Frost Mage Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Frost Mage Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Frost Mage in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Frost Mage

Rune of Power is going to be your talent of choice. Tome of Antonidas and Tome of Rhonin are very important Talents, which increase your Criticial strike chance and Haste by 2%. Shifting Power is a great Talent helping you to reduce your cooldowns. Temporal Warp allows you to you Time Warp even while you are under Temporal Displacement or similiar effects.

Stat Choice for Frost Mage

General Stat Priority for Frost Mage with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike (until 30%)
  4. Haste
  5. Critical Strike (until 33%)
  6. Versatility
  7. Critical Strike (over 33%)

Basic Rotation

Read our Rotation and Cooldowns section for more in-depth information.

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Rune of Power and Incanter’s Flow are located in the middle of our Talent Tree. Shifting Power, Time Anomaly and Temporal Warp, Dragon’s Breath and Meteor are located in the bottom row and have the most significant impact in our playstyle.

Other Damage Talents

Tome of Antonidas and Tome of Rhonin grant us 2% increased Critical Strike and Haste.

Crowd Control & Utility

Blaste Wave, Ring of Frost, Ice Nova, Mass Polymorph,Slow and all allocated Talents are increasing our Crowd Control. Spellsteal and Remove Curse can be talented to increase our overall Utility.

Defensive Talents

Invisibility, Greater Invisibility, Alter Time, Ice Block, Mirror Image and allocated Talents increase our Survivability.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Icy Veins is your 3-minute cooldown which grants you 30% Haste for 25 seconds.
  • Icy Propulsion reduce the cooldown of Icy Veins by 1 second every time your single-target spells strike critically.
  • Thermal Void increases the duration of Icy Veins by 10 seconds, and extends it by 1 second for using Ice Lance on frozen targets.
  • Ray of Frost channels an icy beam to your target, with a 1.25-minute cooldown.
  • Glacial Spike causes your Mastery: Icicles to now longer shoot when using Ice Lance, but instead consumes 5 Icicles to deal damage.
  • Summon Water Elemental summons an elemental which fights on your side.
  • Ebonbolt is a new ability which deals damage and grants you Brain Freeze, causing your next Flurry to deal 50% more damage.
Multi Target Talents
  • Frozen Orb launches an orb that deals consistent damage to all targets.
  • Ice Caller causes every damage of your Blizzard to reduce the cooldown of Frozen Orb by 0.5 seconds.
  • Freezing Rain makes your Blizzard instant cast and deal 60% increased damage during the duration of Frozen Orb.
  • Freezing Winds causes your Frozen Orb to grant you 2 stacks of Finger of Frost every second.
  • Snowstorm increases the damage of your Cone of Cold by 10%, stacking up 30 times, whenever Blizzard deals damage.
  • Splitting Ice causes your Ice Lance and Icicles to hit an additional target for 65% of its damage.
  • Comet Storm is a new ability which deals damage to all enemies within 6-yards of its impact, on a 30-seconds cooldown.

Mythic+ Talents For Frost Mage



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Frost Mage in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Frost Mage in Multi Target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Frost Mage

General Stat Priority for Frost Mage with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike (until 30%)
  4. Haste
  5. Critical Strike (until 33%)
  6. Versatility
  7. Critical Strike (over 33%)

Intellect is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage and healing increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery causes your Frostbolt of Flurry to grant you an Icicle, which deals damage whenever you use Ice Lance. Addtionally, increase your Frozen Orb damage.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Frost Mage

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Frost Mage

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets of Frost Mage in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

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Gems, Enchants and Consumables