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PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS Guide

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PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS Guide

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

1. Talent Tree
Suitable for players with low gear. "Pre-ICC" build (Icecrown Citadel).
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PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS Pre-ICC Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
The second build is for people with at least 2 T10 items. Dark Conviction is 2/5 because we take Reaping.
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PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS 2 T10 items Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
The last build is for players with BiS or close to BiS gear. We change the sub spec to Frost.
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PVE Unholy Death Knight DPS BiS items Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
2. Glyphs
Major Glyphs:
Glyph of the Ghoul
Glyph of Icy Touch
Glyph of Dark Death

Minor Glyphs:
Glyph of Pestilence

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

Chaotic Skyflare Diamond
Bold Cardinal Ruby
Fierce Ametrine
Nightmare Tear x1
Sovereign Dreadstone
4. Enchants
Head  Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder  Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak  Scroll of Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed or Scroll of Enchant Cloak - Major Agility
Chest  Scroll of Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats
Bracers  Scroll of Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault
Gloves  Scroll of Enchant Gloves - Crusher
Waist  Eternal Belt Buckle with Bold Cardinal Ruby
Legs  Icescale Leg Armor
Boots Scroll of Enchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality or Scroll of Enchant Boots - Greater Assault
Weapon – Rune of the Fallen Crusader
5. Gameplay & Rotations
Dont forget to get 8% of Hit rating.
Unholy with Blood-sub spec stat priorities:
Hit  Strength  Armor Pen.  Haste  Crit  Expertise  Attack Power  Agility

Unholy with Frost-sub spec stat priorities:
Hit  Strength  Haste  Armor Pen.  Crit  Expertise  Attack Power  Agility

Standard DPS rotation:
PVE Unholy death knight standard dps rotation

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DPS rotation with Reaping:
PVE Unholy death knight reaping dps rotation

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Army of the Dead  Is used few seconds before the encounter, or when changing phase. 
Using it in while doing your combo will cause a DPS loss and a combo break. 
The summons copy your Hit, Attack Power, and Haste at the moment of summoning  remember that.

Summoning a Gargoyle  Is also used when you have buffs and procs on you because it copies stats. 
You cant summon in instantly when the fight starts, it takes 60 Rune Power. 
You can start the fight in with the Unholy Presence, quickly gain the Rune Power, then summon the Gargoyle and only then go back to the Blood Presence. 
This is done because our gargoyle remembers the Haste from Unholy Presence, but not the damage from Blood Presence.

Don't forget about your Pet. It does plenty of damage






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