Unholy Death Knight Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jun 29, 2021 at 09:57 by Bicepspump 44 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!

1.

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.

2.

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

Level Choices
15 Infected Claws Infected Claws All Will Serve All Will Serve Clawing Shadows Clawing Shadows
25 Bursting Sores Bursting Sores Ebon Fever Ebon Fever Unholy Blight Unholy Blight
30 Grip of the Dead ? Grip of the Dead Death's Reach ? Death's Reach Asphyxiate ? Asphyxiate
35 Pestilent Pustules Pestilent Pustules Harbinger of Doom Harbinger of Doom Soul Reaper Soul Reaper
40 Spell Eater ? Spell Eater Wraith Walk ? Wraith Walk Death Pact ? Death Pact
45 Pestilence Pestilence Unholy Pact Unholy Pact Defile Defile
50 Army of the Damned Army of the Damned Summon Gargoyle Summon Gargoyle Unholy Assault Unholy Assault
2.1.

Level 15 Talents for Torghast as an Unholy Death Knight

Infected Claws Infected Claws All Will Serve All Will Serve Clawing Shadows Clawing Shadows

All Will Serve Icon All Will Serve offers the best mix of single-target and AoE, although Clawing Shadows Icon Clawing Shadows is a very competitive option.

2.2.

Level 25 Talents for Torghast as an Unholy Death Knight

Bursting Sores Bursting Sores Ebon Fever Ebon Fever Unholy Blight Unholy Blight

Unholy Blight Icon Unholy Blight is by far the strongest option in this tier. With how many Anima Powers buff your pets damage, this talent gets even stronger.

2.3.

Level 30 Talents for Torghast as an Unholy Death Knight

Grip of the Dead ? Grip of the Dead Death's Reach ? Death's Reach Asphyxiate ? Asphyxiate

All talents on this row have fantastic utility and are viable.

2.4.

Level 35 Talents for Torghast as an Unholy Death Knight

Pestilent Pustules Pestilent Pustules Harbinger of Doom Harbinger of Doom Soul Reaper Soul Reaper

Soul Reaper Icon Soul Reaper has the absolute best single-target output, while Pestilent Pustules Icon Pestilent Pustules is an easier option to use since it is passive, but is still far behind Soul Reaper Icon Soul Reaper.

2.5.

Level 40 Talents for Torghast as an Unholy Death Knight

Spell Eater ? Spell Eater Wraith Walk ? Wraith Walk Death Pact ? Death Pact

All talents on this row have fantastic utility and are viable, however Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk has great mobility benefits.

2.6.

Level 45 Talents for Torghast as an Unholy Death Knight

Pestilence Pestilence Unholy Pact Unholy Pact Defile Defile

Unholy Pact Icon Unholy Pact is the absolute best choice in this row.

2.7.

Level 50 Talents for Torghast as an Unholy Death Knight

Army of the Damned Army of the Damned Summon Gargoyle Summon Gargoyle Unholy Assault Unholy Assault

Army of the Damned Icon Army of the Damned allows you to use Apocalypse Icon Apocalypse much more frequently and use Army of the Dead Icon Army of the Dead on nearly every floor boss.

3.

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).

3.1.

Great Anima Powers for Unholy Death Knight

3.2.

Good Anima Powers for Unholy Death Knight

3.3.

Average Anima Powers for Unholy Death Knight

3.4.

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.

4.

Unholy Death Knight Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Make sure to macro your pet's interrupt to get use of a second interrupt. This can minimize the damage you take in packs and on bosses.
  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell before a magic debuff is casted on you, in order 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.
5.

Changelog

  • 29 Jun. 2021: Guide reviewed and updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Made small changes and reordering to Powers, added new Powers, removed old Powers for patch 9.0.5.
  • 19 Jan. 2021: Guide reviewed and completely updated.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Guide added.
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