Unholy Death Knight DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (WoD 6.2)

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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 WoD 6.2. 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 Skullflower, a main raider in Midwinter and who is obsessed with Death Knights. He owns/operates SummonStone. Skullflower has been soul reaping since Wrath of the Lich King launched, and began playing the game in early 2005.

1. Gems↑top

You should use Immaculate Multistrike Taladite Icon Immaculate Multistrike Taladite (better) Greater Multistrike Taladite Icon Greater Multistrike Taladite (cheaper), or Multistrike Taladite Icon Multistrike Taladite (even cheaper) in all sockets.

2. Enchants↑top

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

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

For fights that are purely single-target, you should always eat Felmouth Frenzy Icon Felmouth Frenzy, especially if there is movement involved. The proc of Felmouth Frenzy is RPPM, so it is not affected by movement (it will still proc as often in a movement-heavy encounter), but it does not scale up with additional targets, as stat-based food does. For this reason, this is the food of choice for Fel-Lord Zakuun.

In other situations, you should always eat food that gives you Multistrike. You will be granted:

3.2. Flask

Your flask should be a Draenic Strength Flask Icon Draenic Strength Flask or a Greater Draenic Strength Flask Icon Greater Draenic Strength Flask (better).

3.3. Rune

Your rune should be a Stout Augment Rune Icon Stout Augment Rune. Note that you can also use the empowered version with a 1-minute cooldown that you get from Tanaan Jungle:

3.4. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will be Draenic Strength Potion Icon Draenic Strength Potion.

4. Changelog↑top

  • 23 Jul. 2015: Felmouth Frenzy + Feast stat attunement update.
  • 28 Jun. 2015: Merged the page to recommend Multistrike in all cases, to account for a change in stat priority.
  • 22 Jun. 2015: Patch 6.2 update.
    • Added epic gems.
    • Added Empowered Augment Runes.
    • Updated the recommendations to account for the new stat priorities.