Frost Death Knight DPS Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5
On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Frost Death Knight for each boss of the following raid: Battle of Dazar'alor. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.
Introduction for Frost Death Knight Boss Advice in Battle of Dazar'alor
In this section you will find information pertaining to each boss individually in the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. It is recommended you follow the standard talent build found in the Builds, Talents, and Glyphs section of the guide unless otherwise advised, on a per boss basis. As each boss is hardest on its Mythic difficulty mode, we will first explain the strategy for Mythic, followed by a short explanation on what changes in this strategy, if anything, for Heroic.
Champion of the Light
Frost Death Knight Playstyle on Champion of the Light
For DPS on the add that you are required to switch to, you can use Cold Heart or Frostwyrm's Fury on it. However, we recommend against using Breath of Sindragosa, as you will not be able to get the most out of that ability on the adds. You can also use a Howling Blast on the adds to apply Frost Fever as it will occasionally generate 5 Runic Power.
Note: This boss is the second boss for Horde players, and the third boss for Alliance players. For the second Alliance boss (Jadefire Masters), see further below.
Frost Death Knight Playstyle on Grong
For the Apetagonizer 3000, your end of Pillar of Frost should line up with the first add, therefore Cold Heart and Frostwyrm's Fury will both also line up with the first add. After the first add, Pillar of Frost will not line up smoothly with the add, so you should not save it unless your raid needs the extra add damage.
Frost Death Knight Playstyle on Jadefire Masters
Depending on your strategy, you should be attacking the boss that needs the most damage, which will usually be Grimfang/Mestrah unless Firecaller/Flamefist has Fire Shield up, in which case you would work to pop the shield.
Frost Death Knight Playstyle on Opulence
While killing the constructs make sure that you dodge the frontal cone when the construct telegraphs a ground smash.
The Opal is one of the strongest jewels for Frost Death Knights due to the add phase during Phase Two. Make sure you have Frostwyrm's Fury and you have a Rime proc pooled for the first set of the spirits of gold. Breath of Sindragosa will work out so you usually have it available for the second set of adds.
Conclave of the Chosen
Frost Death Knight Playstyle on Conclave of the Chosen
AoE on the boss that your group is not focusing is fairly pointless. However, applying Frost Fever to the second boss is a good way to generate extra Runic Power through Frost Fever ticks.
You should also aim your Breath of Sindragosa towards any raptors as they get close to you to benefit from the cleave effect. If a raptor is targeting someone that is not in melee, you can Death Grip that raptor to melee to cleave it down.
Frost Death Knight Playstyle on King Rastakhan
It may be worth using Wraith Walk to spread in case you get Plague of Fire.
Death's Advance prevents the movement impairment of Inevitable End allowing you to dodge the orbs easier. Save Anti-Magic Shell for tough orb situations in Phase Three.
High Tinker Mekkatorque
Frost Death Knight Playstyle on High Tinker Mekkatorque
Make sure you back away from Mekkatorque when he casts Blast Off to prevent taking damage. Wraith Walk is very useful for this fight to easily run bombs out of the group.
Make sure if to use Breath of Sindragosa after World Enlarger casts as you do not want to waste for Breath of Sindragosa in case you get shrunk. Using Anti-Magic Shell right before your bomb goes off will prevent the application of the debuff.
Frost Death Knight Playstyle on the Stormwall Blockade
Use Icebound Fortitude if you have Crackling Lightning due to the high damage.
In Phase Two, if your group does not have slows for the Energizing Storms, you can use Chains of Ice on them to help slow the mobs at a fairly significant DPS loss.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore
Frost Death Knight Playstyle on Lady Jaina Proudmoore
Death's Advance prevents the knockback of the bombs in phase 1. Anti-Magic Shell prevents the application of additional Chilling Touch stacks during the duration.
- 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
- 16 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
- 24 Feb. 2019: Updated boss advice.
- 18 Feb. 2019: Fixed the boss order.
- 22 Jan. 2019: Added first version of Frost DK advice for Battle of Dazar'alor.
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