Frost Mage

Patch 8.3

Written by Philwestside Last Updated: 26th Feb, 2020

Playstyle & Rotation

General Gameplay


The basics are generally that you want to spam Frostbolt until you get a proc.

Glacial Spike should never be cast without it either hitting 2 targets or being shattered using Flurry.

These are the rules:

  1. Use Icy Veins on cooldown
  2. Always cast Ice Lance after Flurry
  3. Only use Flurry with Brain Freeze
  4. Blizzard on 2 or more targets
  5. If you have between 0-3 Icicles use Flurry with Frostbolt or Ebonbolt
  6. If you have 4 or 5 Icicles use Flurry with Glacial Spike
  7. Use Frozen Orb
  8. Ice Lance if you have Fingers of Frost
  9. Use Comet Storm
  10. Ebonbolt on cooldown, shatter it if you are between 0-3 icicles or save it for Glacial Spike if you are 4+
  11. Glacial Spike if you have Brain Freeze or if it will hit 2 targets.
  12. Cast Frostbolt


  1. Pre-pot
  2. Pre-cast Frostbolt
  3. Condensed Life Force
  4. Icy Veins
  5. Frozen Orb

After that, you follow the rules above, this is the same for both the standard build and the no Ice Lance build.

No Ice Lance Build:

When you have 3 Flash Freeze azerite traits, a lot of mastery and non ice lance traits there is a possibility that you should play the No Ice lance build instead of the standard build.

You play the same standard rotation but with some small differences:

Here is the APL for the No Ice Lance Build:
(paste the text inside of the Custom APL field on the raidbots website to see if it’s better for you)