Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Frost Mage Guide

Introduction

    Frost Mages bring
    Winter's Chill
    as well as
    Enduring Winter
    to raids. All Mages will still bring
    Arcane Intellect
    with them as well.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Frost Mage Rotation

    Frost Mages have a simple rotation, but two important talents that make it a very fun specialization to play.
    Fingers of Frost
    lets you use
    Deep Freeze
    on targets that you normally couldn't, and
    Brain Freeze
    gives you instant
    Frostfire Bolt
    casts.

Opener

  1. Pre-pot
    Potion of Speed
    .
  2. Pre-cast
    Mirror Image
    .
  3. Cast
    Frostbolt
    .
  4. Proceed to normal priorities.

Single Target

  1. Use
    Molten Armor
    .
  2. Cast
    Summon Water Elemental
    .
  3. Cast
    Icy Veins
    . Try to align with
    Bloodlust
    .
  4. Cast
    Deep Freeze
    when
    Fingers of Frost
    procs.
  5. Cast
    Cold Snap
    to reset the cooldown
    Icy Veins
    . You can also reset the cooldown of
    Deep Freeze
    if the timing works out.
  6. Cast
    Frostfire Bolt
    when
    Brain Freeze
    procs.
  7. Cast
    Frostbolt
    .
  8. Cast
    Mirror Image
    while moving.
  9. Cast
    Ice Lance
    if the target will die before your next
    Frostbolt
    cast finishes or while moving.
  10. Cast
    Evocation
    when you run out of mana.

AoE

  1. Cast
    Blizzard
    .
  2. Cast
    Cone of Cold
    while moving or to finish off low health enemies.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Frost Mage Talents

Standard Build

If your raid has someone else bringing the Mana Regeneration buff, you can move the 2 points from
Enduring Winter R2
to
Arcane Meditation R2
. You can also move them to
Ice Barrier
or
Improved Blizzard R2
for more utility.
0
Arcane
0
Fire
0
Frost

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Frost Mage Glyphs

  1. Major:
    FrostboltFrostbolt
    ,
    Eternal WaterEternal Water
    ,
    Molten ArmorMolten Armor
  2. Minor:
    Arcane IntellectArcane Intellect
    ,
    Slow FallSlow Fall

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Frost Mage Stats

Hit Cap

  • 10% (263 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    ,
    Precision
    and
    Improved Faerie Fire
    or
    Misery
  • 11% (289 Rating) with
    Precision
    and
    Improved Faerie Fire
    or
    Misery
  • 13% (342 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    and
    Precision
  • 14% (368 Rating) with
    Precision

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Frost Mage Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of the Frost Wyrm
    Alternatives:
  • Spellpower Elixir
    ,
  • Elixir of Spirit

Food

    Best:
  • Fish Feast
    ,
  • Tender Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Firecracker Salmon
    Alternatives:
  • Great Feast
    ,
  • Dalaran Clam Chowder
    ,
  • Shoveltusk Steak
    ,
  • Smoked Salmon
    ,
  • Snapper Extreme
    ,
  • Worg Tartare

Potions

    Best:
  • Potion of Speed
    Alternatives:
  • Potion of Wild Magic

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Frost Mage Best Races

Alliance

  1. Gnome:
    Expansive Mind
  2. Draenei:
    Heroic Presence
  3. Human:
    The Human Spirit

Horde

  1. Troll:
    Berserking
  2. Blood Elf:
    Arcane Torrent

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Frost Mage Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Springy Arachnoweave
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Visage Liquification Goggles
    for early gearing.
  2. Tailoring: Second best profession thanks to
    Lightweave Embroidery
    .
  3. Jewelcrafting: Third best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Runed Dragon's Eye
    and
    Rigid Dragon's Eye
    .
  4. Blacksmithing: Fourth best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  5. Leatherworking, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Spell Power
    ,
    Ring - Greater Spell Power
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Storm
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  6. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .