Unholy Death Knight DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Bicepspump 51 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Unholy Death Knight, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.


Best Gems for Unholy Death Knights

You should use Masterful Jewel Cluster Icon Masterful Jewel Cluster (or the cheaper Masterful Jewel Doublet Icon Masterful Jewel Doublet) in all sockets.


Best Enchants for Unholy Death Knights

Slot Enchantment
Weapon Rune of the Fallen Crusader Icon Rune of the Fallen Crusader

For your Ring enchant Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery Icon Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery is the most commonly used and will usually be your best choice. It is still recommended that you sim your character to see which enchant is the best for your gear.


Consumables for Unholy Death Knights


Best Flasks, Oils, Potions for Unholy

Spectral Flask of Power Icon Spectral Flask of Power should be used for Raids and Mythic+ encounters.

Shaded Sharpening Stone Icon Shaded Sharpening Stone/Shaded Weightstone Icon Shaded Weightstone should be placed on your weapon to provide passive damage. These are usually very cheap so you can use them all the time.

Warlock Healthstones and Cosmic Healing Potion Icon Cosmic Healing Potion should be used when at low health.


Best Food for Unholy

Use Iridescent Ravioli with Apple Sauce Icon Iridescent Ravioli with Apple Sauce is your Mastery food buff of choice.


Best Armor Kit for Unholy

Use Heavy Desolate Armor Kit Icon Heavy Desolate Armor Kit where you feel as though you need more Stamina for increased survivability.


Augment Runes for Unholy

If you can afford it, you should use Veiled Augment Rune Icon Veiled Augment Runes (or the permanent Eternal Augment Rune Icon Eternal Augment Rune) to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of the consumable runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

For a more detailed breakdown on Unholy Death Knight stats and how gems, enchants, and consumables interact with your stats, please check out our dedicated stat page linked below.


Death Knight Runeforges for Unholy



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 20 Feb. 2022: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 29 Jun. 2021: Guide reviewed and updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 10 May 2021: Added Shaded Weightstone to recommendations.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 19 Jan. 2021: Guide reviewed and completely updated.
  • 02 Dec. 2020: Updated the recommended consumables.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for Shadowlands Release, added new enchants and oil.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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