Not much has changed for frost mages in terms of stat priorities. You’ll always want to get as close to your shatter-crit which is 33%.
- Critical Strike (to 33.34%)
- Critical Strike (after 33.34%)
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.
The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your characterFind out how to sim
Trolls are still the strongest with their racial haste increase buff Berserking. I could see this change later in the expansion once we get strong enough potency conduits where Icy Veins won’t line up with berserking (3-minute cooldown) due to having Icy Propulsion. But this is just me theory-crafting without having any tangible numbers. Race differences are ridiculously small, however, and there's almost no difference between most of them.
With Shadowlands there are a few new enchants, and these are the best:
Enchant Weapon: Enchant Weapon – Lightless Force
Shadowcore Oil: Can be used on your weapon for a slight damage increase together with your weapon enchant.
Enchant ring: Enchant Ring – Tenet of Critical Strike (until 33.34%), then;
Enchant ring: Enchant Ring – Tenet of Haste
Enchant Bracers: Enchant Bracers – Eternal Intellect
Enchant Chest: Enchant Chest – Eternal Stats
Crit Gem: Deadly Jewel Cluster (+16 crit) until crit capped (33.34%)
Haste Gem: Quick Jewel Cluster (+16 haste)
Vantus Rune: Castle of Nathria (use on the boss you are progressing on)
Flask: Spectral Flask of Power
Potion: Potion of Spectral Intellect
Food buff: Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism or;
Food buff: Spinefin Souffle and Fries