Frost Death Knight DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Bicepspump 42 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Frost Death Knight, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.


Best Enchants for Frost Death Knights

Frost Death Knights can utilize powerful Runeforges on their weapons instead of normal enchants. Choosing the right enchants is crucial for optimizing your DPS! Here are the best enchants for the different viable builds!

  • Rune of the Fallen Crusader Icon Rune of the Fallen Crusader for 2H Obliteration Icon Obliteration.
  • Rune of the Fallen Crusader Icon Rune of the Fallen Crusader + Rune of Razorice Icon Rune of Razorice for DW Obliteration Icon Obliteration (with Shattering Blade Icon Shattering Blade).
  • Rune of the Fallen Crusader Icon Rune of the Fallen Crusader + Rune of Hysteria Icon Rune of Hysteria for DW Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa.
  • Rune of Unending Thirst Icon Rune of Unending Thirst (+ Rune of the Fallen Crusader Icon Rune of the Fallen Crusader if DW) for leveling.

I recommend a lot of speed enchants here. If you are pushing high Mythic+ (25+), use Avoidance instead.

  • Incandescent Essence Icon Incandescent Essence
  • Tiered Medallion Setting Icon Tiered Medallion Setting
  • Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed Icon Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed
  • Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
  • Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
  • Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed
  • Lambent Armor Kit Icon Lambent Armor Kit
  • Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze
  • Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike

For your Ring enchant, Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike is the most commonly used and will usually be your best choice. It is still recommended that you sim your character to see which enchant is the best for your gear.


Consumables for Frost Death Knights

In Dragonflight, consumables have ranks 1-3, increasing in power with increasing rank. Buying rank 3 is best for damage throughput but is likely to be more costly. You can read more about it below:


Profession Consumable Ranks

As part of Dragonflight's overhaul of Professions, many crafted items and consumables may have multiple ranks of quality that impact their effects. For consumables, there are potentially three ranks of an item that may be used, with Rank 3 items (shown as item level 415 in-game and with three gold stars) providing the most powerful bonuses. However, higher quality consumables will generally be more expensive and not always necessary depending on the content you are doing. You should be willing to use whatever rank of an item is most within your budget, and save higher-quality consumables for content where you will really need the extra boost!

If you would like to learn more about quality ranks on profession items, or the overhaul to professions as a whole, please see our overview below.


Best Flasks, Oils, Potions for Frost

There are three options when it comes to Phials:

  • Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage is your general choice. The high amount of Critical Strike is just very valuable, and the downsides are not very large.
  • Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility as your general alternative, giving some nice added defensive value when you cannot justify the damage you take via Corrupting Rage.
  • Phial of Elemental Chaos Icon Phial of Elemental Chaos if you already have lots of Versatility. Sim yourself to figure out if it is better.

Buzzing Rune Icon Buzzing Rune should be placed on your weapons to provide passive crit.

When in combat, you only really have one option for your combat potion to use.

  • Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power should be used for both single-target and AoE scenarios.

Warlock Healthstones and Dreamwalker's Healing Potion Icon Dreamwalker's Healing Potion should be used when at low health. Potion of Withering Dreams Icon Potion of Withering Dreams is also a great alternative, especially when you are an alchemist with Decayology, which reduces the negative effect. Also, make sure to have Delicate Suspension of Spores Icon Delicate Suspension of Spores and Residual Neural Channeling Agent Icon Residual Neural Channeling Agent for when you potentially die.


Best Food for Frost

Use Thousandbone Tongueslicer Icon Thousandbone Tongueslicer should be used in all scenarios.


Best Gems for Frost

We want to equip an Epic Quality gem in our gear and then follow up with Crit and Mastery in all other slots! This means having one Inscribed Illimited Diamond Icon Inscribed Illimited Diamond and then using Sensei's Alexstraszite Icon Sensei's Alexstraszite everywhere else!

For a more detailed breakdown of Frost Death Knight Stats and how Gems, Enchants and Consumables interact with your Stats; please check out our dedicated page linked below.


Death Knight Runeforges for Frost

  • Rune of the Fallen Crusader Icon Rune of the Fallen Crusader — This Runeforge is always used in your off-hand for dual wield Frost Death Knights and used as the enchant for two-handed Frost.
  • Rune of Razorice Icon Rune of Razorice — This Runeforge is generally only used with DW Obliteration Icon Obliteration builds. We can talent into a passive application of its debuff, making the Runeforge less valuable.
  • Rune of Hysteria Icon Rune of Hysteria — Provides a nice resource boost to your rotation. Used with Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa to extend its Breath windows.
  • Rune of Sanguination Icon Rune of Sanguination — A Runeforge that provides a small execute effect for Death Strike Icon Death Strike and a small cheat death mechanic. This Runeforge has more of a place in PvP as opposed to PvE content.
  • Rune of Spellwarding Icon Rune of Spellwarding — Provides small defense towards casters, making it more geared towards PvP situations.
  • Rune of the Apocalypse Icon Rune of the Apocalypse — Currently very weak compared to other options.
  • Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle Icon Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle — This Runeforge is a defensive option that does not see play for Frost.
  • Rune of Unending Thirst Icon Rune of Unending Thirst — Commonly used for leveling since it provides movement speed and haste and heals when you kill an enemy.

For more information regarding the Onyx Annulet, the Primordial Gemstones, and how to obtain them, check out our dedicated guide for it below.



  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4, changed leg enchant to lambent.
  • 21 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 12 Nov. 2023: Updated food recommendation.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1. Changed to Crit enchant for rings and added Belt stamina buckle.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated with Primordial Stone Gems for 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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