wotlk classic blood death knight dps best in slot bis pre raid gear featured image
  • Author: Nevermore
  • Date: September 30, 2022
  • Expansion: WotLK Classic

Equipment will be the main source of your character’s power, contributing significantly to your stats. It is therefore very important that you choose the correct equipment for each slot — commonly referred to as “best in slot” equipment — in order to maximize your power. This guide will help you pick the best equipment possible for each phase, but also the best equipment you can find outside of raids, known as “pre-raid” gear or “pre-BiS”.

This section is currently a Work in Progress. We will update it with more in-depth explanations for each item!

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Alternative: Spiked Titansteel Helm/Chitin Shell Greathelm

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Alternative: Gold Amulet of Kings/Pendant of Azure Dreams

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Alternative: Cloak of Bloodied Waters

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Alternative: Breastplate of Undeath

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Alternative: Legplates of the Oculus Guardian

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Alternative: Rift Striders

This combination of rings will be your best option.

Alternative: Mobius Band

Alternative: Mojo Masked Crusher

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Alternative: Obsidian Greathelm

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Alternative: Valorous Scourgeborne Shoulderplates

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Alternative: Incisor Fragment

Alternative: Armageddon

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These will be your best options for trinkets.

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Alternative: Winding Sheet

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Alternative: Bracers of the Heir

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Alternative: Sanctified Scourgelord Gauntlets

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Alternative: Blood-Soaked Saronite Stompers

This combination of rings will be your best option.

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Nevermore

Hey there folks, I am Nevermore and have been deeply passionate about WoW for more than a decade. Whether we talk about the hidden mysteries of Azeroth or the otherworldly Outland, my journey brought me here to share the things that I have experienced with you all.
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Pilldickles
Pilldickles
1 month ago

Phase 1 BiS looks a bit off, but a couple of minor changes would make a decent difference. Consider the following changes:

Head – Obsidian Greathelm
Shoulder – Valorous Scourgeborne
Chest – Chestguard of the Recluse
Wrist – Bracers of Unrelenting Attack
Legs – Legplates of Double Strikes
Trinket – Darkmoon Card: Greatness (in place of Mirror of Truth)

Doing so brings the toon up to expertise cap and nearly hit cap, more AP, and more armor pen. The character only trades off 7% haste (Blood DK’s worst stat), the 4-set bonus (which sucks), and just 3% crit to make it happen. Absolute win.

Zealot Effect
Zealot Effect
Reply to  Pilldickles
23 days ago

I have a question Would duel wielding slow weapons be great for Blood caked blade and Necrosis instead of going 2h, or just going armor pen duel wield weapons?

Last edited 23 days ago by Zealot Effect
Pilldickles
Pilldickles
Reply to  Zealot Effect
22 days ago

So dual wielding would probably increase BCB and Necrosis damage, and armor pen is great, but the bigger problem is you’d be sacrificing way too much in other places when dual wielding.

There’s no Threat of Thassarian equivalent talent for Blood, which means that your Heart Strike and Death Strike (well over a third of your total single target damage combined) will have it’s damage based only on the normalized main hand damage. That gap is further widened by the large multipliers from Bloody Strikes and Improved Death Strike. That alone would be a huge DPS loss. Additionally, if you were dual wielding as Blood, you wouldn’t have the benefit of Nerves of Cold Steel unless you forfeited BCB/Necrosis, which is less than ideal.

It’s an interesting thought, but unfortunately the above points probably lock in Blood as a 2h spec.

Cerberuz
Cerberuz
Reply to  Pilldickles
18 days ago

So ive gone off Rugz blood dk bis list and his seems really good keep in mind going leather armor chest your losing Attack power also from talent. i feel like breatplate of frozen pain is amazing for the hit and crit.

Pilldickles
Pilldickles
Reply to  Cerberuz
16 days ago

I’ve seen his list, and it’s perfectly valid. It’s almost identical to mine so it’s going to yield basically the same results. There are some minor tradeoffs like mine has more armor pen and expertise, while his has more crit, but it’ll be mostly the same overall.

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