Blood Death Knight Tank Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Nov 23, 2020 at 16:40 by Mandl and Panthea 5 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Blood Death Knight in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.0.2.


Best in Slot List for Blood Death Knights

We do not currently provide a Best in Slot list. You should aim to prioritize item level above everything else, as anything 10 item levels or more is virtually guaranteed to be an upgrade.

If you have a choice on the same item level, the alternative will likely, in generic circumstances, not make a difference defensively. As such, we recommend just simming the choice and going with whatever helps you do more damage.

There are some exceptions to this rule and encounter-specific situations where a stat is massively devalued. You should keep an eye on the raid encounter guides to be aware of this. Similarly, certain Mythic+ key levels and dungeons will require a slightly different gearing path. We linked the related guides below, but generally, we will also add a note on here as well:


Dungeon Gear Recommendations for Blood Death Knight

Below is a guideline of items to seek and the Dungeons they drop from:

Slot Item Dungeon
Helm Darkfrost Helmet Icon Darkfrost Helmet The Necrotic Wake
Neck Sin Stained Pendant Icon Sin Stained Pendant Halls of Atonement
Shoulder Vile Butcher's Pauldrons Icon Vile Butcher's Pauldrons or Pauldrons of Unleashed Pride Icon Pauldrons of Unleashed Pride The Necrotic Wake or Halls of Atonement
Cloak Blighted Margrave's Cloak Icon Blighted Margrave's Cloak The Necrotic Wake
Chest Abdominal Securing Chestguard Icon Abdominal Securing Chestguard Plaguefall
Bracers Pit Fighter's Wristguards Icon Pit Fighter's Wristguards Theater of Pain
Gloves Fleshfused Crushers Icon Fleshfused Crushers Plaguefall
Belt Scarred Bloodbound Girdle Icon Scarred Bloodbound Girdle Plaguefall
Legs Halkias's Towering Pillars Icon Halkias's Towering Pillars Halls of Atonement
Boots Sabatons of the Rushing Juggernaut Icon Sabatons of the Rushing Juggernaut Sanguine Depths
Rings Ritual Bone Band Icon Ritual Bone Band or Ritual Commander's Ring Icon Ritual Commander's Ring or Entwined Gorger Tendril Icon Entwined Gorger Tendril Theater of Pain or The Necrotic Wake or Sanguine Depths
Weapon Rimebinder's Runeblade Icon Rimebinder's Runeblade The Necrotic Wake

Trinket Recommendations for Blood Death Knight

The main trinket to seek is Blood-Spattered Scale Icon Blood-Spattered Scale, this drops from De Other Side. It is a good defensive trinket and also has a good damaging component behind it too.

Your other trinket slot will generally be whatever you have that has a benefit that you are needing whether this be more DPS, stats or utility.



  • 23 Nov. 2020: Fixed typo.
  • 20 Nov. 2020: Removed BfA information. Added Shadowlands Dungeon Gear.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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