Arms WarriorvsUnholy Death Knight
Debating whether to play a Unholy Death Knight or Arms Warrior? Knowing which currently performs better DPS in PvE might help make a decision.
This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Unholy Death Knights and Arms Warriors using profiles and settings intended to achieve their maximum DPS. Multiple sim environments are used to test how they perform in various conditions. Is one the AoE king? Does one scale better with gear upgrades? Is one more bursty, and more reliant on big cooldowns? Below analyzes the data to find the strengths of each.
Simulation results were created with SimulationCraft
Using game data from Patch 10.2.5 • WoW Dragonflight •
- Arms Warrior
Least affected by movement (single-target)
Arms Warrior’s single-target DPS was -40.96% less affected by increased movement compared to Unholy Death Knights.
Arms Warrior has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.
DPS less dependant on big cooldowns
Arms Warrior’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 48.13% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Unholy Death Knights.
- Unholy Death Knight
Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)
Unholy Death Knight achieved 4.01% more maximum boss DPS than Arms Warrior when there was no movement or lag.
Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)
Unholy Death Knight achieved 1.64% more maximum boss DPS than Arms Warrior when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.
Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)
Unholy Death Knight achieved 18.73% more AoE DPS than Arms Warrior when there was no movement or lag.
Best gear scaling
Unholy Death Knight scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 8.42% more from 446 ilvl to 488 compared to Arms Warriors.
While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Arms Warrior and Unholy Death Knights, the DPS potential should not be the only factor in your decision. Ultimately, you should also consider the playstyle that you enjoy most while crushing it in Mythics+ and Raids!
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