Frost Death Knight Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 25, 2021 at 08:35 by Abyssalwave 21 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.


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.


Best Legendary Powers for Frost Death Knight

Focus Legendary Best Slot Source Stats
Raiding Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor Shoulder Sludgefist (Castle Nathria) Critical and Mastery
Mythic+ Biting Cold Icon Biting Cold Head The Necrotic Wake Critical and Mastery
Torghast Stable Phantasma Lure Icon Stable Phantasma Lure Back Torghast (Layer 6+) Critical and Mastery
Generic Legendary Rage of the Frozen Champion Icon Rage of the Frozen Champion Gloves Torghast (Layer 3+) Critical and Mastery

Best Raiding Legendaries for Frost Death Knight

  1. Koltira's Favor Icon Koltira's Favor is by far the best single-target option, however it loses to Biting Cold Icon Biting Cold in AoE by a large margin.
  2. Rage of the Frozen Champion Icon Rage of the Frozen Champion is the second-best option for single-target, while also being a slightly more competitive option for AoE, making it fantastic choice.

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+ seeing as its guaranteed Rime Icon Rime proc effect is very easy to benefit from in Mythic+ encounters.
  2. Rage of the Frozen Champion Icon Rage of the Frozen Champion is a well-rounded option for Mythic+ and Torghast, seeing as it offers the best balance of competitive AoE and single-target.


  • 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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