mm+ 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 3558
Lowest rating 3105

Stat Priority

+525
20% Crit
+637
19% Hast
+996
65% Mast
+239
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. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    16
  2. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    9
  3. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    7
  4. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    7
  5. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    3

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

    36

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

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Feet

    24

    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

    11

    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 - Head

    8

    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. Reanimated Shambler legendary item icon.
    R

    Reanimated Shambler - Waist

    4

    Your attacks have a chance to summon a Super Zombie that shambles forward and explodes, dealing 6,606 Shadow damage and applying a Festering Wound to all nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.

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

    42

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: ??? (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Old Warrior's Soul item icon.
    O

    Old Warrior's Soul

    16

    Ilvl 259
    Stats
    +105 strength
    +53 avoidance
    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

    12

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: Deploy a power crystal which beams arcane energy into you, inflicting 640 Arcane damage over 15 sec and granting you 605 Critical Strike for the duration. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  4. Elegy of the Eternals item icon.
    E

    Elegy of the Eternals

    11

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Equip: Weep before the Eternals, dedicating yourself to their service. Gain 121 of your highest secondary stat, and grant 10% of this bonus to any party members who also serve your covenant.
    Rank Mythic

  5. So'leah's Secret Technique item icon.
    S

    So'leah's Secret Technique

    11

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: Select a player in your party or raid, granting them 18 of their highest secondary stat, and granting you 113 of that same stat, for 30 min.
    Rank Mythic

Tier Set

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

  1. Gauntlets of the First Eidolon item icon.
    G

    Gauntlets of the First Eidolon

    48

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

  2. Carapace of the First Eidolon item icon.
    C

    Carapace of the First Eidolon

    46

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +141 strength
    +303 stamina
    +56 critical-strike
    +128 mastery
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Reinforced (+32 Stamina)
    Set
    Set: Every 5 Scourge Strikes that burst Festering Wounds applies Soul Reaper on your target and summons an Army of the Dead ghoul for 15 seconds.
    Set: Your minions deal 10% increased damage. When Soul Reaper's secondary effect triggers, this bonus increases to 50% for 8 seconds.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Shoulderplates of the First Eidolon item icon.
    S

    Shoulderplates of the First Eidolon

    43

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

  4. Chausses of the First Eidolon item icon.
    C

    Chausses of the First Eidolon

    40

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

  5. Visage of the First Eidolon item icon.
    V

    Visage of the First Eidolon

    33

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

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

    54

    +16 Mastery

  2. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    43

    +16 Critical Strike

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    36

    +16 Haste

  4. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    7

    +16 Versatility

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    2

    +5% Movement Speed

Back Enchantment

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

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    31

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    10

    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

    45

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    4

    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

    24

    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

    48

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

  2. Enchant Gloves - Strength of Soul enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Strength of Soul

    1

    Enchanted: +10 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

    26

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    1

    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

    50

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    28

    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
      29

      Clawing Shadows

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

    2. Infected Claws talent icon.
      I
      11

      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
      10

      All Will Serve

      Your Raise Dead spell summons an additional skeletal minion.

    1. Unholy Blight talent icon.
      U
      41

      Unholy Blight

      Surrounds yourself with a vile swarm of insects for 6 sec, stinging all nearby enemies and infecting them with Virulent Plague and an unholy disease that deals 429 damage over 14 sec, stacking up to 4 times. Your minions deal 3% increased damage per stack to enemies infected by Unholy Blight.

    2. Bursting Sores talent icon.
      B
      9

      Bursting Sores

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

    3. Ebon Fever talent icon.
      E
      0

      Ebon Fever

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

    1. Asphyxiate talent icon.
      A
      42

      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
      4

      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
      48

      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.

    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
      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
      11

      Spell Eater

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

    3. Death Pact talent icon.
      D
      7

      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
      49

      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. Defile talent icon.
      D
      1

      Defile

      Defile the targeted ground, dealing 753 Shadow damage to all enemies over 10 sec. While you remain within your Defile, your Scourge Strike will hit 4 enemies near the target. If any enemies are standing in the Defile, it grows in size and deals increasing damage every sec.

    3. Pestilence talent icon.
      P
      0

      Pestilence

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

    1. Army of the Damned talent icon.
      A
      46

      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
      4

      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 Aura PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necrotic Aura

    33

  2. Necrotic Wounds PvP talent icon.
    N

    Necrotic Wounds

    29

  3. Raise Abomination PvP talent icon.
    R

    Raise Abomination

    28

  4. Strangulate PvP talent icon.
    S

    Strangulate

    13

  5. Death's Echo PvP talent icon.
    D

    Death's Echo

    9

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
1
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
47
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
2
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

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

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

Soulbind

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

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    28

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 28

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 28

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 28

      Ultimate Form

    4. 28

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 24

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    6. 24

      Undulating Maneuvers

    7. 4

      Kevin's Keyring

    8. 4

      Viscous Trail

  2. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    16

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 16

      Carver's Eye

    2. 16

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 16

      Mnemonic Equipment

    4. 16

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    5. 14

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    6. 10

      Runeforged Spurs

    7. 6

      Bonesmith's Satchel

    8. 2

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Gorestompers

  3. Emeni icon.
    E

    Emeni

    3

    The traits to use with Emeni are:

    1. 3

      Emeni's Magnificent Skin

    2. 3

      Gristled Toes

    3. 3

      Lead by Example

    4. 3

      Pustule Eruption

    5. 3

      Resilient Stitching

    6. 2

      Cartilaginous Legs

    7. 1

      Hearth Kidneystone

  4. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    1

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 1

      Dream Delver

    2. 1

      Faerie Dust

    3. 1

      Field of Blossoms

    4. 1

      Podtender

    5. 1

      Soothing Voice

    6. 1

      Waking Dreams

  5. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    1

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 1

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 1

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 1

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    4. 1

      Run Without Tiring

    5. 1

      Survivor's Rally

    6. 1

      Swift Patrol

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

    49

  2. Brutal Grasp conduit icon.
    B

    Brutal Grasp

    42

  3. Convocation of the Dead conduit icon.
    C

    Convocation of the Dead

    38

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. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    39

  2. Hardened Bones conduit icon.
    H

    Hardened Bones

    33

  3. Reinforced Shell conduit icon.
    R

    Reinforced Shell

    22

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

    31

  2. Fleeting Wind conduit icon.
    F

    Fleeting Wind

    22

  3. Chilled Resilience conduit icon.
    C

    Chilled Resilience

    11