Unholy Death Knight DPS Guide (WoD 6.2)

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General Information

Welcome to our Unholy Death Knight DPS guide for World of Warcraft WoD 6.2. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing an Unholy 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 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.

Class Overview

The Unholy specialisation currently performs worse than the dual-wielding Frost specialisation in terms of single target damage. This changes when Unholy players obtain the Reaper's Harvest Icon Reaper's Harvest trinket, at which point Unholy becomes a viable choice, and sometimes better than dual-wielding Frost even in terms of AoE damage.

Compared to other classes' specialisations, Unholy Death Knights perform relatively well, although there are several specialisations that over-take them in DPS.


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