Blood Death Knight Tank Statistics Priority (WoD 6.1)

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Blood Death Knights in World of Warcraft WoD 6.1, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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

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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.

1. Basics↑top

The stat priority for Blood Death Knights depends on whether you are going for maximum survival or for added DPS.

1.1. Survival

  1. Bonus Armor;
  2. Strength;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Haste;
  5. Versatility;
  6. Critical Strike;
  7. Multistrike.

1.2. DPS-oriented

  1. Bonus Armor;
  2. Strength;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Multistrike;
  5. Versatility;
  6. Haste;
  7. Critical Strike.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

If you are unsure how to conform your gear to the above priority, you can Ask Mr. Robot for a personalised optimisation of your character's gear, by filling the form below.

2. Getting a Better Understanding↑top

Strength is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Bonus Armor provides the best physical damage mitigation per stat budget.

Multistrike causes your abilities to have a chance to hit/heal a second and a third time, each time dealing 30% of the initial damage/heal.

Mastery is an important statistic for a Blood Death Knight. You will want to get as much of it as possible, on all of your pieces of gear. It provides you with larger shields from Mastery: Blood Shield Icon Mastery: Blood Shield, your Mastery, which in turn translates into more absorbed damage and a smoother damage intake.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

Haste increases your attack speed and rune regeneration.

Most encounters have abilities that cannot be mitigated or avoided. Also, you need to have a decent amount of health, in order to give yourself the chance to be healed before a subsequent attack kills you. As such, you need a minimum amount of Stamina. This amount will, in most cases, simply come from the Stamina found innately on your gear. Therefore, you should never have to go out of your way to gem for Stamina.

3. Changelog↑top

  • 23 Feb. 2015: Added Multistrike to the survival priority (in last place, where it is almost useless).
  • 09 Jan. 2015: Slightly updated the survival priority (switched Haste and Versatility).
  • 26 Nov. 2014: Updated the stat priority.