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Blood Death Knight Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (Legion 7.2.5)

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017 at 06:24 by Vlad 214 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Blood Death Knight in World of Warcraft Legion 7.2.5. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

The other pages of our Blood Death Knight guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Volstatsz, a Blood Death Knight theorycrafter and moderator for the Acherus Death Knight community. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Gems

You should use Saber's Eye of Strength Icon Saber's Eye of Strength in one socket, and Quick Dawnlight Icon Quick Dawnlight in all other sockets.

2. Enchants

Slot Enchantment

3. Consumables

Flask of Ten Thousand Scars Icon Flask of Ten Thousand Scars should be used for raids along with Unbending Potion Icon Unbending Potion as your potion of choice for survivability or Potion of Prolonged Power Icon Potion of Prolonged Power for DPS (as well as always for pre-potting), as well as on fights with a heavy magic damage component. You should eat Lavish Suramar Feast Icon Lavish Suramar Feast for the buff to your Strength (or the cheaper Hearty Feast Icon Hearty Feast if you cannot afford the +500 food); as a non-feast option, you can use Azshari Salad Icon Azshari Salad. Note that you must switch to Frost or Unholy before eating the feasts (and then back to Blood afterwards) in order to obtain the Strength buff, as otherwise you will receive Stamina. Ancient Healing Potion Icon Ancient Healing Potion can be used in place of Healthstones.

If you can afford it, you should also use the Legion augment rune: Defiled Augment Rune Icon Defiled Augment Rune. Note that it now works in Mythic+ dungeons (it did not used to).

4. ChangeLog

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  • 12 Jun. 2017: Updated the DPS potion section, and added Azshari Salad as a non-feast food alternative.
  • 23 May 2017: Added a mention of switching to Frost or Unholy before eating in order to receive the Strength buff.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 09 Jan. 2016: Added bit about Potion of Prolonged Power.
  • 16 Oct. 2016: Removed a mention to sometimes use the Stoneskin Gargoyle weapon runeforge, which was incorrect.
  • 04 Oct. 2016: Updated neck enchant recommendations and added a mention that Potion of the Old War should always be the pre-pot choice.
  • 22 Sep. 2016: Fixed an error whereby we were not recommending weapon runes.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 28 Jul. 2016: Added Strength flask option if trying to maximise DPS output.
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Updated the recommendations to account for Haste being the best stat in all cases. Also updated potion suggestions.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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