Blood Death Knight Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 10:21 by Mandl and Panthea 23 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Blood Death Knight before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!

1.

Torghast as a Blood Death Knight

This page will guide you on how to get the most out of your Blood Death Knight in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. For more information about Torghast in general, check out our dedicated pages below.

2.

Best Blood Death Knight Setup for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Level Choices
15 Heartbreaker Heartbreaker Blooddrinker ? Blooddrinker Tombstone Tombstone
25 Rapid Decomposition Rapid Decomposition Hemostasis Hemostasis Consumption Consumption
30 Foul Bulwark Foul Bulwark Relish in Blood Relish in Blood Blood Tap Blood Tap
35 Will of the Necropolis Will of the Necropolis Anti-Magic Barrier Anti-Magic Barrier Mark of Blood Mark of Blood
40 Grip of the Dead ? Grip of the Dead Tightening Grasp Tightening Grasp Wraith Walk ? Wraith Walk
45 Voracious Voracious Death Pact Death Pact Bloodworms Bloodworms
50 Purgatory Purgatory Red Thirst ? Red Thirst Bonestorm ? Bonestorm
2.1.

Level 15 Talents for Torghast as a Blood Death Knight

Heartbreaker Heartbreaker Blooddrinker ? Blooddrinker Tombstone Tombstone

Heartbreaker Icon Heartbreaker is the highest AoE DPS talent for this row.

2.2.

Level 25 Talents for Torghast as a Blood Death Knight

Rapid Decomposition Rapid Decomposition Hemostasis Hemostasis Consumption Consumption

Hemostasis Icon Hemostasis increases the damage and healing of your next Death Strike Icon Death Strike and provides rotational utility for you in Torghast via more empowered Death Strike Icon Death Strikes, allowing you to tackle larger groups more frequently.

2.3.

Level 30 Talents for Torghast as a Blood Death Knight

Foul Bulwark Foul Bulwark Relish in Blood Relish in Blood Blood Tap Blood Tap

Either of these options will be good in Torghast, with Relish in Blood Icon Relish in Blood being the passive option and more generic, and Blood Tap Icon Blood Tap being more planned, such as when you pull a very large group of mobs and need more runes on-demand.

2.4.

Level 35 Talents for Torghast as a Blood Death Knight

Will of the Necropolis Will of the Necropolis Anti-Magic Barrier Anti-Magic Barrier Mark of Blood Mark of Blood

Once again, we have two options for talents: Will of the Necropolis Icon Will of the Necropolis is a more passive option, whereas Anti-Magic Barrier Icon Anti-Magic Barrier is reliant on you using Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell more often. There will be many opportunities for Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell use, but as you go through the higher layers of Torghast, your pull frequency will slow down and the benefit of the cooldown reduction is lost.

2.5.

Level 40 Talents for Torghast as a Blood Death Knight

Grip of the Dead ? Grip of the Dead Tightening Grasp Tightening Grasp Wraith Walk ? Wraith Walk

If you need to kite often then Grip of the Dead Icon Grip of the Dead will have value here to give you time to gain distance between you and the enemies. As detailed on the talent build page, if you are able to get an enemy to walk into your Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay the second it expires, they will have a 90% slow on them for 10 seconds!

Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk is a good generic choice, allowing you to increase your speed around Torghast. This will most likely be used when you overpower the floors that you are on and just need to get through them quickly.

2.6.

Level 45 Talents for Torghast as a Blood Death Knight

Voracious Voracious Death Pact Death Pact Bloodworms Bloodworms

Bloodworms Icon Bloodworms is the go-to talent for this row, as it is both your highest DPS option and the healing from it lends itself better to Torghast.

2.7.

Level 50 Talents for Torghast as a Blood Death Knight

Purgatory Purgatory Red Thirst ? Red Thirst Bonestorm ? Bonestorm

Bonestorm Icon Bonestorm is a great all-round choice and your highest DPS option.

Red Thirst Icon Red Thirst is a generic option that you can use.

3.

Best Blood Death Knight Anima Powers

Throughout Torghast, you will acquire Anima Powers. These will be multiple choice windows and each of these will increase your power in Torghast in some capacity. Some choices however will be better than others for your current situation within Torghast. For a complete list of Anima Powers available to Death Knights, please refer to the pages below.

Below is a ranked tier list to help you get the most out of your Anima Powers. This Tier List assumes that the powers are the same level. It should be noted that a lot of these choices can come down to personal playstyle and preference and you should choose what is best for you personally.

As Torghast is meant to be flexible and fun, this is just a rough guideline so do not feel like you need to use these recommendations or you will not be able to complete your run. Try things out and see how they go for you for the best results.

3.1.

Great Anima Powers for Blood Death Knight

3.2.

Good Anima Powers for Blood Death Knight

3.3.

Average Anima Powers for Blood Death Knight

If an Anima Power is not in the Tier List above, it is either because we have been unable to test it or find information about its tuning. It will be populated over time as we learn more about them.

4.

Phantasma Anima Powers for Blood Death Knight

Occasionally, you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. It is hard to evaluate these, but they are generally better than the "Average" Anima powers.

5.

Blood Death Knight Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Blood Death Knight is quite strong for Torghast, in either group or solo content. You will comfortably be able to progress through the tower with very few limiting factors. Your playstyle will not differ much from normal Mythic+/Raid in Torghast.

  • Use line of sight to your advantage. This can be incredibly handy if there are multiple caster mobs that you wish to stack up and cleave together.
  • Use Mind Freeze Icon Mind Freeze, Death Grip Icon Death Grip, and Asphyxiate Icon Asphyxiate actively to interrupt/disrupt dangerous monsters.
  • Use the perks you pick up on the way as they are incredibly valuable.
6.

Covenant-Specific information for Blood Death Knight in Torghast, Tower of the Damned

6.1.

Venthyr

Some generic tips for a Venthyr Blood Death Knight:

There are also Venthyr Specific Anima Powers ranked from best to worst:

6.2.

Kyrian

Some generic tips for a Kyrian Blood Death Knight:

There are also Kyrian Specific Anima Powers ranked from best to worst:

6.3.

Night Fae

Some generic tips for a Night Fae Blood Death Knight:

  • Make good use of your Soulshape Icon Soulshape to move around Torghast.
  • Remember to refresh your Death's Due Icon Death's Due at the last second to ensure the buff carries over to new packs to get the most of the ability.

There are also Night Fae Specific Anima Powers ranked from best to worst:

  • Corrupted Sapwood Icon Corrupted Sapwood - You will now generate an additional stack of Death's Due Icon Death's Due and increases the maximum amount of stacks by 8. Essentially doubling the power potential of Death's Due Icon Death's Due.
  • Toxic Accumulator Icon Toxic Accumulator - Damage buff to Death's Due Icon Death's Due which increases over time.
  • Nightmare Tendrils Icon Nightmare Tendrils - Causes Death's Due Icon Death's Due to root targets. Most of the time it will not be useful, however it can have some benefits if you are not wanting enemies to flee into other groups of enemies in densely populated corridors.
6.4.

Necrolord

Some generic tips for a Necrolord Blood Death Knight:

There are also Necrolord Specific Anima Powers ranked from best to worst:

7.

Changelog

  • 09 Mar. 2021: Small changes and re-ordering of powers to account for hotfixes and 9.0.5 buffs.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Guide added.
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