Unholy Death Knight 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: October 28, 2020

Welcome to our Unholy Death Knight BiS List, or as we also call it, Top Picks. This is a page where you can find the statistical distribution of gear, talents, and other choices among Top 1% of the best performing Raiders of this class and specialization in World of Warcraft. This page is updated for the latest Battle for Azeroth (BfA) Patch 8.3 “Visions of N'zoth” and the newest Raid – Ny’alotha.

We use services like Warcraft Logs and Raider.io to look up the list of Top Unholy Death Knight Raiders as of this moment. Then we cross-check these players through Official Blizzard API and find out what each of them is using because statistically, they are very likely to already have BiS gear, talents, etc. at this point. We parse these enormous amounts of data into useful and easy to understand charts and rankings that we show you on this page.

You can quickly find out what is the current Unholy Death Knight BiS (Best in Slot) gear just with the data we provide here. You can also see the best combinations of Talents, Azerite Powers, etc. This is always useful for optimizing your Unholy Death Knight character because acquiring these BiS options for yourself will obviously improve your performance in Raids and PVE content in general.

Be sure to also check out our Unholy Death Knight PvE Guide and Unholy Death Knight PvP Guide!

All Stars
Ra-den the Despoiled
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Carapace of N'Zoth
The Hivemind
Maut
Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Prophet Skitra
N'Zoth the Corruptor
Wrathion
Drest'agath
Vexiona

Stats

67%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
17%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
4%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
3%
Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

22%
11%
9%
8%
6%
4%
3%
3%

Head

71%
15%
9%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

71%
18%

Back

99%

Chest

35%
21%
16%
11%
9%

Wrist

43%
14%
8%
7%
3%
3%

Hands

71%
6%
4%

Waist

19%
13%
10%
10%
10%
9%
7%
4%

Legs

45%
10%
9%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

52%
10%
7%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

27%
18%
14%
7%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

54%
27%
8%
2%

Main Hand

65%
15%
10%

Gems

84%
6%
5%

Races

28%
Blood Elf
20%
Orc
16%
Human
7%
Night Elf
4%
Goblin
2%
Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
12%
9%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
20%
15%
6%
4%

Stats

74%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
11%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
5%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
4%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

22%
11%
10%
9%
9%
8%
2%

Head

54%
30%
11%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

76%
12%
6%

Back

99%

Chest

36%
30%
11%
10%
5%

Wrist

48%
11%
8%
7%
7%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

66%
7%
6%
6%
4%

Waist

18%
16%
14%
9%
8%
8%
6%
2%

Legs

58%
12%
6%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

53%
11%
8%
7%
4%
4%

Ring

25%
19%
13%
11%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

45%
36%
5%
5%

Main Hand

61%
16%
15%

Gems

84%
9%
5%

Races

36%
Orc
24%
Blood Elf
16%
Human
3%
Undead
3%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Goblin
2%
Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
18%
10%
7%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
22%
13%
9%
4%

Stats

78%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
9%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
5%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

30%
21%
7%
7%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

88%
4%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

60%
26%
9%

Back

99%

Chest

40%
29%
13%
6%
6%

Wrist

59%
7%
5%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Hands

87%
3%
2%

Waist

42%
9%
8%
6%
6%
6%
5%
4%

Legs

40%
30%
11%
4%

Feet

64%
9%
6%
4%
4%

Ring

27%
16%
16%
12%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Trinket

64%
20%
3%
3%
2%

Main Hand

80%
9%
6%

Gems

87%
6%
5%

Races

30%
Night Elf
21%
Blood Elf
18%
Orc
13%
Human
2%
Dwarf
2%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
19%
17%
13%
4%

Azerite Essence

25%
25%
21%
17%
5%
4%

Stats

79%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
7%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
4%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
3%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

31%
26%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

84%
7%
7%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

88%
9%

Back

99%

Chest

39%
34%
8%
7%
7%

Wrist

61%
9%
6%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Hands

87%
4%
3%

Waist

35%
15%
12%
9%
5%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Legs

60%
11%
5%
4%
3%
3%

Feet

40%
29%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

49%
14%
8%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Trinket

68%
17%
5%
2%
2%

Main Hand

81%
9%
5%

Gems

88%
5%
4%

Races

28%
Dwarf
21%
Blood Elf
14%
Orc
11%
Human
5%
Night Elf
2%
Goblin
2%
Troll
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
15%
8%
7%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
22%
17%
4%
3%

Stats

79%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
6%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
4%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

45%
7%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

50%
35%
9%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

87%
9%

Back

99%

Chest

58%
13%
11%
8%
5%

Wrist

35%
33%
7%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

49%
33%
7%

Waist

33%
12%
10%
9%
7%
6%
5%
3%

Legs

35%
33%
11%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

40%
31%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

49%
14%
10%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

50%
34%
4%
2%
2%

Main Hand

75%
11%
8%

Gems

87%
7%
3%

Races

30%
Goblin
19%
Blood Elf
18%
Orc
13%
Human
4%
Night Elf
2%
Troll
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
9%
7%
7%
6%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
22%
18%
4%
4%

Stats

35%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
31%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
26%
Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

24%
11%
9%
8%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Head

58%
22%
12%
5%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

57%
26%
6%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

37%
19%
16%
13%
10%

Wrist

49%
13%
9%
8%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

65%
7%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Waist

28%
13%
10%
8%
6%
6%
6%
5%
2%

Legs

54%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

44%
25%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

24%
16%
11%
10%
7%
7%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

57%
17%
15%

Main Hand

57%
26%
6%
3%
2%

Gems

76%
18%
2%
2%

Races

33%
Orc
24%
Blood Elf
17%
Human
8%
Night Elf
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
10%
9%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
19%
13%
10%
5%

Stats

80%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
7%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
5%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

38%
17%
9%
7%
3%
2%

Head

87%
7%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

91%
6%

Back

100%

Chest

60%
15%
9%
6%
3%
2%

Wrist

39%
31%
7%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

85%
4%
4%
2%

Waist

39%
12%
11%
9%
6%
5%
4%
3%

Legs

33%
32%
14%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

40%
30%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

41%
19%
10%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

57%
30%
3%
2%

Main Hand

77%
10%
6%

Gems

88%
5%
3%
2%

Races

59%
Blood Elf
11%
Orc
8%
Human
2%
Troll
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
19%
17%
15%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
24%
23%
18%
4%
3%

Stats

82%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
5%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

42%
8%
8%
8%
3%
3%
2%

Head

59%
31%
8%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

65%
24%
7%

Back

100%

Chest

39%
30%
18%
5%
4%

Wrist

43%
32%
4%
4%
4%
2%

Hands

87%
5%
3%

Waist

30%
17%
10%
9%
8%
5%
4%
4%

Legs

68%
11%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

65%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%

Ring

33%
24%
20%
5%
3%
2%

Trinket

66%
21%
4%
2%

Main Hand

78%
9%
9%

Gems

91%
4%
3%

Races

39%
Orc
25%
Blood Elf
11%
Human
6%
Night Elf
5%
Troll
3%
Void Elf
2%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
11%
8%
5%
5%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
22%
16%
5%
3%

Stats

49%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
39%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
3%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

35%
20%
5%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

82%
7%
7%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

54%
39%

Back

98%

Chest

49%
26%
10%
5%
3%

Wrist

40%
27%
8%
7%
5%
4%

Hands

56%
33%
3%

Waist

40%
13%
10%
8%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

34%
32%
9%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

67%
10%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

37%
16%
11%
9%
6%
3%
2%

Trinket

73%
13%
6%

Main Hand

47%
41%
8%

Gems

88%
7%
2%

Races

46%
Human
24%
Blood Elf
11%
Orc
5%
Troll
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
19%
10%
9%
7%
6%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
23%
18%
4%
3%

Stats

82%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
10%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
4%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

26%
16%
9%
5%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

86%
7%
6%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

60%
36%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

35%
24%
17%
16%
7%

Wrist

39%
25%
10%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

89%
5%
3%

Waist

38%
15%
8%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

39%
26%
8%
7%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

44%
26%
8%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

32%
27%
13%
12%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

62%
27%
4%
2%
2%

Main Hand

81%
11%
5%

Gems

85%
6%
4%
3%

Races

28%
Night Elf
22%
Blood Elf
17%
Orc
14%
Human
4%
Void Elf
3%
Troll
3%
Goblin
2%
Undead
2%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
16%
12%
4%

Azerite Essence

25%
25%
21%
17%
5%
4%

Stats

48%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
34%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
5%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
4%
Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

34%
21%
8%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Head

62%
30%
5%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

55%
38%

Back

97%

Chest

35%
27%
14%
13%
6%

Wrist

30%
30%
9%
9%
6%
2%

Hands

53%
31%
6%
2%

Waist

42%
10%
8%
7%
7%
6%
4%
3%

Legs

34%
33%
14%
3%
3%

Feet

63%
8%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

37%
26%
10%
5%
5%

Trinket

33%
29%
23%
6%

Main Hand

48%
34%
10%

Gems

74%
14%
9%

Races

48%
Blood Elf
15%
Human
14%
Orc
4%
Troll
2%
Gnome
2%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
12%
9%
6%
6%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
15%
11%
11%
10%

Stats

78%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
9%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
7%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility

Talents

21%
10%
9%
8%
7%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

75%
12%
8%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

81%
9%
2%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

36%
31%
16%
8%
5%

Wrist

51%
12%
10%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

79%
9%
4%

Waist

26%
13%
11%
10%
8%
6%
5%
4%
3%

Legs

53%
15%
7%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

42%
11%
9%
9%
6%
3%
3%

Ring

28%
23%
11%
7%
7%
3%
2%

Trinket

52%
29%
5%
3%
3%
2%

Main Hand

58%
21%
15%

Gems

87%
8%
2%

Races

27%
Human
24%
Blood Elf
20%
Orc
7%
Night Elf
2%
Goblin
2%
Troll
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
14%
9%
5%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
21%
15%
6%
5%

Stats

49%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
39%
Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike > Versatility
4%
Mastery > Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility
3%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

37%
14%
8%
8%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

74%
15%
10%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

78%
17%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

35%
33%
14%
11%
6%

Wrist

56%
8%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

53%
29%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

33%
16%
12%
7%
6%
6%
5%
5%
5%
2%

Legs

36%
30%
9%
5%
5%
5%
4%
2%

Feet

72%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

48%
17%
10%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

68%
16%
9%
3%
2%

Main Hand

43%
32%
14%
7%
2%
2%

Gems

82%
10%
4%
2%

Races

29%
Lightforged Draenei
26%
Blood Elf
16%
Orc
9%
Human
7%
Troll
3%
Night Elf
3%
Goblin
2%
Worgen

Azerite Powers

20%
20%
18%
14%
11%
3%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
24%
19%
14%
10%
5%

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 Is this BiS List reliable?

Yes, it is reliable. We use a very sophisticated statistical method to constantly dig through tons of data which is received from Top 1% Raiders (using services such as Warcraft Logs).

🎯 How is this different from BiS Spreadsheets?

We think our approach is better because we utilize statistics and Big Data approach. Also, most hand-written Spreadsheets show only single BiS item for each slot and they do not cover Boss-specific BiS, while we show multiple options for each equipment slot as well as for every Raid Boss.

🤔 Why are there separate BiS Lists for each Raid Boss?

We show data for each Raid Boss separately, because quite often some items perform better than others if we look at particular PVE encounters.

🙄 Are lower-ranked items unviable?

Of course not. Every item that we mention here is decent enough to be considered, it's just that the first one is obviously the most beneficial.