On this page you will find the basic information about the Unholy Death Knight. We show you what has changed in the Unheilig specialization with WoW: Legion, explain the strengths and weaknesses of the gameplay and compare the performance of the Unholy Death Knight in raids, arenas and in solo play with the performance of other classes and play styles.
On the following pages you will also find a short beginner's guide for full-time Frost Death Knights and blood tanks who just want to try the Unholy way of playing, explain in detail the skills and talents of the Unholy Death Knight and give you solid information on how to play, to get the most out of the Unholy Death Knight in raids and mythic dungeons.
The Unholy Death Knight DpS Guide is at the Legion Patch 8.3 booth and we are constantly adapting it to new updates.
You can use this table of contents to quickly and easily find the area of the guide to the Unholy Death Knight that you are looking for.
- page 1WoW: Unholy Death Knight DpS Guide (Battle for Azeroth 8.3)
- Page 2WoW: Unholy Death Knight Short Guide for Beginners (Battle for Azeroth 8.3)
- Page 3WoW: Unholy Death Knight – Abilities, Talents and Talent Distribution (Battle for Azeroth 8.3)
- page 4WoW: Unholy Death Knight – Azerite Perks, Essences, and Corruption Effects (Battle for Azeroth 8.3)
- page 5WoW: Unholy Death Knight – rotation, priority list, cooldowns, gameplay (Battle for Azeroth 8.3)
- page 6WoW: Unholy Death Knight – Values, Attributes, Stats (Battle for Azeroth 8.3)
- Page 7WoW: Unholy Death Knight – Best-In-Slot and trinkets (Battle for Azeroth 8.3)
- page 8WoW: Unholy Death Knight – Vials, Potions, Gems, Enchantments (Battle for Azeroth 8.3)
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WoW: Frost vs. Unholy
The Unholy Death Knight is particularly frightening for beginners due to its complex gameplay. It takes a while for the rotation and style of play to sit properly, and the many abilities quickly make the action bar burst at the seams. With Breaking damnation the Unheilig specialization only has a proc effect (English for randomly occurring spells), but the way of playing must be with a permanent companion, an effect on the ghoul (Dark transformation), Epidemics Virulent plague) and several cooldowns like Apocalypse and Army of the dead deal with. That wants to be learned first. So why choose the unholy way of playing at all? What can the Unholy Death Knight do that Frost couldn't do? The answer is simple: Despite certain weaknesses, Unheilig offers a unique way of playing, the World of Warcraft (buy now for € 19.99) among the melee fighters.
WoW: Unholy Death Knight – major changes in Battle for Azeroth
In WoW: Legion, the Unholy Death Knight entered into a strong symbiosis with his artifact weapon. The helpful perks from Apocalypse have compensated for numerous weaknesses in the style of play or converted them into strengths Therefore, with the end of WoW: Legion artifact weapons announced a catastrophe for "Unholys". Fortunately, the big drama did not take place in BfA. After all, the class designers integrated the majority of the perks into the playing style as passive effects, thus creating a harmonious playing feeling. Some useful artifact abilities can now be found in the spell book or in the Unholy Death Knight's talent tree.
Overall, the changes to the Unholy Death Knight in Battle for Azeroth were fairly minor. Blizzard only revised some talents to make the otherwise complex Unheilig style of play a bit more flexible and more beginner-friendly. The developers also converted some former artifact perks into talents.
WoW: Unholy Death Knight – Most Important Changes Patch 8.3
WoW: That's how strong the Unholy Death Knight is in Patch 8.3
Unholy death knights in BfA are still in the upper midfield in the damage meter and can certainly compete with their melee colleagues in dungeons and raids. Thanks to its flexibility, the epidemic knight can shine in battles against an enemy as well as against groups of opponents. The Unholy Death Knight is particularly convincing when it comes to burst damage. But the epidemic knight also has its weaknesses, especially when it comes to the tiresome topic of mobility. While the demon hunters, paladins or warriors can cover great distances at the push of a button, the death knight has to move on Unstoppable death or ghosts walk (Level 75 Talent), making him the slowest melee in WoW right now.
As a plate carrier with strong single target and area damage, a tough companion and his friends, even elite opponents will not cause you any major problems.
Even in the raid, the Unholy Death Knight can keep up with other melee fighters in almost all battles. He can show his strengths in the fight against an opponent as well as against enemy groups. This makes the epidemic knight a flexible melee who is currently outclassing his Frost colleagues in terms of damage. The undead companions can currently cause difficulties for the unholy death knight, as they occasionally get stuck or even disappear when changing positions (jumping from one platform to the next, for example).
Unholy Death Knights are a rare sight on the battlefield. The reason for this is its numerous DoTs, which often cannot develop their full potential for damage in hectic combat.
About our author
This guide was written by Tanja "Atheanel" Adov. Tanja has been playing her death knight since Wrath of the Lich King and has preferred Cataclysm raids and Azeroth's rated battlegrounds as a blood tank and "mighty Frosty-DK". In Battle for Azeroth, she rediscovered her love for the Unholy Death Knight!
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