Unholy Death Knight DPS Stat Priority — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jun 24, 2019 at 22:38 by Abyssalwave 40 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Unholy Death Knight. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.

1.

The Basics of Stats for Unholy Death Knight

The most common stat priority you will find in your sims for Unholy Death Knights is as follows:

  1. Haste;
  2. Critical Strike/ Versatility;
  3. Mastery.

Usually a higher item level piece of gear will be a bigger upgrade than a lower item level piece of gear even with better stats. We highly recommend you sim your character to find the stat weights that work best for you.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using SimulationCraft.

2.

Getting a Better Understanding of Unholy Death Knight Stats

2.1.

Statistics Explanation

Strength is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Mastery, through Mastery: Dreadblade Icon Mastery: Dreadblade, increases your Shadow damage. Shadow damage makes up a great part of your total damage.

Haste will increase your attack speed and Rune regeneration rate.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

3.

Changelog

  • 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.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 12 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 23 Jul. 2018: Updated the stat priority for the pre-patch with a more accurate priority.
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