Frost Death Knight DPS Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

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

Welcome to our Frost Death Knight guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5. Here, you will learn how to play as a Frost Death Knight in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons: from the very beginning to maximizing your DPS.

1. Frost Death Knight Overview

The Frost specialisation provides reasonable single target and AoE DPS and it seems to be on par with Unholy in terms of performance.

Its playstyle is straightforward and its rotation is easy to learn.

2. Patch 8.1 Changes for Frost Death Knights

3. Frost Death Knight Strengths

  • Easy spec to learn
  • Good sustained cleave damage
  • Very strong short burst AoE damage

4. Frost Death Knight Weaknesses

  • Lacks mobility, making it one of the slowest specs in the game
  • Requires many small decisions at crucial moments in order to maximise the DPS rotation

5. Frost Death Knight Viability in the Current Patch

Frost Death Knights have an amazing DPS toolkit to deal with most of the fights in Uldir. Most of the fights in Uldir have some form of AoE or cleave situation, which Frost Death Knights excel at. Frost is currently one of the highest performing DPS specs in the Uldir raid.

6. Changelog

  • 16 Apr. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Guide added.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (spells page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (this page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (talents page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 16 Apr. 2019 (gear page): This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 19 Mar. 2019 (rotation page): Added notes about Icy Citadel usage for Chains of Ice and Frostwyrm's Fury.
  • 19 Mar. 2019 (gear page): Added a note about on-use trinkets.
  • 19 Mar. 2019 (FAQ page): Updated the page for Patch 8.1.5.
  • 24 Feb. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Updated boss advice.
  • 18 Feb. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Fixed the boss order.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Added first version of Frost DK advice for Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Updated for the release of BfA Season 2.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added Treacherous Covenant and second Outer Ring information.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added a Recommended Gear List for Battle of Dazar'alor, and an introduction to the RaidBots Droptimizer feature.
  • 18 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): Added 3 new questions to the FAQ.
  • 14 Dec. 2018 (talents page): Updated the PvP talent section.
  • 14 Dec. 2018 (enchants page): Updated the recommended food for the new personal food.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (how to improve page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (gear page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (this page): Added Patch 8.1 changes.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Replaced Glacial Contagion with Frostwhelp's Indignation.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 22 Nov. 2018 (this page): Added a section for viability in the current patch.
  • 16 Nov. 2018 (easy mode page): Fixed a mistake showing Cold Heart as the Legion legendary.
  • 23 Oct. 2018 (how to improve page): Added a note about accidentally cancelling Breath of Sindragosa.
  • 23 Oct. 2018 (addons page): Added a Breath of Sindragosa macro.
  • 30 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Fixed some of the recommended talents.
  • 30 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Revamped the rotation section.
  • 30 Sep. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated the recommended talents.
  • 30 Sep. 2018 (mythic+ page): Changed the recommended talents.
  • 29 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated tier 1, 2, 6, and 7 talent choices.
  • 28 Sep. 2018 (talents page): Updated tier 4 talent discussion slightly.
  • 25 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Further updated the Azerite Page to provide information on how to choose gear.
  • 19 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Redesigned the Azerite page to provide a tier list for each trait ring.
  • 14 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Azerite changes and Uldir.
  • 09 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Fixed a typo for the recommended G'huun talents.
  • 03 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Added information for all bosses in Uldir.
  • 29 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added the new Bloodmallet Azerite trait chart and recommended traits.
  • 29 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated the recommended build.
  • 29 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Added a hectic add cleave trinket chart.
  • 26 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated the consumables section.
  • 26 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated the talent section to better represent Horn of Winter.
  • 23 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for recent Bloodmallet sim changes.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth Launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (Uldir page): Page added (empty for now).
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth Launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Page added.
  • 06 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Fixed cooldown usage to show Frostwyrm's Fury.
  • 03 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Added some more detail to the usefulness of Frostwyrm's Fury.
  • 30 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Added some notes into the rotation.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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