Unholy Death Knight DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jul 20, 2019 at 01:43 by Abyssalwave 40 comments
General Information

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) 8.2.5.

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.

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Benthic Gear

Patch 8.2 introduced a new type of gear themed around Nazjatar and the new raid (The Eternal Palace). You can obtain this gear through activities such as World Quests, Regular Quests, and they are even Bind on Account, meaning you can use them to gear up your alts. There is a shop where you can purchase these Bind on Account Benthic gear tokens for Prismatic Manapearl Icon Prismatic Manapearls. This currency is also used to upgrade the base item from 385 all the way up to 425. These tokens have a chance to roll tertiary stats and even a socket, so you may want to hold off upgrading gear until you get a socket on the piece you want.

Of the Benthic gear that is available, these are the ones that are very powerful for the Eternal Palace and Nazjatar content: Zanj'ir Scaleguard Greatbelt Icon Zanj'ir Scaleguard Greatbelt (works on Orgozoa and Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha in the Eternal Palace), Vim's Scalecrusher Girdle Icon Vim's Scalecrusher Girdle, Waveblade Farseer's Armguards Icon Waveblade Farseer's Armguards, and Akana's Reefstrider Boots Icon Akana's Reefstrider Boots.

1.2.

Operation: Mechagon

Currently in Operation: Mechagon, the most notable items are the pair of rings Logic Loop of Division Icon Logic Loop of Division and Overclocking Bit Band Icon Overclocking Bit Band. This set of rings together is very powerful since you are able to have 100% uptime on the buff as long as you can get behind the target. If you

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Azerite Gear for Unholy Death Knights

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 piece 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.

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Trinket Simulation for Unholy Death Knight

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What Gear Do I Farm/Bonus Roll/Chase After?

When identifying what gear you should be aiming after, we recommend using RaidBots' Droptimizer feature. It requires the SimulationCraft Addon. Once you have the addon installed, write "/simc" into the chat in-game, and copy-pasting the contents into the RaidBots Droptimizer.

Simply select the raid and difficulty you are interested in, and RaidBots will take a while to figure out where you should spend your bonus rolls, and more.

This does not include items that are found outside of the raid, so this may be altered based on items you have available from outside sources. Note that this also does not include trinkets as they are covered in the above chart:

Also note that this is not a guide on which bosses to bonus roll. Refer to the Droptimizer guide above to plan out your bonus rolls.

Slot Item Source
Helm Warhelm of Dread Waters Icon Warhelm of Dread Waters Radiance of Azshara in The Eternal Palace
Shoulder Pauldrons of Fanatical Might Icon Pauldrons of Fanatical Might The Queen's Court in The Eternal Palace
Cloak Cloak of Ill Tidings Icon Cloak of Ill Tidings Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha in The Eternal Palace
Chest Dark Passenger's Breastplate Icon Dark Passenger's Breastplate Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha in The Eternal Palace
Wrists Palace Sentinel Vambraces Icon Palace Sentinel Vambraces Abyssal Commander Sivara in The Eternal Palace
Gloves Gauntlets of Overflowing Chill Icon Gauntlets of Overflowing Chill Abyssal Commander Sivara in The Eternal Palace
Belt Eternity Keeper's Greatbelt Icon Eternity Keeper's Greatbelt Queen Azshara in The Eternal Palace
Legs Fleetwrecker's Greaves Icon Fleetwrecker's Greaves Blackwater Behemoth in The Eternal Palace
Boots Coralshell Warboots Icon Coralshell Warboots Lady Ashvane in Battle of Dazar'alor
Ring #1 Ring of the Highborne Courtier Icon Ring of the Highborne Courtier The Queen's Court in The Eternal Palace
Ring #2 Cursed Lover's Ring Icon Cursed Lover's Ring Queen Azshara in The Eternal Palace
Weapon Monstrosity's Shipbreaker Icon Monstrosity's Shipbreaker Radiance of Azshara in The Eternal Palace
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Changelog

  • 20 Jul. 2019: Added a section for Mechagon gear.
  • 12 Jul. 2019: Corrected an error in the sources for BiS gear.
  • 09 Jul. 2019: Updated BiS for The Eternal Palace.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 16 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 04 Mar. 2019: Fixed gear sources.
  • 22 Jan. 2019: Added a Recommended Gear List for Battle of Dazar'alor, and an introduction to the RaidBots Droptimizer feature.
  • 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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