WotLK Classic Frost Death Knight Enchants and Consumables

Last updated on Sep 24, 2023 at 12:00 by Sellin 7 comments

On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Frost Death Knight in WotLK Classic for PvE content.


Choosing a Stat

Wrath of the Lich King requires fewer consumables and enchants than Classic or The Burning Crusade, but each of them is extremely important to maximizing your damage out put and survivability in any situation; this is especially true in Raids and Dungeons. Below is a list of the optimal consumables and enchants to help you get the most out of your Death Knight.

The advice given on this page uses the stat priority of Hit > Expertise > Strength > Armor Penetration > Critical > Haste > Attack Power > Agility. You can find an explanation for this priority over on our Stats page.


Best Enchants for Frost Death Knight

Slot Enchantment
Head Arcanum of Torment Icon Arcanum of Torment — from the Knights of the Ebon Blade in Icecrown.
Shoulders Greater Inscription of the Axe Icon Greater Inscription of the Axe, — from the Sons of Hodir in Storm Peaks
Back Enchant Cloak - Greater Speed IconEnchant Cloak - Greater Speed
Chest Enchant Chest - Powerful Stats IconEnchant Chest - Powerful Stats
Bracers Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault IconEnchant Bracers - Greater Assault
Gloves Enchant Gloves - Precision IconEnchant Gloves - Precision
Legs Icescale Leg Armor Icon Icescale Leg Armor
Feet Enchant Boots - Icewalker IconEnchant Boots - Icewalker
Main Hand Weapon Rune of Razorice IconRune of Razorice
Off Hand Weapon Rune of the Fallen Crusader IconRune of the Fallen Crusader

Best Gems for Frost Death Knights

Relentless Earthsiege Diamond Icon Relentless Earthsiege Diamond is by far the best option for your Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem, as it gives a considerable amount of crit and increases the damage dealt by your critical strikes by 3% while also being easily activated by Enchanted Tear Icon Enchanted Tear.

Matching gem sockets in Wrath of the Lich King is usually the correct strategy as many socket bonuses are geared toward stats that you want whereas in The Burning Crusade their usefulness could vary. As a Frost Death Knight, however, there is such a large emphasis on the value of Strength that you will oftentimes ignore bonuses that do not result in more Strength. Keeping your Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem activated is by far the most important rule when deciding what gems to use, but below we will list what are most likely to be the best gems for each socket type.

  • In Red Socket Icon Red Sockets you will use Bold Cardinal Ruby Icon Bold Cardinal Ruby.
  • In Yellow Socket Icon Yellow Sockets, depending on your need for Hit, you can gem for Etched Ametrine Icon Etched Ametrine. But again, following the rule of mostly prioritizing Strength (after Hit cap) you will mostly want to use more Bold Cardinal Ruby Icon Bold Cardinal Ruby.
  • One of your Blue Socket Icon Blue Sockets should be dedicated to the Enchanted Tear Icon Enchanted Tear but otherwise you should ignore socket bonuses that do not result in more Strength; thus you should use more Bold Cardinal Ruby Icon Bold Cardinal Ruby in these sockets.

Best Consumables for Frost Death Knights



Dragonfin Filet Icon Dragonfin Filet is a great choice for a personal consumable and will offer you Strength as well as Stamina, but more often than not in a group enviorment someone will have a Fish Feast Icon Fish Feast which will more than suffice. Leveling your Cooking helps considerably in reducing the cost of these and, as a secondary profession, everyone can learn it with no limitations.


Flasks and Potions

Frost Death Knights greatly value Attack Power when Strength is not an option. With the way the consumables are weighted flasks are by far the strongest option in Wrath of the Lich King, so here you should choose Flask of Endless Rage Icon Flask of Endless Rage.

As for a potion, when specced into Bladed Armor IconBladed Armor Indestructible Potion Icon Indestructible Potion will yield a larger DPS increase thanks to its longer duration. Otherwise, Potion of Speed Icon Potion of Speed greatly increases your Haste for a short period and can allow for you to maximize your damage. Make sure you are using your chosen potion both on pre-pull and again when it is off cooldown for a considerable DPS increase.



  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 23 Aug. 2022: Page added.
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