Frost Death Knight Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jul 17, 2021 at 19:58 by Bicepspump 25 comments
General Information

Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Frost Death Knight, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.

The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.

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Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands

One of the new parts of Shadowlands is that you have gained the ability to craft Legendaries through Runecarving. Runecarving becomes available to you as you progress through Torghast. You gain Legendary powers through different gameplay sources, and once you obtain them you can craft your own Legendary. Each of these Legendaries will boost the power of your character in a specific way, however you can only wear 1 Legendary item at a time. This guide will go over each Legendary effect to help you make the choice a lot easier.

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Best Legendary Powers for Frost Death Knight

Focus Legendary Best Slot Source Stats
Raiding (Obliteration Icon Obliteration) Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor Ring Sludgefist (Castle Nathria) Critical Strike and Mastery
Raiding (Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa) Rage of the Frozen Champion Icon Rage of the Frozen Champion Ring Torghast (Skoldus Hall, Layer 3+) Critical Strike and Mastery
Mythic+ (Obliteration Icon Obliteration) Biting Cold Icon Biting Cold Waist The Necrotic Wake Critical Strike and Mastery
Mythic+ (Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa) Rage of the Frozen Champion Icon Rage of the Frozen Champion Ring Torghast (Skoldus Hall, Layer 3+) Critical Strike and Mastery
Torghast Biting Cold Icon Biting Cold Waist The Necrotic Wake Critical Strike and Mastery
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Best Raiding Legendaries for Frost Death Knight

Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor is technically the best single-target throughput Legendary for any build. However, when it comes to Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa, Rage of the Frozen Champion Icon Rage of the Frozen Champion is pretty much always picked up. This is due to two main factors. One, Rage of the Frozen Champion Icon Rage of the Frozen Champion feels much better to play. Your Breath windows become more fluid and last slightly longer. It does not feel bad to use up your Rime Icon Rimes anymore. Furthermore, as soon as we add more than a single target, Rage of the Frozen Champion Icon Rage of the Frozen Champion beats Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor. Players therefore opt to just always run Rage since the single-target downside is small, the feeling is better, and the AoE is superiour.

Obliteration Icon Obliteration generally lacks in AoE but I would not recommend picking up Biting Cold Icon Biting Cold in Raids. The single-target loss is simply too great to ever justify picking it!

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Best Mythic+ and Torghast Legendaries for Frost Death Knight

This section covers the best Mythic+ and Torghast Legendaries. For this purpose, we have decided to rate Legendaries based on a their performance in both single-target and AoE scenarios.

  1. Biting Cold Icon Biting Cold is the strongest choice for Mythic+ with the Obliteration Icon Obliteration build. This is generally due to other Legendaries not working well with the Obliteration playstyle.
  2. Rage of the Frozen Champion Icon Rage of the Frozen Champion is a great, well-rounded option for Mythic+ and Torghast with Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa. It provides both solid single-target and great AoE damage.

You can opt to pick up Biting Cold Icon Biting Cold with Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa as well. It brings slightly more AoE for quite significantly lower single-target. The AoE does also become more consistent which is an added benefit. I think for Fortified Icon Fortified weeks specifically where you do not plan any huge pulls around your Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa, Biting Cold Icon Biting Cold is the possible play.

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Changelog

  • 17 Jul. 2021: Added more explanations.
  • 29 Jun. 2021: Guide Reviewed and updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 25 Mar. 2021: Fixed a small typo in the table.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Added a section with the BiS Legendary for each major form of content.
  • 24 Jan. 2021: Guide reviewed and completely updated.
  • 21 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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