Frost Mage DPS Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Sep 03, 2018 at 15:42 by Kuni 99 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Frost Mages. It lists your best items, with an emphasis on trinkets, and gives you gearing advice.

The other pages of our Frost Mage guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Kuni, one of the best Frost Mages in the world, who raids in Midnight Sanctuary.

1. Azerite Gear for Frost Mage

With the possibility of Titanforging items, an exact list of best items is impossible to make. That said, since Azerite gear cannot Titanforge, below are charts of relative strengths for the three Azerite slots. Some of the key Azerite Traits to look for on your gear are Dagger in the Back Icon Dagger in the Back and Thunderous Blast Icon Thunderous Blast. Azerite gear can drop from loads of content, like World Quests, Dungeons, Warfronts, PvP, reputations, etc, so you should try to do all possible content. Below we have listed some good items to look for based on how to obtain them and the Azerite Traits they have on them. The listed items are all pre-raid, as in, before the first raid opens. After that, most of your gear will come from the first raid (Uldir) and Mythic+.

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2. 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.

3. Trinket Notes for Frost Mage

Due to the prevalence of high item level trinkets and Titanforged rewarded from Dungeons, World Quests, etc, there are a variety of suitable options when it comes to trinkets. It is always best to use Raidbots Top Gear to determine what your optimal trinkets are.

3.1. Single Target Trinket Simulations

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3.2. AoE/Cleave with Prioritized Single Target

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4. Changelog

  • 03 Sep. 2018: Updated for Uldir launch and Bloodmallet charts.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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