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Frost Mage Overview
Welcome to the Frost Mage Guide Overview, updated for World of Warcraft Legion Patch 7.3!
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Rotation & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Tips & Tricks
You should play a Mage if:
You enjoy having portals to major locations in the game.
You enjoy having different options on how to deal damage.
You enjoy bringing utility to your group.
You don't mind having eventually to switch specs depending on the fight.
Every race except for Tauren can play a Mage.
Mages can use daggers, one-handed swords, staves, and wands.
Iconic Frost Mage abilities:
Summon Water Elemental
Fingers of Frost
: When you damage enemies with Frostbolt, 18.0% of the damage done is stored as an Icicle for 1 min. Also increases the damage done by your Water Elemental by 18.0%. Casting Ice Lance causes any Icicles stored to begin launching at the target. Up to 5 Icicles can be stored. Excess Icicles will automatically be launched.
Special Class Hall Rewards
Archmage's Prismatic Disc
Akazamzarak's Spare Hat
Mages are on the
Vanquisher Tier Token
, sharing tier tokens with
Tier 19 set:
Regalia of Everburning Knowledge
Frost Bolt has a 5% increased chance to trigger Brain Freeze.
Frozen Orb has an additional 5% chance to trigger Fingers of Frost when it deals damage.
Tier 20 set:
Regalia of the Arcane Tempest
Frozen Orb increases your critical strike damage by 30% for 10 sec.
The cooldown of Frozen Orb is reduced by 5.0 sec whenever you gain Brain Freeze.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
s have the best racial bonus (
) for Frost Mages on the Horde side, followed by
) and Goblins (
Time is Money
). For the Alliance, Gnomes (
), Night Elves (
Touch of Elune
), Dwarves (
Might of the Mountain
Every Man for Himself
) are good choices. Pandaren are also very viable due to their
What makes Frost Special
Frost mages are masters of the element of frost. Able to freeze their enemies in place and shatter them with powerful ice abilities.
Mages use mana as a resource. Mana is used to cast spells such as
to name a few.
Frost mages have
as their only bit of mobility. Since frost mages are good at rooting, they don't use much mobility.
Frost mages arent that well off in terms of AoE. However they have decent cleave damage.
is your artifact weapon as a Frost Mages.
All mages can summon portals to transport themselves or players to capital cities.
Frost mages while weak in the AoE department can bring fairly decent cleave damage and single target damage.
All Mages start off as friendly with
is a city of mages.
Mages have a variety of
Glyph of Sparkles
to sparkle while using Slow Fall and
Glyph of Smolder
to smolder after using Combustion.
In addition, they can change their Polymorph spell to turn critters into many cute animals besides sheep.
They can equip the legendary weapons
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
Other Flavor Items
All of these items are sold by
in Sisters Sorcerous for . The Initiate Pin costs instead.
Mystical Tome: Arcane Linguist
Mystical Tome: Illusion
: effect of old Glyph of Conjure Familiar
Dalaran Initiates' Pin
: effect of Dalaran Brilliance.
Changes in Patch 7.2.5
have been modified so that
double Ice Lance is no longer possible with high levels of Haste.
It is still possible to Shimmerlance (Brain Freeze-Flurry > Ice Lance >
> Ice Lance), but with the change to
it is rarely worth doing.
has been redesigned. It now extends
by one second, down from two, and adds 10 seconds to the base duration of the spell. This has dramatically lowered the power of
Lady Vashj's Grasp
Cone of Cold
's damage has been increased by 170%.
's radius has been increased to six yards, from four yards.
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About the Author
Malon has been throwing fireballs at bad guys for more than 12 years. He raids with <Omen> on Emerald Dream EU, and his lifelong ambition is to have the Warlock class renamed to 'Fuzzy Cuddlebears'.
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