1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Greetings Guest! Tonights Maintenance is complete and the Stratics Community Wiki is now live. Please see this thread for more details.
    Dismiss Notice

Stratics PvP Frost Death Knight Guide – 5.0.5

Discussion in 'WoW Guides' started by MrSlimLite, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. MrSlimLite

    MrSlimLite Guest

    Stratics PvP Frost Death Knight Guide – 5.0.5
    This World of Warcraft class guide will help you learn everything that you need to know to master your Frost Death Knight in Player vs Player (PvP) gameplay.

    The information in this guide is intended for Frost Death Knights focused on end-game battlegrounds and arenas. This Guide will cover Stats, reforging and Spec.
    Stat Priority
    What are Stats?

    Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Frost Death Knight. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Death Knight and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance and become the best of the best!
    Stat Priority:

    For a two handed spec you should follow this rule!
    Expertise (3%+) >= Melee Hit (3%) > PvP Power > Strength > PvP Resilience > Haste > Crit > Mastery
    And for DW(Duel Wield) You should follow:
    Expertise (3%+) >= Melee Hit (3%) > PvP Power > Strength > PvP Resilience > Mastery > Haste > Crit

    Reforging Gear
    Reforging allows you to modify the secondary stats on your gear. Use this guide to determine the best strategy for reforging your stats so that you can optimize the performance of your Frost Death Knight.

    As before if you are going 2 handed spec then follow these rules!
    Expertise (3%+) >= Melee Hit (3%) > PvP Power > Strength > PvP Resilience > Haste > Crit > Mastery

    And for duel wield follow these rules!
    Expertise (3%+) >= Melee Hit (3%) > PvP Power > Strength > PvP Resilience > Mastery > Haste > Crit

    1. Check for 3% Melee Hit and 3% Expertise

    If you are below 3% Melee Hit or 3% Expertise, you should reforge your weakest stats (see priority) into Hit Rating or Expertise. Do this until you are at the caps for both stats.
    2. Optimize Secondary Stats

    On any items without Mastery (DW) or Haste (2H), reforge the weakest stat (see priority) into Mastery (DW) or Haste (2H) as available.

    Spec Build
    This is the base PvP build for Frost Death Knights. Unholy Blight, Chilblains, and Desecrated Ground provide great utility, but may be swapped with other talents in the same tier. Lichborne and Death Pact improve your survivability. Blood Tap is the preferred Rune regen mechanic as it provides the most control over your Runes which is essential in PvP.
    Ø (Base PvP Build)

    Major Glyphs 5.0.5

    [Glyph of Anti-Magic Shell]
    Recommended. Moderate boost to survivability.
    [Glyph of Dark Simulacrum]
    Recommended. Improved utility for Dark Simulacrum.
    [Glyph of Icy Touch]
    Recommended. Applies constant dispel pressure.
    [Glyph of Chains of Ice]
    Optional. Small boost to damage on slowed targets.
    [Glyph of Death and Decay]
    Optional. Provides a moderate AoE slow.
    [Glyph of Death Coil]
    Optional. Small boost to utility and group survivability.
    [Glyph of Death Grip]
    Optional. Useful against ranged classes.
    [Glyph of Enduring Infection]
    Optional. Improved utility against classes that can dispel.
    [Glyph of Icebound Fortitude]
    Optional. Useful against stun-lock classes.
    [Glyph of Mind Freeze]
    Optional. Useful against casters.
    [Glyph of Strangulate]
    Optional. Improved utility against casters.

    Minor Glyphs 5.0.5

    [Glyph of Resilient Grip]
    Required. Prevents Death Grip from being wasted.

    If this guide helped you in anyway please be sure to share it with your fellow death knights so they too can own it up in BG’s. Leave us a comment bellow on what you think! More guides to come soon! -Red