Frost Death Knight DPS Guide

Level 110, Patch 7.3

Frost Death Knight PvE DPS Rotation - 7.3

Below is our guide for prioritizing your Frost Death Knight abilities optimally. This should help give you a basic understanding of what to do and what's most important to focus on. Keep in mind that simply following this (or any other) rotation guide will not guarantee you to be amazing at DPS. How aggressively you execute the rotation, how fast and intelligently you react in encounters, your FPS, latency, etc. play a large part in the end-result of your performance. We encourage you to really focus on those things and perfect this rotation if you're very performance-focused.


Single Target Rotation

DPS Priority: Execute the following priority for optimal DPS.

  1. Maintain Icy Talons (if selected) at all times via Frost Strike.
  2. Use Remorseless Winter on cooldown if Gathering Storm is selected.
  3. Howling Blast with Rime procs.
  4. Obliterate with Killing Machine procs.
  5. Obliterate to dump Runes.
  6. Frost Strike to dump Runic Power.


AoE Rotation

  1. Use Remorseless Winter on cooldown if Gathering Storm is selected.
  2. Howling Blast with Rime procs.
  3. Glacial Advance on cooldown (if selected).
  4. Frostscythe with Killing Machine procs (if selected).
  5. Howling Blast to dump Runes.
  6. Frost Strike to dump Runic Power.


Effective Cooldowns


These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate in each encounter.