Unholy Death Knight Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Bicepspump 69 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Unholy Death Knight before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!


Torghast as a Unholy Death Knight

This page will help you perform the best with your Unholy Death Knight in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. For more information about Torghast in general, check out our dedicated pages below.


Best Unholy Death Knight Setup for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

You can easily import the talent tree below into the game with the following string:


Best Anima Powers for Unholy Death Knight

This section ranks desirable Anima Powers from Great to Average. Before reading further, you might want to check out our complete lists of Anima Powers (both Death Knight-specific and class-agnostic).


Great Anima Powers for Unholy Death Knight

  • Ancient Drake Breath Icon Ancient Drake Breath
  • Monstrous Concoction Icon Monstrous Concoction
  • Blood-tinged Poker Icon Blood-tinged Poker
  • Deathlord's Cypher Icon Deathlord's Cypher (Allows you to have Infected Claws Icon Infected Claws and All Will Serve Icon All Will Serve)
  • Necromantic Bile Icon Necromantic Bile
  • Deathlord's Gift Icon Deathlord's Gift (Allows you to have Bursting Sores Icon Bursting Sores and Unholy Blight Icon Unholy Blight)
  • Deathlord's Ultimatum Icon Deathlord's Ultimatum (Allows you to have Army of the Damned Icon Army of the Damned and Summon Gargoyle Icon Summon Gargoyle or Unholy Assault Icon Unholy Assault)
  • Bone Growing Juice Icon Bone Growing Juice
  • Death Turf Icon Death Turf
  • Skull Bloomer Icon Skull Bloomer
  • Oppressor's Chain Icon Oppressor's Chain
  • Fatal Grasp Icon Fatal Grasp (Necrolord)
  • Lich Robes Icon Lich Robes (When paired with Undertaker's Crown Icon Undertaker's Crown)
  • Chains of Anguish Icon Chains of Anguish
  • Boundless Fortitude Icon Boundless Fortitude (When paired with Ancient Drake Breath Icon Ancient Drake Breath)
  • Undertaker's Crown Icon Undertaker's Crown

Good Anima Powers for Unholy Death Knight

  • Deathlord's Invocation Icon Deathlord's Invocation (Allows you to have Soul Reaper Icon Soul Reaper and Pestilent Pustules Icon Pestilent Pustules)
  • Darkreaver's Lens Icon Darkreaver's Lens
  • The Horsemen's Call Icon The Horsemen's Call
  • Rune Hunter Icon Rune Hunter
  • Tome of Swordplay Icon Tome of Swordplay
  • Hateforged Cilice Icon Hateforged Cilice (Kyrian)
  • Eyes of the Unceasing Icon Eyes of the Unceasing (Kyrian)
  • Death's Deliverance Icon Death's Deliverance (Venthyr)
  • Swarm Host Icon Swarm Host (Venthyr)
  • Engorged Limb Icon Engorged Limb (Necrolord)
  • Corrupted Sapwood Icon Corrupted Sapwood (Night Fae)
  • Occult Emitter Icon Occult Emitter
  • Entropic Pool Icon Entropic Pool
  • Bone Borrower Icon Bone Borrower
  • Desolate Chitin Icon Desolate Chitin (Necrolord)
  • Frigid Wildseed Icon Frigid Wildseed (Night Fae)

Average Anima Powers for Unholy Death Knight

  • Bone Harvester Icon Bone Harvester
  • Blightstone Icon Blightstone
  • Creeping Decay Icon Creeping Decay
  • Darkreaver's Ward Icon Darkreaver's Ward
  • Force Pull Icon Force Pull
  • Phearomones Icon Phearomones
  • Plaguebringer Icon Plaguebringer
  • Slick Ice Icon Slick Ice
  • Unbreakable Cuffs Icon Unbreakable Cuffs
  • Deathlord's Mythos Icon Deathlord's Mythos (Allows you to have Pestilence Icon Pestilence and Unholy Pact Icon Unholy Pact
  • Darkhelm of Nuren Icon Darkhelm of Nuren (Kyrian)
  • Twisted Hellchoker Icon Twisted Hellchoker (Kyrian)
  • Reinforced Manacle Icon Reinforced Manacle (Kyrian)
  • Formless Executioner Icon Formless Executioner (Venthyr)
  • Prosthetic Grabber Icon Prosthetic Grabber (Necrolord)
  • Nightmare Tendrils Icon Nightmare Tendrils (Night Fae)
  • Toxic Accumulator Icon Toxic Accumulator (Night Fae)
  • Ethereal Wildseed Icon Ethereal Wildseed (Night Fae)

Phantasma Anima Powers for Unholy Death Knight

Occasionally, you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. It is hard to evaluate these, but they are generally better than the "Average" Anima powers.


Unholy Death Knight Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell before a magic debuff is casted on you, to prevent the application of the debuff.
  • If a mob is able to be Death Grip Icon Death Gripped, then you can use that to also interrupt that mob, acting as another interrupt utility.
  • Certain powers pair up very well with each other. For example: Ancient Drake Breath Icon Ancient Drake Breath and Boundless Fortitude Icon Boundless Fortitude.


  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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