Frost Death Knight Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 14, 2024 at 12:00 by Bicepspump 42 comments

On this page, you will learn the best Gems to use for your Frost Death Knight in Mists of Pandaria: Remix, as well as the best leveling talents and rotation, whether you are leveling in the open world, or through raids and dungeons.

If you were looking for our normal Dragonflight Leveling Guide for Frost Death Knight, please check out our Leveling page.


Remix: Mists of Pandaria Guide for Frost Death Knight

Welcome to our MoP Remix Guide for Frost Death Knight! This page contains everything you need to know about getting the most out of your Frost Death Knight in the Patch 10.2.7 special feature, Mists of Pandaria: Remix.

This page is focused only on Frost Death Knight in MoP Remix. If you want to know more about MoP Remix in general, such as its rewards, check out our dedicated page below.


Best MoP Remix Leveling Talents for Frost Death Knight

Below, you will find our recommended leveling build and talent pickup order for your Frost Death Knight in MoP Remix. There are various ways of leveling in MoP Remix, and we offer some builds for the most relevant ways.

Note that this Leveling section is specific to MoP Remix. For our Dragonflight Leveling Guide for Frost Death Knight, please check our dedicated Leveling page.


Best MoP Remix Leveling Build for Frost Death Knight

General Open-World and Dungeon Build Single Target Leveling Build

General Dungeon Build

This build works well in both open world and dungeons. The primary purpose of the routing is to pick up Absolute Zero Icon Absolute Zero as quickly as possible, as it allows for really big pulls in any content!


Raid Single Target Build

This build puts more emphasis on Single Target, going for Obliteration Icon Obliteration as the first capstone talent to get.


Best Gems for Frost Death Knight in MoP Remix

Gems are one of the unique ways to augment your character in MoP Remix, offering offensive, defensive, and utility benefits. On this page, we list the best gems for each type. To learn more about Gems in MoP Remix in general, check out our dedicated page below.

  • Meta Gem: Funeral Pyre Icon Funeral Pyre — Activate with Empower Rune Weapon Icon Empower Rune Weapon.
  • Cogwheel Gem: Blink Icon Blink — Great improvement in mobility as well as a stun and root break!
  • Prismatic Gems:

    You will have a tremendous amount of stats as you start unlocking all Gem slots, and there is no single best stat to stack. Try and balance your stats but generally focus on Crit, Vers and Haste to increase the value of your tinker gems.

  • Tinker Gems:
    • Lightning Rod Icon Lightning Rod — Grants your allies crit, deals damage and gives you crit periodically.
    • Sunstrider's Flourish Icon Sunstrider's Flourish — Good synergy with your crit rating, providing passive AoE damage from your crits.
    • Quick Strike Icon Quick Strike — 4-7 extra auto attacks every 10 seconds providing nice Single Target benefit.
    • Slay Icon Slay — Gives you a chance to trigger a huge execute whenever a mob reaches 10%. Very good in AoE scenarios.
    • Meteor Storm Icon Meteor Storm — Random AoE damage proc that also stuns enemies.
    • Explosive Barrage Icon Explosive Barrage — Raw damage proc.
    • Enkindle Icon Enkindle — A chance to gain a shield which then deals fire damage and gives you Haste. Great when you aren't taking consistent damage!
    • Wildfire Icon Wildfire — A random proc DoT that also spreads to enemies.
    • Incendiary Terror Icon Incendiary Terror — Damage proc with an additional CC whenever it procs!
    • Fervor Icon Fervor — Consume 2% of your health when you are above 80% to deal damage to your enemies. Good throughput talent that does require some healing to keep up!
    • Mark of Arrogance Icon Mark of Arrogance — Stacking DoTR dealing Shadow damage.
    • Ankh of Reincarnation Icon Ankh of Reincarnation — Cheat Death, not a throughput gem but great defensive value.
    • Storm Overload Icon Storm Overload — Adds a AoE and damage when you send your CDs!
    • Hailstorm Icon Hailstorm — Big AoE every 30 seconds!

Level by Level Rotation

To keep things simple while leveling and learning the spec, use the slider to select your level, and watch as the leveling rotation grows with each level!

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 10

Leveling Rotation for Frost Death Knight

When using our slider, note that some talents may appear sooner than you expect them to in the rotation. This is because we have two recommended builds above, each taking talents at slightly different times, and sometimes entirely different talents.

Starting off you will only have one main attack ability: Rune Strike Icon Rune Strike.

  1. Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay when fighting more than one enemy, to make your Obliterate Icon Obliterates cleave.
  2. Rune Strike Icon Rune Strike is your main damaging ability.
  3. Use Death Coil Icon Death Coil when you have 80+ Runic Power or no available Runes. You won't use this ability once you pick up Frost Strike Icon Frost Strike.
  4. Raise Dead Icon Raise Dead should be used off cooldown or for bosses/elite mobs.
  5. Pillar of Frost Icon Pillar of Frost when you open on a pack.
  6. Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury should be paired with Pillar of Frost Icon Pillar of Frost and used on big packs, elites, or boss mobs.
  7. Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb to quickly group up and AoE down groups of mobs.
  8. Empower Rune Weapon Icon Empower Rune Weapon should be paired with Pillar of Frost Icon Pillar of Frost and used on big packs, elites, or boss mobs.
  9. Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast to consume procs of Rime Icon Rime.
  10. Obliterate Icon Obliterate is your main damaging ability and Rune spender.
  11. Remorseless Winter Icon Remorseless Winter whenever there are 2+ targets or the target will last the duration.
  12. Spend your Runic Power on Frost Strike Icon Frost Strike when you are either about to cap Runic Power (70+) or do not have Runes available.

There are several passive abilities that you unlock through the leveling process that can change your play style and rotation.

  • Rime Icon Rime takes the highest priority in 2+ target scenarios so make sure you take advantage of these procs to maximize their damage.
  • Killing Machine Icon Killing Machine is a passive ability that gives your auto attack Critical Strikes the chance to make your next Obliterate Icon Obliterate critically strike.
  • Dark Succor Icon Dark Succor is incredible for leveling, allowing you to easily heal and stay at high health while chain-pulling packs and mobs.

Frost Death Knight Defensive Abilities while Leveling

  • Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell is a very strong magic shield that also generates Runic Power. This should be used whenever magic damage is present to take advantage of the Runic Power generation.
  • Lichborne Icon Lichborne is a powerful ability for leveling, as it provides you with a good chunk of Leech. Use this cooldown to take advantage of the healing and try to pair it with high AoE or burst combinations.
  • Control Undead Icon Control Undead costs 1 Rune but allows you to take control of an undead target for 5 minutes; use this whenever available to help you in future pulls.
  • Icebound Fortitude Icon Icebound Fortitude is an amazing defensive cooldown that should be used whenever necessary to order to keep you moving from pack to pack.
  • Raise Ally Icon Raise Ally cannot be used when solo leveling, however, it is fantastic in dungeon groups if you decide to level that way.
  • Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance is one of your only movement speed cooldowns making it incredibly useful when leveling. The secondary effects of this are not too useful in leveling scenarios, except for the passive that prevents you from being slowed past a certain point.


  • 14 May 2024: Page added.
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