Frost Mage

Patch 8.1.5

Written by Philwestside Last Updated: 22nd Apr, 2019

Introduction

Welcome to the Frost Mage DPS guide written by Philwestside.

Frost Mage strengths are good sustained damage, excellent slows and stacked cleave.

Ice Block can often be used to ignore or relieve your raid of difficult mechanics in raids and as Frost you can have two of them when using Cold Snap.

What has changed

In 8.1 our AoE slows and burst AoE effectiveness were nerfed. However, our single target spells were given an increase/buff to make up for it.

  • All damage has been increased by 2%.
  • Frostbolt’s chill duration was reduced to 8 seconds, down from 15.
  • Blizzard’s chill duration was reduced to 3 seconds, down from 15.
  • Frozen Orb’s slow was reduced to 3 seconds, down from 15.
  • Frozen Orb’s damage was nerfed by 11%.
  • Comet storm’s damage was nerfed by 12%.
  • The trait Winter’s Reach was replaced by Flash Freeze.
  • In 8.1.5 Frozen Orb’s radius was reduced from 10 yards to 8.5.