death-knight iconFrost Death Knight

WoW Class Guide • WoW Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 • Noxxic Legacy

DPS Rotation & Cooldowns

During combat you are constantly making decisions for what to cast next. Knowing what to do and when is critical for being effecting at DPS. This rotation guide should help give a basic understanding of what to do, what's most important, and how to prioritize Frost Death Knight abilities and cooldowns.

Single Target DPS Rotation

When fighting one target, use the following priority list:

  1. Frost Strike (if talented Icy Talons and Icy Talons is about to expire.)
  2. Howling Blast (When Rime procs)
  3. Obliterate (If >= 2 Runes and talented Frozen Pulse)
  4. Frost Strike (If > 70 Runic Power)
  5. Frostscythe (If talented and Killing Machine is up)
  6. Obliterate
  7. Frost Strike

AoE Rotation

When fighting multiple targets, use the following priority list:

  1. Glacial Advance (If have talent, and talented Icy Talons and Icy Talons is about to expire.)
  2. Frost Strike (If don't have talent Glacial Advance)
  3. Remorseless Winter (If talented Gathering Storm)
  4. Howling Blast (When Rime procs)
  5. Frostscythe (If talented and have Killing Machine proc)
  6. Remorseless Winter (When available)
  7. Death and Decay
  8. Obliterate
  9. Glacial Advance (If talented)
  10. Frost Strike

Important Cooldowns

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