Blood Death Knight Tank Gems, Enchants, and Consumables in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Sep 24, 2018 at 01:57 by Volstatsz 41 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 Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1. 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 Author

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Volstatsz who raids in Eternal Kingdom. He is a Blood Death Knight theorycrafter and moderator for the Acherus Death Knight community. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Gems for Blood Death Knights

You should use Kraken's Eye of Strength Icon Kraken's Eye of Strength in one socket, and Versatile Royal Quartz Icon Versatile Royal Quartz (or the cheaper Versatile Kyanite Icon Versatile Kyanite) in all other sockets.

2. Enchants for Blood Death Knights

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon

3. Consumables for Blood Death Knights

Use Flask of the Undertow Icon Flask of the Undertow for most content — only use Flask of the Vast Horizon Icon Flask of the Vast Horizon if the encounter requires you to have a larger health pool to survive specific spike damage events.

Use both Coastal Healing Potion Icon Coastal Healing Potion and Healthstone Icon Healthstone as emergency mitigation tools; they do not share a cooldown, and each can be used once per encounter.

Use Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast for Strength, or Spiced Snapper Icon Spiced Snapper if a feast is not available. If using Mystical Cauldron Icon Mystical Cauldron or Bountiful Captain's Feast, you will need to change your specialization to Frost or Unholy to get the Strength version of the consumable and then change back to Blood.

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

4. Changelog

  • 24 Sep. 2018: Updated consumables with changes to stat priority.
  • 04 Sep. 2018: Added Strength gem recommendation.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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