3v3 Frost Mage

Frost Mage
Season 3
50 characters
2218 - 2799

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Frost Mage equipped to prevail in 3v3 in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including Fromcanadaqc from Sargeras (US) — currently ranked as the best Frost Mage in 3v3.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Frost Mage. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Frost Mages

  1. 1
    Fromcanadaqc
    Sargeras (US)
    459 ilvl
    2799
  2. 2
    Fromcanadaqc
    Stormrage (US)
    463 ilvl
    2715
  3. 3
    Fromcanadaqc
    Zuljin (US)
    460 ilvl
    2712
  4. 4
    Fromcanada
    Tichondrius (US)
    459 ilvl
    2702
  5. 5
    Fromcanadaqc
    Alexstrasza (US)
    457 ilvl
    2649

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Frost Mage Secondary and Minor stats for 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+219
8% Critical Strike
+5877
48% Haste
+1295
15% Mastery
+6998
34% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+12
0% Avoidance
+13
0% Leech
+562
11% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Night Elf currently being the top race for Frost Mages in 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf
    20
  2. Human
    9
  3. Orc
    8
  4. Void Elf
    5
  5. Gnome
    3

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Mage specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Mage class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Mage's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Ice Barrier
50
Ice Block
50
Overflowing Energy
50
Incanter's Flow
50
Winter's Protection
0
Spellsteal
50
Tempest Barrier
20
Incantation of Swiftness
0
Remove Curse
48
Arcane Warding
7
Mirror Image
49
Shifting Power
50
Alter Time
50
Cryo-Freeze
25
Reduplication
0
Quick Witted
50
Mass Polymorph
1
Slow
22
Master of Time
50
Diverted Energy
0
Ring of Frost
50
Ice Nova
50
Shimmer
43
Mass Slow
0
Blast Wave
50
Improved Frost Nova
15
Rigid Ice
2
Tome of Rhonin
48
Tome of Antonidas
50
Volatile Detonation
50
Energized Barriers
48
Frigid Winds
32
Flow of Time
50
Temporal Velocity
50
Ice Ward
0
Freezing Cold
0
Time Manipulation
50
Displacement
50
Accumulative Shielding
8
Greater Invisibility
50
Dragon's Breath
50
Ice Cold
0
Time Anomaly
49
Mass Barrier
46

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Frost Mages with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Ice Lance
50
Frozen Orb
50
Fingers of Frost
50
Flurry
50
Shatter
50
Brain Freeze
26
Everlasting Frost
46
Winter's Blessing
50
Frostbite
45
Piercing Cold
50
Perpetual Winter
50
Lonely Winter
50
Ice Caller
47
Bone Chilling
50
Comet Storm
23
Frozen Touch
17
Wintertide
50
Snowstorm
0
Flash Freeze
39
Subzero
45
Deep Shatter
14
Icy Veins
50
Splintering Cold
19
Glacial Assault
3
Freezing Rain
49
Thermal Void
50
Chain Reaction
47
Splitting Ice
45
Fractured Frost
0
Freezing Winds
43
Slick Ice
12
Ray of Frost
48
Hailstones
41
Cold Front
0
Coldest Snap
3
Cryopathy
48
Glacial Spike
38

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Frost Mage's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Icy Feet
0
Concentrated Coolness
38
Ice Form
0
Ice Wall
2
Ring of Fire
30
Frost Bomb
49
Snowdrift
4
Master Shepherd
27
Ethereal Blink
0
Improved Mass Invisibility
0

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Frost Mages in 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap
    29
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Cap
    14
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Headcover
    6
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Hat
    1

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    41
  2. Torc of Passed Time
    6
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    2
  4. Elemental Lariat
    1

Shoulders

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes
    35
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Mantle
    14
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes
    1

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    33
  2. Wayward Chronomancer's Stole
    6
  3. Hellbloom Cloak
    5
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    3
  5. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    2

Chest

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments
    29
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Tunic
    16
  3. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork
    4
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Blouse
    1

Wrist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Armbands
    43
  2. set
    Hellbloom Bindings
    4
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps
    3

Hands

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Gloves
    29
  2. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves
    21

Waist

  1. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation
    45
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Cord
    3
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Belt
    1
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    1

Legs

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons
    48
  2. Infurious Legwraps of Possibility
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Leggings
    1

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    44
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Treads
    4
  3. set
    Hellbloom Slippers
    1
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Slippers
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    45
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    29
  3. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    25
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    49
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    49
  3. set
    Obsidian Gladiator's Medallion
    1
  4. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Staff
    43
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Greatstaff
    4
  3. Hellbloom Dagger
    1
  4. Hellbloom Spellblade
    1
  5. Iridal, the Earth's Master
    1

Off Hand

  1. Hellbloom Branch
    2

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Frost Mages in 3v3.

  1. Precognition
    50
  2. Mettle
    45
  3. Verdant Conduit
    3
  4. Elemental Lariat
    1
  5. Infurious Legwraps Of Possibility
    1

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Frost Mages in 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    5

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    43
  2. +125 Speed
    6
  3. Regenerative Leech
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    49
  2. Reserve of Intellect
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    49

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Legion Surveying
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    40

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread
    49
  2. Temporal Spellthread
    1

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    45
  2. Watcher's Loam
    5

Rings

  1. +82 Haste
    77
  2. +82 Versatility
    14
  3. +82 Mastery
    7

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    50

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Frost Mages in 3v3.

  1. Energized Ysemerald
    204
  2. Energized Malygite
    52
  3. Fierce Illimited Diamond
    33
  4. Keen Ysemerald
    22
  5. Keen Neltharite
    18