Blood Death Knight Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.0.2

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General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Blood Death Knight, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.


Best Gems for Blood Death Knights

You should use Quick Ysemerald Icon Quick Ysemerald or Keen Ysemerald Icon Keen Ysemerald in all sockets.


Best Enchants for Blood Death Knights

Slot Enchantment
  • Rune of the Fallen Crusader Icon Rune of the Fallen Crusader in all content. It very strong defensively, despite being intended for use by Frost and Unholy. The heal from the proc will account for a significant amount of self-healing over an encounter, and the 15% Strength translates into both armor and parry chance.

In practice, these guidelines are largely down to how enchants do not compete over primary stats, merely secondaries. As a result, the gearing stat priority is applicable, and can be simply followed: Versatility as a good default, or whatever sims the highest for you at the time for damage. You can find more information about this on the stats page of this guide.


Consumables for Blood Death Knights


Best Phials, Weapon Augments, and Potions for Blood

Use Phial of Glacial Fury Icon Phial of Glacial Fury for raiding content and Phial of the Eye in the Storm Icon Phial of the Eye in the Storm for Mythic+ content.

Howling Rune Icon Howling Rune as a safe defensive option and Primal Whetstone Icon Primal Whetstone/ Primal Weightstone Icon Primal Weightstone as offensive alternatives.

Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power should be your combat potion of choice.

You should use Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing Healing Potion for in-combat healing. Healing potions do not share a cooldown with Healthstone Icon Healthstones, so you can use both independently if you have access to a Warlock.


Best Food for Blood

Use Timely Demise Icon Timely Demise as your Haste food buff of choice.

If a Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak Icon Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak is available, use this instead.


Augment Runes for Blood

In addition, if you can afford it, you should use Draconic Augment Rune Icon Draconic Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of the consumable runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.



  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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