Frost Death Knight DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 16, 2019 at 08:46 by Abyssalwave 41 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Frost Death Knight in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5.

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. Azerite Gear for Frost Death Knights

For information about what Azerite traits to choose and what the best items are, see our Azerite page.

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

If you are using Grong's Primal Rage Icon Grong's Primal Rage and Ramping Amplitude Gigavolt Engine Icon Ramping Amplitude Gigavolt Engine together, then make sure you use your Ramping Amplitude Gigavolt Engine on pull with Breath of Sindragosa and save Grong's Primal Rage for 30 seconds later, when Breath of Sindragosa is down.

For the complete simulation results, check out
For the complete simulation results, check out

5. Recommended Battle of Dazar'alor Gear

6. What Gear Do I Farm/Bonus Roll/Chase After?

When identifying what gear you should be aiming after, we recommend using RaidBots' Droptimizer feature. It requires the SimulationCraft Addon. Once you have the addon installed, write "/simc" into the chat in-game, and copy-pasting the contents into the RaidBots Droptimizer.

Simply select the raid and difficulty you are interested in, and RaidBots will take a while to figure out where you should spend your bonus rolls, and more.

This does not include items that are found outside of the raid, so this may be altered based on items you have available from outside sources. Note that this also does not include trinkets as they are covered in the above chart:

Also note that this is not a guide on which bosses to bonus roll. Refer to the Droptimizer guide above to plan out your bonus rolls.

Slot Item Source
Helm Helm of Tempered Jade Icon Helm of Tempered Jade Jadefire Masters in Battle of Dazar'alor
Shoulder Dyno-Sprocket Spaulders Icon Dyno-Sprocket Spaulders High Tinker Mekkatorque in Battle of Dazar'alor
Cloak High Tinker's Cape Icon High Tinker's Cape High Tinker Mekkatorque in Battle of Dazar'alor
Chest Breastplate of Divine Purification Icon Breastplate of Divine Purification Champion of the Light in Battle of Dazar'alor
Wrists Splinter-Bone Vambraces Icon Splinter-Bone Vambraces Grong in Battle of Dazar'alor
Gloves Stormwrought Gauntlets Icon Stormwrought Gauntlets Stormwall Blockade in Battle of Dazar'alor
Belt Hullplate Girdle Icon Hullplate Girdle Lady Jaina Proudmoore in Battle of Dazar'alor
Legs Arcing Thunderlizard Legplates Icon Arcing Thunderlizard Legplates Conclave of the Chosen in Battle of Dazar'alor
Boots Coinage Stampers Icon Coinage Stampers Opulence in Battle of Dazar'alor
Ring #1 Lord Admiral's Signet Icon Lord Admiral's Signet Lady Jaina Proudmoore in Battle of Dazar'alor
Ring #2 Band of Multi-Sided Strikes Icon Band of Multi-Sided Strikes Jadefire Masters in Battle of Dazar'alor
Weapon Apetagonizer's Claw Icon Apetagonizer's Claw Grong in Battle of Dazar'alor

7. Changelog

  • 16 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 19 Mar. 2019: Added a note about on-use trinkets.
  • 22 Jan. 2019: Added a Recommended Gear List for Battle of Dazar'alor, and an introduction to the RaidBots Droptimizer feature.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 29 Aug. 2018: Added a hectic add cleave trinket chart.
  • 12 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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