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Blood Death Knight Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Oct 16, 2016 at 08:50 by Vlad 119 comments

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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 Legion 7.1. 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 Volstatsz, a Blood Death Knight theorycrafter and moderator for the Acherus Death Knight community. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Gems

You should use Saber's Eye of Strength Icon Saber's Eye of Strength in one socket, and Quick Dawnlight Icon Quick Dawnlight in all other sockets.

2. Enchants

Slot Enchantment
Neck
Back
Rings
Weapon

3. Consumables

Flask of Ten Thousand Scars Icon Flask of Ten Thousand Scars should be used for raids along with Unbending Potion Icon Unbending Potion as your potion of choice for survivability or Potion of the Old War Icon Potion of the Old War for DPS (as well as always for pre-potting). You should eat Azshari Salad Icon Azshari Salad for the Haste buff (or Suramar Surf and Turf Icon Suramar Surf and Turf, if you cannot afford the +375 food). Ancient Healing Potion Icon Ancient Healing Potion can be used in place of Healthstones.

If you can afford it, you should also use the Legion augment rune: Defiled Augment Rune Icon Defiled Augment Rune. Note that it now works in Mythic+ dungeons (it did not used to).

4. ChangeLog

  • 16 Oct. 2016: Removed a mention to sometimes use the Stoneskin Gargoyle weapon runeforge, which was incorrect.
  • 04 Oct. 2016: Updated neck enchant recommendations and added a mention that Potion of the Old War should always be the pre-pot choice.
  • 22 Sep. 2016: Fixed an error whereby we were not recommending weapon runes.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 28 Jul. 2016: Added Strength flask option if trying to maximise DPS output.
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Updated the recommendations to account for Haste being the best stat in all cases. Also updated potion suggestions.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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