Dragonflight Frost Death Knight DPS Guide

Frost Death Knight Overview

The plate-wearing, dual-wielding Frost Death Knight DPS specialization focuses on both physical and magical damage. With our bolstered  Obliterates, we can deliver devastating blows to our opponents, breathe ice on them with  Breath of Sindragosa and  Frostwyrm's Fury, and immerse them in a blizzard with  Remorseless Winter. We put a lot of emphasis on cleave damage and excel in 2 target cleave.

As we are a hero class, new Frost Death Knights begin at level 8 rather than level 1. Apart for the Dracthyr, all races can play Frost Death Knights. A Frost Death Knight is a good choice if you enjoy powerful blows, powerful cleaves, and lucrative cooldowns.

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Frost Death Knight Talent Builds

For a more raid oriented talent build, you can use the following talent loadout.

You can import the Raid talent build with the following loadout code: BsPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAkIAISSCJiERISSIkIJREEQiIRSSSSSSa5AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

For a more Mythic+ oriented talent build, you can use the following talent loadout.

You can import the Mythic+ talent build with the following loadout code: BsPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAICgIkkQSLSIkIJhQiIRkkQAkkERSSSSKJBAAAAAAAAAAAA


Frost Death Knight Stats

Strength serves as the main stat for the Frost Death Knight. It boosts our Attack Power, which in turn increases the damage of our skills. Strength now has a lot more worth compared to secondary stats in Battle for Azeroth as a result of Blizzard's choice to rescale the way stats operate in the game. In actuality, this greatly increases the significance of Item Level.

For secondary stats, the Frost Death Knight has the following:

  • Strength >> Crit >= Mastery > Haste = Vers
  • Critical strike increases the chance of dealing critical damage with your spells. This has synergy with our  Killing Machine ability since the number of procs is proportional to the number of crit autos we get.
  • Haste increases our Rune regeneration rate and decreases the Global Cooldown. It also increases the proc rates of many items and talents.
  • Mastery increases our frost damage done. This is most useful for AoE where the proportion of frost damage is the highest. The initial Mastery Diminishing Return kicks in at 76%.
  • Versatility increases damage and healing done and decreases damage taken.

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Best Frost Death Knight Consumables

Best Frost Death Knight Enchants

Below is a list of the recommended enchants to use on your Frost Death Knight gear in Dragonflight.

Slot Best Enchant Cheaper Version
Cloak  Homebound Speed  Writ of Speed
Chest  Waking Stats  Sustained Strength
Bracers  Devotion of Speed  Writ of Speed
Legs  Fierce Armor Kit  Fierce Armor Kit
Boots  Plainsrunner's Breeze
Ring  Devotion of Critical Strike  Writ of Critical Strike


For your weapon, you do the following:

Best Frost Death Knight Phials

Overall the best phial for Frost Death Knights is  Phial of Elemental Chaos or  Phial of Tepid Versatility. The choice here generally depends on your current stats so make sure to sim your character!  Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage is a potential alternative but with a significant drawback. Whenever you take heavy damage, the actual usefulness of this phial diminishes, making it much worse. It's possibly better for easier content like reclears and fast kills.

Best Frost Death Knight Combat Potions

There are a couple different potions that have different useful scenarios for Frost Death Knights.

Frost Death Knight Weapon Buff

For their weapons (in addition to Runeforges), Frost Death Knights will generally use  Buzzing Rune.

Best Frost Death Knight Gems in Dragonflight

For your gems, you want to equip one epic gem:  Inscribed Illimited Diamond and then just fill in the rest of the slots with  Sensei's Alexstraszite!


Pros and Cons

 Strengths Weaknesses
  • Cleave ability - We have very strong Cleave burst windows.
  • Can run an AoE setup without losing much Single Target damage.
  • Decent Survivability - Great survivability, one of the tankiest specs out there.
  • Susceptible to random forced downtime, especially when playing with  Breath of Sindragosa.
  • Generally a slow spec that doesn't have many options for movement speed increase.
  • Lacks utility in Mythic+


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Frost Death Knight Rotation Priority

Breath of Sindragosa Rotation Priority

The rotation for   Breath of Sindragosa is entirely focused on extending the duration of the ability. This entails producing as much Runic Power as effectively as feasible.   Obliterate will be the main tool we use to do this. Our 1-Rune spells like  Remorseless Winter,  Death and Decay, and  Howling Blast (with procs of  Rime) with  Rage of the Frozen Champion however, are other sources of runic power. We don't want to just repeatedly use  Obliterate but we also want to make sure that we always generate 3 Runes. Wait for your   Breath of Sindragosa to tick your Runic Power down before using your   Obliterate if you are on the verge of reaching your Runic Power cap and you don't have enough runes at your disposal.


  1. 2x Obliterate, spending any procs of  Rime that you get.
  2. Proceed with  Breath of Sindragosa priority.

Rotation Priority

  1.  Obliterate if you have less than 30 Runic Power.
  2.  Obliterate if you have a proc of  Killing Machine.
  3.  Howling Blast if you have a proc of  Rime.
  4.  Obliterate if you have 4 or more Runes.
  5.  Obliterate if you won't overcap on Runic Power.

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