WotLK Classic Blood Death Knight Enchants and Consumables

Last updated on Sep 24, 2023 at 12:00 by Sellin 4 comments

On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Blood Death Knight in WotLK Classic for PvE content.


Choosing a Stat

Wrath of the Lich King requires fewer consumables and enchants than Classic or The Burning Crusade, but each of them is extremely important to maximizing your damage out put and survivability in any situation; this is especially true in Raids and Dungeons. Below is a list of the optimal consumables and enchants to help you get the most out of your Death Knight.

The advice given on this page uses the stat priority of Defense (to 540) > Hit to taunt cap > Stamina > Expertise > Dodge > Strength > Parry. You can find an explanation for this priority over on our Stats page.


Best Enchants for Blood Death Knight

Slot Enchantment
Head Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector Icon Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector — from the Argent Crusade in Icecrown.
Shoulders Greater Inscription of the Gladiator Icon Greater Inscription of the Gladiator, — from your faction's honor quartermaster in Stormwind or Orgrimmar
Back Enchant Cloak - Major Agility IconEnchant Cloak - Major Agility
Chest Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats IconEnchant Chest - Powerful Stats
Bracers Enchant Bracers - Major Stamina IconEnchant Bracers - Major Stamina
Gloves Enchant Gloves - Precision IconEnchant Gloves - Precision
Legs Frosthide Leg Armor Icon Frosthide Leg Armor
Feet Enchant Boots - Greater Fortitude IconEnchant Boots - Greater Fortitude
Melee Weapon Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle IconRune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle

Best Gems for Blood Death Knights

Austere Earthsiege Diamond Icon Austere Earthsiege Diamond is by far the best option for your Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem, as it gives a considerable amount of Stamina and increases the amount of Armor you receive from your gear by 2%, making every piece of gear and point of Armor even more valuable for mitigating Physical damage.

Matching gem sockets in Wrath of the Lich King is usually the correct strategy as many socket bonuses are geared toward stats that you want, whereas in The Burning Crusade their usefulness could vary. Keeping your Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem activated is by far the most important rule when deciding what gems to use, but below we will list what are most likely to be the best gems to use for each socket type.


Best Consumables for Blood Death Knights



Blackened Dragonfin Icon Blackened Dragonfin is a great choice for a personal consumable and will offer you Armor from the Agility as well as Stamina, but more often than not in a group environment someone will have a Fish Feast Icon Fish Feast which will more than suffice. Leveling your Cooking helps considerably in reducing the cost of these and, as a secondary profession, everyone can learn it with no limitations.


Flasks and Potions

Blood Death Knights greatly value health and Flask of Stoneblood Icon Flask of Stoneblood provides a lot of it; the stat value of flasks in Wrath of the Lich King makes them the default choice for most classes.

Indestructible Potion Icon Indestructible Potion are a nice added cooldown to allow you to mitigate even more Physical damage, so make sure to have them on hand to pre-pot to ease into pulling the boss or using it as a defensive cooldown if needed.

Potion of Speed Icon Potion of Speed greatly increases your Haste for a short period and can allow for you to maximize your damage/threat generation, so consider using this pre-pull or if you need snap threat.



  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 23 Aug. 2022: Page added.
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