Blood Death Knight Tanking Guide

Level 120, Patch 8.0.1

Blood Death Knight PvE Tanking Rotation - 8.0.1

Below is our guide for prioritizing your Blood Death Knight abilities optimally. This should help give you a basic understanding of what to do and what's most important to focus on. Keep in mind that simply following this (or any other) rotation guide will not guarantee you to be amazing at tanking. How aggressively you execute the rotation, how fast and intelligently you react in encounters, your FPS, latency, etc. play a large part in the end-result of your performance. We encourage you to really focus on those things and perfect this rotation if you're very performance-focused.

Single Target Rotation

Tanking Priority: Execute this priority to deal damage and build threat.

  1. Blood Boil to maintain Blood Plague.
  2. Death And Decay whenever available. Watch for Crimson Scourge procs.
  3. Marrowrend to maintain max  Bone Shield charges.
  4. Blood Boil with 2 charges.
  5. Death Strike to dump Runic Power.
  6. Heart Strike as a filler to build Runic Power.
  7. Rune Strike when available (if talented).

AoE Rotation

  • See single target rotation.

The AoE rotation is essentially identical to the single target rotation. Just remember to stand in your Death And Decay for the additional bonus it provides to Heart Strike.

Effective Cooldowns

These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate in each encounter.