RBG Frost Mage

Frost Mage
Season 3
13 characters
1906 - 2279

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Frost Mage equipped to prevail in RBG 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 Msthirteen from Sargeras (US) — currently ranked as the best Frost Mage in RBG.

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
    Msthirteen
    Sargeras (US)
    463 ilvl
    2279
  2. 2
    Zenzoh
    Tichondrius (US)
    475 ilvl
    2223
  3. 3
    Cinetik
    Blackrock (EU)
    464 ilvl
    2174
  4. 4
    Rankonegpy
    Tichondrius (US)
    457 ilvl
    2155
  5. 5
    Lavjuco
    Ravencrest (EU)
    458 ilvl
    2126

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 RBG.

Secondary Stats
+415
9% Critical Strike
+4914
42% Haste
+2723
23% Mastery
+6190
30% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+0
0% Leech
+562
11% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

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 RBG, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf
    7
  2. Human
    4
  3. Draenei
    1
  4. Undead
    1

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
13
Ice Block
13
Overflowing Energy
13
Incanter's Flow
13
Winter's Protection
0
Spellsteal
13
Tempest Barrier
2
Incantation of Swiftness
0
Remove Curse
12
Arcane Warding
2
Mirror Image
13
Shifting Power
13
Alter Time
13
Cryo-Freeze
10
Reduplication
0
Quick Witted
13
Mass Polymorph
0
Slow
6
Master of Time
13
Diverted Energy
1
Ring of Frost
12
Ice Nova
13
Shimmer
11
Mass Slow
0
Blast Wave
13
Improved Frost Nova
1
Rigid Ice
1
Tome of Rhonin
12
Tome of Antonidas
13
Volatile Detonation
13
Energized Barriers
13
Frigid Winds
10
Flow of Time
13
Temporal Velocity
13
Ice Ward
0
Freezing Cold
1
Time Manipulation
12
Displacement
13
Accumulative Shielding
3
Greater Invisibility
13
Dragon's Breath
12
Ice Cold
0
Time Anomaly
13
Mass Barrier
12

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
13
Frozen Orb
13
Fingers of Frost
13
Flurry
13
Shatter
13
Brain Freeze
10
Everlasting Frost
13
Winter's Blessing
13
Frostbite
11
Piercing Cold
13
Perpetual Winter
13
Lonely Winter
13
Ice Caller
13
Bone Chilling
13
Comet Storm
7
Frozen Touch
6
Wintertide
13
Snowstorm
0
Flash Freeze
9
Subzero
12
Deep Shatter
3
Icy Veins
13
Splintering Cold
2
Glacial Assault
0
Freezing Rain
12
Thermal Void
13
Chain Reaction
13
Splitting Ice
10
Fractured Frost
0
Freezing Winds
11
Slick Ice
4
Ray of Frost
13
Hailstones
10
Cold Front
0
Coldest Snap
0
Cryopathy
13
Glacial Spike
10

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
1
Concentrated Coolness
9
Ice Form
1
Ice Wall
1
Ring of Fire
11
Frost Bomb
12
Snowdrift
0
Master Shepherd
3
Ethereal Blink
1
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 RBG, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap
    12
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Cap
    1

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    8
  2. Torc of Passed Time
    4
  3. Elemental Lariat
    1

Shoulders

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes
    12
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Mantle
    1

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    8
  2. Hellbloom Cloak
    2
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    2
  4. Wayward Chronomancer's Stole
    1

Chest

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments
    8
  2. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork
    5

Wrist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Armbands
    10
  2. set
    Hellbloom Bindings
    2
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Wristwraps
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves
    7
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Gloves
    3
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Handwraps
    2
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Handwraps
    1

Waist

  1. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation
    9
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Cord
    3
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    1

Legs

  1. set
    Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons
    11
  2. Infurious Legwraps of Possibility
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Leggings
    1

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    10
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Treads
    2
  3. set
    Hellbloom Slippers
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    9
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    8
  3. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    5
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    2
  5. Verdant Aspirant's Ring
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    13
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    12
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Staff
    10
  2. Hellbloom Spellblade
    1
  3. Hellbloom Spire
    1
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Greatstaff
    1

Off Hand

  1. Hellbloom Branch
    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 RBG.

  1. Precognition
    13
  2. Mettle
    9
  3. Blue Silken Lining
    1
  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 RBG, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    2

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    11
  2. +125 Speed
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    12

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    12

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    9

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread
    13

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    12

Rings

  1. +82 Haste
    12
  2. +82 Mastery
    10
  3. +82 Versatility
    4

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    12
  2. Wafting Devotion
    1

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 RBG.

  1. Keen Neltharite
    29
  2. Energized Malygite
    23
  3. Zen Neltharite
    15
  4. Energized Ysemerald
    14
  5. Keen Ysemerald
    5