Unholy Death Knight PvP Guide in Battle for Azeroth (Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on Oct 14, 2020 at 21:18 by Mysticall 12 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

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Unholy Death Knights in the Current Meta

Unholy Death Knights match very high sustained pressure with unique and powerful utility. The sustained pressure comes from the fact that Unholy has damage from so many different sources. Up to two diseases, a permanent ghoul, multiple summonable pets, wounds bursting, melee attacks, and powerful cooldowns. This makes the damage very difficult to avoid, and thus teams will struggle to heal through it. Furthermore, its unique toolkit provides it with arguably the most stops for casters in the game, between Death Grip Icon Death Grip, Mind Freeze Icon Mind Freeze, Leap Icon Leap, Asphyxiate Icon Asphyxiate and Gnaw Icon Gnaw. Managing all this utility tends to be tricky for newer players, but the reward is massive.

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Strengths of Unholy Death Knights

  • Strong burst damage
  • Great consistent damage
  • Defensive cooldowns with CC prevention
  • Great lockdown toolkit
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Weaknesses of Unholy Death Knights

  • Limited crowd control
  • Many setup globals
  • Little to no mobility
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Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.

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Changelog

  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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