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Debating whether to play a Fury Warrior or Frost Death Knight? Knowing which currently performs better DPS in PvE might help make a decision.

This page analyzes multiple simulations for both Fury Warriors and Frost Death Knights using profiles and settings intended to achieve their maximum DPS. Multiple sim environments are used to test how they perform in various conditions. Is one the AoE king? Does one scale better with gear upgrades? Is one more bursty, and more reliant on big cooldowns? Below analyzes the data to find the strengths of each.

Simulation results were created with SimulationCraft
Using game data from Patch 10.2.6 WoW Dragonflight

  • Frost Death Knightfrost icon
  • Best boss DPS (in perfect settings)

    Frost Death Knight achieved 6.54% more maximum boss DPS than Fury Warrior when there was no movement or lag.

  • Best AoE DPS (in perfect settings)

    Frost Death Knight achieved 45.64% more AoE DPS than Fury Warrior when there was no movement or lag.

  • Best gear scaling

    Frost Death Knight scaled better with increased item-levels, single-target DPS benefited 8.17% more from 446 ilvl to 488 compared to Fury Warriors.

  • Simplest Gameplay

    Frost Death Knight has fewer damaging abilities which could indicate a simpler rotation.

  • DPS less dependant on big cooldowns

    Frost Death Knight’s DPS is less bursty, meaning it had more consistent damage. With 17.31% less difference in lowest and peak DPS during a fight when compared to Fury Warriors.

  • fury iconFury Warrior
  • Best boss DPS (in realistic settings)

    Fury Warrior achieved 1.44% more maximum boss DPS than Frost Death Knight when dealing with occasional movement, lag and crowd-control.

  • Least affected by movement (single-target)

    Fury Warrior’s single-target DPS was -68.04% less affected by increased movement compared to Frost Death Knights.

While the above highlights the DPS advantages between Frost Death Knight and Fury Warriors, the DPS potential should not be the only factor in your decision. Ultimately, you should also consider the playstyle that you enjoy most while crushing it in Mythics+ and Raids!


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