Unholy Death Knight

Patch 8.1.5

Written by Nnogga Last Updated: 11th May, 2019

Stat Priorities

Stat priorities

Our secondary stats are the following, please bear in mind that stats can differ per player based on your gear, please sim yourself.

Single Target Priority:

Haste > Crit > Vers >= Mastery > Strength

AoE Priority:

Mastery > Haste = Crit > Vers > Strength

Critical Strike: Chance for your damaging abilities to deal 200% damage.

Haste: Increases attack speed, reduces the global cooldown, and increases your rune regeneration.

Mastery: Increases the shadow damage you deal through Mastery: Dreadblade. Our pets generally do melee damage and do not benefit much from Mastery.

Versatility: Increases damage dealt, healing done and reduces damage taken.

In general you want to run a Haste and Crit heavy build. For certain encounters, or if you mainly do M+, a Mastery/Haste build makes sense even though Mastery is your worst stat for single target.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character

Find out how to sim



Troll > Undead > Bloodelf > Orc > Goblin > Tauren


Gnome > Human > Worgen > Night Elf > Draenei > Dwarf

For M+ Blood Elf and Night Elf are the preferred choices because of Arcane Torrent and Shadowmeld.


Weapon: Rune of the Fallen Crusader
Ring: Pact of Haste or Pact of Critical Strike


Gems: Quick Dawnlight or Deadly Amberblaze


Potion: Battle Potion of Strength

Food: Sanguinated Feast or Bountiful Captain's Feast > Swamp Fish 'n Chips / Honey-Glazed Haunches

Flask: Flask of the Undertow

Health Potion: Coastal healing Potion

Rune: Battle-Scarred Augment Rune