Frost Death Knight DPS Macros and Addons — Dragonflight 10.2.7

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

On this page, you will find a number of useful macros and addons to make your life easier when playing your Frost Death Knight in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.




Generic Macros for Death Knights


Raise Ally

  • #showtooltip Raise Ally
  • /cast [@mouseover,help][@target]Raise Ally

This macro casts Raise Ally Icon Raise Ally on your mouseover target, if they are a friendly player. Otherwise, it casts Raise Ally on your current target.


Mind Freeze

  • #showtooltip Mind Freeze
  • /cast [@focus,harm,nodead][] Mind Freeze

This macro allows you to interrupt your focus target, if you have one, and if not to simply interrupt your current target.


Specific Macros for Frost Death Knights


Breath of Sindragosa Macro

  • #showtooltip Breath of Sindragosa
  • /cast Pillar of Frost
  • /cast !Breath of Sindragosa
  • /cast Raise Dead
  • /use trinket

This macro bakes in a ton of off-gcd spells and abilities into a single button. Replace the "trinket" here with whichever trinket you want to use. The "!" before Breath is added to prevent unintentionally cancelling its effect by double-tapping the macro.


Obliteration Opener Macro

  • #showtooltip Pillar of Frost
  • /cast Pillar of Frost
  • /cast Howling Blast
  • /cast Raise Dead
  • /cast Empower Rune Weapon
  • /use trinket

This macro is very useful when playing with the Obliteration Icon Obliteration talent. By putting Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast in the macro, you will trigger the first proc of Killing Machine Icon Killing Machine immediately. It also brings in multiple off-gcd spells and abilities. You would generally use this macro straight after your initial Remorseless Winter Icon Remorseless Winter and Chill Streak Icon Chill Streak (waiting for the GCD to become ready before pressing it!).


Obliteration Trigger Macros

When playing Obliteration Icon Obliteration, it is crucial that you generate the first proc of Killing Machine Icon Killing Machine as soon as possible within your Obliteration Icon Obliteration window. The best way of doing this is to create a macro that will use Pillar of Frost Icon Pillar of Frost and then immediately use one of Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast, Frost Strike Icon Frost Strike, Soul Reaper Icon Soul Reaper or Glacial Advance Icon Glacial Advance. Thus, we need four distinct macros to use depending on the situation when we enter our burst window. To be fair, you can do this almost as well by just being quick with your button presses, but you will lose around 2% DPS!

  • #showtooltip Pillar of Frost
  • /cast Pillar of Frost
  • /cast Howling Blast
  • #showtooltip Pillar of Frost
  • /cast Pillar of Frost
  • /cast Frost Strike
  • #showtooltip Pillar of Frost
  • /cast Pillar of Frost
  • /cast Glacial Advance
  • #showtooltip Pillar of Frost
  • /cast Pillar of Frost
  • /cast Soul Reaper

Death Grip Mouseover Macro

  • #showtooltip Death Grip
  • /cast [target=mouseover,exists] Death Grip; Death Grip

This macro will cast Death Grip Icon Death Grip on your mouseover target.


Anti-Magic Zone Cursor

  • #showtooltip Anti-Magic Zone
  • /cast [@cursor] Anti-Magic Zone

This macro instantly casts Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone at your cursor's location. It is useful for activating the Zone a tiny bit more quickly by spamming this macro button. It also generally helps in placing it effectively.


Control Undead

Controlling an Undead creature in dungeons is a great way to boost your DPS and help your group out. It does need re-controlling every 2 minutes, and this macro is perfect for that! It will target your pet, dismiss it, and then instantly control it again.

  • #showtooltip Control Undead
  • /target pet
  • /script PetDismiss()
  • /cast Control Undead



Generic Addons for Death Knights



Here, at Icy Veins, we use ElvUI for all our characters. This addon is a complete replacement of the default User Interface. It comes with almost everything you need to perform properly: action bars, cooldown timers, proc display, etc.

We strongly recommend that you get this addon and our forum moderator Pandacho has written a quick configuration guide for it.


Boss Mods: Deadly Boss Mods or Bigwigs

Boss mods are addons that warn you about boss abilities and give you live advice on how to handle some mechanics. We strongly recommend you to get one such addon. At Icy Veins, we mostly use Deadly Boss Mods, the most popular boss mod. A good alternative is Big Wigs.



GTFO is a lightweight addon that notifies you when you are standing in harmful effects or when you are making other such mistakes. It is very useful, even if your boss mod is already alerting you of such things.


Parrot or Mik's Scrolling Battle Text

Parrot and Mik's Scrolling Battle Text are highly customisable addons for displaying floating battle text while in combat (incoming heals, damage of your spells, etc.). They both work very well by default.


Weak Auras

WeakAuras is an extremely useful addon that allows you to have visual effects on your screen, helping you track your buffs, debuffs and cooldowns. It is highly customisable and it can make it much, much easier to keep track of your procs and play your spec more proficiently. It can also be used for a variety of other functions.


Recount / Skada / Details!

Recount is a well known addon that most people use for displaying current DPS or HPS (Healing Per Second). This add-on is not really lightweight, and provides a very high amount of information (and it can sometimes cause issues with performance). It is generally a good option to use Recount for checking what you take damage from and if the share of damage/healing you do with each of your abilities is similar to that of other players of your class.

An alternative to Recount (similar in function, so the choice is personal preference) is Details!.

A lightweight alternative to Recount and Details! is Skada Damage Meter.


Omen Threat Meter

Omen Threat Meter is the most popular addon for displaying the current threat levels on your target. We recommend you to use it to avoid taking aggro when the tank is still building up threat on an enemy.


Grid and GridClickSets (Optional)

ElvUI comes with decent raid frames. The only real reason for using Grid and GridClickSets is if you want to be able to mouseover dead raid or party members to resurrect them with Raise Ally Icon Raise Ally. If you choose to go with Grid, then you might want to also use GridStatusRaidDebuff.


Specific Addons for Frost Death Knights

Currently, we do not believe that you need any additional addons to play your specialisation to its full potential.



  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 01 Dec. 2023: Clarified loss when not using Oblit Macros.
  • 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: Reviewed and Updated for Patch 10.1. Emphasised that oblit macros are not necessary.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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