Frost Mage PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Mage
Specialization: Frost
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Frost Mage DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

15
Bone Chilling
Lonely Winter
Ice Nova
30
Glacial Insulation
Shimmer
Ice Floes
45
Incanter's Flow
Mirror Image
Rune of Power
60
Frozen Touch
Chain Reaction
Ebonbolt
75
Frigid Winds
Ice Ward
Ring of Frost
90
Freezing Rain
Splitting Ice
Comet Storm
100
Thermal Void
Ray of Frost
Glacial Spike

2. Stats

Mastery > Haste > Versatility

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
> >
Head
> >
Legs
> >
Neck
Ring
> >
Chest
> >
Hands
> >
Waist
> >
Wrist
> >
Trinket
> >
Main Hand
>
Shoulders
> >

4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

5. Gem

Gem
>

6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
> >

7. Races

Race
Troll > Human > Void Elf

8. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
>
>
Weapon enchant
>
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? Use Potion: Use your potion with Icy Veins
? Use Racial Active Buff: Use with Icy Veins
? Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Icy Veins
? Use Ice Lance right after a Brain Freeze Flurry
? Cast Flurry right after Ebonbolt to shatter the Ebonbolt. Ebonbolt will also give you Brain Freeze, so you always want to do this.
? With Brain Freeze right after Glacial Spike to shatter the Glacial Spike
? Frozen Orb is always worth using, but try to save it if AoE will be available before it is ready again.
? Comet Storm is worth using against a single target, but save it if AoE will be available before it is ready again
? Against 3+ targets
? With Brain Freeze right after a Frostbolt to Shatter the Frostbolt. Only if you have less than 4 Icicles - save Brain Freeze for Glacial Spike if you have 4+.
? With Fingers of Frost up
? When you have Brain Freeze so that you can follow it with Flurry to shatter the Glacial Spike
? If you're moving and can't cast anything else use Ice Lance.

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).