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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 2760
Lowest rating 2492

Stat Priority

+438
18% Crit
+581
18% Hast
+904
61% Mast
+224
6% 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. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    17
  2. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    17
  3. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    6
  4. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    2
  5. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    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 - Legs

    31

    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 - Back

    18

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

  3. Crimson Rune Weapon legendary item icon.
    C

    Crimson Rune Weapon - Shoulders

    1

    Dancing Rune Weapon generates 5 Bone Shield charges. When a charge of Bone Shield is consumed, the cooldown of Dancing Rune Weapon is reduced by 5 sec. Additionally, when Dancing Rune Weapon fades, your Rune regeneration rate is increased by 40% for 10 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

    46

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

  2. Old Warrior's Soul item icon.
    O

    Old Warrior's Soul

    19

    Ilvl 259
    Stats
    +105 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While in combat your rage builds, increasing your Haste by 45 every 20 sec, stacking up to 5 times.
    Equip: When a nearby ally's health drops below 50%, sacrifice 3,508 of your health to heal them for the same amount. May only occur every 1 min.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Overwhelming Power Crystal item icon.
    O

    Overwhelming Power Crystal

    16

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Use: Deploy a power crystal which beams arcane energy into you, inflicting 514 Arcane damage over 15 sec and granting you 541 Critical Strike for the duration. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  4. Titanic Ocular Gland item icon.
    T

    Titanic Ocular Gland

    13

    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. Anima Field Emitter item icon.
    A

    Anima Field Emitter

    3

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Your attacks have a high chance to create an Anima Field at your location for 8 sec. Standing within the field grants you 333 Haste.
    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

    101

    +16 Mastery

  2. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    36

    +16 Critical Strike

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    29

    +16 Haste

  4. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    10

    +16 Versatility

  5. Leviathan's Eye of Strength icon.
    L

    Leviathan's Eye of Strength

    1

    +7 Strength

Domination Shards

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

  1. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    49

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

  2. Portentous Shard of Bek icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Bek

    47

    Your damage is increased by 3.0% when you have 50% or more health than your target.

  3. Portentous Shard of Cor icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Cor

    47

    Your damage is increased by 3.00% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.

  4. Portentous Shard of Zed icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Zed

    34

    Your helpful spells and abilities have a chance to grant your target an Unholy Aura, draining 340 health from nearby enemies every 2 sec for 10 sec.

  5. Portentous Shard of Kyr icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Kyr

    20

    Gain 1,346 Absorb every 5 sec, up to a cap of 6,734.

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

    34

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    8

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    5

    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

    44

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    6

    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

    17

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

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

    50

    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

    23

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

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

    56

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    21

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    19

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

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
      41

      Clawing Shadows

      Deals 707 Shadow damage and causes 1 Festering Wound to burst.

    2. Infected Claws talent icon.
      I
      6

      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
      3

      All Will Serve

      Your Raise Dead spell summons an additional skeletal minion.

    1. Unholy Blight talent icon.
      U
      46

      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
      4

      Bursting Sores

      Bursting a Festering Wound deals 25% more damage, and deals 254 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
      36

      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
      10

      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
      4

      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
      45

      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
      5

      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
      32

      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
      15

      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 705 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. Necrotic Wounds PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necrotic Wounds

    34

  2. Necrotic Aura PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necrotic Aura

    32

  3. Raise Abomination PvP talent icon.
    R

    Raise Abomination

    28

  4. Dome of Ancient Shadow PvP talent icon.
    D

    Dome of Ancient Shadow

    11

  5. Strangulate PvP talent icon.
    S

    Strangulate

    11

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

    39

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 39

      Carver's Eye

    2. 39

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 39

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    4. 39

      Mnemonic Equipment

    5. 39

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    6. 26

      Runeforged Spurs

    7. 13

      Bonesmith's Satchel

  2. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    6

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 6

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 6

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 6

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    4. 6

      Ultimate Form

    5. 6

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 6

      Volatile Solvent

  3. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    3

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 3

      Agent of Chaos

    2. 3

      Fatal Flaw

    3. 3

      Friends in Low Places

    4. 3

      Sinful Preservation

    5. 3

      Thrill Seeker

    6. 2

      Exacting Preparation

    7. 1

      Dauntless Duelist

  4. Emeni icon.
    E

    Emeni

    1

    The traits to use with Emeni are:

    1. 1

      Cartilaginous Legs

    2. 1

      Emeni's Magnificent Skin

    3. 1

      Gristled Toes

    4. 1

      Lead by Example

    5. 1

      Pustule Eruption

    6. 1

      Resilient Stitching

  5. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    1

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 1

      Life is but an Appetizer

    2. 1

      Life of the Party

    3. 1

      Party Favors

    4. 1

      Soothing Shade

    5. 1

      Token of Appreciation

    6. 1

      Watch the Shoes!

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

    50

  2. Convocation of the Dead conduit icon.
    C

    Convocation of the Dead

    42

  3. Brutal Grasp conduit icon.
    B

    Brutal Grasp

    10

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

    46

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    44

  3. Reinforced Shell conduit icon.
    R

    Reinforced Shell

    40

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

    28

  2. Fleeting Wind conduit icon.
    F

    Fleeting Wind

    26

  3. Chilled Resilience conduit icon.
    C

    Chilled Resilience

    4