[Death Knight][Frost] Frost Death Knight Tips

Frost Death Knight Tips!

A guide to the Frost Spec of the Death Knight.


1. Start
2. Choosing your job in frost spec
3. Talents for DPS
4. Armor for DPS
5. Talents for Tank
6. Armor for Tank
7. Glyphs & Enchants for both
8. Levelling as an Frost Death Knight

1. Start

First off I want you to know I did not levelled to 80 with a frost Death Knight. But I levelled enough to show you guys a good side of the frost spec.

2. Choosing your job in Frost Spec

What do you wanna do with your Frost Spec? Do you wanna be a tank or do you really want to have high DPS while levelling.

Think well when choosing your job! Ofcourse you can respec but it is better to learn your class by focusing on one job of your spec/class.

- DPS is really good for levelling and PVP, you deal quite some damage in a short time. But you need all your cooldowns when fighting the big guys.

- Tanks are always nice. Some servers are really lacking tanks and frost is the perfect solution for this. You can take alot of damage and you can heal with Death Strike. Death Strike is a really nice bonus as an tank, but it does not heal alot of your HP. Do NOT use the frost tank spec for levelling.

3. Talents for DPS

Link to my DPS talent tree

What these talents do is very simple, some of them increases your damage, some of them increases your critical chance and critical power and some of them allows you to generate more runic power! All of these things are handy in both levelling and PVP. It doesn't matter at what level you put the talents but I strongly suggest to take the frost part first and then go to blood. You can always change Bladed Armor to Improved Rune Tap if you want.

4. Armor and weapon for DPS

I am not gonna post a whole list of items you need while levelling or PVP. I am just gonna post the stats you want on your armor, to increase your DPS!

- Always look for Plate items.
- Items with increased Strength are a must (for Attack Power and Parry Rating)
- Items with increased Critical Strike rating are a must.
- Also find items with Agility and Stamina.
- If you have Bladed Armor also look for the Armor Rating

5. Talents for Tank

Link to my (amateur) Tank Talent Tree
Dodgy Doctor's Talent Tree (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)

Great thanks to Dodgy Doctor for his (way better than mine) Frost Tank Talent Tree!

All of these talents are handy for a tank, increasing your chance to dodge, extra attack power to keep aggro and in case of emergency talents to survive!

You can change talents in any way you like, this is just a helptool.

6. Armor for Tank

- Always choose armor with high Armor Rating and Defence Rating, cause you do not want to get killed that easily!
- Get items with some Strength, to do more damage so you keep aggro on mobs and you get Parry Rating from it
- Get items that increase Parry/Dodge rating.
- Get items that have Agility (For dodge chance)

Please forgive me if I am wrong here, put a comment below how I can improve this.

7. Glyphs for both

Major Glyphs:

Glyph of Unbreakable Armor: Unbreakable Armor grants an additional 5% parry chance but no longer increases your Strength.

For Tanks

Glyph of Icebound Fortitude: Your Icebound Fortitude costs no runic power.

For both

Glyph of Frost Strike: Your Frost Strikes have a 10% chance to Freeze the target for 8 seconds


Glyph of Death Strike: Your Death Strike's damage and healing increase by 2% for every 5 runic power you currently have. The runic power is not consumed by this effect.

For both

Minor Glyphs:

Glyph of Horn of Winter: Horn of Winter costs 10 less runic power

For both

Glyph of Blood Tap: Your Blood Tap no longer causes damage to you

For both

Glyph of Pestilence:Increases the radius of your Pestilence effect by 5 yards.

For both

7. Levelling as an Frost Death Knight

If you level as Frost, always choose the DPS part. You want to do good damage and kill quickly, exactly what a Frost Death Knight can. You can kill five mobs at once with losing 50% hp and killing them very quick. If you putted the right talents and have some good gear, you can crit 3000 with Howling Blast at level 60! But you need all your cooldowns and lose more HP in a battle than a Blood Death Knight.

If you want to level your (frost) Death Knight quick, I highly recommend to use Jame's levelling guides. It doesn't matter what faction you are, Jame putted some nice guides together for both factions!

For Jame his Alliance levelling guide click here.

For Jame his Horde levelling guide click here.

8. Feedback

If you have any tips, suggestions or do you see a problem in this guide, leave a message! I hope you can use this guide and I am ready to improve it to your styles!