Frost Deathknight

Patch 9.0.5

CruellaDK
Last Updated: 19th Apr, 2021

Recommended Talents

Recommended Raiding Build when Dual Wielding Weapons

Viable Raiding Build with a 2-Handed Weapon

Recommended Mythic+ Build

Boss specific recommendations and strategy:

Raid Bosses

Talents Discussion

Tier 1 (15)

Inexorable AssaultPassive
Icy TalonsPassive
Cold HeartPassive

Inexorable Assault is an easy talent to play compared to Cold Heart and works well with the Obliteration talent.

Icy Talons is a weak choice even if it has a good synergy with Breath of Sindragosa.

Cold Heart is a strong talent if you play with Breath of Sindragosa.

Tier 2 (25)

Runic AttenuationPassive
Murderous EfficiencyPassive
Horn of WinterInstant

Runic Attenuation is the best choice for every situation while using the talent Breath of Sindragosa because it synergies well with it.

Murderous Efficiency is more RNG dependent, but can be nice if you have enough critical strike and if you are playing with the Obliteration talent.

Horn of Winter is weak compared to the two others, it’s a 45 seconds cooldown that means you have to delay it if you want to use it with your Breath of Sindragosa, or delay your breath. It is also on the global cooldown which is not good.

Tier 3 (30)

Death's ReachPassive
AsphyxiateInstant
Blinding SleetInstant

This is a utility row, the choice depends on what you need most at the time.

Death's Reach can be used on some Castle Nathria’s Bosses that require you to grip a far away add, for example on Council to grip the Begrudging Waiter or on Stone Legion Generals to grip the Stone Legion Skirmisher (Mythic Difficulty only).

Asphyxiate can be really useful in Mythic+ if you want to stun a specific target. It can also be good on some Raid Bosses such as Altimor if you want to interrupt the Shades of Bargast’s cast.

Blinding Sleet can be really good in Mythic+ if you need AoE crowd control.

Tier 4 (35)

AvalanchePassive
Frozen PulsePassive
FrostscytheInstant

Avalanche is the best choice of this row for Single target/Cleave fights, it is a passive talent and it will not change your gameplay style.  

Frozen Pulse is not far behind Avalanche if you play with a DW weapon, but is bad if you play with a 2H weapon since you will have less auto attacks.

Frostscythe deals AoE damage up to 5 targets and it spreads your Rune of Razorice to other targets. It’s a good pick for Mythic+.

Tier 5 (40)

PermafrostPassive
Wraith WalkChanneled
Death PactInstant

Permafrost is good in low mobility situations, such as Sludgefist.

Wraith Walk is used when you need mobility, for example on the Xy’mox fight.

Death Pact can be used on some fights when you need self-healing at a specific moment.

Tier 6 (45)

Gathering StormPassive
Hypothermic PresenceInstant
Glacial AdvanceInstant

Gathering Storm is a strong talent and also the best for this row for every scenario.

Hypothermic Presence doesn’t provide enough damage even if it has a good synergy with Breath of Sindragosa.

Glacial Advance is better in AoE situations, but still doesn’t compete with Gathering Storm.

Tier 7 (50)

IcecapPassive
ObliterationPassive
Breath of SindragosaInstant

Icecap is a weak talent. It is not as strong as it was since we lost the BFA trait, Frostwhelp's Indignation.

Obliteration is a viable build and works well if you play with a 2H weapon.

Breath of Sindragosa is a strong talent that is mostly used in every situation