Blood Death Knight Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Nov 20, 2020 at 12:04 by Mandl and Panthea 5 comments
General Information

Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Blood Death Knight, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.

The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.


Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands

As part of your progression through Shadowlands you will gain the ability to craft legendaries through Runecarving. Runecarving becomes available to you as you progress through Torghast. The legendary powers are obtained via various gameplay sources and once obtained you can craft your own specific, targeted legendary! Each of these legendaries will boost the power of your character in a specific way, however you can only wear 1 legendary item at a time. This guide will detail the legendary powers available and which are the best ones to use in any given situation.


Best Legendaries for Blood Death Knight

In the table below, the recommended slot for each item is bolded.

Focus Legendary Available Slots Source Stats
Raiding Bryndaor's Might Icon Bryndaor's Might Back or Feet Torghast (Mort'regar, Layer 3+) Haste and Versatility
Mythic+ Superstrain Icon Superstrain Neck or Chest Stone Legion Generals (Castle Nathria) Haste and Versatility
Torghast Stable Phantasma Lure Icon Stable Phantasma Lure Neck, Wrist or Back Torghast (Layer 6+) Haste and Versatility
Generic Legendary Superstrain Icon Superstrain Neck or Chest Stone Legion Generals (Castle Nathria) Haste and Versatility

Best Overall Legendary for Blood Death Knight

The aim with the new Runecarving system is that you can target specific legendaries so you are not in a situation where you have to make the best of a bad situation. However, should you want a legendary that works for all content types but is not strictly the best for all content types, we would recommend Superstrain Icon Superstrain. Whilst it may appear as a strictly DPS option, it has defensive benefits via Runic Power generation from Frost Fever Icon Frost Fever.


Best Raiding Legendaries for Blood Death Knight

If raiding is your main focus, Bryndaor's Might Icon Bryndaor's Might will be your choice. However, for this legendary to be effective you need to be engaged in difficult content to trigger its effect. When you are able to reliably trigger the effect from this legendary you are able to Death Strike Icon Death Strike considerably more.

An alternative competitive option for Raiding is Superstrain Icon Superstrain. This legendary will provide you with more DPS, but also provide you with Runic Power via Frost Fever Icon Frost Fever, which will facilitate more casts of Death Strike Icon Death Strike.

Should you find yourself in a situation where you do not require the defensive benefit from a legendary, we would recommend simming your character to find out what your highest DPS option is.


Best Mythic+ Legendaries for Blood Death Knight

For Mythic+, Superstrain Icon Superstrain will be your choice as it allows you to do the highest amount of AoE DPS of any legendary option.

Other competitive options for Mythic+ include:

  1. Bryndaor's Might Icon Bryndaor's Might: should you be in a punishing high key, you will gain the benefit from the Runic Power refunds on your Death Strike Icon Death Strike casts, every cast.
  2. Vitality Sacrifice Icon Vitality Sacrifice: as your damage intake will be higher from tanking multiple mobs at a time, this will trigger the effects of this legendary thus increasing your DPS.

Best Torghast Legendaries for Blood Death Knight

Should you require additional Phantasma in Torghast, then Stable Phantasma Lure Icon Stable Phantasma Lure is a natural choice, as it will facilitate faster and more reliable Phantasma.

Should you not need the additional Phantasma, then we would recommend a more generic legendary choice or the Mythic+ choice.



  • 20 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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