Unholy Death Knight DPS Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Bicepspump 69 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 10.2.7.

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.

2.

Best Talents for Unholy Death Knight

Default Raid Build Defile Raid Build
3.

Default Raid Build

3.

Defile Raid Talents

The Default Raid 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. The primary choice will be between the default build and the Defile Icon Defile build. The Defile build does sim slightly better (1% or so) but tends to be hard to pull off in practice. I, therefore only recommend it where it finds specifically good AoE value.

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3.

Eranog

3.1.

Talents

For Eranog, we use the default build to gain as much single target as possible!

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3.2.

Tips

  • Make sure to use Unholy Blight Icon Unholy Blight/ Outbreak Icon Outbreak to DoT up the adds as soon as possible. Also, use Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay to cleave the adds with Scourge Strike Icon Scourge Strike.
  • You can use Death Grip Icon Death Grip and Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb to help control the small adds that spawn, grouping them up to help your team AoE them down more quickly.
  • When the linked adds spawn, make sure to use Outbreak Icon Outbreak on both the ones your raid will kill ASAP, more efficiently killing them with your DoTs.

For more information, please refer to our Eranog guide.

4.

Terros

4.1.

Talents

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page due to the single-target nature of the fight.

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4.2.

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.

5.

The Primal Council

5.1.

Talents

For this boss, I suggest you run the Mythic+ Disease build. The increased DoT damage does a lot for our throughput in a stacked 4-target scenario like this.

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5.2.

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 Defile Icon Defile as much as possible with the Scourge Strike Icon Scourge Strike cleave on the bosses.

  • 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.

6.

Sennarth, the Cold Breath

6.1.

Talents

Even if this boss has a lot of adds, I generally recommend focusing on your single target here! We do get nice 2-target cleave with Improved Death Coil Icon Improved Death Coil which helps a lot!

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6.2.

Tips

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

  • You can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to run over patches of ice without taking damage.
  • Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance to immune the grip/push mechanic!

For more information, please refer to our Sennarth guide.

7.

Dathea, Ascended

7.1.

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. Only do this if you actually go to platforms, since some groups end up doing very few of them!

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7.2.

Tips

  • Use Death Grip Icon Death Grip and Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb to group up the adds on the platform.
  • Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance to negate the pushback. You have to use both charges to last the entire duration here!
  • Use Blinding Sleet Icon Blinding Sleet to help control the platform adds.

For more information, please refer to our Dathea guide.

8.

Kurog Grimtotem

8.1.

Talents

This is a primarily 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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8.2.

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.

9.

Broodkeeper Diurna

9.1.

Talents

Another add-heavy fight where our disease build can do really well! If you are on add duty, pick disease build. If on boss, go full single target.

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9.2.

Tips

  • Make sure to use Outbreak Icon Outbreak and Unholy Blight Icon Unholy Blight to DoT up all adds as soon as they spawn (if on add duty).
  • Leverage Defile Icon Defile as much as possible on the adds.
  • Use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone when the staff is active to help mitigate the damage.
  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to immune the root application in phase 2.

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

10.

Raszageth the Storm-Eater

10.1.

Talents

For this boss, I suggest you use the Defile with focus on single target. This has high boss damage as well as doing well on the adds that spawn in the intermission (due to Epidemic Icon Epidemic access).

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10.2.

Tips

  • Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance to negate the pushbacks in Phase 1!
  • Time your second Army of the Dead Icon Army of the Dead and Summon Gargoyle Icon Summon Gargoyle for when the boss takes increased damage during shields!
  • On Mythic, use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to immune the healer absorb when going to the blue side in intermission 1.

For more information, please refer to our Raszageth guide.

11.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4, updated all talent builds.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 12 Apr. 2023: Updated after 10.0.7 buffs.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated builds for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Page added.
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