TBC Classic Frost Mage Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on Jan 14, 2022 at 22:04 by Wrdlbrmpft 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Frost Mage in TBC Classic.

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Frost Mage Pre-Raid Best in Slot List

This gear collection list is considered the to be the best gear you can get outside of raids and includes gear and badges from (Heroic) TBC dungeons, gear from PvP, and gear from Tailoring.

The list below is following the stat priority of Hit until cap > Spell Damage > Spell Haste > Spell Crit and assumes no Hit chance raid buffs.

2.

Other Frost Mage Best in Slot Lists

If your character is ready to jump into Phase 3 / Tier 6 content, then see our current best in slot list. If you wish to go through the content of Tiers 4 or 5 instead, then please see their respective lists below.

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Pre-Raid Best in Slot Table

In order to make the Mantle of Nimble Thought Icon Mantle of Nimble Thought, you need Pattern: Mantle of Nimble Thought Icon Pattern: Mantle of Nimble Thought, which drops from Black Temple and is tradeable.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Destruction Holo-gogs Icon Destruction Holo-gogs
  • Gems:
    • 1x Chaotic Skyfire Diamond Icon Chaotic Skyfire Diamond
    • 1x Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst Icon Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst
Neck
  • Vindicator's Pendant of Subjugation Icon Vindicator's Pendant of Subjugation
  • Gem:
    • 1x Veiled Pyrestone Icon Veiled Pyrestone
  • PvP reward — 10x Eye of the Storm Mark of Honor Icon Eye of the Storm Mark of Honor and 15300 Honor Points
Shoulders
  • Mantle of Nimble Thought Icon Mantle of Nimble Thought
Back
  • Shawl of Shifting Probabilities Icon Shawl of Shifting Probabilities
  • G'eras in Shattrath; 25 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Chest
  • Frozen Shadoweave Robe Icon Frozen Shadoweave Robe
  • Gems:
    • 1x Veiled Pyrestone Icon Veiled Pyrestone
    • 1x Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst Icon Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst
Wrists
  • Bracers of Nimble Thought Icon Bracers of Nimble Thought
Hands
  • Vengeful Gladiator's Silk Handguards Icon Vengeful Gladiator's Silk Handguards
  • PvP Arena Reward
Waist
  • Belt of Blasting Icon Belt of Blasting
  • Gem:
    • 2x Veiled Pyrestone Icon Veiled Pyrestone
Legs
  • Spellstrike Pants Icon Spellstrike Pants
  • Gem:
    • 1x Veiled Pyrestone Icon Veiled Pyrestone
    • 2x Runed Crimson Spinel Icon Runed Crimson Spinel
Feet
  • Frozen Shadoweave Boots Icon Frozen Shadoweave Boots
  • Gem:
    • 2x Runed Crimson Spinel Icon Runed Crimson Spinel
Rings
  • Ring of Cryptic Dreams Icon Ring of Cryptic Dreams
  • Sparking Arcanite Ring Icon Sparking Arcanite Ring
Trinkets
  • Quagmirran's Eye Icon Quagmirran's Eye
  • Icon of the Silver Crescent Icon Icon of the Silver Crescent
  • Quagmirran in Heroic The Slave Pens
  • G'eras in Shattrath; 41 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Weapons
  • Vengeful Gladiator's Spellblade Icon Vengeful Gladiator's Spellblade
  • PvP Arena Reward
Off-Hand
  • Sapphiron's Wing Bone Icon Sapphiron's Wing Bone
  • G'eras in Shattrath; 25 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Wand
  • The Black Stalk Icon The Black Stalk

While the list above contains the absolute best gear set up it can be extremely difficult, expensive or generally unrealistic to obtain it in a timely manner, below are alternatives that are also very strong.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Gladiator's Silk Cowl Icon Gladiator's Silk Cowl
  • Demonfang Ritual Helm Icon Demonfang Ritual Helm
  • Evoker's Helmet of Second Sight Icon Evoker's Helmet of Second Sight
  • Mag'hari Ritualist's Horns Icon Mag'hari Ritualist's Horns
  • PvP Arena Reward
  • The Black Stalker in Heroic The Underbog
  • Teron Gorefiend, I am... quest in Shadowmoon Valley
  • Hero of the Mag'har quest in Nagrand (Horde)
Neck
  • Natasha's Ember Necklace Icon Natasha's Ember Necklace
  • Hydra-fang Necklace Icon Hydra-fang Necklace
  • Chain of the Twilight Owl Icon Chain of the Twilight Owl
  • Eye of the Night Icon Eye of the Night
  • The Hound-Master quest in Blades Edge Mountains
  • Ghaz'an in Heroic The Underbog
  • Jewelcrafting; 10 charges; extremely strong group buff
  • Jewelcrafting; 10 charges; extremely strong group buff
Shoulders
  • Gladiator's Silk Amice Icon Gladiator's Silk Amice
  • Mana-Etched Spaulders Icon Mana-Etched Spaulders
  • Mantle of Three Terrors Icon Mantle of Three Terrors
  • Spaulders of the Torn-heart Icon Spaulders of the Torn-heart
  • PvP Arena Reward
  • Quagmirran in heroic The Slave Pens
  • Chrono Lord Deja in Black Morass
  • The Cipher of Damnation - The Third Fragment Recovered quest in Shadowmoon Valley
Back
  • Cloak of the Black Void Icon Cloak of the Black Void
  • Sethekk Oracle Cloak Icon Sethekk Oracle Cloak
Chest
  • Robe of the Crimson Order Icon Robe of the Crimson Order
  • Will of Edward the Odd Icon Will of Edward the Odd
  • Auchenai Anchorite's Robe Icon Auchenai Anchorite's Robe
  • Mana-Etched Vestments Icon Mana-Etched Vestments
  • Gladiator's Silk Raiment Icon Gladiator's Silk Raiment
Wrists
  • Crimson Bracers of Gloom Icon Crimson Bracers of Gloom
  • Bracers of Havok Icon Bracers of Havok
Hands
  • Tempest's Touch Icon Tempest's Touch
  • Gloves of Pandemonium Icon Gloves of Pandemonium
  • Gladiator's Silk Handguards Icon Gladiator's Silk Handguards
  • Gloves of the Deadwatcher Icon Gloves of the Deadwatcher
  • Return to Andormu quest in Caverns of Time
  • World Drop
  • PvP Arena Reward
  • Shirrak the Dead Watcher in Heroic Auchenai Crypts
Waist
  • Belt of Depravity Icon Belt of Depravity
  • Glyph-Lined Sash Icon Glyph-Lined Sash
  • Akama's Sash Icon Akama's Sash
  • A'dal's Gift Icon A'dal's Gift
  • Harbinger Skyriss in Heroic Arcatraz
  • Nexus-Prince Shaffar in Heroic Mana Tombs
  • Akama's Promise quest in ShadowmoonValley
  • How to Break Into the Arcatraz quest in Arcatraz
Legs
  • Aran's Sorcerous Slacks Icon Aran's Sorcerous Slacks
  • Pantaloons of Flaming Wrath Icon Pantaloons of Flaming Wrath
  • Breeches of the Occultist Icon Breeches of the Occultist
  • Mana-Etched Pantaloons Icon Mana-Etched Pantaloons
Feet
  • Marshal's Silk Footguards Icon Marshal's Silk Footguards
  • Shattrath Jumpers Icon Shattrath Jumpers
  • Sigil-Laced Boots Icon Sigil-Laced Boots
  • Extravagant Boots of Malice Icon Extravagant Boots of Malice
Rings
  • Ashyen's Gift Icon Ashyen's Gift
  • Ryngo's Band of Ingenuity Icon Ryngo's Band of Ingenuity
  • Band of the Guardian Icon Band of the Guardian
  • Seal of the Exorcist Icon Seal of the Exorcist
  • Seer's Signet Icon Seer's Signet
  • Fedryen Swiftspear in Zangarmarsh; Cenarion Expedition Exalted
  • Wrath-Scryer Soccothrates in Arcatraz
  • Hero of the Brood quest in Caverns of Time
  • Spirit Shard Icon Spirit Shard vendors at Alliance/Horde bases in Terokkar
  • The Scryers vendor in Shattrath; The Scryers Exalted
Trinkets
  • Scryer's Bloodgem Icon Scryer's Bloodgem
  • Shiffar's Nexus-Horn Icon Shiffar's Nexus-Horn
  • Xi'ri's Gift Icon Xi'ri's Gift
  • Arcanist's Stone Icon Arcanist's Stone
  • Starkiller's Bauble Icon Starkiller's Bauble
Staves
  • Gladiator's War Staff Icon Gladiator's War Staff
  • Auchenai Staff Icon Auchenai Staff
  • Terokk's Shadowstaff Icon Terokk's Shadowstaff
One-Handed Weapons
  • Eternium Runed Blade Icon Eternium Runed Blade
  • Stormcaller Icon Stormcaller
  • Blade of the Archmage Icon Blade of the Archmage
  • Continuum Blade Icon Continuum Blade
  • Greatsword of Horrid Dreams Icon Greatsword of Horrid Dreams
Off-Hand
  • Manual of the Nethermancer Icon Manual of the Nethermancer
  • Star-Heart Lamp Icon Star-Heart Lamp
  • Lamp of Peaceful Radiance Icon Lamp of Peaceful Radiance
Wand
  • Nethekurse's Rod of Torment Icon Nethekurse's Rod of Torment
  • Rod of Dire Shadows Icon Rod of Dire Shadows
  • Nether Core's Control Rod Icon Nether Core's Control Rod
  • Wand of the Netherwing Icon Wand of the Netherwing
  • Turning the Tide quest (Alliance) in Honor Hold
  • The Will of the Warchief quest (Horde) in Thrallmar
  • Dalliah the Doomsayer in Arcatraz
  • Blackheart the Inciter in Shadow Labyrinth

For each of these gear sets, make sure to be Hit capped. The Frost Mage stat priority and Hit cap can be found in our Frost Mage PvE Stats section.

4.

Further Enhancements

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

5.

Changelog

  • 14 Jan. 2022: Page updated for Phase 3.
  • 12 Sep. 2021: Updated pre raid gear to Phase 2 standards.
  • 17 Jun. 2021: Adjusted BiS gear to include craftable Spell Hit gems.
  • 04 Jun. 2021: Adjusted set for unique Heroic dungeon gems.
  • 30 May 2021: Guide added.
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