PVP Frost Death Knight Guide WotLK 3.3.5a


Welcome to the Frost Death Knight PVP guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Frost Death Knight in the arena or a battleground. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips, Team setups.

Talent Tree

The first build doesn’t have Howling Blast but has Icy Talons, increased Runic Power gain from Chains of Ice, 1/3 Scent of Blood and Virulence to make sure your diseases are not dispelled.

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The second build excludes Obliterate. The glyph is replaced with Chains of Ice. Good for its really fast generation of Runic Power. Chain of Ice gives 20 per use, also Plague Strike and Blood Strike.

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The third build has more self-heal, thus survivability.

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The last build is with Howling Blast. Icy Talons not included.

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Major Glyphs

*Replace Glyph of Obliterate with a Glyph of Chains of Ice if you are using the second build

Minor Glyphs


Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Gameplay & Rotations

Stat priority

135 Magic Penetration → Hit (about 9% without talents) → Strength

Weapons of choice would be x2 Havoc’s Call, Blade of Lordaeron Kings, or Wrathful Gladiator’s Handaxe / Wrathful Gladiator’s Longblade. Main-hand speed 2.6, no discussions here, though there are talks about using a faster off-hand for more procs.

Spells and Tips

Team Setups

Here is a list of preferable partners in the 2v2 and 3v3 arena.

2v2 Arena

Discipline Priest
Enhancement Shaman
Retribution Paladin

3v3 Arena

Rogue + Discipline Priest



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2 years ago

Hello i was just wondering if its better to fight on blood or uh pressence when fighting casters/healers?

Last edited by Teo
Reply to  Teo
2 years ago

unholy imo, the faster attacks and movement speed makes it a lot easier to not get kited out by dps and allows you to get more procs and attacks out on healers

Last edited by Trist
1 year ago

9% hit refers to spell hit or melee hit?

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1 year ago


Last edited by loh11
1 year ago

which one is the best to battleground?

Last edited by DeadRay
2 years ago

Não tem macro algum macro ?

Last edited by Rodrigo
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Mestre Kame
1 year ago

magic penetration? wtf

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