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WoTLK FROST Death Knight Guide

Welcome to the PvE WoTLK  Frost Death Knight Guide!

This guide will include the best DPS build and tips on how to get optimal gameplay rotation!

If you are playing alliance, create Draenei because of +1% hit. If horde - orc (berserk +322AP).


1. Talents

2. Glyphs

3. Gems

4. Professions 

5. Equipment Enchants

6. Weapons Enchants

7. Rotation

8. DPS Stat Priority

9. Best in Slot

10. Consumables

11. Conclusion


1. Talents

Very popular Frost DK Tank build.

2. Glyphs

Here are the best glyphs.

Major Glyphs:

Glyph of Frost Strike

Glyph of Obliterate

Glyph of Disease

Minor Glyphs:

Glyph of Horn of Winter

Glyph of Raise Dead

Glyph of Pestilence

3. Gems

Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps, but here are the best gems.

Meta: Relentless Earthsiege Diamond or Chaotic Skyflare Diamond

Red: Bold Cardinal Ruby

Blue: Nightmare Tear (Only 1, the rest should be Bold Cardinal Ruby)

Yellow: Inscribed Ametrine

4. Professions

In WoTLK all professions are balanced, but the most useful professions for the FDK are:

Jewelry – must need. 3 stones that give +117 stamina.

Enchantment - Rings enchant

Blacksmithing - 2 prismatic sockets for the gloves and wrist.

5. Equipment Enchants

Here is a lot of enchants that can be only used while you have specific professions, so you can manage

what you need, but here is a very popular enchant build.

Head: Arcanum of Torment

Shoulder: Greater Inscription of the Axe

Back: Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed

Chest: Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats

Bracers: Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault

Gloves: Enchant Gloves - Crusher

Waist: Eternal Belt Buckle

Legs: Icescale Leg Armor

Boots: Enchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality or Enchant Boots - Greater Assault

6. Weapons Enchants

Here is the best enchant for weapons

Weapon: Rune of Razorice for the main hand. Rune of the Fallen Crusader for the off-hand.

7. Rotation

Not the hardest rotation but requires consistency, so be careful


Icy Touch -> Plague Strike -> Obliterate -> Frost Strike -> Blood Strike -> Pestilence -> Horn of Winter

Frost Strike -> Obliterate -> Obliterate -> Frost Strike -> Obliterate -> Frost Strike -> Obliterate 


Frost Strike -> Obliterate -> Obliterate -> Frost Strike -> Blood Strike -> Pestilence

Frost Strike -> Obliterate -> Obliterate -> Frost Strike -> Obliterate -> Frost Strike

Ability Priority

Keep Frost Fever and Blood Plague up at all times

Killing Machine -> Frost Strike


Blood Strike

Frost Strike

Rime -> Howling Blast

Horn of Winter

Raise Dead, Unbreakable Armor and Army of the Dead are used on cooldown.

8. DPS Stat Priority

Here are the stats that you need.

Hit (5% with Nerves of Cold Steel)

Expertise (26)


Armor Penetration

Critical Strike


Attack Power

9. Best in Slot

Here is the best equipment that you can have: 

Head - Sanctified Scourgelord Helmet - Item - WotLK Classic (

Neck - Penumbra Pendant - Item - WotLK Classic (

Shoulder - Sanctified Scourgelord Shoulderplates - Item - WotLK Classic (

Cloak - Garrosh's Rage - Item - WotLK Classic ( or Varian's Furor - Item - WotLK Classic (

Chest - Sanctified Scourgelord Battleplate - Item - WotLK Classic (

Wrist - Polar Bear Claw Bracers - Item - WotLK Classic (

Hands - Fleshrending Gauntlets - Item - WotLK Classic (

Waist - Coldwraith Links - Item - WotLK Classic (

Legs - Sanctified Scourgelord Legplates - Item - WotLK Classic (

Feet - Apocalypse's Advance - Item - WotLK Classic (

Fingers - Ashen Band of Endless Might - Item - WotLK Classic (, Skeleton Lord's Circle - Item - WotLK Classic (

Trinkets - Deathbringer's Will - Item - WotLK Classic (, Sharpened Twilight Scale - Item - WotLK Classic (

Weapon - Shadowmourne - Item - WotLK Classic (, Glorenzelg, High-Blade of the Silver Hand - Item - WotLK Classic (

Relic - Sigil of the Hanged Man - Item - WotLK Classic (

10. Consumables

Best flasks and food.

Flask of Endless Rage - 180AP/h

Potion of Speed - 500 haste/15s


Fish feast: 80 AP, 40 stamina.

11. Conclusion

Today you looked at the Frost Death Knight guide. Thank you for your attention. Hope you get better

results with this guide!

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