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Frost Death Knight DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Oct 31, 2016 at 09:54 by Vlad 280 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Frost Death Knights. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

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. Best in Slot

The current state of Frost Death Knight stats makes it so that creating any kind of predetermined best in slot list would be pointless. Instead, you should simply look to get the items with the most Strength you can find, while prioritising the stats that are most valuable to you at the moment (considering the breakpoints, and ideally simming your character).

2. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 895, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Toravon's Whiteout Bindings Icon Toravon's Whiteout Bindings and Koltira's Newfound Will Icon Koltira's Newfound Will are the best legendaries, providing practically equal DPS gains.

Perseverance of the Ebon Martyr Icon Perseverance of the Ebon Martyr is badly itemised but its effect still means that it is a decent legendary.

Seal of Necrofantasia Icon Seal of Necrofantasia is another decent legendary. It would work best paired with Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa, although that talent is not the best Tier 7 choice at the moment.

Acherus Drapes Icon Acherus Drapes is an excellent legendary that doubles the duration of Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell, allowing you to trivialise many mechanics in various encounters.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus does not provide any DPS increase and as such it is not really as desirable as the other legendaries listed above. It could be good on some fights where survival is of paramount importance, but otherwise it is not appealing.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret could be useful while leveling or doing solo content, but it is not a top tier legendary. It also synergises with the Abomination's Might Icon Abomination's Might talent.

Aggramar's Stride Icon Aggramar's Stride is not a top tier legendary and cannot compete with the ones mentioned above.

3. Loot Competition

Apart from other Frost Death Knights, you will also be competing for items with the classes listed below:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Blood/Unholy Death Knights, Druids, Mages, and Rogues
Plate Armor Blood/Unholy Death Knights, Paladins, and Warriors
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Unholy Death knights, Retribution Paladins, and Arms/Fury Warriors

4. ChangeLog

  • 31 Oct. 2016: Added a mention explaining the lack of a Best in Slot section.
  • 28 Oct. 2016: Updated legendary item ranking.
  • 25 Sep. 2016: Tweaked the legendary recommendations somewhat.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 22 Jul. 2016: Revamped the trinket and set bonus recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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