Introduction to the Frost Mage

Frost excels at limiting enemy movement while dealing reliable and predictable damage.  Frost is great at quickly bursting down priority adds, either by holding onto Mastery: Icicles IconMastery: Icicles for Glacial Spike IconGlacial Spike or by holding procs for a quick burst.

In Mythic+, Frost’s formidable stacked AoE and single target DPS make them uniquely powerful. Combined with access to Time Warp IconTime Warp and Arcane Intellect IconArcane Intellect, they are very desirable in most groups.

Below you will find a beginners guide to the Frost Mage, you can click on highlighted abilities, for a more in depth description of them.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Frost Mage


  • Strong single target and cleave damage
  • High mobility and kiting
  • Good at killing fragile targets quickly
  • Fairly steady damage output


  • Relatively weak burst single target, despite high single spell impacts
  • Cleave depends on talents
  • No way to deal with spread target damage


15Bone Chilling Bone ChillingLonely Winter Lonely WinterIce Nova Ice Nova
30Glacial Insulation Glacial InsulationShimmer ShimmerIce Floes Ice Floes
45Incanter's Flow Incanter’s FlowMirror Image Mirror ImageRune of Power Rune of Power
60Frozen Touch Frozen TouchChain Reaction Chain ReactionEbonbolt Ebonbolt
75Frigid Winds Frigid WindsIce Ward Ice WardRing of Frost Ring of Frost
90Freezing Rain Freezing RainSplitting Ice Splitting Ice Comet Storm Comet Storm
100Thermal Void Thermal VoidRay of Frost Ray of FrostGlacial Spike Glacial Spike

Rotation of the Frost Mage

  • Cast Ebonbolt Icon Ebonbolt if you are currently at 5 Icicles


  • Icy Veins IconIcy Veins increases your Haste by 30% for 20 seconds. 
  • Time Warp IconTime Warp increases Haste by 30% for 40 seconds for all party and raid members within 100 yards. 

Stat Priority for the Frost Mage

The stat priority for Frost Mage is:

  1. Mastery
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Haste
  4. Versatility
  5. Intellect