Mythic+ Frost Mage

Frost Mage
Season 3
50 characters
3462 - 3749

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Frost Mage equipped to prevail in Mythic+ 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 Bravden from Area 52 (US) — currently ranked as the best Frost Mage in Mythic+.

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
    Bravden
    Area 52 (US)
    488 ilvl
    3749
  2. 2
    琴瑟灬
    Shadowmoon (TW)
    488 ilvl
    3725
  3. 3
    空灵柩
    Icecrown (TW)
    488 ilvl
    3722
  4. 4
    Magiftw
    Sargeras (US)
    488 ilvl
    3707
  5. 5
    Teisen
    Hyjal (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3682

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+3760
28% Critical Strike
+3580
33% Haste
+5863
40% Mastery
+3750
18% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Versatility
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+583
8% Avoidance
+213
1% Leech
+153
3% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

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 Dwarf currently being the top race for Frost Mages in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf
    16
  2. Night Elf
    7
  3. Human
    7
  4. Tauren
    6
  5. Blood Elf
    6

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
35
Spellsteal
18
Tempest Barrier
22
Incantation of Swiftness
3
Remove Curse
14
Arcane Warding
49
Mirror Image
50
Shifting Power
50
Alter Time
50
Cryo-Freeze
43
Reduplication
11
Quick Witted
50
Mass Polymorph
2
Slow
0
Master of Time
49
Diverted Energy
24
Ring of Frost
10
Ice Nova
48
Shimmer
26
Mass Slow
0
Blast Wave
36
Improved Frost Nova
0
Rigid Ice
0
Tome of Rhonin
50
Tome of Antonidas
50
Volatile Detonation
1
Energized Barriers
6
Frigid Winds
49
Flow of Time
4
Temporal Velocity
50
Ice Ward
43
Freezing Cold
6
Time Manipulation
38
Displacement
1
Accumulative Shielding
14
Greater Invisibility
50
Dragon's Breath
46
Ice Cold
46
Temporal Warp
47
Mass Barrier
49

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
50
Everlasting Frost
50
Winter's Blessing
50
Frostbite
1
Piercing Cold
50
Perpetual Winter
50
Lonely Winter
50
Ice Caller
44
Bone Chilling
50
Comet Storm
50
Frozen Touch
7
Wintertide
50
Snowstorm
0
Flash Freeze
50
Subzero
0
Deep Shatter
0
Icy Veins
50
Splintering Cold
50
Glacial Assault
49
Freezing Rain
44
Thermal Void
50
Chain Reaction
28
Splitting Ice
50
Fractured Frost
0
Freezing Winds
50
Slick Ice
0
Ray of Frost
20
Hailstones
50
Cold Front
0
Coldest Snap
50
Cryopathy
7
Glacial Spike
50

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
22
Concentrated Coolness
27
Ice Form
18
Ice Wall
14
Ring of Fire
6
Frost Bomb
11
Snowdrift
15
Master Shepherd
10
Ethereal Blink
14
Improved Mass Invisibility
3

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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap
    44
  2. Crown of the Infinite Lord
    2
  3. Aurelian Miter
    1
  4. Collar of Raking Claws
    1
  5. Lost Scholar's Timely Hat
    1

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time
    11
  2. Chain of the Green Flight
    10
  3. Elemental Lariat
    9
  4. Ouroboreal Necklet
    9
  5. Raven Filigree Pendant
    7

Shoulders

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes
    47
  2. set
    Azureweave Mantle
    1
  3. Lost Scholar's Temporal Shoulderdials
    1
  4. Mantle of Meticulous Plans
    1

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    35
  2. Inflammable Drapeleaf
    3
  3. Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice
    3
  4. Wayward Chronomancer's Stole
    3
  5. Cloak of Fading Echoes
    2

Chest

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork
    48
  2. Loa Betrayer's Vestments
    1
  3. Vesture of the Smoldering Serpent
    1

Wrist

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps
    20
  2. Anguished Restraints
    9
  3. Wayward Chronomancer's Cuffs
    7
  4. Fading Flame Wristbands
    4
  5. Overengineered Sleeve Extenders
    4

Hands

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves
    49
  2. Latosius's Blasting Gloves
    1

Waist

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    19
  2. Wayward Chronomancer's Synchronous Belt
    12
  3. Urctos's Hibernal Dial
    6
  4. Cord of Arcane Mystery
    3
  5. Mobius Strap
    3

Legs

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons
    37
  2. Elder's Volcanic Wrap
    6
  3. Bloodstained Sous Chef Pants
    2
  4. Lightbinder Leggings
    2
  5. Oakheart's Trunkwarmers
    2

Feet

  1. Lost Scholar's Belted Treads
    15
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    11
  3. Lifewoven Slippers
    8
  4. Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots
    6
  5. Paranoid Sprinters
    4

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    46
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    18
  3. Signet of the Last Elder
    10
  4. Anthia's Ring
    5
  5. Seal of the Regal Loa
    5

Trinkets

  1. Balefire Branch
    49
  2. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    26
  3. Belor'relos, the Suncaller
    15
  4. Sea Star
    5
  5. Augury of the Primal Flame
    3

Main Hand

  1. Iridal, the Earth's Master
    18
  2. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
    10
  3. Staff of Incandescent Torment
    8
  4. Sol's Magestaff
    5
  5. Cerith Spire Staff
    4

Off Hand

  1. Trickster's Captivating Chime
    3
  2. Bioluminescent Lamp
    1

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 Mythic+.

  1. Blue Silken Lining
    72
  2. Roiling Shadowflame
    17
  3. Elemental Lariat
    9
  4. set
    Azureweave Vestments
    2

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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    50

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    48
  2. +125 Avoidance
    1
  3. Homebound Speed
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    50

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    48
  2. +200 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    47

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread
    47
  2. Temporal Spellthread
    3

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    42
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    8

Rings

  1. +82 Critical Strike
    34
  2. +82 Versatility
    23
  3. +82 Haste
    21

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    34
  2. Wafting Devotion
    16

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 Mythic+.

  1. Zen Malygite
    55
  2. Radiant Alexstraszite
    45
  3. Sensei's Neltharite
    39
  4. Keen Neltharite
    30
  5. Sensei's Alexstraszite
    30