PVE Blood Death Knight DPS Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Blood Death Knight Class Overview

PVE Blood Death Knight DPS Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to my Blood Death Knight DPS guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.

Death Knight is a unique class with its energy system and a lot of people think that one of the strongest classes in Wrath of the Lich King. Every spec is different from another, which makes the gameplay more interesting. Here we’re going to take a look at Blood Death Knight as a damage dealer.

Talent Tree

PVE Blood Death Knight DPS Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

A standard Blood DK build. Has a big potential with 90% Armor Penetration, but isn’t that good with low gear. Morbidity is 2/3 only because we don’t have another talent point.


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Death Strike
Glyph of Dark Death
Glyph of Disease

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Pestilence – be careful with this, as you may pull something extra with it. Use with care.


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational. If the bonus is less, than 4 Strength, then you can add whatever gems you like. Don’t forget that you can add some other stats if needed, like Hit with Rigid Stormjewel.

Relentless Earthsiege Diamond

Nightmare Tear – Use on to activate the Meta Gem. Fill rest with Red gems.

Inscribed Ametrine

Fractured Cardinal Ruby


Head – Arcanum of Torment

Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe

Cloak – Greater Speed or Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle with Bold Cardinal Ruby
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots –Tuskarr's Vitality or Greater Assault
Weapon – Rune of the Fallen Crusader

Gameplay & Rotations

Your stat priority is: Hit → Expertise → Armor Penetration → Strength → Critical → Agility → Haste → Attack Power
You need 8% of Hit Rating.

Simple opener and rotation:
PVE blood death knight dps rotation wow 3.3.5a

Diseases are refreshed with your Pestilence thanks to our Glyphs. Unfortunately, Blood Death Knight doesn’t shine until he has 90% Armor Penetration (+10% Talents).

Army of the Dead – Is used few seconds before the encounter, or when changing phase. Using it in while doing your combo will cause a DPS loss and a combo break. The summons copy your Hit, Attack Power and Haste at the moment of summoning – remember that.

Hysteria – is used on cooldown on the top DPS of the raid.


Addons play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

PVE Blood Death Knight DPS Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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