Blood Death Knight Tank Guide (WoD 6.0.3)

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General Information

Welcome to our Blood Death Knight tank guide for World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Blood Death Knight in a raid environment, although most of the content also applies to normal and heroic dungeons.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Reniat, the author of Blood Death Knight guides and articles on the Official Forums and Sanguine Fortitude.

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!

Class Overview

Compared to the other tanking classes, Blood Death Knights bring few useful raid buffs or cooldowns, and we feel that they take a lot more precision and skill to play to their maximum potential. The reason for this is that a large part of tanking as a Death Knight is done "manually", by the player, who has to constantly make game-influencing decisions regarding which abilities to use.

Death Knights rely heavily on self-healing, being one of the most self-sufficient tanks.

Note that this guide focuses on aspects that are specific to Blood Death Knights, and general tanking strategies are beyond its scope. If you wish to know more about the tanking role and what you can do to improve, we recommend that you read our tanking guide.


To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 7 pages: