Unholy Death Knight DPS Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.0.5

Last updated on Jan 24, 2023 at 13:42 by Bicepspump 63 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Unholy Death Knight for each boss of the following raid: Vault of the Incarnates. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.5.

1.

Introduction

Below, you can find class and spec-specific advice for every fight in Vault of the Incarnates. If you are looking for a general overview of the Raid that is not spec-specific, check out our dedicated Vault of the Incarnates guides.

On this page, you will find Unholy Death Knight specific information to deal with each boss in the Vault of the Incarnates raid. These are not complete encounter guides but specific tips for doing the bosses as a Unholy Death Knight.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Unholy Death Knight and how you can deal with each fight as best as possible.

All recommendations are progression-based tips and will not necessarily be the best for an overall DPS ranking.

The build above is your generic single target talent tree. Each boss below will note if it uses this build or a different one and if you should tweak anything. Running the same talent build for every single boss is not optimal.

For pure single target, the primary choice you will make is utility. Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone isn't useful on every boss, making Permafrost Icon Permafrost and Improved Death Strike Icon Improved Death Strike better picks in those circumstances. You still have to pick up Asphyxiate Icon Asphyxiate to reach the bottom of the tree, though! Furthermore, Soul Reaper Icon Soul Reaper is similar in terms of output to Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb and we will frequently swap between these two depending on the circumstance.

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2.

Eranog

2.1.

Talents

For Eranog, you want to build into a more disease-focused talent build. This means running Ebon Fever Icon Ebon Fever, Superstrain Icon Superstrain and Plaguebringer Icon Plaguebringer to really boost our DoT throughput. This makes us better at dealing with the adds that spawn! We also talent into Unholy Ground Icon Unholy Ground to get a better cleave for the adds.

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2.2.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Eranog guide.

3.

Terros

3.1.

Talents

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

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3.2.

Tips

  • Use your Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone when the tank clears the spikes.
  • Actively use your Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell when big hits are incoming. You can also use it to run across ground effects safely.

For more information, please refer to our Terros guide.

4.

The Primal Council

4.1.

Talents

For this boss, I suggest you run the DoT-focused build, picking up Ebon Fever Icon Ebon Fever, Superstrain Icon Superstrain and Plaguebringer Icon Plaguebringer.

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4.2.

Tips

Each boss must die within a few seconds of the others or risk a complete wipe. You will naturally do more damage to your current target, so be sure to target swap to the highest health boss. Make sure to use your Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay as much as possible with the Scourge Strike Icon Scourge Strike cleave on the bosses. The highest priority will be 100% uptime on Virulent Plague Icon Virulent Plague and Plaguebringer Icon Plaguebringer!

  • If you are being put into the kick rotation, pick up Coldthirst Icon Coldthirst!
  • Epidemic Icon Epidemic will be the only Runic Power dump you'll use here. Never use Death Coil Icon Death Coil.

For more information, please refer to our The Primal Council guide.

5.

Sennarth, the Cold Breath

5.1.

Talents

Even if this boss has a lot of adds I generally recommend focusing on your single target here!

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5.2.

Tips

The big spider is going to be the biggest priority. Make sure to focus on this as soon as it spawns.

6.

Dathea, Ascended

6.1.

Talents

I recommend running a primarily single-target focused build here, but pick up Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb to help group up the platform adds. You can opt for the Raid Disease build as well to deal more platform damage. This will not do as well when cleaving the add on the main platform, however.

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6.2.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Dathea, Ascended guide.

7.

Kurog Grimtotem

7.1.

Talents

This is a primariy single target encounter (Heroic/Normal) or 2-target encounter (Mythic). I recommend running the normal single target build due to its high priority damage as well as solid 2-target cleave!

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7.2.

Tips

  • Use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone to help reduce the raid-wide AoE damage once the boss reaches high energy.
  • Leverage Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay as much as possible whenever there is more than one target.

For more information, please refer to our Kurog Grimtotem guide.

8.

Broodkeeper Diurna

8.1.

Talents

Another add-heavy fight where our disease build can do really well! If you're on add duty, pick disease build. If on boss, go full single target. Another add-heavy fight where our disease build will do well! Still, if your raid has sufficient AoE, it might be better for you to talent into pure single target!

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8.2.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Broodkeeper Diurna guide.

9.

Raszageth the Storm-Eater

9.1.

Talents

For this boss, I suggest you use the disease-build with focus on single target. This has high boss damage as well as doing well on the adds that spawn in the intermission.

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9.2.

Tips

10.

Changelog

  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Page added.
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