Friday Top 5: Death Knight Helms

For today’s list, we’re going to look at the best Death Knight helm options out there. While mileage is going to vary based on what the rest of your transmogrification outfit looks like, these five suit the class.

5. Vicious Ornate Pyrium Helm
I chose this helm to start the list today as it works incredibly well in it’s simplicity.  The dark tones match most of the “Death Knight” colors in the game.  It’s easy enough to acquire as well.  You just need to track down a level 525 Blacksmith who’s bought the recipe from their trainer for 5 Pyrium bars.


4. Magma Plated Helmet
This Joker inspired helm makes the list for it’s rather creepy feel. There are actually three skins for this headpiece but I chose the one I would be most likely to use. It’s perfect for a Joker themed character as well. If it’s what you’d like for your Death Knight, you’ll need to try for your Helm of the Forlorn Vanquisher token from Blackwing Descent.


3. Koltira’s/Thassarian’s Helmet of Triumph
I find this helm to be a bit similar to the previous one, but it’s not nearly as “over the top.” So it really comes down to how “loud” of a look you’re trying to achieve as to where these two helmets rank in your eyes. The bad news is you need a Trophy of the Crusade and 1196 Justice Points to acquire it.



2. Fel-Steel Warhelm
This is one of the best/meanest looking Plate helms in the game. Perfect for a Death Knight, if you ask me. The green is great in general, but even better if your emphasis is on Unholy. The off colours give you a great palette to work with as well. As custom made for a DK as this helm seems to be, it’s actually from Burning Crusade. It drops from the Void Reaver in The Eye.


1. Cataclysmic Gladiator’s Dreadplate Helm
Why did I choose this helm as the best for a DK? Sheer bad-assery. It really is.  The imposing effect this piece has captures the feel of the Death Knight even better than the others I’ve listed and you can really build some great outfits around it.  The other helms have been generic, or exemplified the Frost or Unholy trees of the class, and this one certainly gives off the Blood vibe.  This version is the Season 11 Elite version, so you’ll have to get the standard version with 2200 Conquest Points and then upgrade.

2 thoughts on “Friday Top 5: Death Knight Helms

  1. Navimie May 12, 2012 / 1:56 am

    Fel-steel is my fave I think. The Cataclysmic Gladiator’s though badass makes you look like a monkey…

    • JD Kenada May 12, 2012 / 8:05 am

      *channels Johnny Bravo*

      Everybody do the monkey!

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