Blood Death Knight Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (WoD 6.0.2)

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Blood Death Knight in World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.2. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

The other pages of our Blood Death Knight guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Reniat, the author of the Blood Death Knight guides on the Official Forums and MMO-Champion.

6.0.2 Transition Guide

If you want to read all about the Patch 6.0.2 changes and learn how they affect your character, make sure to read our Death Knight Transition Guide!

1. Gems↑top

Sockets Gems
Meta Socket Austere Primal Diamond Icon Austere Primal Diamond or Indomitable Primal Diamond Icon Indomitable Primal Diamond (better)
Red Socket Skillful Vermilion Onyx Icon Skillful Vermilion Onyx/Perfect Skillful Tiger Opal Icon Perfect Skillful Tiger Opal
Yellow Socket Prismatic Socket Fractured Sun's Radiance Icon Fractured Sun's Radiance/Perfect Fractured Sunstone Icon Perfect Fractured Sunstone
Blue Socket Sensei's Wild Jade Icon Sensei's Wild Jade/Perfect Sensei's Alexandrite Icon Perfect Sensei's Alexandrite

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2. Enchants↑top

Slot Main Enchantments
Shoulders
Back Enchant Cloak - Greater Protection Icon Enchant Cloak - Greater Protection
Chest Enchant Chest - Superior Stamina Icon Enchant Chest - Superior Stamina
Wrists Enchant Bracer - Mastery Icon Enchant Bracer - Mastery
Hands Enchant Gloves - Superior Mastery Icon Enchant Gloves - Superior Mastery
Waist Living Steel Belt Buckle Icon Living Steel Belt Buckle
Legs Ironscale Leg Armor Icon Ironscale Leg Armor
Feet Enchant Boots - Pandaren's Step Icon Enchant Boots - Pandaren's Step
Weapons Rune of the Fallen Crusader Icon Rune of the Fallen Crusader

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

For encounter with heavy physical damage, you should always eat food that gives you Strength. You will be granted:

For encounter with heavy magic damage, you should always eat food that gives you Stamina. You will be granted:

3.2. Flask

You should always use a Flask of the Earth Icon Flask of the Earth.

3.3. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will be Potion of Mogu Power Icon Potion of Mogu Power for physical damage and Master Healing Potion Icon Master Healing Potion for magic damage.