Frost Mage DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.0.7

Last updated on Mar 20, 2023 at 14:16 by Kuni 105 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Frost Mage in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.0.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Frost Mage gear and best in slot.


Best in Slot for Frost Mage

It is challenging to define a best-in-slot list for Frost, as it heavily depends on your progression level and gear. You cannot simply use the lower-tier equipment of any given best-in slot list, as stat weights will then shift, and you will likely be missing certain breakpoints.

Feel free to check SimulationCraft's Frost profile for a maxed-out Mythic best in-slot list, but be warned that unless you have access to all of those pieces, this is not the best you can get for your character right now.


Upgrading Mythic+ Gear with Valor

Valor can be used to increase the item level of any gear that drops from Mythic+ dungeons or the dungeon reward from the weekly chest up to 415, if you have achieved 2400 rating. This can be quite a boon as there are several dungeon trinkets that out-DPS non-Mythic raid trinkets.


Evaluating Upgrades

The easiest way, and also the method we suggest, to compare multiple items is to use Raidbots' Top Gear. Here you can input an export from the Simcraft AddOn, select the items to compare, and it will find out which of the items are best.


Dragonflight Season 1 Gear Considerations


Interesting Gear Pieces

As per usual, a best-in-slot list is a bit of a meaningless endeavor on Frost. In almost all cases, item level upgrade is worth taking unless you replace a piece of jewelry with a huge amount of Mastery with a piece that does not. A simulation will be needed to check those. In many cases, it will be worth doing just because the overall total of stats on the higher item level piece makes up the loss in "optimal" stats.

Furious Ragefeather Icon Furious Ragefeather is a strong trinket and very likely your best trinket available in most cases.

Strangely, Conjured Chillglobe Icon Conjured Chillglobe is a good trinket in single target against trinkets of similar item level. If you look at the damage values of Furious Ragefeather Icon Furious Ragefeather, and consider that it is 1 RPPM, approximately the same as the cooldown of the Chillglobe and that the Chillglobe does significantly more damage, it starts to make sense. Do not be deceived by the Mana refund capability.

For non-Mythic+ trinkets, Spoils of Neltharus Icon Spoils of Neltharus deserves special notice. The use effect with the Mastery treasure active is powerful; however, the shuffling combined with how Frost's spells are built causes some issues. The shuffle can happen on both cast and spell impact, as both are technically different spells by the game's logic. This can cause the shuffle to occur twice per Frostbolt Icon Frostbolt, for instance. This also rolls a shuffle roll on every tick of Frozen Orb Icon Frozen Orb and Blizzard Icon Blizzard. Be careful when using this trinket. Make sure to get the Mastery procs instead of anything else.

Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty is ridiculously strong, as it has perfect itemization and a higher item level than most gear. It is a rare drop-off of Broodkeeper Diurna, but well worth it if you can get it.


Tier Pieces

Our tier bonuses are completely passive and have no impact on gameplay, simply enhancing what we already do. There is no need to play around them. The hat is the weakest piece of our tier set and should be replaced. Most hats this season are fairly weak from a stat distribution standpoint, and this is a good slot to fill with professions.


Profession Gear

While you can craft gear for any slot up to item level 418, there are certain pieces with extra powers or the ability to add powers via extra items during the crafting process. You may have two of these "Embellished" pieces equipped at once. Preliminary testing is showing that the ideal is to use Amice of the Blue Icon Amice of the Blue and Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat.

In addition, it is an extremely good idea to have one more crafted piece to support taking Alchemical Flavor Pocket Icon Alchemical Flavor Pocket, as that will drastically prolong the life of your guild's food stocks. This does not count towards your Embellished count. This can be obtained by either the Iskaaran Community Feast weekly quest, or bought from the Auction House.

As a bonus, Engineering can craft bracers for everyone that can slot in a tinker that does not count towards your two Embellished limit. While most are of questionable value, Tinker: Arclight Vital Correctors Icon Tinker: Arclight Vital Correctors allows you to have a battle resurrection available as a class that traditionally does not have it. This can be useful with our Invisibility Icon Invisibility, as we can provide wipe recovery.


Onyx Annulet

Onyx Annulet Icon Onyx Annulet has been added in Patch 10.0.7 and is a DPS loss for moderately geared Frost Mages. However, for new characters or alts, it is a nice ring if you are willing to work to upgrade the gems. Information on the actual gems can be found here:

For more information regarding the Onyx Annulet, the Primordial Gemstones, and how to obtain them, check out our dedicated guide for it below.


Single Target Trinket Simulations

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AoE/Cleave with Prioritized Single Target

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  • 20 Mar. 2023: Added a note about Onyx Annulet.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for beginning of Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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