Frost Death Knight DPS Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5

Last updated on Jun 24, 2019 at 22:38 by Abyssalwave 53 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: Battle of Dazar'alor. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.5.

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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.

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Talent Cheatsheet

Champion of the Light Grong Jadefire Masters Opulence Conclave of the Chosen King Rastakhan High Tinker Mekkatorque Stormwall Blockade Lady Jaina Proudmoore

We advise to use the following talents on Champion of the Light.

We advise to use the following talents on Grong.

We advise to use the following talents on Jadefire Masters.

We advise to use the following talents on Opulence.

We advise to use the following talents on Conclave of the Chosen.

We advise to use the following talents on King Rastakhan.

We advise to use the following talents on High Tinker Mekkatorque.

We advise to use the following talents on Stormwall Blockade.

We advise to use the following talents on Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

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Champion of the Light

We advise you to use the following talents against Champion of the Light.

3.1.

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 Icon Cold Heart or Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury on it. However, we recommend against using Breath of Sindragosa Icon 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 Icon Howling Blast on the adds to apply Frost Fever Icon Frost Fever as it will occasionally generate 5 Runic Power.

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Grong

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.

We advise you to use the following talents against Grong, the Revenant / Grong, the JungleLord.

4.1.

Frost Death Knight Playstyle on Grong

For the Apetagonizer 3000, your end of Pillar of Frost Icon Pillar of Frost should line up with the first add, therefore Cold Heart Icon Cold Heart and Frostwyrm's Fury Icon 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.

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Jadefire Masters

We advise you to use the following talents against Jadefire Masters.

5.1.

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 Icon Fire Shield up, in which case you would work to pop the shield.

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Opulence

We advise you to use the following talents against Opulence.

6.1.

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 Icon Frostwyrm's Fury and you have a Rime Icon Rime proc pooled for the first set of the spirits of gold. Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa will work out so you usually have it available for the second set of adds.

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Conclave of the Chosen

We advise you to use the following talents against Conclave of the Chosen.

7.1.

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 Icon 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 Icon Breath of Sindragosa towards any raptors as they get close to you in order to benefit from the cleave effect. If a raptor is targeting someone that is not in melee, you can Death Grip Icon Death Grip that raptor to melee in order to cleave it down.

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King Rastakhan

We advise you to use the following talents against King Rastakhan.

8.1.

Frost Death Knight Playstyle on King Rastakhan

It may be worth using Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk to spread in case you get Plague of Fire Icon Plague of Fire.

Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance prevents the movement impairment of Inevitable End allowing you to dodge the orbs easier. Save Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell for tough orb situations in Phase Three.

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High Tinker Mekkatorque

We advise you to use the following talents against High Tinker Mekkatorque.

9.1.

Frost Death Knight Playstyle on High Tinker Mekkatorque

Make sure you back away from Mekkatorque when he casts Blast Off Icon Blast Off to prevent taking damage. Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk is very useful for this fight in order to easily run bombs out of the group.

Make sure if to use Breath of Sindragosa Icon 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 Icon Anti-Magic Shell right before your bomb goes off will prevent the application of the debuff.

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Stormwall Blockade

We advise you to use the following talents against Stormwall Blockade.

10.1.

Frost Death Knight Playstyle on the Stormwall Blockade

Use Icebound Fortitude Icon Icebound Fortitude if you have Crackling Lightning Icon 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 Icon Chains of Ice on them to help slow the mobs at a fairly significant DPS loss.

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Lady Jaina Proudmoore

We advise you to use the following talents against Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

11.1.

Frost Death Knight Playstyle on Lady Jaina Proudmoore

Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance prevents the knockback of the bombs in phase 1. Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell prevents the application of additional Chilling Touch Icon Chilling Touch stacks during the duration.

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Changelog

  • 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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