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Frost Death Knight DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.1.5)

Last updated on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:07 by Vlad 355 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Frost Death Knights. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1.5.

The other pages of our Frost Death Knight guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Totemlord, a Frost Death Knight enthusiast and respected theorycrafter on the Frost Death Knight Discord. You can contact him on Discord under the name Nic#9561.

1. Artifact Progression

Artifact Progression

The artifact progression path for Frost Death Knights is very straightforward.

  1.  Icon Crystalline Swords
  2.  Icon Blades of Frost
  3.  Icon Nothing but the Boots
  4.  Icon Frozen Core
  5.  Icon Frozen Skin
  6.  Icon Dead of Winter
  7.  Icon Sindragosa's Fury
  8.  Icon Cold as Ice
  9.  Icon Mirror Ball
  10.  Icon Ambidexterity
  11.  Icon Hypothermia
  12.  Icon Blast Radius
  13.  Icon Ice in Your Veins
  14.  Icon Over-Powered
  15.  Icon Frozen Soul
  16.  Icon Bad to the Bone
  17.  Icon Chill of the Grave
  18.  Icon Soulbiter

2. Relic Choice

When choosing which relics to use, always take the one that grants you the highest item level, regardless of the benefit it offers. When having to choose between relics that grant the same item level, chose based on the following trait enhancement priority.

  1.  Icon Blast Radius
  2.  Icon Ambidexterity
  3.  Icon Cold as Ice
  4.  Icon Nothing but the Boots
  5.  Icon Over-Powered
  6.  Icon Bad to the Bone
  7.  Icon Dead of Winter

If you are using the Machine Gun playstyle instead, then your priority is as follows.

  1.  Icon Ambidexterity
  2.  Icon Blast Radius
  3.  Icon Nothing but the Boots
  4.  Icon Cold as Ice
  5.  Icon Bad to the Bone
  6.  Icon Over-Powered
  7.  Icon Dead of Winter

3. ChangeLog

  • 21 Feb. 2017: Updated relic priorities.
  • 17 Jan. 2017: Added a mention of a different relic priority if using Breath of Sindragosa as your tier 7 talent, and removed a mention of different relic priorities for AoE damage.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 27 Oct. 2016: Updated relic priority.
  • 05 Oct. 2016: Updated the relic priority slightly.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added.
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