Unholy Death Knight DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 16, 2019 at 08:46 by Abyssalwave 36 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) 8.1.5.

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.

2. 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.

4. Trinket Simulation for Unholy Death Knight

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

5. Recommended Battle for Dazar'alor Gear

6. 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 Helm of Tempered Jade Icon Helm of Tempered Jade Jadefire Masters in Battle of Dazar'alor
Shoulder Dyno-Sprocket Spaulders Icon Dyno-Sprocket Spaulders High Tinker Mekkatorque in Battle of Dazar'alor
Cloak Loa Exultant's Shroud Icon Loa Exultant's Shroud Conclave of the Chosen in Battle of Dazar'alor
Chest Sea Swell Chestplate Icon Sea Swell Chestplate Stormwall Blockade in Battle of Dazar'alor
Wrists Splinter-Bone Vambraces Icon Splinter-Bone Vambraces Grong in Battle of Dazar'alor
Gloves Crusade Pummelers Icon Crusade Pummelers Champion of the Light in Battle of Dazar'alor
Belt Embersear Waistguard Icon Embersear Waistguard Jadefire Masters in Battle of Dazar'alor
Legs Arcing Thunderlizard Legplates Icon Arcing Thunderlizard Legplates Conclave of the Chosen in Battle of Dazar'alor
Boots Coinage Stampers Icon Coinage Stampers Opulence in Battle of Dazar'alor
Ring #1 Seal of the Zandalari Empire Icon Seal of the Zandalari Empire King Rastakhan in Battle of Dazar'alor
Ring #2 Band of Multi-Sided Strikes Icon Band of Multi-Sided Strikes Jadefire Masters in Battle of Dazar'alor
Weapon Dawnbreaker Icon Dawnbreaker Champion of the Light in Battle of Dazar'alor

7. Changelog

  • 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.
Show more
Show less