Frost Death Knight PvP Guide (Shadowlands 9.2.5)

Last updated on Jul 31, 2022 at 20:41 by Keator 5 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.


Frost Death Knights in the Current Meta

Frost Death Knight offers powerful sustained damage (mostly in the form of cleave), and a situationally-impressive utility toolkit. It also boasts enormous survivability. Frost DK has arguably the most powerful movement disruption out of all specs and shuts down most classes that rely on their mobility to do well.


Notable Changes in 9.2.5


Notable Changes in 9.2.0


Notable Changes in 9.1.5

  • Frost Strike Icon Frost Strike damage increased by 30% in PvP combat
  • Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb no longer interrupts the Death Knight's channeling abilities and no longer pulls stealthed enemies.

Strengths of Frost Death Knights

  • Strong burst damage
  • Powerful AoE setups
  • Unmatched disruption & anti-mobility
  • Crowd Control prevention tools

Weaknesses of Frost Death Knights

  • Limited crowd control
  • Low damage mitigation
  • Little to no mobility

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.



  • 31 Jul. 2022: Page reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 03 Mar. 2022: Page updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 11 Dec. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 02 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 05 Dec. 2020: Guide ready for Shadowlands Season 1.
  • 12 Nov. 2020: Updates made under new writer.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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