Unholy Death Knight 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: August 10, 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

Talents

19%
10%
10%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

65%
14%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

80%
19%

Back

100%

Chest

27%
23%
19%
12%
8%
4%
4%

Wrist

34%
12%
12%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

72%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

19%
17%
14%
14%
10%
8%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

53%
14%
10%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

36%
21%
8%
8%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

22%
14%
12%
10%
9%
8%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

46%
27%
6%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Main Hand

61%
25%
8%
2%
2%

Gems

66%
21%
7%
4%

Races

25%
Human
23%
Blood Elf
23%
Orc
4%
Mag'har Orc
4%
Dwarf
4%
Goblin
4%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Tauren
2%
Worgen
2%
Void Elf
2%
Undead
2%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

60%
17%
9%
6%
3%

Azerite Essence

51%
38%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

24%
8%
6%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

51%
20%
14%
8%
6%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

77%
12%
6%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

30%
20%
16%
14%
14%
4%

Wrist

38%
16%
12%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

79%
8%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

24%
14%
12%
10%
8%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

61%
12%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

42%
16%
12%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

30%
22%
9%
8%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

50%
32%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Main Hand

48%
18%
12%
12%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

60%
18%
12%
9%

Races

40%
Blood Elf
20%
Human
16%
Orc
4%
Night Elf
4%
Undead
4%
Void Elf
2%
Vulpera
2%
Dwarf
2%
Gnome
2%
Goblin
2%
Mag'har Orc

Azerite Powers

59%
12%
12%
9%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

48%
32%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

21%
7%
7%
7%
7%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

56%
19%
9%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

75%
14%
4%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

31%
21%
14%
12%
12%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

36%
19%
12%
7%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

85%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

17%
17%
14%
12%
9%
7%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

68%
9%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

46%
14%
12%
7%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

39%
20%
18%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

50%
39%
3%
2%
2%

Main Hand

60%
19%
9%
7%
2%

Gems

79%
10%
6%
4%

Races

34%
Blood Elf
29%
Human
19%
Orc
4%
Void Elf
2%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Gnome
2%
Dwarf
2%
Troll
2%
Tauren

Azerite Powers

68%
12%
6%
4%
4%
3%

Azerite Essence

58%
24%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

23%
12%
10%
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

64%
17%
7%
5%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

82%
10%
2%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

35%
23%
12%
10%
10%
5%
2%

Wrist

43%
12%
10%
7%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

84%
7%
5%
2%

Waist

20%
15%
12%
10%
10%
7%
7%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Legs

61%
12%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

43%
15%
7%
7%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

35%
24%
14%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

50%
38%
2%
2%

Main Hand

61%
15%
15%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

80%
9%
5%
5%

Races

35%
Blood Elf
25%
Human
12%
Orc
5%
Troll
5%
Goblin
5%
Void Elf
2%
Undead
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Vulpera
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

76%
8%
5%
5%
2%

Azerite Essence

56%
28%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

20%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

45%
22%
8%
8%
8%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

79%
18%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

37%
20%
14%
12%
8%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

47%
12%
12%
10%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

75%
14%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

18%
16%
14%
12%
10%
8%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

72%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

41%
14%
12%
8%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

30%
21%
12%
7%
7%
7%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

50%
36%
3%
2%
2%

Main Hand

43%
22%
12%
8%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

74%
16%
8%

Races

31%
Blood Elf
27%
Human
16%
Orc
4%
Night Elf
4%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Worgen
2%
Void Elf
2%
Undead
2%
Goblin
2%
Vulpera
2%
Pandaren
2%
Tauren

Azerite Powers

68%
11%
10%
5%
3%

Azerite Essence

54%
25%
8%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

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

Head

40%
25%
22%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

51%
40%
2%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

25%
25%
17%
17%
5%
5%
2%

Wrist

37%
14%
8%
8%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

57%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

25%
17%
11%
8%
8%
8%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

31%
11%
8%
8%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

51%
11%
8%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

30%
17%
11%
7%
5%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Trinket

44%
22%
17%
4%
4%
2%

Main Hand

40%
22%
11%
11%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

57%
23%
12%
6%

Races

37%
Blood Elf
14%
Human
14%
Orc
8%
Night Elf
5%
Worgen
5%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Vulpera
2%
Undead
2%
Goblin
2%
Tauren

Azerite Powers

50%
29%
8%
5%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

42%
40%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

20%
9%
9%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

55%
20%
16%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

76%
13%
6%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

32%
18%
13%
13%
9%
6%
2%
2%

Wrist

39%
11%
9%
9%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

83%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

18%
13%
13%
9%
9%
9%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

60%
16%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

34%
18%
9%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

33%
22%
11%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

50%
31%
4%
4%
2%

Main Hand

53%
18%
13%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

76%
13%
6%
3%

Races

46%
Blood Elf
16%
Orc
13%
Human
9%
Night Elf
4%
Dwarf
2%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Troll
2%
Undead
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

68%
10%
7%
6%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

51%
30%
6%
6%
2%
2%

Talents

25%
9%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

61%
13%
9%
9%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

72%
18%
4%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

25%
20%
18%
13%
11%
6%
2%
2%

Wrist

47%
13%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

81%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

25%
20%
15%
9%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

59%
9%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

50%
13%
9%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

34%
21%
11%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

50%
35%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

59%
20%
11%
4%
2%
2%

Gems

81%
9%
8%

Races

31%
Blood Elf
25%
Human
11%
Orc
6%
Night Elf
4%
Void Elf
4%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Dwarf
2%
Troll
2%
Worgen
2%
Tauren
2%
Goblin
2%
Vulpera
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

75%
9%
9%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

56%
27%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Talents

21%
9%
9%
7%
7%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

53%
21%
17%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

85%
7%
7%

Back

100%

Chest

41%
19%
12%
9%
9%
4%
2%

Wrist

34%
21%
14%
7%
7%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

80%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

19%
17%
14%
12%
9%
7%
4%
4%
4%
4%

Legs

58%
14%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

41%
14%
7%
7%
7%
7%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

36%
21%
13%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

50%
34%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

60%
17%
9%
7%
2%
2%

Gems

72%
21%
5%

Races

43%
Blood Elf
17%
Orc
14%
Human
7%
Troll
2%
Night Elf
2%
Nightborne
2%
Void Elf
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Draenei
2%
Goblin
2%
Mag'har Orc

Azerite Powers

65%
17%
8%
4%

Azerite Essence

51%
34%
9%
2%
2%

Talents

26%
9%
7%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

54%
19%
14%
7%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

80%
14%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

33%
26%
14%
11%
9%
2%
2%

Wrist

38%
19%
14%
7%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

88%
7%
2%
2%

Waist

21%
19%
16%
7%
7%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

57%
11%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

47%
14%
14%
7%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

32%
19%
15%
7%
7%
7%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

50%
35%
3%
2%

Main Hand

66%
16%
9%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

71%
13%
10%
4%

Races

28%
Human
23%
Blood Elf
23%
Orc
4%
Vulpera
4%
Void Elf
4%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Worgen
2%
Troll
2%
Night Elf
2%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

72%
8%
7%
5%
4%

Azerite Essence

64%
21%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Talents

18%
8%
8%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

64%
14%
10%
6%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

79%
16%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

35%
20%
14%
14%
10%
2%
2%

Wrist

37%
20%
12%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

89%
6%
2%
2%

Waist

22%
20%
14%
10%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Legs

66%
8%
8%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

43%
18%
14%
8%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

35%
25%
9%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%

Trinket

50%
36%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

60%
22%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

66%
18%
10%
3%

Races

31%
Blood Elf
20%
Orc
18%
Human
8%
Troll
4%
Tauren
4%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Gnome
2%
Goblin
2%
Pandaren
2%
Undead
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

64%
15%
8%
4%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

39%
39%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

21%
10%
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

57%
13%
10%
7%
5%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

71%
18%
5%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

39%
18%
13%
13%
13%
2%

Wrist

36%
21%
7%
7%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

78%
10%
5%
2%
2%

Waist

18%
15%
13%
7%
7%
7%
7%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

57%
10%
10%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

42%
15%
15%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

28%
18%
13%
7%
6%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

48%
32%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

47%
21%
15%
10%
2%
2%

Gems

73%
11%
10%
4%

Races

31%
Human
26%
Blood Elf
13%
Orc
5%
Goblin
2%
Undead
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Tauren
2%
Void Elf
2%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Night Elf
2%
2%
Troll
2%
Vulpera

Azerite Powers

74%
8%
7%
4%
3%

Azerite Essence

63%
23%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

25%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

58%
18%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

72%
22%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

31%
16%
14%
12%
12%
8%
2%
2%

Wrist

39%
16%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

72%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

22%
16%
14%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

66%
10%
8%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

43%
10%
10%
8%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

34%
28%
7%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

48%
32%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

47%
16%
12%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

77%
9%
7%
5%

Races

43%
Blood Elf
22%
Human
16%
Orc
2%
Void Elf
2%
Troll
2%
Night Elf
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Dwarf
2%
Goblin
2%
Worgen
2%
Vulpera

Azerite Powers

68%
18%
6%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

54%
31%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

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.