The topic of Legendarys has preoccupied players since the beginning of World of Warcraft. These powerful items are among the most coveted pieces of loot, after all, they often impress not only with an extraordinary look, but also with powerful stats and effects. In Shadowlands, the time has finally come! Our heroes can forge their desired item in the forge of Torghast with the help of the runesmith. Not only do we get to choose the Legendary Effect, but also the slot and the secondary stats. On the following double-page spread, we'll tell you which Legendary you should get at the beginning for your favorite Death Knight playstyle.
Table of Contents1. Unholy death knight2. Blood Death Knight3. Frost Death Knight
As a Plague Knight, you have the widest selection of useful Legendarys in Shadowlands, which you may prefer depending on the battle. We'll introduce you to three Legendarys whose effects are particularly powerful and fit perfectly into your playstyle. No matter which "Legy" you choose, as far as secondary stats are concerned, always equip your items with
speed and mastery.
Cloak of Certain Death fits perfectly into the Unheilig style of playing. Source: buffed Mantle of Certain Deathis currently the undisputed number one Unholy Legendary if you prefer to raid. This Legendary reduces the Rune Power cost of Death Mantle by ten points and also extends the transformation of your ghoul. In practice, Cloak of Certain Death eliminates rotation gaps and speeds up your gameplay, especially if you don't have much speed to begin with. The Legendary is also very strong because the effect of Cloak of Certain Death complements the Unholy medium Convocation of the Dead nicely (Apocalypse and Unholy Infestation benefit from it). The only drawback to this legy is that you don't get this reminder until Count Denathrius, the final boss of Castle Nathria. For those who play the raid first in LFR and normal mode before taking on the heroic version of Castle Nathria, it's definitely worth waiting, and saving the reagents you need until then. The Death Knights who don't want to wait will choose the next Legendary instead.
- Slot: Chest, Cloak (we recommend the Chest slot for this Legendary).
- Source: Raid: Count Denathrius, Castle Nathria
Frenzied Mon strosity is a solid alternative to Mantle of Certain Death. With Frenzied Monstrosity, Dark Transformation increases the attack speed and damage of you and your monstrosity by twelve percent. The hefty damage bonus is especially useful in mythic dungeons, but it also works well in raids against single targets. No wonder! Since Mastery: Dreadblade increases the damage of your undead minions, you basically can't go wrong with this Legendary.
- Slot: Legs, Cloak (for this Legendary it is best to choose legs).
- Source: World Boss: Nurgash Mudborn.
Phobic Pheromones is a good Legendary choice for any full-time Unholy Death Knight who occasionally takes on the role of tank in their spare time. The pheromones increase your and your minions' speed by 15 percent as long as you are in the effect area of Death and Decay. Enemies that take damage from Death and Decay have a chance of freezing in fear for a short time. Since you're usually always in your own Death and Decay in melee combat anyway, you'll permanently benefit from Phobic Pheromone's speed bonus. Good, in movement-intensive fights you will definitely have trouble with this Legendary. Besides, the fear effect is negligible because damage is always raining down on your opponents. In return, Phobic Pheromone is virtually free in the game.
- Slot: Head, Shoulders. The head slot is best for this Legy.
- Source: Quest: The Great Treasury
Blood Death Knight
Before you forge your first Legendary, you should think carefully about whether you want to tank in raids or much more in mythical dungeons. Whether you prefer to strengthen your defense or focus on damage also plays a big role in choosing your first Legendary. For secondary stats, you always choose speed and versatility.
Deathblows for all! With Bryndoor's power, even stubborn elite and boss opponents won't give you any problems.
Bryndoor's power is unbeatable when it comes to your defense. This Legendary is a relic from Legion and gives you the same benefits as back then. When you are healed by more than ten percent of your maximum health by Deathblow, you get back 15 percent of the rune power you used. Especially in boss fights (whether in raids or mythic dungeons), your Deathblast will almost always heal you by more than ten percent of your maximum health. This means that you'll always reap the benefits of Bryndoor's power, provided you're good with your Rune Power. Finally, this Legendary has its pitfalls. In battle, you'll need to keep an eye on your runes and especially your rune power bar to make sure you don't waste any of your blue juice. With Bryndoor's power, Deathblow is a top priority as both a defensive and offensive spell!
This Legendary also makes the level 45 talent Greedy interesting again, as Bryndoor's Might gives you more Runic Power and thus more Deathblows. If you decide to use this Legendary first, we recommend that you leave it at rank 1 for the time being (the effect of Bryndoor's Might is already very strong at the lowest rank!) and rather invest your precious resources in the next Legendary.
- Slot: feet, cloak (select the feet slot for Bryndaor's power).
- Source: Torghast: Mort'regar, Level 3+.
Supervirus is the perfect all-around Legendary for the Blood Tank's arsenal. Your Blood Plague also triggers the other two diseases, Frost Fever and Virulent Plague, respectively, with reduced effectiveness. It's a powerful Legy effect that will serve you well both in the raid and in high-level Mythic Plus dungeons. Aside from the fact that Supervirus is a passive effect, you also gain the benefits of the other Death Knight diseases.
The important thing about Supervirus is that Frost Fever boosts your Rune Power regeneration, which gives you more Death Strikes. But Virulent Plague's AoE damage is also impressive, especially in mythic dungeons. The fact that Blizzard's developers have somewhat weakened the effectiveness of the plagues for the release of Shadowlands doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. In long battles, Supervirus adds up to quite a bit of damage and rune power, so it's definitely worth favoring this Legendary from the start. Supervirus is also great for full-time Blood Tanks who want to switch roles in raids or dungeons, or try out different Death Knight playstyles without sacrificing a Legendary. For Blood Death Knights, it's definitely worth upgrading Supervirus to rank 4 before forging your second Legendary or upgrading Bryndoor's Might.
- Slot: neck, chest (you will benefit more from the chest slot in this case).
- Source: Raid: Generals of the Stone Legion, Castle Nathria
Table of Contents1. Unholy Death Knight2. Blood Death Knight3. Frost Death Knight
Frost Death Knight
Frost Death Knights don't have it easy in Shadowlands. Despite a few buffs, they still can't hold a candle to their Unholy counterparts in terms of damage. With the right Legendary, however, you can iron out some of the weaknesses of the Frost playstyle. When choosing your secondary stats, always go for Mastery and Speedwhen Blacksmithing.
Koltira's Favor is by far the best Legendary for raiding. Koltira's Favor adds ten percent more damage to your main attack, Extinguish, and gives you two runes back every now and then. The effect is very powerful and fits perfectly into any Frost play style. Whether you play with Extinction (two-handed weapon playstyle) or Sindragosa's Breeze (the classic dual-wield build), the runes gained from Koltira's Favor will speed up your playstyle and eliminate annoying rotation gaps. If you spend most of your time in the raid as a Frost Death Knight, you should therefore forgo other Legendarys and save your reagents until you have captured the Reminder in Castle Nathria. It's definitely worth the wait!
- Slot: Shoulder, Ring (for this Legendary you should choose Shoulders).
- Source: Raid: Silt Fist, Castle Nathria
The interaction of Fury of the Icy Champion, Extinction, and Howling Gust will give you plenty of resources. Source: buffed Fury of the Icy Champion is perfect if you are an avid Mythic Plus player. Extinguish has a 15% increased chance to trigger Hoarfrost, and Howling Gust generates eight Runic Power while Hoarfrost is active. This Legendary, combined with Sindragosa's Breath (level 50 talent), will provide a blast of damage in battles against multiple enemies. Finally, Fury of the Icy Champion gives you so many Hoarfrost procs and extra resources that you can breathe your Dragon's Breath much longer than without this Legendary. If you play exclusively with Sindragosa's Breath, you can also choose this Legendary for the raid.
- Slot: Wrists, Hands (select the Hands slot for Fury of the Icy Champion).
- Source: Torghast: Skoldus Hall, Level 3+.
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