Frost Mage Overview
Welcome to the Frost Mage Guide Overview, updated for World of Warcraft Legion Patch 7.1.5!
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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.
Changes from 7.1.5 to 7.2
has a new passive haste and movement speed bonus.
now triggers after six seconds, and the buff lasts for four seconds. Critical strike has been added as a third stat.
Mastery added to
as a third secondary stat.
New traits were added to
Changes from 7.0 to 7.1.5
has moved to replace
(now Fire-only) in the talent tree. Its original spot has been filled by
has been changed, and is now baseline for Frost. Rather than giving
two charges, it now resets the cooldown of several spells when used. It has been replaced by
in the talent tree.
is no longer an activated ability. It is now a passive that increases your chance to generate
The scaling of several spells was changed:
was nerfed to 175% of spellpower, from 210%;
was buffed to 1,100%, from 900%;
was buffed to 205%, from 194.3%; and
was buffed, from 750% to 1,000%.
now provides a
proc instead of two stacks of
no longer generates
charges, but each time it deals damage the cooldown of
is reduced by 0.5 seconds per target hit.
Two artifact traits were changed.
now increases the damage of
by 10%, down from 20%; and
no longer grants your Water Elemental a chance to generate
Frost Armor has been removed
What makes Frost Special
Legion Ranged DPS Overview
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.
Every race except for Tauren can play a Mage.
Mages can use daggers, one-handed swords, staves, and wands.
Iconic Frost Mage abilities:
: 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.
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 (
). For the Alliance, Gnomes (
), Night Elves (
), Dwarves (
) are good choices. Pandaren are also very viable due to their
All Mages start off as friendly with
is a city of mages.
Mages have a variety of
to sparkle while using Slow Fall and
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
All of these items are sold by
in Sisters Sorcerous for . The Initiate Pin costs instead.
: effect of old Glyph of Conjure Familiar
: effect of Dalaran Brilliance.
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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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