Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Frost Death Knight PvE Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Frost Death Knight DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

Boss

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Mastery
Haste
Versatility

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Mastery
Versatility

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Mastery
Versatility

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Mastery
Haste
Versatility

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Mastery
Haste

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Mastery
Versatility

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Mastery
Versatility

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Versatility
Mastery

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Mastery
Versatility

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Mastery
Versatility

Talents

56
Inexorable Assault
Icy Talons
Cold Heart
57
Runic Attenuation
Murderous Efficiency
Horn of Winter
58
Death's Reach
Asphyxiate
Blinding Sleet
60
Avalanche
Frozen Pulse
Frostscythe
75
Permafrost
Wraith Walk
Death Pact
90
Gathering Storm
Glacial Advance
Frostwyrm's Fury
100
Icecap
Obliteration
Breath of Sindragosa

Stats

Critical Strike
Mastery
Versatility
Haste

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
Orc

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Night Elf
Human

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
Night Elf

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
Orc

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
Orc

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
Mag'har Orc

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Undead
Human

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
Night Elf

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
Troll

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Orc
Human

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
Night Elf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Rotation

Use Potion
Sync Empower Rune Weapon, Pillar of Frost, and Breath of Sindragosa. Use this first when you are at 50+ Runic Power, 1+ Runes, and both Pillar of Frost and Breath of Sindragosa are ready.
Use right after Empower Rune Weapon when Breath of Sindragosa is ready. Otherwise use whenever possible, but delay for Breath of Sindragosa if you can fit another Breath before the fight ends. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
When Empower Rune Weapon and Pillar of Frost are up
Use Potion
Use Racial Active Buff
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets with Pillar of Frost
Synce the crit buff with Breath of Sindragosa
If Frost Fever is not on your target
When you are near 20 stacks of Cold Heart. Anything 16+ is good.
When Breath of Sindragosa has more than 20 seconds left on the cooldown. Save for 3+ targets when possible.
With Rime or if Frost Fever is not up on all targets
With Killing Machine
When Breath of Sindragosa is down. If Breath of Sindragosa will be ready in less than 20 seconds, only use to avoid capping Runic Power.
When there are less than 3+ targets in range
If you need Runes or Runic Power to take other actions. Save for use during Breath of Sindragosa when possible.
Do not use during Breath of Sindragosa. Use at a time when you are out of resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

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