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Frost Death Knight DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.2.5)

Last updated on Jun 13, 2017 at 12:08 by Vlad 436 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 Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Totemlord, a Frost Death Knight enthusiast and respected theorycrafter on the Frost Death Knight Discord. You can contact him on Discord under the name Nic#9561.

1. Best in Slot

The current state of Frost Death Knight stats makes it so that creating any kind of predetermined best in slot list would be pointless. Instead, you should simply look to get the items with the most Strength you can find, while prioritising the stats that are most valuable to you at the moment (considering the breakpoints, and ideally simming your character).

2. Tier 20 Set Bonus

The Tier 20 Set Bonuses (both 2 and 4-piece) are very powerful and we recommend taking them as quickly as you can.

3. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 970, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Seal of Necrofantasia Icon Seal of Necrofantasia is currently the best legendary item you can use (provided you do indeed make use of the Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa playstyle).

Koltira's Newfound Will Icon Koltira's Newfound Will and Toravon's Whiteout Bindings Icon Toravon's Whiteout Bindings are both also very strong legendaries, providing practically equal DPS gains.

Soul of the Deathlord Icon Soul of the Deathlord is a very strong item, especially for Mythic+ content. If you have this item, you can use the Frostscythe Icon Frostscythe tier 6 talent.

Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish Icon Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish is the best trinket you can have, and generally therefore a strong legendary choice as well.

Perseverance of the Ebon Martyr Icon Perseverance of the Ebon Martyr is a decent legendary item.

Acherus Drapes Icon Acherus Drapes is an excellent legendary that doubles the duration of Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell, allowing you to trivialise many mechanics in various encounters.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus does not provide any DPS increase and as such it is not really as desirable as the other legendaries listed above. It could be good on some fights where survival is of paramount importance, but otherwise it is not appealing.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret could be useful while leveling or doing solo content, but it is not a top tier legendary. That said, it is worth mentioning that it is theoretically a top legendary, provided that you can trigger it every roughly 45 seconds (by being able to interrupt often). This is rarely the case, but if you do have this item it is important to be on the look-out for any chance you can get to interrupt.

Aggramar's Stride Icon Aggramar's Stride is not a top tier legendary and cannot compete with the ones mentioned above.

Consort's Cold Core Icon Consort's Cold Core is currently a very weak choice.

A special mention goes to Cold Heart Icon Cold Heart, a new legendary that has had relatively little testing and we are as of yet unsure of how strong it is. That said, we do not believe it is among the top legendaries.

4. Loot Competition

Apart from other Frost Death Knights, you will also be competing for items with the classes listed below:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Blood/Unholy Death Knights, Druids, Mages, and Rogues
Plate Armor Blood/Unholy Death Knights, Paladins, and Warriors
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Unholy Death knights, Retribution Paladins, and Arms/Fury Warriors

5. ChangeLog

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  • 13 Jun. 2017: Updated legendary ranking (adding the two new legendary items) and added Tier 20 Set Bonus recommendations.
  • 22 May 2017: Updated the legendary item ranking slightly.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: Updated legendary rankings to account for Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 22 Jan. 2017: Moved the legendary helm to the number one spot for legendary item ranking.
  • 21 Jan. 2017: Added trinket simulations and updated the text for Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish.
  • 13 Jan. 2017: Added a mention of Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish as well as a Tier 19 Set Bonus recommendation.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Added mention of new legendary item and revised existing legendary recommendations slightly.
  • 31 Oct. 2016: Added a mention explaining the lack of a Best in Slot section.
  • 28 Oct. 2016: Updated legendary item ranking.
  • 25 Sep. 2016: Tweaked the legendary recommendations somewhat.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 22 Jul. 2016: Revamped the trinket and set bonus recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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