Frost Mage

Patch 8.1.5

Written by Philwestside Last Updated: 22nd Apr, 2019

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Standard:

  1. Crit (until 33.34%)
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Mastery
  5. Intellect
  6. Crit (after 33.34%)

No Ice Lance:

Without using Ice Lance your priority changes to:

  1. Mastery
  2. Crit (until 33.34%)
  3. Versatility
  4. Haste
  5. Intellect
  6. Crit (after 33.34%)

It’s important to understand these are basics and will probably not be the same for you, so please don’t fixate on these and sim your character for a more accurate result.

Stat Outline

Crit - increases your chance to critically strike. As a frost mage you have Shatter, which makes you always critically strike on frozen targets when you have 33.34% crit.

Haste - decreases the cast time of your spells, also lowers global cooldown as well as the cooldown of Blizzard.

Versatility - gives a flat damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

Mastery (Mastery: Icicles) - causes frostbolt and flurry to store an Icicle which deals damage determined by your mastery and spell power. It also increases Frozen Orb damage.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character

Find out how to sim

Races

Most of the racial abilities are close enough that you don’t need to be concerned too much about them.

One exception is Dwarf, which has a slight edge thanks to the 2% crit from Might of the Mountain.

Personally, I would always go for a race with an on use racial ability for progression raiding, even if it comes out as slightly worse for a long term fight.

Enchants

Standard:

Enchant Weapon - Torrent of Elements

Enchant Ring - Pact of Critical Strike

No Ice Lance:

Enchant Weapon - Masterful Navigation

Enchant Ring - Pact of Mastery

However, it should be noted that you should also sim this as well to get the most accurate results.

Gems

Standard: Deadly Amberblaze (40 Critical Strike)

No Ice Lance: Masterful Tidal Amethyst (40 Mastery)

Consumables

Potion: Battle Potion of Intellect

Food: Sanguinated Feast or Bountiful Captain's Feast > Boralus Blood Sausage

Flask: Flask of the Endless Fathoms

Rune: Battle-Scarred Augment Rune

Vantus Rune: Vantus Rune: Battle of Dazar’alor (remember you can only use one of these per weekly reset)