Frost Mage Shadowlands 9.1.5 guide

Patch 9.1.5 Last Updated: 25th Oct, 2021
Tamir Frost Mage Author
Tamir

Introduction

My name is Tamir, also known as Tam1h, Raiding with Angered on Ragnaros EU. I’ve been raiding competitively since Warlord of Draenor, and Pushing High Keys as a Mage since Legion.

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Strengths:

  • Frost as a spec is in a very competitive spot right now. It has one of the best, if not the best 2 target cleave and a very high sustained single-target damage over long fights.
  • Significant funnel damage (funnel means you are utilizing multiple targets to funnel damage into a priority target or a boss).
  • It has the potential to utilize double immunity due to Cold Snap which gives you essentially 2 ice blocks.

Weakness:

  • Frost, as a spec, suffers a lot from heavy downtime on some fights when you have to stop DPS, such as on Painsmith, Kel’thuzad, Sylvanas, since you want to always be in combat and cast frostbolt \ flurry to keep reducing the cooldown of Icy Veins.
  • Relatively weak damage on demand.
  • Low Priority Target burst \ Swap targeting is pretty bad unless you are Holding Flurry \ Fingers of Frost procs in advance.

What has changed

9.1.5 Frost Mage Changes

We are getting a small buff to our single target damage with frostbolt and Flurry, roughly around 4%.

Frozen Orb is now Uncapped (Lower Damage after 8 Targets) Which means Freezing Rain is extremely good in heavy AoE Fights and Mythic+ dungeons.

The Glacial Fragment Legendary is now uncapped.

Patch 9.1

Frost Mage Gained a lot of power due to high scaling conduits such as Icy Propulsion, Ice Bite, Unrelenting Cold.