Fast Death Knight with Fiends Build

Fast Death Knight into fiends is one of the most standard and safe builds that undead has. It allows the undead to quickly tech to tier 2 and tier 3 where undead unlocks some of its power spikes (like statues and getting orb at tier 3).

Difficulty of build: Not as basic as fast fiends but still an easier opening for newer players.

Pros

  • Fastest possible hero.
  • Early access to fiends.
  • Quick access to tier 2 and tier 3 allowing for a strong mid game and access to timing attacks.
  • One nerubian tower can hold off most harassment along with your units.

Cons

  • Lack of map control at the start of the game as fiends slowly build, however, strong middle and end game.

Race Match Ups

  • vs Undead: Effective against all openers but requires adaptations depending on enemies strategy.
  • vs Orc: Very fragile early on but most optimal at Tier 2 and Tier 3.
  • vs Human: Good vs all strategies. Effective at early game harassment, requires strong tier 3 timings.
  • vs Night Elf: Good vs KOTG/Warden and weak vs DH.

The below graphic indicates the basic build order up until tier 3. The video goes more in depth on how to execute the strategy.