mm+ Frost Death Knight

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This is a guide about how to build Frost Death Knights for Mythic+ . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

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Class Frost Death Knight
Activity Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 3705
Lowest rating 3313

Stat Priority

+895
31% Crit
+439
13% Hast
+913
68% Mast
+184
5% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the stat priority is:

  1. Mastery
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Haste
  4. Versatility

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the character races to choose are:

  1. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    24
  2. Orc icon.
    O

    Orc

    6
  3. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    6
  4. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    3
  5. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    3

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Biting Cold legendary item icon.
    B

    Biting Cold - Waist

    24

    Remorseless Winter damage is increased by 30%. The first time Remorseless Winter deals damage to 3 different enemies, you gain Rime.

  2. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Feet

    23

    Gain the legendary effect of Rampant Transference: The Strength gained from Death's Due is increased by 3% and persists for 2 sec longer. While standing within your Death's Due your Runic Power generation is increased by 20%.

  3. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Head

    19

    Gain the legendary effect of Rampant Transference: The Strength gained from Death's Due is increased by 3% and persists for 2 sec longer. While standing within your Death's Due your Runic Power generation is increased by 20%.

  4. Biting Cold legendary item icon.
    B

    Biting Cold - Head

    12

    Remorseless Winter damage is increased by 30%. The first time Remorseless Winter deals damage to 3 different enemies, you gain Rime.

  5. Rage of the Frozen Champion legendary item icon.
    R

    Rage of the Frozen Champion - Wrist

    9

    Obliterate has a 15% increased chance to trigger Rime and Howling Blast generates 8 Runic Power while Rime is active.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Inscrutable Quantum Device item icon.
    I

    Inscrutable Quantum Device

    45

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: ??? (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Old Warrior's Soul item icon.
    O

    Old Warrior's Soul

    22

    Ilvl 259
    Stats
    +105 strength
    Effects
    Equip: While in combat your rage builds, increasing your Haste by 45 every 20 sec, stacking up to 5 times.
    Equip: When a nearby ally's health drops below 50%, sacrifice 3,508 of your health to heal them for the same amount. May only occur every 1 min.
    Rank Mythic

  3. So'leah's Secret Technique item icon.
    S

    So'leah's Secret Technique

    11

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    +58 leech
    Effects
    Use: Select a player in your party or raid, granting them 18 of their highest secondary stat, and granting you 113 of that same stat, for 30 min.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Overwhelming Power Crystal item icon.
    O

    Overwhelming Power Crystal

    7

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: Deploy a power crystal which beams arcane energy into you, inflicting 648 Arcane damage over 15 sec and granting you 605 Critical Strike for the duration. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  5. The First Sigil item icon.
    T

    The First Sigil

    5

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +125 strength
    Effects
    Use: Reset the cooldown of your Soulshape and gain 1,310 Versatility for 20 sec. (5 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Carapace of the First Eidolon item icon.
    C

    Carapace of the First Eidolon

    50

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +141 strength
    +303 stamina
    +56 critical-strike
    +128 mastery
    Enchant
    Primary Stats +30
    Reinforced (+32 Stamina)
    Set
    Set: Remorseless Winter grants 8% Critical Strike while active.
    Set: Consuming Killing Machine fires a Glacial Advance through your target.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Chausses of the First Eidolon item icon.
    C

    Chausses of the First Eidolon

    49

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +117 haste
    +62 mastery
    Set
    Set: Remorseless Winter grants 8% Critical Strike while active.
    Set: Consuming Killing Machine fires a Glacial Advance through your target.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Gauntlets of the First Eidolon item icon.
    G

    Gauntlets of the First Eidolon

    48

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +99 strength
    +209 stamina
    +39 critical-strike
    +95 mastery
    Enchant
    +15 Strength
    Set
    Set: Remorseless Winter grants 8% Critical Strike while active.
    Set: Consuming Killing Machine fires a Glacial Advance through your target.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Shoulderplates of the First Eidolon item icon.
    S

    Shoulderplates of the First Eidolon

    45

    Ilvl 285
    Stats
    +106 strength
    +227 stamina
    +47 haste
    +91 versatility
    +59 leech
    Set
    Set: Remorseless Winter grants 8% Critical Strike while active.
    Set: Consuming Killing Machine fires a Glacial Advance through your target.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Visage of the First Eidolon item icon.
    V

    Visage of the First Eidolon

    12

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +132 strength
    +279 stamina
    +103 haste
    +77 versatility
    Gem
    +16 Critical Strike
    Set
    Set: Remorseless Winter grants 8% Critical Strike while active.
    Set: Consuming Killing Machine fires a Glacial Advance through your target.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the gems to use are:

  1. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    128

    +16 Critical Strike

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    39

    +16 Mastery

  3. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    29

    +16 Haste

  4. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    3

    +5% Movement Speed

  5. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    1

    Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    23

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    21

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    4

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    49

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Skirmish

    1

    Enchanted: Eternal Skirmish

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Shaded Hearthing

    17

    Enchanted: Shaded Hearthing

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    50

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    26

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    63

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    20

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    16

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1.  enchantment icon.

    50

    Enchanted: Rune of the Fallen Crusader

Off Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Off Hand item are:

  1.  enchantment icon.

    46

    Enchanted: Rune of Hysteria

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the talents to use are:

    1. Icy Talons talent icon.
      I
      48

      Icy Talons

      Your Runic Power spending abilities increase your melee attack speed by 5% for 6 sec, stacking up to 3 times.

    2. Inexorable Assault talent icon.
      I
      2

      Inexorable Assault

      Gain Inexorable Assault every 8 sec, stacking up to 5 times. Obliterate consumes a stack to deal an additional 306 Frost damage.

    3. Cold Heart talent icon.
      C
      0

      Cold Heart

      Every 2 sec, gain a stack of Cold Heart, causing your next Chains of Ice to deal 156 Frost damage. Stacks up to 20 times.

    1. Murderous Efficiency talent icon.
      M
      46

      Murderous Efficiency

      Consuming the Killing Machine effect has a 50% chance to grant you 1 Rune.

    2. Runic Attenuation talent icon.
      R
      4

      Runic Attenuation

      Auto attacks have a chance to generate 5 Runic Power.

    3. Horn of Winter talent icon.
      H
      0

      Horn of Winter

      Blow the Horn of Winter, gaining 2 Runes and generating 25 Runic Power.

    1. Blinding Sleet talent icon.
      B
      39

      Blinding Sleet

      Targets in a cone in front of you are blinded, causing them to wander disoriented for 5 sec. Damage may cancel the effect. When Blinding Sleet ends, enemies are slowed by 50% for 6 sec.

    2. Death's Reach talent icon.
      D
      8

      Death's Reach

      Increases the range of Death Grip by 10 yds. Killing an enemy that yields experience or honor resets the cooldown of Death Grip.

    3. Asphyxiate talent icon.
      A
      3

      Asphyxiate

      Lifts the enemy target off the ground, crushing their throat with dark energy and stunning them for 4 sec.

    1. Avalanche talent icon.
      A
      50

      Avalanche

      Casting Howling Blast with Rime active causes jagged icicles to fall on enemies nearby your target, dealing 313 Frost damage.

    2. Frozen Pulse talent icon.
      F
      0

      Frozen Pulse

      While you have fewer than 3 full Runes, your auto attacks radiate intense cold, inflicting 69 Frost damage on all nearby enemies.

    3. Frostscythe talent icon.
      F
      0

      Frostscythe

      A sweeping attack that strikes all enemies in front of you for 214 Frost damage. This attack benefits from Killing Machine. Critical strikes with Frostscythe deal 4 times normal damage. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.

    1. Wraith Walk talent icon.
      W
      35

      Wraith Walk

      Embrace the power of the Shadowlands, removing all root effects and increasing your movement speed by 70% for 4 sec. Taking any action cancels the effect. While active, your movement speed cannot be reduced below 170%.

    2. Permafrost talent icon.
      P
      15

      Permafrost

      Your auto attack damage grants you an absorb shield equal to 40% of the damage dealt.

    3. Death Pact talent icon.
      D
      0

      Death Pact

      Create a death pact that heals you for 50% of your maximum health, but absorbs incoming healing equal to 30% of your max health for 15 sec.

    1. Gathering Storm talent icon.
      G
      50

      Gathering Storm

      Each Rune spent during Remorseless Winter increases its damage by 10%, and extends its duration by 0.5 sec.

    2. Hypothermic Presence talent icon.
      H
      0

      Hypothermic Presence

      Embrace the ice in your veins, reducing the Runic Power cost of your abilities by 35% for 8 sec. Does not trigger the global cooldown.

    3. Glacial Advance talent icon.
      G
      0

      Glacial Advance

      Summon glacial spikes from the ground that advance forward, each dealing 633 Frost damage and applying Razorice to enemies near their eruption point.

    1. Breath of Sindragosa talent icon.
      B
      48

      Breath of Sindragosa

      Continuously deal 718 Frost damage every 1 sec to enemies in a cone in front of you, until your Runic Power is exhausted. Deals reduced damage to secondary targets. Generates 2 Runes at the start and end.

    2. Obliteration talent icon.
      O
      2

      Obliteration

      While Pillar of Frost is active, Frost Strike and Howling Blast always grant Killing Machine and have a 30% chance to generate a Rune.

    3. Icecap talent icon.
      I
      0

      Icecap

      Your Frost Strike and Obliterate critical strikes reduce the remaining cooldown of Pillar of Frost by 4 sec.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Chill Streak PvP talent icon.
    C

    Chill Streak

    41

  2. Death's Echo PvP talent icon.
    D

    Death's Echo

    17

  3. Spellwarden PvP talent icon.
    S

    Spellwarden

    16

  4. Strangulate PvP talent icon.
    S

    Strangulate

    15

  5. Dead of Winter PvP talent icon.
    D

    Dead of Winter

    13

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
1
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
11
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
38
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
0
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the covenants to pick are:

  1. Night Fae
  2. Necrolord
  3. Kyrian
  4. Venthyr

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    32

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 32

      First Strike

    2. 32

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    3. 32

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    4. 32

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    5. 23

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    6. 19

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

    7. 13

      Get In Formation

    8. 9

      Vorkai Ambush

  2. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    11

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 11

      Carver's Eye

    2. 11

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 11

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    4. 11

      Mnemonic Equipment

    5. 11

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    6. 9

      Runeforged Spurs

    7. 2

      Bonesmith's Satchel

  3. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    6

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 6

      Dream Delver

    2. 6

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 6

      Podtender

    4. 6

      Soothing Voice

    5. 6

      Waking Dreams

    6. 5

      Somnambulist

    7. 1

      Faerie Dust

  4. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    1

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 1

      Better Together

    2. 1

      Bond of Friendship

    3. 1

      Combat Meditation

    4. 1

      Focusing Mantra

    5. 1

      Let Go of the Past

    6. 1

      Newfound Resolve

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Accelerated Cold conduit icon.
    A

    Accelerated Cold

    50

  2. Everfrost conduit icon.
    E

    Everfrost

    50

  3. Adaptive Armor Fragment conduit icon.
    A

    Adaptive Armor Fragment

    4

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    47

  2. Hardened Bones conduit icon.
    H

    Hardened Bones

    44

  3. Reinforced Shell conduit icon.
    R

    Reinforced Shell

    23

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Frost Death Knights in Mythic+, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Spirit Drain conduit icon.
    S

    Spirit Drain

    42

  2. Fleeting Wind conduit icon.
    F

    Fleeting Wind

    25

  3. Chilled Resilience conduit icon.
    C

    Chilled Resilience

    10