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Unholy Death Knight DPS Frequently Asked Questions in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 12, 2018 at 22:14 by Abyssalwave 27 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list all of the frequently asked questions for an Unholy Death Knight in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

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

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Abyssalwave, a top level Death Knight player. He is a former US #2 hardcore raider who currently raids with Club Camel. You can also check out his YouTube channel.

1. Battle for Azeroth Frequently Asked Questions

This section will go over several of the most frequently asked questions regarding Unholy Death Knights in Battle for Azeroth.

1.1. Is There Any Way to Play Around the Random Application of Festering Strike?

Yes. Festering Strike Icon Festering Strike should only be cast when there are 0 Festering Wound Icon Festering Wounds on your target. If there are any Festering Wounds on your target, you should be casting Scourge Strike Icon Scourge Strike or Clawing Shadows Icon Clawing Shadows instead. This way, you never have to worry about overcapping your Festering Wounds. The only time when you should cast Festering Strike when you already have Festering Wounds on the target is when you are trying to generate at least 4 Festering Wounds for Apocalypse Icon Apocalypse.

1.2. When Should I Cast Army of the Dead Before the Pull?

We have determined that around 5 seconds is the ideal time to cast Army of the Dead Icon Army of the Dead, as it will allow your Runes time to regenerate. Any variance close to 5 seconds should work very well, however.

1.3. How Much of X Stat Should I Have?

There are no currently stat caps for Unholy that you need to hit. Instead, we recommend that you sim your character in order to find your own stat weights that work best for you. While we have found that some stats are indeed better than others, item level will usually be the best decider when it comes to gear upgrades.

1.4. Why is Summon Gargoyle Not the Best Talent When Dark Arbiter Was the Best in Legion?

The rework of Dark Arbiter to Summon Gargoyle Icon Summon Gargoyle also changed how the ability works. It now has a 3-minute cooldown where Dark Arbiter had a 2-minute cooldown. Also 1 Runic Power increased Dark Arbiter's damage by 1%, where Summon Gargoyle takes 2 Runic Power to increase its damage by 1%, which is a huge hit even if the duration was raised to 30 seconds.

2. ChangeLog

  • 12 Aug. 2018: Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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