Death knight builds

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Starting a DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Tactics DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Class races DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Quests DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Abilities DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Trainers DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Armor sets DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Useful macros DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Class Halls DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
For old builds before Patch 4.0.1, see Death knight builds/Archive.

Death Knights can be either Blood, Frost or Unholy. Blood is the Death Knight's dedicated tanking tree, Frost is a dual-wield melee DPS tree, Unholy is the AoE tree with a permanent pet.

Currently, the builds are given for level 80. Level 85 will be available with the upcoming World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion.

Leveling Builds

Blood

Frost

2H Frost Levelling (7/31/3)

PurposeLevelling Build Using Two-Hand Weapons
Talent Link(s) Wowhead
Tested patchUntested

Leveling in frost can be done either while dual-wielding or using a 2H weapon. Early indications show that 2H leveling may be more efficient as fights tend to be shorter, favouring the extra damage from [Obliterate] from a 2H weapon. Current (4.0.3) 2H Frost levelling build is very limited in personal talent point variation, but gets the job done well.[1] This build does not include any dual-wield talents at the expense of focusing on 2H weapon supremacy.

Unholy

PvE Builds

Blood

Tanking (33/0/8)

PurposeTanking
Talent Link(s) Wowhead
Tested patchUntested

A basic tanking build. Not tested. Has the self-healing that the blood talent tree is famous for while also including as much survivability as possible, and panic buttons. Reaches into the unholy tree to improve Unholy Command and Death & Decay.

Tanking (33/8/0)

PurposeTanking
Talent Link(s) Wowhead
Tested patchUntested

A tanking build. Very similar to the one above, but instead of going unholy on the side, it goes into frost, for more runic power, range and speed, and for Lichborne.

Frost

Frost DPS (7/31/3)

PurposePvE DPS for groups and raiding
Talent Link(s) Wowhead
Tested patchUntested

Frost is the designated tree for dual-wielding dps, and this spec, from [[1]], has the basics for that.

Unholy

Unholy DPS (3/3/31)

PurposePvE DPS for groups and raiding
Talent Link(s) Wowhead
Tested patchUntested

A basic unholy dps spec. 4 points are left unallocated depending on what you need.

PvP Builds

Blood

Frost

Unholy

References

  1. ^ Consider, Elitist Jerks. Frost DPS, Cataclysm 4.0.3, Elitist Jerks Forums. Retrieved on 2011-02-08.

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