Frost Death Knight DPS Amirdrassil Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Bicepspump 42 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Frost Death Knight for each boss of the following raid: Amirdrassil. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.5.

1.

Introduction

Below, you can find class and spec-specific advice for every fight in Amirdrassil. If you are looking for a general overview of the Raid that is not spec-specific, check out our dedicated Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope guides.

On this page, you will find Frost Death Knight specific information to deal with each boss in the Amirdrassil raid. These are not complete encounter guides but specific tips for doing the bosses as a Frost Death Knight.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Frost Death Knight and how you can deal with each fight as best as possible.

All recommendations are progression-based tips and will not necessarily be the best for an overall DPS ranking.

2.

Best Talents for Frost Death Knight

Breath Raid Build Obliteration Raid Build
3.

Breath Raid Build

3.

Obliteration Raid Talents

Each boss below will note if we recommend Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa or Obliteration Icon Obliteration as the go-to build. In general, we recommend Obliteration for For Heroic; we recommend Obliteration for Council and Fyrakk and Breath everywhere else!

Each fight will have two builds, one before and one after you have managed to obtain Death Knight Frost 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Death Knight Frost 10.2 Class Set 2pc. Since the new tier set synergizes very well with Chill Streak Icon Chill Streak, we will pick up this talent after we have obtained the set.

For the Breath build, we will sometimes run Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb when we can find value from the talent (Gnarlroot, Council, Larodar, Tindral, and Fyrakk). Furthermore, Everfrost Icon Everfrost is picked up for any fight with AoE involved (Gnarlroot, Igira, Council, Larodar, Tindral and Fyrakk).

3.

Gnarlroot

3.1.

Talents

This encounter has a significant amount of long AoE, making the Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa especially strong! Furthermore, the increased damage taken phase align well for restarting your Breath! We recommend the Breath build here. Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb finds good value on the add cleave, both dealing good damage and providing grip utility. Everfrost Icon Everfrost and Frostwhelp's Aid Icon Frostwhelp's Aid are also a great pick here due to the AoE aspect.

3.1.1.

Suggested Talent Build

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3.2.

Tips

  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell when target by Controlled Burn Icon Controlled Burn. This deals a lot of damage, and you will be running out of the raid, making it more difficult to survive. Furthermore, it helps your Breath keep going as you won't be able to hit the boss during this time!
  • An alternative use for Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell is for the tank frontal. Even at Mythic, this will essentially deal 0 damage to your through AMS and provide a good chunk of Runic Power. Be careful, though; you do not want to end up dying by soaking a frontal deliberately!
  • Use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone when the boss casts Tortured Scream Icon Tortured Scream. Ideally, time this when you are low on Runic Power in your Breath.
  • Leverage Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay to cleave as much as possible on the adds.
  • Use Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb when the adds spawn to do damage and grip them together.

For more information, please refer to our Gnarlroot guide.

4.

Igira the Cruel

4.1.

Talents

This fight has quite a lot of ways to keep your Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa going, but also some forced downtime. Soaking the Weapon makes it difficult to keep up your Breath! We pick up Everfrost Icon Everfrost here due to the AoE it provides for the Blistering Spear Icon Blistering Spears

4.1.1.

Suggested Talent Build

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4.2.

Tips

  • Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance to avoid the knockback from Marked for Torment Icon Marked for Torment.
  • Use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone to help your raid mitigate the damage from Umbral Destruction Icon Umbral Destruction, Smashing Viscera Icon Smashing Viscera and Marked for Torment Icon Marked for Torment, ideally using it when you need Runic Power for your Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa. Especially Smashing Viscera Icon Smashing Viscera is good since you have a lot of raid damage coming in, and you won't be able to hit the boss when he is leaping around!
  • Make sure to not fire off a fresh Breath just before the boss starts jumping about!
  • Use Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay to deal good cleave damage on the Blistering Spear Icon Blistering Spears.
5.

Volcoross

5.1.

Talents

This fight involves quite a lot of movement but also ample opportunity to soak magic damage to prolong Breath. We recommend using Breath until you get the Legendary!

5.1.1.

Suggested Talent Build

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5.2.

Tips

  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell when targeted by Coiling Flames Icon Coiling Flames to help mitigate the damage and gain Runic Power for Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa. You can go stack on someone else who has the debuff to also generate some RP!
  • Use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone to help your raid mitigate the damage from Flood of the Firelands Icon Flood of the Firelands. Ideally, time this when you are low on Runic Power in your Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa.
  • Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance to immune the knockback from Flood of the Firelands Icon Flood of the Firelands.

For more information, please refer to our Council of Dreams guide.

6.

Council of Dreams

6.1.

Talents

This fight consists of 3 target spread-ish cleave. You fight three bosses at the same time, but they tend to be relatively spread out and move around quite a lot. Importantly, you will spend time as a Duck multiple times in this fight, making Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa a bit no-no since keeping up your Breath when you are a duck is incredibly difficult. We recommend the Obliteration Icon Obliteration build here! Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb is also recommended due to providing good cleave damage.

6.1.1.

Suggested Talent Build

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6.2.

Tips

  • Use Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay to cleave as much as possible when the bosses are stacked. Make sure to use it 2 GCDs into your Pillar of Frost Icon Pillar of Frost windows!
  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell when targeted by Poisonous Javelin Icon Poisonous Javelin.
  • Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance during Emerald Winds Icon Emerald Winds to immune the push effect.

For more information, please refer to our Volcoross guide.

7.

Larodar, Keeper of the Flame

7.1.

Talents

Primarily a single target encounter with some intermittent add cleave and heavy movement. You can generally soak up some Magic damage due to the frequent boss charges. However, these also bring the boss far away from you, making it difficult to maintain uptime on your Breath! You are still likely to get the best DPS by running Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa, even if Obliteration Icon Obliteration is a viable alternative. We recommend Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb due to the cleave and grip value. We also recommend Everfrost Icon Everfrost due to the added add cleave. Furthermore, we recommend Frostwhelp's Aid Icon Frostwhelp's Aid here due to the add cleave where you can get good value from the talent!

7.1.1.

Suggested Talent Build

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7.2.

Tips

  • Use Death Grip Icon Death Grip to help gather up the Fiery Treant Icon Fiery Treants when they spawn.
  • Leverage Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay whenever the Fiery Treant Icon Fiery Treants spawn to do heavy cleave damage.
  • Use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone to help your raid mitigate the damage from Raging Inferno Icon Raging Inferno. Also, use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to further mitigate the damage to yourself.
  • Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance during Consuming Flame Icon Consuming Flame to immune the pulling effect.
  • Use Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb to help group up the adds and deal good cleave damage.
  • You can soak the Blazing Coalescence Icon Blazing Coalescence orbs to gain a short crit buff. This also deals damage to you, so make sure to use a defensive if you drop too low!
  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell for Furious Charge Icon Furious Charge to soak the magic damage hit (from Furious Outburst Icon Furious Outburst) and generate Runic Power for your Breath.
8.

Nymue, Weaver of the Cycle

8.1.

Talents

Nymue is an encounter with a stationary boss in Phase 1, and two adds in Phase 2. The adds are not stacked though so it is essentially a single target encounter. Even if the boss is completely stationary, you are likely to run around quite an amount (especially during the intermission when you need to get to the add). This means that Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa builds will be devauled. Still, we recommend Breath with a potential swap to Obliteration Icon Obliteration on Mythic difficulty.

8.1.1.

Suggested Talent Build

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8.2.

Tips

  • You can use Icebound Fortitude Icon Icebound Fortitude if you are hit by Impending Loom Icon Impending Loom. This will remove the stun and help mitigate the DoT afterward.
  • You can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to immune the effect of an Impending Loom Icon Impending Loom line. You should just dodge these, though.
  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell and Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone during Continuum Icon Continuum to help mitigate the damage and generate Runic Power.
  • You can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to cross across the walls without getting the DoT. You simply immune the application and can move freely through them for the full duration of Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell. Great to use if you get the Weaver's Burden Icon Weaver's Burden mechanic, as you will need to move out of the raid, crossing multiple lines.
  • You can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to reset the stack of Unravel Icon Unravel in the intermission.
9.

Smolderon

9.1.

Talents

Pure single-target fight with quite a lot of personal and boss movement. Heavy magic damage throughout the encounter provides great opportunity to fuel your Breath! However, heavy movement and boss downtime devalues it. We still recommend running Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa, even if Obliteration Icon Obliteration is very much viable here. For Mythic, Obliteration Icon Obliteration is generally better since you will have a much harder time keeping up your Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa properly. When running Obliteration Icon Obliteration for Mythic we use double Empower Rune Weapon Icon Empower Rune Weapon so we can use it for every burst phase!

9.1.1.

Suggested Talent Build

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9.2.

Tips

  • Use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to help mitigate the damage and generate Runic Power when targeted by Overheated Icon Overheated.
  • Try and stay close to the boss with Overheated Icon Overheated to help maintain your Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa.
  • Use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone for Brand of Damnation Icon Brand of Damnation to help your raid mitigate the damage and generate Runic Power for your Breath.
  • Be careful with using Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance for the knockback in the intermission as you risk spawning the balls too close to the boss. It's better to have some distance to give yourself more time to soak them up.
  • For Obliteration Icon Obliteration, use the first charge of Empower Rune Weapon Icon Empower Rune Weapon on pull and then save it for each burst phase.

For more information, please refer to our Smolderon guide.

10.

Tindral Sageswift, Seer of the Flame

10.1.

Talents

Primarily a Single Target encounter but with some period of heavy add cleave. The fight consists of 90-120 seconds of boss action followed by 20-30 seconds of flying and forced downtime. Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa works great here since you can maintain 100% uptime during the platform phases. The downtime allows you to load up resources and start a fresh Breath in each new phase. Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury will increase your overall damage here significantly due to being able to leverage it on adds. This is not that important for Heroic, but on Mythic we do opt for this talent. We also pick up Absolute Zero Icon Absolute Zero to deal even more roots damage. The extra burst it brings on more root sets really helps the raid deal with the mechanic. We also recommend Everfrost Icon Everfrost since it adds significant add damage without sacrificing much AoE, as well as Frostwhelp's Aid Icon Frostwhelp's Aid due to the frequent AoE burst opportunities!

10.1.1.

Suggested Talent Build

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10.2.

Tips

  • Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell can be used to pre-immune the Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement, dodging both the root and the DoT. For Mythic you only do this in a coordinated manner. Breaking out of the roots spawns a treant add that pulses AoE, and you will generally do so together with the rest of your raid! Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk can also be used to remove the root, but we will generally not pick up this talent.
  • Use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone during Supernova Icon Supernova to mitigate the damage and generate Runic Power for your Breath.
  • You can opt to use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell after Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement is applied to you to mitigate the damage and generate Runic Power for your Breath.
  • Use Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury on the Mass Entanglement Icon Mass Entanglement spawns.
11.

Fyrakk the Blazing

11.1.

Talents

11.1.1.

Suggested Talent Build

Fyrakk is a three-stage encounter with some cleave opportunity but primarily Single Target focused. We get nice utility from our Death Grip Icon Death Grip due to adds needing to be grouped up and killed quickly. Unfortunately, there are multiple points in the fight where the boss jumps away, leaving you with nothing to hit. This devalues Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa since it becomes very difficult to keep up your Breath at these points. Where therefore recommend running Obliteration Icon Obliteration. Furthermore, Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb is really useful on this fight due to the adds needing to be gripped, and we recommend picking this up!

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11.2.

Tips

  • Dream Rend Icon Dream Rend deals a significant amount of raid damage; use Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone to help mitigate it and generate Runic Power.
  • The boss will jump into the middle of the room as a dragon on two occasions: start of the first intermission and start of phase 3. You can use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance to avoid the knockback from this!
  • Phase 2 will have multiple adds spawning. First two Burning Colossus adds followed by multiple Screaming Soul adds. Use Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay as much as possible whenever the adds are stacked together.
  • Use Death Grip Icon Death Grip (and Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb if you talent into this) to help group up the Screaming Soul adds! The adds that spawn in the middle of the room are the most important to grip as they can otherwise kill the healing adds that walk through the room.
  • Apocalypse Roar Icon Apocalypse Roar knockback can be immuned with Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance.
12.

Changelog

  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 18 Dec. 2023: Added Nymue stack reset tip and fixed an issue with a tip location.
  • 14 Dec. 2023: Updated Mythic tips and builds for Tindral and Smolderon.
  • 29 Nov. 2023: Updated builds after frost dk buffs.
  • 22 Nov. 2023: Updated multiple Obliteration builds to run enduring chill.
  • 17 Nov. 2023: Updated Fyrakk talents and tips and added some various boss tips.
  • 14 Nov. 2023: Updated boss tips and talents.
  • 29 Oct. 2023: Page added.
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