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Unholy Death Knight DPS Guide

Level 110, Patch 7.0.3

Unholy Death Knight PvE DPS Rotation - 7.0.3

Below is our guide for prioritizing your Unholy 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 DPS. 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

DPS Priority: Execute the following priority for optimal DPS.

  1. Virulent Plague maintained at all times via Outbreak.
  2. Death Coil with Sudden Doom procs.
  3. Soul Reaper with 3+  Festering Wound (if selected).
  4. Scourge Strike to burst Festering Wound.
  5. Festering Strike to apply Festering Wound.
  6. Death Coil to dump Runic Power.


AoE Rotation

  1. Virulent Plague maintained at all times via Outbreak.
  2. Death And Decay or Defile maintained at all times.
  3. Death Coil with Sudden Doom procs.
  4. Soul Reaper with 3+  Festering Wound (if selected).
  5. Scourge Strike to burst Festering Wound.
  6. Epidemic if Death And Decay is on cooldown (if selected).
  7. Festering Strike to apply Festering Wound.
  8. Death Coil to dump Runic Power.

Remember to stand within your  Death And Decay or Defile as often as possible during AoE for the bonus it provides.


Effective Cooldowns

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