PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to the Unholy Death Knight DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing an Unholy Death Knight in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.

1. Talent Tree

Suitable for players with low gear. "Pre-ICC" build (Icecrown Citadel).

PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS Pre-ICC Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

The second build is for people with at least 2 T10 items. Dark Conviction is 2/5 because we take Reaping.

PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS 2 T10 items Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

The last build is for players with BiS or close to BiS gear. We change the sub spec to Frost.

PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS BiS items Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.

Meta:

Chaotic Skyflare Diamond

Red:

Bold Cardinal Ruby

Yellow:

Fierce Ametrine

Blue:

Nightmare Tear x1
Sovereign Dreadstone

4. Enchants

Head – Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Greater Speed or Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle with Bold Cardinal Ruby
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots –Tuskarr's Vitality or Greater Assault
Weapon – Rune of the Fallen Crusader

5. Gameplay & Rotations

Don’t forget to get 8% of Hit rating.
Unholy with Blood-sub spec stat priorities:
Hit → Strength → Armor Pen. → Haste → Crit → Expertise → Attack Power → Agility

Unholy with Frost-sub spec stat priorities:
Hit → Strength → Haste → Armor Pen. → Crit → Expertise → Attack Power → Agility

Standard DPS rotation:

PVE Unholy death knight standard dps rotation wow 3.3.5a

DPS rotation with Reaping:

PVE Unholy death knight reaping dps rotation wow 3.3.5a

Army of the Dead – Is used few seconds before the encounter, or when changing phase. Using it in while doing your combo will cause a DPS loss and a combo break. The summons copy your Hit, Attack Power, and Haste at the moment of summoning – remember that.

Summoning a Gargoyle – Is also used when you have buffs and procs on you because it copies stats. You can’t summon in instantly when the fight starts, it takes 60 Rune Power. You can start the fight in with the Unholy Presence, quickly gain the Rune Power, then summon the Gargoyle and only then go back to the Blood Presence. This is done because our gargoyle remembers the Haste from Unholy Presence, but not the damage from Blood Presence.

Don't forget about your Pet. It does plenty of damage.

6. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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