PvE Frost Mage Talents, Builds & Glyphs

wotlk pve frost mage talents, builds & glyphs
  • Author: Amery
  • Date: September 1, 2022
  • Updated: September 1, 2022
  • Expansion: WotLK Classic

Frost Mages only have 1 talent build they can use for all scenarios.

Notable Talents

Focus Magic: Increases the target’s chance to critically hit with spells by 3%. When the target critically hits the casters chance to critically hit with spells by 3% for 10 sec. This talent is incredibly strong when two mages trade it back and forth giving each other a total of 6% critical chance.

Torment the Weak: Frostbolt, Fireball, Frostfirebolt, Pyroblast, Arcane Missiles, Arcane Blast, and Arcane Barrage deal 12% more damage to snared or slowed targets. In raids Frost Death Knights will apply a constant slow to bosses making our spells do 12% more damage.

Icy Veins: Increases casting speed by 20% and prevents spell pushback.

Cold Snap: Resets all Frost Cooldowns.

Fingers of Frost: 15% chance for your chill affects to treat the target as if it were Shattered for next 2 spell casts.

Brain Freeze: 15% Chance for your Frost damaging spells with Chill effects to make your next Frostfire Bolt instant cast and cost no mana.

Enduring Winter: Every Frostbolt cast will regen party or raid members mana by 1% per 5 seconds for 15 seconds, cannot occur more often than 6 sec due to ICD (Internal Cooldown).

Deep Freeze: Because of Fingers of Frost This spell can be used on bosses resulting in massive hits every 30 secs.

Talent Build

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Link to Build

This is the Standard Frost Talent Tree (18/0/53) which provides the most damage as well as most survivability


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Major Glyphs

Glyph of Eternal Water

Glyph of Frostbolt

Glyph of Molten Armor

Minor Glyphs

Glyph of Arcane Intellect

Glyph of Slow Fall

You can use any Glyph in the last minor glyph slot — they’re not really that impactful.


About the Author


Hey guys! My name is Amery and here is a little something about me: I've been playing WoW for about 15 years now. With that experience, I wanted to share all the things I have learned over the years.
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1 year ago

thank you for all the knowledge

1 year ago

Great information, I’m loving frost mage so far, thank you for helping me choose the right decisions.

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