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Frost Death Knight PvE Guide For Mythic+

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Frost Death Knight
Season 4
14 characters
2957 - 3555

Welcome to Murlok.io's Frost Death Knight PvE guide for Mythic+ in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Frost Death Knights from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Faerodk (Sargeras US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3555.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Frost Death Knights

  1. 1
    Faerodk's character icon
    Faerodk
    Sargeras (US)
    529 ilvl
    3555
  2. 2
    Тавошний's character icon
    Тавошний
    Soulflayer (EU)
    527 ilvl
    3504
  3. 3
    Dzonamvp's character icon
    Dzonamvp
    Draenor (EU)
    529 ilvl
    3486
  4. 4
    落子星动's character icon
    落子星动
    World Tree (TW)
    528 ilvl
    3441
  5. 5
    Frostedtoe's character icon
    Frostedtoe
    Illidan (US)
    526 ilvl
    3414

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Frost Death Knight Secondary and Minor stats for Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+4360
31% Critical Strike
+5916
34% Haste
+7048
92% Mastery
+2771
14% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility
Minor Stats
+492
7% Avoidance
+184
1% Leech
+430
7% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Speed
  3. Leech

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Night Elf currently being the top race for Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    3
  2. Blood Elf race icon
    Blood Elf
    2
  3. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    2
  4. Orc race icon
    Orc
    2
  5. Dark Iron Dwarf race icon
    Dark Iron Dwarf
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Death Knight specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Death Knight class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Death Knight's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Chains of Ice
14
Death Strike
14
Raise Dead
14
Mind Freeze
14
Anti-Magic Shell
14
Cleaving Strikes
14
Blinding Sleet
14
Coldthirst
0
Permafrost
6
Improved Death Strike
13
Anti-Magic Barrier
14
March of Darkness
0
Sacrificial Pact
0
Control Undead
6
Enfeeble
9
Icebound Fortitude
14
Blood Scent
0
Veteran of the Third War
14
Suppression
0
Brittle
14
Acclimation
3
Merciless Strikes
14
Anti-Magic Zone
7
Might of Thassarian
14
Clenching Grasp
0
Proliferating Chill
0
Gloom Ward
14
Asphyxiate
0
Assimilation
0
Death Pact
0
Death's Reach
1
Unholy Endurance
13
Runic Attenuation
14
Wraith Walk
0
Unholy Ground
14
Insidious Chill
7
Blood Draw
7
Will of the Necropolis
9
Death's Echo
14
Icy Talons
14
Rune Mastery
14
Unholy Bond
11
Empower Rune Weapon
14
Abomination Limb
14
Soul Reaper
0

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Frost Death Knights with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Frost Strike
14
Obliterate
14
Howling Blast
14
Killing Machine
14
Rime
14
Unleashed Frenzy
14
Improved Frost Strike
14
Runic Command
0
Biting Cold
14
Improved Obliterate
14
Glacial Advance
11
Pillar of Frost
14
Frostscythe
0
Improved Rime
14
Frigid Executioner
14
Cold Heart
0
Fatal Fixation
14
Enduring Strength
14
Frostwhelp's Aid
14
Horn of Winter
0
Everfrost
14
Chill Streak
0
Murderous Efficiency
14
Inexorable Assault
0
Icecap
14
Empower Rune Weapon
0
Gathering Storm
14
Piercing Chill
0
Bonegrinder
14
Shattering Blade
0
Avalanche
14
Icebreaker
0
Cold-Blooded Rage
14
Frostwyrm's Fury
14
Invigorating Freeze
0
Obliteration
14
Absolute Zero
14
Breath of Sindragosa
0

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Frost Death Knight's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Deathchill
5
Delirium
0
Shroud of Winter
3
Dark Simulacrum
0
Dead of Winter
8
Strangulate
6
Bitter Chill
3
Rot and Wither
0
Necrotic Aura
8
Bloodforged Armor
2
Spellwarden
0

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Piercing Gaze of the Risen Nightmare item set icon
    set
    Piercing Gaze of the Risen Nightmare
    14

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    12
  2. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    1
  3. Ukhel Ancestry Beads item icon
    Ukhel Ancestry Beads
    1

Shoulders

  1. Skewers of the Risen Nightmare item set icon
    set
    Skewers of the Risen Nightmare
    13
  2. Shoulderplates of Planar Isolation item icon
    Shoulderplates of Planar Isolation
    1

Back

  1. Voice of the Silent Star item icon
    Voice of the Silent Star
    5
  2. Cloak of Lost Devotion item icon
    Cloak of Lost Devotion
    3
  3. Fireproof Drape item icon
    Fireproof Drape
    3
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    2
  5. Mammoth-Trainer's Drape item icon
    Mammoth-Trainer's Drape
    1

Chest

  1. Casket of the Risen Nightmare item set icon
    set
    Casket of the Risen Nightmare
    11
  2. Allied Chestplate of Generosity item icon
    Allied Chestplate of Generosity
    1
  3. Breastplate of Soaring Terror item icon
    Breastplate of Soaring Terror
    1
  4. Carapace of the Unbending Flame item icon
    Carapace of the Unbending Flame
    1

Wrist

  1. Primal Molten Vambraces item icon
    Primal Molten Vambraces
    8
  2. Excavated Earthen Wristslabs item icon
    Excavated Earthen Wristslabs
    2
  3. Vambraces of the Risen Nightmare item icon
    Vambraces of the Risen Nightmare
    2
  4. Allied Wristguard of Companionship item icon
    Allied Wristguard of Companionship
    1
  5. Thrashing Wind Vambraces item icon
    Thrashing Wind Vambraces
    1

Hands

  1. Thorns of the Risen Nightmare item set icon
    set
    Thorns of the Risen Nightmare
    12
  2. Gauntlets of Incalculable Power item icon
    Gauntlets of Incalculable Power
    2

Waist

  1. Seal of the Risen Nightmare item icon
    Seal of the Risen Nightmare
    5
  2. Ravenous Omnivore's Girdle item icon
    Ravenous Omnivore's Girdle
    4
  3. Illusion Breaker's Waistguard item icon
    Illusion Breaker's Waistguard
    1
  4. Primal Molten Greatbelt item icon
    Primal Molten Greatbelt
    1
  5. Seal of the Defiant Hordes item icon
    Seal of the Defiant Hordes
    1

Legs

  1. Greaves of the Risen Nightmare item set icon
    set
    Greaves of the Risen Nightmare
    10
  2. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation item icon
    Frostfire Legguards of Preparation
    3
  3. Venerated Professor's Greaves item icon
    Venerated Professor's Greaves
    1

Feet

  1. Sanctum Guard's Forgewalkers item icon
    Sanctum Guard's Forgewalkers
    3
  2. Graveboots of the Risen Nightmare item icon
    Graveboots of the Risen Nightmare
    2
  3. Pristine Magma Stompers item icon
    Pristine Magma Stompers
    2
  4. Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots item icon
    Scaleguard's Stalwart Greatboots
    2
  5. Spittle-Resistant Sollerets item icon
    Spittle-Resistant Sollerets
    2

Rings

  1. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    12
  2. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    10
  3. Scalebane Signet item icon
    Scalebane Signet
    3
  4. Onyx Impostor's Birthright item icon
    Onyx Impostor's Birthright
    1
  5. Platinum Star Band item icon
    Platinum Star Band
    1

Trinkets

  1. Neltharion's Call to Suffering item icon
    Neltharion's Call to Suffering
    12
  2. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul
    10
  3. Blazebinder's Hoof item icon
    Blazebinder's Hoof
    2
  4. Ominous Chromatic Essence item icon
    Ominous Chromatic Essence
    2
  5. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge item icon
    Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    1

Main Hand

  1. Fyr'alath the Dreamrender item icon
    Fyr'alath the Dreamrender
    14

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Fyr'alath the Dreamrender item icon
    Fyr'alath the Dreamrender
    14
  2. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    12
  3. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul
    10
  4. Seal of Filial Duty item icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    9
  5. Voice of the Silent Star item icon
    Voice of the Silent Star
    5

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Frost Death Knights in Mythic+.

  1. Torc of Passed Time embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    21
  2. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation embellishment item icon
    Prepared Time
    3
  3. Allied Wristguard of Companionship embellishment item icon
    Allied Wristgaurds Of Companionship
    1
  4. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    1
  5. Allied Chestplate of Generosity embellishment item icon
    Rallied To Victory
    1

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    14

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    12
  2. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed
    1
  3. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    13
  2. Sustained Strength enchantment icon
    Sustained Strength
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    10
  2. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed
    3
  3. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    12

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    13
  2. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    8
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    6

Rings

  1. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    16
  2. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    7
  3. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    4

Main Hand

  1. Rune of the Fallen Crusader enchantment icon
    Rune of the Fallen Crusader
    14

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Frost Death Knights in Mythic+.

  1. Keen Neltharite gem icon
    Keen Neltharite
    26
  2. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    13
  3. Sensei's Alexstraszite gem icon
    Sensei's Alexstraszite
    11
  4. Keen Ysemerald gem icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    7
  5. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    7