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Frost Death Knight DPS Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 12, 2018 at 22:08 by Abyssalwave 30 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Frost Death Knights. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Frost Death Knight guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Abyssalwave, a top level Death Knight player. He is a former US #2 hardcore raider who currently raids with Club Camel. You can also check out his YouTube channel.

1. The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Frost Death Knight

At this stage in the game, there are so many variables and so many layers of optimization that you can apply to your character, that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using RaidBots. The website can help you choose set bonuses, Azerite traits, trinkets and combinations thereof in a way that is tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to take all the variables into account.

2. Best in Slot Azerite Items for Frost Death Knight

Due to there being no fixed best in slot items outside of your Azerite armor, we have made a list of the best Azerite pieces based on their traits. We have only included Azerite armor with the Frozen Tempest trait.

Slot Item Source
Helm Helm of the Raptor King Icon Helm of the Raptor King King Dazar (King's Rest)
Shoulders Kraken Shell Pauldrons Icon Kraken Shell Pauldrons Viq'Goth (Siege of Boralus)
Chest Desert Guardian's Breastplate Icon Desert Guardian's Breastplate Avatar of Sethraliss (Temple of Sethraliss)

3. Stats

With the changes in Battle for Azeroth your primary stat is going to be your best stat. Even though this is the case, a higher item level piece of gear does contain more secondary stats which usually makes it an upgrade. When you are looking for gear upgrades you will usually find them in a higher item level piece of gear.

4. Trinket Simulation for Frost Death Knight

For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com

5. ChangeLog

  • 12 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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