Unholy Death Knight DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018 at 13:38 by Abyssalwave 34 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Unholy Death Knight in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Unholy Death Knight

At this stage in the game, there are so many variables and so many layers of optimization that you can apply to your character, that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. The website can help you choose set bonuses, Azerite traits, trinkets and combinations thereof in a way that is tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to take all the variables into account.

2. Azerite Gear for Unholy Death Knight

For information about what Azerite traits to choose and what the best items are, see our Azerite page.

3. Stats

With the changes in Battle for Azeroth your primary stat is going to be your best stat. Even though this is the case, a higher item level peice of gear does contain more secondary stats which usually makes it an upgrade. When you are looking for gear upgrades you will usually find them in a higher item level piece of gear.

4. Trinket Simulation for Unholy Death Knight

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For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
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For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com

5. Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 29 Aug. 2018: Added a hectic add cleave trinket chart.
  • 12 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 06 Aug. 2018: Updated the legendary list and tier 21 description to fix some mistakes.
  • 30 Jul. 2018: Updated the legendary list to better reflect the current meta.
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