Frost Mage Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 7th Aug, 2022
Tamir Frost Mage Author
Tamir

Stat Priorities

Stat Priorities

As a general rule of thumb, intellect is our most crucial stat in any situation, which means that every ilvl upgrade you get should be considered.

Single Target

  1. Intellect
  2. Critical Strike - Shatter cap 33.34%
  3. Haste
  4. Versatility
  5. Mastery

AoE & Mythic+

  1. Intellect
  2. Critical Strike - Shatter cap 33.34%
  3. Haste
  4. Versatility/Mastery

Stat Outline

Critical Strike - This is a frost mages bread and butter. The whole spec works around critical strike, with the help of Icy Propulsion and Shatter.

Haste - Haste is an extremely important stat for a frost mage; even though we are getting a lot of haste from Icy Veins, It still gives us the ability to cast Frostbolts faster. This means that we will get more chances to proc Ice Lance \ Brain Freeze, which in return will provide us with more cooldown reduction and more Icy Veins resets.

Versatility - Not much to say about Versatility. It increases our damage and survivability.

Mastery - Mastery as a stat is pretty irrelevant for a frost mage on single target, and you should try to avoid it as much as possible for single target purposes.

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

Find out how to sim

Races

As far as races go, generally speaking, all the mage races are relatively close.

Dwarf and void elves are slightly ahead when playing Alliance, and blood elf, trolls, orcs, and goblins are all valid options on the horde side.

Enchants

You should always Sim yourself but as a guideline you want to enchant critical strike up to 33% and then haste when you are above.

Chest - Eternal stats

Bracer - Eternal Intellect

Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

Weapon - Sinful Revelation(single target) and Celestial Guidance gains value on more targets.

Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike / Tenet of Haste, but like stated in the stats section, sim your character if possible to see what your gear needs

Gems

Deadly Jewel Cluster (Crit) / Quick Jewel Cluster (Haste)

Consumables

Food - Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism. If you cant have feast go with Spinefin Souffle and Fries (Crit) / Tenebrous Crown Roast Aspic (haste)

Flask - Spectral Flask of Power

Potion - Potion of Spectral Intellect

Health Potion - Spiritual Healing Potion

Oil - Shadowcore Oil

Rune - Veiled Augment Rune

Armor Kit - Heavy Desolate Armor Kit