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Unholy Death Knight DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Oct 16, 2016 at 09:38 by Vlad 304 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for an Unholy 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 Unholy 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 Tegu, one of the best DPS Death Knights in the world, who raids in Serenity. You can follow him on Twitter, and you can watch his stream on Twitch.

1. Gems

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

2. Enchants

Slot Enchantment
Neck
Back
Rings
Weapon Rune of the Fallen Crusader Icon Rune of the Fallen Crusader

3. Consumables

Flask of the Countless Armies Icon Flask of the Countless Armies should be used for raids along with Potion of the Old War Icon Potion of the Old War as your potion of choice. You should eat The Hungry Magister Icon The Hungry Magister for the Critical Strike buff (or Leybeque Ribs Icon Leybeque Ribs, 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: Updated the enchants page, and removed the Clawing Shadows recommendations since Castigator is now clearly the favoured talent.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Removed the two separate recommendations for different talents, and instead left only one.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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