PVE Blood Death Knight Tank Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Blood Death Knight Tank Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Blood Death Knight Tank Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

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

1. Talent Tree

This is a core build for a Death Knight main tank. 4 talent points are left and I suggest to spend them for Dancing Rune Weapon and 3/3 Morbidity or get 3/3 Scent of Blood

PVE Blood Death Knight Tank core Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Actually, Scent of Blood is needed minimum 1/3, rest you can spend somewhere else if you think it's better.
Subversion is optional, you could take Rune Tap or Spell Deflection. But the Rune Tap heal isn't that much, 1 healer will do the same with 1 direct healing spell easily and that spell reflect isn't that much practical too.
Now Mark of Blood may seem like worth it, but it's not. Bosses hit slow and hard, so it won't be as useful as it could be.

3. Gems

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


Austere Earthsiege Diamond


Nightmare Tear x1 or Regal Dreadstone x1


Solid Majestic Zircon
Also, can be filled with Hit Rating gems


Solid Majestic Zircon

5. Gameplay & Rotations

Needed stats:

Hit – 8% with two-handed weapons
Expertise – 26
Defence – 540 (for raids)


Icy TouchPlague StrikeHeart StrikeHeart Strike → Heart Strike

Heart Strike is used for damage.
Icy Touch is for more aggro-generation.
Death Strike is used to generate Death Runes for spam and a bit of self-heal.

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 Blood Death Knight Tank Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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