Frost Mage

Patch 8.3

Written by Philwestside Last Updated: 26th Feb, 2020

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. Check out the video guide on how to do it.

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

Race differences are very small and it’s almost no difference between most of them.

For maximum DPS you should pick:

  • Horde - Troll
  • Alliance - Dwarf

Remember though, some racials have uses that would benefit you more. For example the Blood Elf AoE dispel (Arcane Torrent) has it’s uses, mostly in Mythic+ and Night Elf can shadowmeld. So don’t mind it too much.

Enchants

Standard:

Enchant Weapon - Torrent of Elements

Enchant Ring - Accord of Critical Strike

No Ice Lance:

Enchant Weapon - Masterful Navigation

Enchant Ring - Accord of Mastery

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

Gems

Standard: Deadly Lava Lazuli (50 Critical Strike)

No Ice Lance: Masterful Sea Currant (50 Mastery)

Consumables

Flask: Greater Flask of the Endless Fathoms

Potion: Potion of Unbridled Fury

Food: Abyssal-Fried Rissole

Optional

Vantus Rune: Ny'alotha, the waking city (remember you can only use one of these per weekly reset)

Rune: Battle-Scarred Augment Rune (60 Intellect)