Reforging (5.4.7)

Reforging allows you to modify the secondary stats on your gear. Use this guide to determine the best strategy for reforging your stats so that you can optimize the performance of your Blood Death Knight.

Stat Priority

Mastery > Stamina > Expertise (7.5%) = Hit (7.5%) > Parry > Dodge > Haste

1. Maximize Mastery

If an item doesn’t have Mastery, reforge the weakest stat (see stat priority) into Mastery.

2. Check for Hit and Expertise

Properly stacking Expertise and Hit ensures that your attacks do not miss and that you maximize your threat and Rune usage. You want to obtain 7.5% Hit and 7.5% Expertise. Reforge your weakest stats (see priority) for Hit/Expertise until those goals are met.

3. Optimize Parry and Dodge

Optimizing your Parry and Dodge improves your overall ability to reduce incoming damage. To optimize these stats, reforge your weakest stats (seep priority) into Parry and Dodge whenever possible. Keep in mind that you want to maintain ~2.5x as much Parry as Dodge. If Parry or Dodge are not an option, then reforge for Mastery.