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Mythic+ Unholy Death Knight

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This is a guide about how to build Unholy Death Knights for Mythic+ . 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 Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 2415
Lowest rating 2259

Stat Priority

+404
17% Crit
+595
18% Hast
+835
57% Mast
+175
4% Vers

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

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

Race

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

  1. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    19
  2. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    9
  3. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    8
  4. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    6
  5. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    2

Legendary

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

  1. Frenzied Monstrosity legendary item icon.
    F

    Frenzied Monstrosity - Back

    29

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

  2. Frenzied Monstrosity legendary item icon.
    F

    Frenzied Monstrosity - Legs

    20

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

  3. Deadliest Coil legendary item icon.
    D

    Deadliest Coil - Chest

    1

    Reduces the Runic Power cost of Death Coil by 10 and Death Coil increases the duration of Dark Transformation by 1 sec.

Trinkets

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

  1. Inscrutable Quantum Device item icon.
    I

    Inscrutable Quantum Device

    49

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Use: ??? (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Overwhelming Power Crystal item icon.
    O

    Overwhelming Power Crystal

    12

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 strength
    +50 leech
    Effects
    Use: Deploy a power crystal which beams arcane energy into you, inflicting 482 Arcane damage over 15 sec and granting you 527 Critical Strike for the duration. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  3. Old Warrior's Soul item icon.
    O

    Old Warrior's Soul

    10

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While in combat your rage builds, increasing your Haste by 43 every 20 sec, stacking up to 5 times.
    Equip: When a nearby ally's health drops below 50%, sacrifice 3,000 of your health to heal them for the same amount. May only occur every 1 min.
    Rank Heroic

  4. Titanic Ocular Gland item icon.
    T

    Titanic Ocular Gland

    8

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While your health is above 50% you are judged Worthy, increasing your highest secondary stat by 132. While your health is below 50% you are judged Unworthy, decreasing your highest secondary stat by 132.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Phial of Putrefaction item icon.
    P

    Phial of Putrefaction

    7

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Every 5 sec, your next melee ability applies Liquefying Ooze, dealing 2,280 Nature damage over 30 sec. Liquefying Ooze stacks up to 3 times. Stacking does not refresh the duration.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

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

  1. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    69

    +16 Mastery

  2. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    17

    +16 Critical Strike

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    7

    +16 Haste

  4. Leviathan's Eye of Strength icon.
    L

    Leviathan's Eye of Strength

    1

    +7 Strength

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    1

    +5% Movement Speed

Domination Shards

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+, the domination shards to use are:

  1. Foreboding Shard of Dyz icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Dyz

    20

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.44% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  2. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    19

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.50% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  3. Desolate Shard of Bek icon.
    D

    Desolate Shard of Bek

    12

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 2.3% when you have 50% or more health than your target.|R

  4. Foreboding Shard of Zed icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Zed

    11

    |CFF20ff20Your helpful spells and abilities have a chance to grant your target an Unholy Aura, draining 297 health from nearby enemies every 2 sec for 10 sec.|R

  5. Foreboding Shard of Oth icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Oth

    10

    |CFF20ff20Your Speed is increased by 45|R

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    28

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    18

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  3. 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 Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    47

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    3

    Enchanted: Eternal Skirmish

Wrist Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    21

    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 Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    47

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    22

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    2

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+, 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 Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    17

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    7

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+, 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 Mythic+, the talents to use are:

    1. Clawing Shadows talent icon.
      C
      35

      Clawing Shadows

      Deals 704 Shadow damage and causes 1 Festering Wound to burst.

    2. Infected Claws talent icon.
      I
      8

      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
      7

      All Will Serve

      Your Raise Dead spell summons an additional skeletal minion.

    1. Unholy Blight talent icon.
      U
      47

      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.

    2. Bursting Sores talent icon.
      B
      3

      Bursting Sores

      Bursting a Festering Wound deals 25% more damage, and deals 259 Shadow damage to 8 nearby 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
      37

      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
      8

      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
      5

      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. Soul Reaper talent icon.
      S
      48

      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.

    2. Pestilent Pustules talent icon.
      P
      2

      Pestilent Pustules

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

    3. Harbinger of Doom talent icon.
      H
      0

      Harbinger of Doom

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

    1. Wraith Walk talent icon.
      W
      29

      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
      18

      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 3,031 Shadow damage over 15 sec to enemies between you and your pet. While active, your strength is increased by 5%.

    2. Pestilence talent icon.
      P
      0

      Pestilence

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

    3. Defile talent icon.
      D
      0

      Defile

      Defile the targeted ground, dealing 706 Shadow damage to all enemies over 10 sec. While you remain within your Defile, your Scourge Strike will hit 4 enemies near the target. If any enemies are standing in the Defile, it grows in size and deals increasing damage every sec.

    1. Army of the Damned talent icon.
      A
      47

      Army of the Damned

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

    2. Unholy Assault talent icon.
      U
      3

      Unholy Assault

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

    3. Summon Gargoyle talent icon.
      S
      0

      Summon Gargoyle

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

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Raise Abomination PvP talent icon.
    R

    Raise Abomination

    32

  2. Necrotic Wounds PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necrotic Wounds

    28

  3. Necrotic Aura PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necrotic Aura

    27

  4. Strangulate PvP talent icon.
    S

    Strangulate

    15

  5. Life and Death PvP talent icon.
    L

    Life and Death

    12

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
46
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
4
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Unholy Death Knights in Mythic+, the covenants to pick are:

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

Soulbind

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

  1. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    42

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 42

      Carver's Eye

    2. 42

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 42

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    4. 42

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    5. 31

      Runeforged Spurs

    6. 11

      Bonesmith's Satchel

  2. Emeni icon.
    E

    Emeni

    4

    The traits to use with Emeni are:

    1. 4

      Emeni's Magnificent Skin

    2. 4

      Gristled Toes

    3. 4

      Lead by Example

    4. 3

      Pustule Eruption

    5. 3

      Resilient Stitching

    6. 2

      Cartilaginous Legs

    7. 2

      Hearth Kidneystone

    8. 1

      Sole Slough

  3. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    3

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 3

      Exquisite Ingredients

    2. 3

      Leisurely Gait

    3. 3

      Life is but an Appetizer

    4. 3

      Party Favors

    5. 3

      Soothing Shade

    6. 3

      Wasteland Propriety

  4. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    1

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 1

      Agent of Chaos

    2. 1

      Exacting Preparation

    3. 1

      Friends in Low Places

    4. 1

      Nimble Steps

    5. 1

      Thrill Seeker

potency conduits

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

  1. Eternal Hunger conduit icon.
    E

    Eternal Hunger

    48

  2. Convocation of the Dead conduit icon.
    C

    Convocation of the Dead

    39

  3. Brutal Grasp conduit icon.
    B

    Brutal Grasp

    9

endurance conduits

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

  1. Hardened Bones conduit icon.
    H

    Hardened Bones

    47

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    43

  3. Reinforced Shell conduit icon.
    R

    Reinforced Shell

    42

finesse conduits

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

  1. Spirit Drain conduit icon.
    S

    Spirit Drain

    32

  2. Fleeting Wind conduit icon.
    F

    Fleeting Wind

    19

  3. Chilled Resilience conduit icon.
    C

    Chilled Resilience

    4