TBC Classic Frost Mage Phase 3 / 4 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on May 05, 2022 at 03:23 by Wrdlbrmpft 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Frost Mage from TBC Classic Phases 3 and 4.

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Frost Mage Phase 3/4 Best in Slot List

This page contains a list of gear which is considered to be the best in each slot.

The list below is following the stat priority of Spell Hit until cap > Spell Haste >= Spell Damage > Spell Crit > Intellect and assumes no Hit Chance raid buffs. You can see an explanation for this priority on our stats page for Frost Mage below. During Black Temple, you may also have need of additional gear devoted to maximizing your Shadow Resistance stat. Should this be the case, we recommend consulting our guide dedicated to acquiring pieces with this stat as necessary.

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Other Frost Mage Best in Slot Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Frost Mage, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids.

Do note that items from Heroic dungeons or that require Primal Nether Icon Primal Nethers (which are obtained from Heroics) can be harder to get than raid items due to their daily lockout. Some Heroic dungeons are also harder than most of Karazhan.

To check out our recommended Pre-Raid best in slot gear, head over to its list below. If your character is still progressing through the content of older tiers, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead.

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Frost Mage Phase 3/4 Best in Slot Table

The items on the following list for Phase 3/4 come from TBC dungeons, raids, and reputation rewards. It also uses only crafted gems, as these are easier to come by.

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Absolute Best in Slot

This gear set is the absolute best you can get in Phase 3/4. It is built for maximum performance on trash and bosses. During trash, especially on AoE, Haste rating is much more valuable than Spell Damage and Spell Crit, as Mages are often AoE-capped by Spell Power and AoEing many targets simultaneously. This means that with additional Haste you can cast more spells in the same time, whereas with additional Spell Damage, your Arcane Explosion IconArcane Explosion would not hit harder due to the AoE cap. Therefore the Ashtongue Deathsworn Exalted trinket Ashtongue Talisman of Insight Icon Ashtongue Talisman of Insight and Mind Quickening Gem Icon Mind Quickening Gem from Vaelastrasz the Corrupt in Blackwing Lair are very strong options for AoE fights.

If you have access to an Elemental Shaman's Totem of Wrath IconTotem of Wrath, dropping Hit rating will be hard with this set, as most of the irreplaceable pieces have Hit on them.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Cowl of the Illidari High Lord Icon Cowl of the Illidari High Lord
  • Gems:
    • 1x Chaotic Skyfire Diamond Icon Chaotic Skyfire Diamond
    • 1x Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst Icon Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst
Neck
  • Brooch of Nature's Mercy Icon Brooch of Nature's Mercy
Shoulders
  • Mantle of the Tempest Icon Mantle of the Tempest
  • Gems:
    • 1x Veiled Pyrestone Icon Veiled Pyrestone
    • 1x Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst Icon Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst
Back
  • Shroud of the Highborne Icon Shroud of the Highborne
  • Alternative:
    • Shadowcaster's Drape Icon Shadowcaster's Drape
    • Cloak of the Illidari Council Icon Cloak of the Illidari Council
Chest
  • Robes of the Tempest Icon Robes of the Tempest — 3x Runed Crimson Spinel Icon Runed Crimson Spinel
Wrists
  • Bracers of Nimble Thought Icon Bracers of Nimble Thought
Hands
  • Gloves of the Tempest Icon Gloves of the Tempest — 1x Runed Crimson Spinel Icon Runed Crimson Spinel
Waist
  • Anetheron's Noose Icon Anetheron's Noose — 2x Runed Crimson Spinel Icon Runed Crimson Spinel
  • Alternative:
    • Waistwrap of Infinity Icon Waistwrap of Infinity
Legs
  • Leggings of the Tempest Icon Leggings of the Tempest — 1x Runed Crimson Spinel Icon Runed Crimson Spinel
Feet
  • Slippers of the Seacaller Icon Slippers of the Seacaller — 2x Runed Crimson Spinel Icon Runed Crimson Spinel
Rings
  • Ring of Ancient Knowledge Icon Ring of Ancient Knowledge
  • Band of the Eternal Sage Icon Band of the Eternal Sage
Trinkets
  • The Skull of Gul'dan Icon The Skull of Gul'dan
  • Quagmirran's Eye Icon Quagmirran's Eye
  • Alternatives:
    • Hex Shrunken Head Icon Hex Shrunken Head *
    • Icon of the Silver Crescent Icon Icon of the Silver Crescent
    • Dark Iron Smoking Pipe Icon Dark Iron Smoking Pipe
Weapons
  • Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer Icon Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer
  • Alternative:
    • Tempest of Chaos Icon Tempest of Chaos + Chronicle of Dark Secrets Icon Chronicle of Dark Secrets
Wand
  • Wand of the Forgotten Star Icon Wand of the Forgotten Star

Hex Shrunken Head Icon Hex Shrunken Head sims within 2 DPS of Quagmirran's Eye Icon Quagmirran's Eye and is not worth to be taken from other classes for this small of an upgrade.

3.

Further Enhancements

If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Frost Mage Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.

4.

Changelog

  • 05 May 2022: Guide moved.
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