Frost Death Knight

Burst damage and control are the strengths of Frost spec. Physical damage and crit boosts compliment crowd control and create a very dangers spec.

Most Popular Talents:

  • Plague Leech
  • Lichborne
  • Chillblains
  • Death Pact
  • Blood Tap
  • Desecrated Ground

Stat Priority

Two Handed: Expertise > Melee Hit > Strength > Mastery > Haste > Crit

Dual Wield: Expertise > Melee Hit > Strength > Haste > Crit > Mastery

Stat priority will change slightly depending on your weapon choice. Notice that Haste on Dual Wield needs to be stepped up as white hits become more important.

Major Glyphs

Glyph of Anti-Magic Shell Recommended. Moderate boost to survivability.
Glyph of Dark Simulacrum Recommended. Improved utility for Dark Simulacrum.
Glyph of Icy Touch Recommended. Applies constant dispel pressure.

Minor Glyphs

Glyph of Resilient Grip Required. Prevents Death Grip from being wasted


Main-Hand: Rune of the Fallen Crusader
Off-Hand: Living Steel Weapon Chain Rune of the Fallen Crusader
2H Weapon: Rune of the Fallen Crusader
Boots: Enchant Boots – Pandaren’s Step
Legs: Angerhide Leg Armor
Belt: Living Steel Belt Buckle
Shoulders: Greater Tiger Fang Inscription
Cloak: Enchant Cloak – Accuracy Enchant Cloak – Superior Critical Strike
Chest: Enchant Chest – Superior Stamina
Bracers: Enchant Bracer – Exceptional Strength
Gloves: Enchant Gloves – Super Strength


Red: Bold Primordial Ruby, Sovereign Imperial Amethyst
Yellow: Fierce Vermilion Onyx (2H), Skillful Vermilion Onyx (DW)
Blue: Solid River’s Heart, Sovereign Imperial Amethyst
Prismatic: Solid River’s Heart, Bold Primordial Ruby
Meta: Reverberating Primal Diamond


Engineering and Blacksmithing are seen as the two strongest professions for a Frost DK. Strength boosts and additional gem slots are big players for this spec.

The perks you will use with the above professions are:

Frost Death Knight in Action

About This Build

The above video will go over additional class specifics including a few optional spec changes you might want to try. Although this discusses the class from strictly a two-handed approach the info and rotations are valuable for any Frost DK.

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