Frost Death Knight DPS Mythic+ Tips — Dragonflight 10.0.7

Last updated on Mar 20, 2023 at 14:16 by Bicepspump 34 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Frost Death Knight in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7.


Frost Death Knight in Mythic+

Frost Death Knight is a very powerful melee in Mythic+ offering high burst AoE damage. It can also offer good consistent AoE damage.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our dedicated Mythic+ page below.


Mythic+ Talents for Frost Death Knights

Please note that the talents that we recommend below are specifically for Mythic+. If you want to see a talent overview for Frost Death Knights, then you can check out our main talent page linked below.

Below are the suggested talents for Mythic+. These talents are recommended for all affixes and keystone levels. For more information on particular talents and when to use them, refer to the Builds and Talents page.

Use the 'Copy Export String' on the calculator to easily copy the build in-game.

The go-to Mythic+ build is the 2H Obliteration Icon Obliteration one. It got really good cleave with Cleaving Strikes Icon Cleaving Strikes and the short (45 seconds) cooldowns make it deal great damage on pretty much every pull

If you really like Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa, it is a viable alternative. However, you need your tank to play around your Breath to make it worth it. Chaining packs is crucial so that you can leverage those very high Breath uptimes!


For a more in-depth look at all the Frost Death Knight talents, visit the link below.


Frost Death Knight Mythic+ Rotation

The single-target and multi-target rotations do not change too much in Mythic+ content. With the talents that are meta, you see very few differences when dealing with multiple enemies! The main difference is the usage of Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay as an important part of your rotation! For more information about the Frost Death Knight rotation, refer to the page linked below.


Opener on Packs


With Breath of Sindragosa

  1. Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb
  2. Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast
  3. Remorseless Winter Icon Remorseless Winter
  4. Frostscythe Icon Frostscythe (if taken, to apply Rune of Razorice Icon Rune of Razorice to all targets and generate 60+ Runic Power)
  5. Obliterate Icon Obliterate x 2 (if you did not take Frostscythe Icon Frostscythe)
  6. Pillar of Frost Icon Pillar of Frost
  7. Raise Dead Icon Raise Dead
  8. Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa

With Obliteration

  1. Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb
  2. Remorseless Winter Icon Remorseless Winter
  3. Pillar of Frost Icon Pillar of Frost
  4. Howling Blast Icon Howling Blast
  5. Empower Rune Weapon Icon Empower Rune Weapon
  6. Raise Dead Icon Raise Dead
  7. Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay
  8. Obliterate Icon Obliterate/ Frostscythe Icon Frostscythe
  9. Obliteration weave

Frost Death Knight Utility

  • Death Grip Icon Death Grip is an iconic Death Knight spell that pulls an enemy that you are targeting to you. Use this to stack enemies that are far apart together to maximize cleave damage. This can also be used as an extra interrupt or to interrupt casts that cannot be interrupted by Mind Freeze Icon Mind Freeze. Another great application of this ability is to pull mobs out of Sanguine pools.
  • Mind Freeze Icon Mind Freeze is Death Knight's interrupt ability. This should be used to interrupt near the end of the target's cast time as they do not attack while casting a spell so it will minimize damage to the tanks. It is recommended you communicate your interrupts with the rest of your group so you do not end up overlapping interrupts.
  • Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell is your magic-soaking ability. This ability can be used to generate Runic Power by soaking magic damage. If you cast Anti-Magic Shell before a magical debuff would be applied to you such as Bursting, the Anti-Magic Shell will prevent the application of the debuff.
  • Wraith Walk Icon Wraith Walk is a movement talent ability that increases your movement speed by 70% for 4 seconds and removes all root effects. This talent should be taken if you are expecting to be slowed or rooted multiple times in a short time. This talent has lost some of the value it had due to Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance being baseline and having close to the same effect.
  • Dark Succor Icon Dark Succor is a proc that occurs whenever you kill an enemy and grants you a free cast of Death Strike Icon Death Strike. This can be very useful if your group is taking high amounts of AoE damage.
  • Death Pact Icon Death Pact is a utility talent that provides you a heal for 50% of your maximum health. This is incredibly useful in Grievous Icon Grievous or Bursting Icon Bursting where sometimes the damage your group is taking can overwhelm your healer.
  • Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone is one of our most useful utility cooldowns. It is very powerful against heavy group-wide magic damage such as from Bursting or the Tormented Lieutenants Arkolath.
  • Control Undead Icon Control Undead is a very useful ability for Frost Death Knight, allowing us to control Undead mobs for 2 minutes. It comes with the small loss of being unable to use your Raise Dead Icon Raise Dead cooldown. Use it to gain extra DPS and help CC where appropriate.

Thundering Affix

Season 1 brings the Thundering Icon Thundering affix, which periodically applies a debuff to all players in the party. At the time of debuff application, you also get a set of swirlies on the ground that you need to dodge. The debuff provides a damage and healing buff for 15 seconds. Players will receive one of two marks and must run to a player with the opposite mark to clear the debuff. If you fail to do so within 15 seconds, you get stunned for 8 seconds!

The idea here is to keep the debuff for as long as possible and then clear towards to the end to avoid the stun. This maximises the damage and healing gain and removed the negative aspect. Frost Death Knights can negate the stun by using Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell at the end of the debuff. However, this would leave a teammate stunned so try to avoid this!

To read more about the Thundering Icon Thundering affix, please see the full affix guide for more information about this affix!



  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated talent builds for 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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