PVE Frost Death Knight DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)
Welcome to the Frost Death Knight DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Frost Death Knight in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.
1. Talent Tree
This is an optimal build for players with medium to high gear.
I’d like to write about these 4 talents below because they are taken not fully sometimes. Depending on the situation, gear, encounter, and raid you might want to tweak them a bit from optimization of your build
Subversion – small DPS increase and a nice Treat decrease. Useful if you don’t have a Paladin with Hand of Salvation in your raid.
Black Ice – is taken minimum 2/5 as a go-through talent. Note that, this talent has synergy with Strength, not Armor Penetration.
Killing Machine – is taken either way. The efficiency of this talent is inverse to the amount of Critical Strike chance. The less crit you have, the more useful this talent is.
Blood-Caked Blade – a nice DPS boost. Works best with Armor Penetration, the more you have it – the more damage it will deal.
Head – Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Greater Speed or Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots –Tuskarr's Vitality or Greater Assault
Weapons – Rune of Razorice for the main-hand. Rune of the Fallen Crusader for the off-hand.
5. Gameplay & Rotations
Hit → Expertise → Strength → Armor Pen. → Crit. → Haste → Attack Power → Agility
With this build, you’ll need 5% (164 Hit) thanks to Nerves of Cold Steel (4% if Draenei). Also a total of 26 Expertise.
Your opener should look like this:
This is a list of priorities:
Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.
Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.