Mythic+ Frost Death Knight

Frost Death Knight
Season 3
50 characters
3124 - 3608

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Frost Death Knight equipped to prevail in Mythic+ in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including Kazux from Ravencrest (EU) — currently ranked as the best Frost Death Knight in Mythic+.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Frost Death Knight. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Frost Death Knights

  1. 1
    Kazux
    Ravencrest (EU)
    489 ilvl
    3608
  2. 2
    Dzonamvp
    Draenor (EU)
    489 ilvl
    3535
  3. 3
    鱼腩可
    World Tree (TW)
    489 ilvl
    3529
  4. 4
    Тавошний
    Soulflayer (EU)
    489 ilvl
    3507
  5. 5
    Icebourn
    Stormscale (EU)
    489 ilvl
    3482

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
+3891
29% Critical Strike
+5341
31% Haste
+5633
78% Mastery
+982
5% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility
Minor Stats
+436
6% Avoidance
+174
1% Leech
+334
6% 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 Human 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. Human
    11
  2. Blood Elf
    10
  3. Orc
    8
  4. Night Elf
    8
  5. Worgen
    3

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
50
Death Strike
50
Raise Dead
50
Mind Freeze
50
Anti-Magic Shell
50
Cleaving Strikes
50
Blinding Sleet
37
Coldthirst
2
Permafrost
25
Improved Death Strike
42
Anti-Magic Barrier
50
March of Darkness
5
Sacrificial Pact
0
Control Undead
32
Enfeeble
20
Icebound Fortitude
50
Blood Scent
1
Veteran of the Third War
50
Suppression
1
Brittle
49
Acclimation
4
Merciless Strikes
50
Anti-Magic Zone
30
Might of Thassarian
50
Clenching Grasp
0
Proliferating Chill
0
Gloom Ward
49
Asphyxiate
5
Assimilation
0
Death Pact
2
Grip of the Dead
6
Unholy Endurance
44
Runic Attenuation
49
Wraith Walk
1
Unholy Ground
50
Insidious Chill
21
Blood Draw
29
Will of the Necropolis
22
Death's Echo
50
Icy Talons
50
Rune Mastery
50
Unholy Bond
45
Empower Rune Weapon
50
Abomination Limb
47
Soul Reaper
1

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
50
Obliterate
50
Howling Blast
50
Killing Machine
50
Rime
50
Unleashed Frenzy
50
Improved Frost Strike
49
Runic Command
1
Biting Cold
50
Improved Obliterate
50
Glacial Advance
34
Pillar of Frost
50
Frostscythe
0
Improved Rime
50
Frigid Executioner
49
Cold Heart
0
Fatal Fixation
49
Enduring Strength
42
Frostwhelp's Aid
50
Horn of Winter
1
Everfrost
50
Chill Streak
50
Murderous Efficiency
50
Inexorable Assault
2
Icecap
50
Empower Rune Weapon
12
Gathering Storm
50
Enduring Chill
43
Bonegrinder
49
Shattering Blade
0
Avalanche
50
Icebreaker
1
Cold-Blooded Rage
49
Frostwyrm's Fury
7
Invigorating Freeze
1
Obliteration
49
Absolute Zero
4
Breath of Sindragosa
1

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
23
Delirium
7
Shroud of Winter
9
Dark Simulacrum
1
Dead of Winter
39
Strangulate
18
Bitter Chill
11
Rot and Wither
3
Necrotic Aura
23
Bloodforged Armor
4
Spellwarden
6

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment 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. set
    Piercing Gaze of the Risen Nightmare
    47
  2. Incarnate's Perceptive Casque
    2
  3. Anomuran Helm
    1

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat
    31
  2. Chain of the Green Flight
    7
  3. Torc of Passed Time
    7
  4. Eye of the Rising Flame
    2
  5. Ironshell Pendant
    2

Shoulders

  1. set
    Skewers of the Risen Nightmare
    49
  2. Primal Molten Pauldrons
    1

Back

  1. Shroud of the Risen Nightmare
    16
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    13
  3. Drape of the Loyal Vassal
    7
  4. Cloak of Fading Echoes
    5
  5. Raal's Bib
    3

Chest

  1. set
    Casket of the Risen Nightmare
    43
  2. Abalone Plate Armor
    3
  3. Carapace of the Unbending Flame
    1
  4. Etheldrin's Breastplate
    1
  5. Primal Molten Breastplate
    1

Wrist

  1. Allied Wristguard of Companionship
    31
  2. Vambraces of the Risen Nightmare
    6
  3. Agonizing Manacles
    5
  4. Shadowshroud Vambraces
    2
  5. Thornscar Wristguards
    2

Hands

  1. set
    Thorns of the Risen Nightmare
    46
  2. Grips of the Everlasting Guardian
    2
  3. Primal Molten Gauntlets
    1
  4. Ravencrest Bonecrush Gauntlets
    1

Waist

  1. Seal of the Risen Nightmare
    15
  2. Unwinding Eon Girdle
    10
  3. Primal Molten Greatbelt
    9
  4. Phlegethic Girdle
    5
  5. Rivet-Sealed Waistplate
    5

Legs

  1. set
    Greaves of the Risen Nightmare
    30
  2. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation
    18
  3. Primal Molten Legplates
    1
  4. Seared Ironwood Greaves
    1

Feet

  1. Graveboots of the Risen Nightmare
    19
  2. Lavaforged Sollerets
    9
  3. Primal Molten Sabatons
    7
  4. Embellished Ritual Sabatons
    5
  5. Marbled Oathstone Greatboots
    5

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    45
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    20
  3. Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal
    11
  4. Band of Twisted Bark
    8
  5. Band of Callous Dominance
    5

Trinkets

  1. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    27
  2. Ashes of the Embersoul
    26
  3. Ember of Nullification
    22
  4. Accelerating Sandglass
    7
  5. Mirror of Fractured Tomorrows
    5

Main Hand

  1. Fyr'alath the Dreamrender
    34
  2. Gorehowl, Might of the Warchief
    6
  3. Gnarlroot's Bonecrusher
    3
  4. Ravencrest's Wrath
    3
  5. Incandescent Soulcleaver
    1

Off Hand

  1. Gholak, the Final Conflagration
    1

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. Allied Wristgaurds Of Companionship
    31
  2. Elemental Lariat
    31
  3. Prepared Time
    18
  4. Blue Silken Lining
    14
  5. Roiling Shadowflame
    6

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
    49

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    39
  2. Homebound Speed
    8
  3. Regenerative Leech
    2

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    45
  2. Sustained Strength
    5

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    38
  2. +200 Speed
    10
  3. +200 Leech
    2

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    39
  2. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    1

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    43
  2. Frosted Armor Kit
    4
  3. Lambent Armor Kit
    3

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    25
  2. Watcher's Loam
    21
  3. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Haste
    41
  2. +82 Mastery
    30
  3. +82 Critical Strike
    24

Main Hand

  1. Rune of the Fallen Crusader
    48
  2. Rune of Hysteria
    1
  3. Rune of Sanguination
    1

Off Hand

  1. Rune of the Fallen Crusader
    1

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 Ysemerald
    88
  2. Sensei's Neltharite
    52
  3. Keen Neltharite
    43
  4. Sensei's Alexstraszite
    40
  5. Crafty Ysemerald
    26