Frost Death Knight DPS Vault of the Incarnates Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.0.5

Last updated on Jan 24, 2023 at 13:42 by Bicepspump 34 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Frost Death Knight for each boss of the following raid: Vault of the Incarnates. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.5.

1.

Introduction

Below, you can find class and spec-specific advice for every fight in Vault of the Incarnates. If you are looking for a general overview of the Raid that is not spec-specific, check out our dedicated Vault of the Incarnates guides.

On this page, you will find Frost Death Knight specific information to deal with each boss in the Vault of the Incarnates raid. These are not complete encounter guides but specific tips for doing the bosses as a Frost Death Knight.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Frost Death Knight and how you can deal with each fight as best as possible.

All recommendations are progression-based tips and will not necessarily be the best for an overall DPS ranking.

Picking talents as a Frost Death Knight is a tricky endeavor. There are essentially 3 different builds with quite similar DPS but very different gamestyles. We have DW Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa, DW Obliteration Icon Obliteration, and 2H Obliteration Icon Obliteration. Breath is generally the maximum possible throughput. You can game mechanics to generate runic power with Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell and Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone, moving your Breath uptime to nearly 100%. If you manage to do this, it will be the best build. However, suppose you mismanage your Breath or get an unavoidable mechanic forcing you out. In that case, you won't get that good of a result. Still, it's the recommended build due to its high maximum.

The alternatives come with builds focusing on Obliteration Icon Obliteration. These have far shorter and more frequent burst windows, meaning you don't have the same mechanics risk. Especially DW will have a constant damage profile and a fast-paced proc-based gameplay loop. I recommend running any of these builds if you don't like the Breath build or feel you need to get those high breath uptimes. DW Obliteration comes out on top in simulations, but I still think Breath will be the meta. All builds are still viable!

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  • 2H Obliteration — BsPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAcgIBASSiEIBRSSSIiIJRSSAIkERkkkkkSSAAAAAAAAAAAAA

The build above is your generic single target talent tree. Each boss below will note if it uses this build or a different one and if you should tweak anything. Running the same talent build for every single boss is not optimal.

For utility, there are a lot of options to choose from. Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone isn't useful on every boss, making Permafrost Icon Permafrost and Improved Death Strike Icon Improved Death Strike better picks in those circumstances. You still have to pick up Asphyxiate Icon Asphyxiate to reach the bottom of the tree, though!

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2.

Eranog

2.1.

Talents

For Eranog, Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury will gain a lot of power due to the add spawns. I'd even go as far down as Absolute Zero Icon Absolute Zero to get more dragons on the adds! Give up the second Empower Rune Weapon Icon Empower Rune Weapon in a Breath build and Everfrost Icon Everfrost + Icebreaker Icon Icebreaker in Obliteration builds.

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2.2.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Eranog guide.

3.

Terros

3.1.

Talents

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

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3.2.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Terros guide.

4.

The Primal Council

4.1.

Talents

This boss will be an insane boss for Breath of Sindragosa Icon Breath of Sindragosa. The stacked 4-target cleave is good for this ability. Frost DK is likely to be a very powerful spec here!

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4.2.

Tips

Each boss must die within a few seconds of the others or risk a complete wipe. You will naturally do more damage to your current target, so be sure to target swap to the highest health boss. Make sure to use your Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay as much as possible for the added Obliterate Icon Obliterate cleave.

  • If you are being put into the kick rotation, pick up Coldthirst Icon Coldthirst! This has the added benefit of giving you more Runic Power!

For more information, please refer to our The Primal Council guide.

5.

Sennarth, the Cold Breath

5.1.

Talents

This is another heavy add boss where Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury will be helpful.

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5.2.

Tips

The big spider is going to be the biggest priority. Make sure to focus on this as soon as it spawns.

  • You can use Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell to run over patches of ice without taking damage nor sliding. any
  • Use Death's Advance Icon Death's Advance to run across ice without sliding. This is a useful way of avoiding the mechanic!
  • Save Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury for the adds that spawn.
6.

Dathea, Ascended

6.1.

Talents

The build you choose here depends on whether or not you will be going to the platform during the fight. If you are going to the platform, I would make sure to pick up Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury and Absolute Zero Icon Absolute Zero!

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6.2.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Dathea, Ascended guide.

7.

Kurog Grimtotem

7.1.

Talents

This is primarily a single target encounter, but it also has adds that need to be AoE downed ASAP.

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7.2.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Kurog Grimtotem guide.

8.

Broodkeeper Diurna

8.1.

Talents

Another add-heavy fight where we'll be able to do lots of damage with our Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury. Again, I'd go for Absolute Zero Icon Absolute Zero here.

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8.2.

Tips

For more information, please refer to our Broodkeeper Diurna guide.

9.

Raszageth the Storm-Eater

9.1.

Talents

For this, boss, I suggest you use the default build at the top of this page.

9.2.

Tips

  • More tips will come soon!
10.

Changelog

  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Page added.
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