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Unholy Death Knight DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Mar 28, 2017 at 10:37 by Vlad 395 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for an Unholy Death Knight in World of Warcraft Legion 7.2. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

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

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Tain, a long-time Unholy Death Knight player who raids in Dead Weight, a top 50 guild in the US.

1. Gems

You should use Saber's Eye of Strength Icon Saber's Eye of Strength in one socket, and Masterful Shadowruby Icon Masterful Shadowruby in all other sockets.

2. Enchants

Slot Enchantment
Neck
Back
Rings
Weapon Rune of the Fallen Crusader Icon Rune of the Fallen Crusader

3. Consumables

Flask of the Countless Armies Icon Flask of the Countless Armies should be used for raids along with Potion of Prolonged Power Icon Potion of Prolonged Power as your potion of choice. You should eat Lavish Suramar Feast Icon Lavish Suramar Feast for the buff to your Strength (or the cheaper Hearty Feast Icon Hearty Feast if you cannot afford the +500 food). Ancient Healing Potion Icon Ancient Healing Potion can be used in place of Healthstones.

If you can afford it, you should also use the Legion augment rune: Defiled Augment Rune Icon Defiled Augment Rune. Note that it now works in Mythic+ dungeons (it did not used to).

4. ChangeLog

  • 28 Mar. 2017: Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 11 Mar. 2017: Removed Critical Strike gearing and updated neck enchant.
  • 17 Jan. 2017: Switched around the order in which we present the Mastery and Critical Strike recommendations to account for the fact that we consider the Mastery priority better.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Added Mastery gearing path as well.
  • 12 Dec. 2016: Added a mention of gearing for Haste if you have 30% Critical Strike and are using the legendary wrists.
  • 16 Oct. 2016: Updated the enchants page, and removed the Clawing Shadows recommendations since Castigator is now clearly the favoured talent.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 19 Jul. 2016: Removed the two separate recommendations for different talents, and instead left only one.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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