Frost Deathknight

Patch 9.0.5

CruellaDK
Last Updated: 19th Apr, 2021

Stat Priorities

Stat priorities

Single Target and AoE scenarios:

Strength > Mastery > Crit > Versatility = Haste

However, the best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to “SIM” your character on Raidbots.

Stats Outline

Strength is your primary statistic. It increases your attack power, which determines how much damage your abilities do. You should prioritise it, that’s why choosing a piece of gear with a better item level (so more Strength) instead of a piece with good secondary stats is often better. 

Mastery, through Mastery: Frozen Heart, increases the damage of your Frost abilities. This secondary stat is important because Frost damage makes up a big portion of your DPS as a Frost Death Knight.

Haste increases your attack speed and your Rune regeneration rate while also decreasing the global cooldown.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.This has good synergy with the Killing Machine ability.

Versatility increases damage/healing done and reduces damage taken.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character

Find out how to sim

Races

Horde:

Blood Elf is the best because you can use your Arcane Torrent to gain Runic Power during your Breath of Sindragosa.

Orc is not far behind. Blood Fury is a 2 minute cooldown that gives attack power, which is really strong as a Death Knight. You can pair it with Breath of Sindragosa.

Alliance:

Dark Iron Dwarf is the best. Fireblood is a 2 minute cooldown that gives primary stats, which is really strong as a Death Knight. It can be used with Breath of Sindragosa. This racial is even better because you can dispel some bleed effects in Castle Nathria and gain more stats.

Mechagnome is also good. Combat Analysis gives primary stats, which is really strong.

Enchants

Main-hand Weapon: Rune of Razorice

Off-hand Weapon: Rune of the Fallen Crusader

Two-Handed Weapon: Rune of Razorice (raid), Rune of the Fallen Crusader (Mythic +).

Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

Chest: Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

Gloves: Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

Rings: Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

Gems

Mastery: Masterful Jewel Cluster

Consumables

Food: Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism or Iridescent Ravioli with Apple Sauce

Flask: Spectral Flask of Power

Potion: Potion of Spectral Strength

Stone: Shaded Sharpening Stone

Armor Kit: Heavy Desolate Armor Kit 

Health Potion: Spiritual Healing Potion