierce Armor Kit icon.

    Fierce Armor Kit

    Effect Apply a Fierce Armor Kit to your leg armor, causing it to permanently gain 89 Stamina, as well as 151 Agility or Strength. (1 Sec Cooldown)

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze icon.
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    23
    Plainsrunner's Breeze icon.

    Plainsrunner's Breeze

    Effect Plainsrunner's Breeze
  2. Watcher's Loam icon.
    Watcher's Loam
    13
    Watcher's Loam icon.

    Watcher's Loam

    Effect Watcher's Loam
  3. Plainsrunner's Breeze icon.
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    10
    Plainsrunner's Breeze icon.

    Plainsrunner's Breeze

    Effect Plainsrunner's Breeze

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery icon.
    +82 Mastery
    39
    +82 Mastery icon.

    +82 Mastery

    Effect +82 Mastery
  2. +82 Haste icon.
    +82 Haste
    37
    +82 Haste icon.

    +82 Haste

    Effect +82 Haste
  3. +82 Critical Strike icon.
    +82 Critical Strike
    15
    +82 Critical Strike icon.

    +82 Critical Strike

    Effect +82 Critical Strike

Main Hand

  1. Rune of the Fallen Crusader icon.
    Rune of the Fallen Crusader
    50
    Rune of the Fallen Crusader icon.

    Rune of the Fallen Crusader

    Effect Rune of the Fallen Crusader

Embellished Items

Embellished items are crafted pieces of equipment that feature specific abilities. They are obtained by using an embellishment optional reagent or are already included in an item recipe.

Only 2 embellished items can be equipped at the same time. Here are the best embellished items for Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+.

  1. Elemental Lariat icon.
    Elemental Lariat
    49
    Elemental Lariat icon.

    Elemental Lariat

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Neck
    Stats
    +722 stamina
    +592 haste
    +592 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to empower one of your socketed elemental gems, granting 499 of their associated stat for 12 sec.

  2. Unstable Frostfire Belt icon.
    Unstable Frostfire Belt
    37
    Unstable Frostfire Belt icon.

    Unstable Frostfire Belt

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +363 strength
    +962 stamina
    +409 critical-strike
    +164 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to inflict a Lingering Frostspark, dealing 9,036 Frostfire damage over 10 sec. Enemies that die while under this effect will explode, leaving a cold sleet for 8 sec that slows enemies by 50%.

  3. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation icon.
    Frostfire Legguards of Preparation
    4
    Frostfire Legguards of Preparation icon.

    Frostfire Legguards of Preparation

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +484 strength
    +1283 stamina
    +338 haste
    +425 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Damaging a new enemy grants you 239 Haste for 10 sec, up to 5 stacks.

  4. Primal Molten Greatbelt icon.
    Primal Molten Greatbelt
    2
    Primal Molten Greatbelt icon.

    Primal Molten Greatbelt

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +363 strength
    +962 stamina
    +286 critical-strike
    +286 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Greatly improves the comfort of your gear, allowing you to enter a Zone of Focus while over 90% health, granting you 220 Mastery.

  5. Signet of Titanic Insight icon.
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    2
    Signet of Titanic Insight icon.

    Signet of Titanic Insight

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Ring 2
    Stats
    +722 stamina
    +592 haste
    +592 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Greatly improves the comfort of your gear, allowing you to enter a Zone of Focus while over 90% health, granting you 220 Mastery.