Frost Mage PvP Guide

PvP Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Mage
Specialization: Frost
Last updated on: Aug 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Frost Mage PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

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. PvP talents

PvP talents

3. Stats

Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

4. 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
> >

5. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

6. Gem

Gem
>

7. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
> >

8. Races

Race
Human > Orc > Undead

9. Consumables

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

10. 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% players from Arena and RBG leaderboards using the official Blizzard API. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.