Unholy Death Knight Shadowlands 9.2.5 guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 30th Jul, 2022
Kwepp Unholy Death Knight Author


Welcome to the Unholy Death Knight guide. My name is Kwepp, and I am a Death Knight player for Method. In this guide, I will be walking you through everything you need to know about the Unholy Death Knight and how you should approach playing the spec in Season 4 of Shadowlands!

If you have any more questions about Unholy Death Knight or Death Knight’s in general, then feel free to find me in the Acherus Discord, where I will happily answer any questions! I hope you enjoy reading my guide.

This guide has also been reviewed by BanterDK, Taeznak and Bicepspump from the Acherus Discord.

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What has changed

Season 4 Changes

Inscrutable Quantum Device secondary stat gain reduced by 25% (we are finally free)

9.2 Unholy Death Knight Changes

Final Sentence (Kyrian Runecarving Power) now grants 4% damage per stack (was 3%), duration reduced to 15 seconds (was 18 seconds), and now grants the Rune and Damage buff on the initial cast of Shackle the Unworthy (and again each time it spreads).

Rampant Transference (Night Fae Runecarving Power) Strength per stack of Death’s Due increased by 3% (was 2%).

Abomination Limb (Necrolord Ability) damage increased by 20%.

Abomination’s Frenzy (Necrolord Runecarving Power) now increases the enemy damage taken from the Death Knight by 20% (was 10%), and enemies affected by Abomination’s Frenzy now also take increased damage from your Minions for the duration.

Convocation of the Dead (Conduit) now reduces the cooldown of Apocalypse by 1 second per Festering Wound burst at all ranks and now increases Festering Wound damage by 15% (value changes based on Conduit rank).

Eternal Hunger (Conduit) now increases Minion damage by 6% (was 3%) value changes based on Conduit rank

Embrace Death (Conduit) causes Sudden Doom to increase Death Coil damage by 40% (was 35%) value changes based on Conduit rank

Brutal Grasp (Conduit) increases Abomination Limb damage by 30% (was 15%) *value changes based on Conduit rank*