PvE Blood Death Knight Tank Talents, Builds & Glyphs

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With the arrival of Cataclysm, the talent system received a massive overhaul, changing from the 71 talent points system to a more compact 41 points system. As such, many of the old talents were either completely removed or changed, resulting in fewer possible build variations. One key aspect of the new system is that you must use at least 31 points in your main specialization to use the remaining 10 points in a secondary specialization.

Talent Builds

pve blood death knight cataclysm standard talent build
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Blood Death Knight Tanks have one standard Talent Build that works in most environments, whether we talk about Raids or Dungeons. Their talents emphasize sustainability through self-healing and damage mitigation through effects that reduce raw percent damage under certain conditions. The build can be altered with talents such as Butchery and Blood-Caked Blade being viable for a more offensive approach at the expense of defensive talents such as Bone Shield and Blade Barrier.

pve blood death knight cataclysm aoe talent build
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The AoE Talent Build for Blood Death Knight Tanks in Cataclysm is very similar to the Standard Build, with only a few minor changes. While the build mostly has the same talent path, we will only spend 2 points in Blade Barrier and 1 Point in Scent of Blood while removing points completely from Runic Power Mastery in favor of Virulence and Morbidity.


Prime Glyphs

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs


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