Frost Mage DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Kuni 113 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 10.2.7.

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

1.

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 below 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. Simulation is always needed to be sure what is actually good for you at your current gear level. The below charts are simply for those who wish for a checklist to go for, like someone who is finishing the tier on farm or someone gearing up a new alt quickly using dungeon spam.

2.

BiS Gear for Frost Mage

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
3.

BiS List for Frost Mage

This list contains the highest DPS setup from most sources for Frost Mage. This is simply the Awakened gear profile used on the SimulationCraft website. The vast majority of this set can be achieved by any given player as long as they are clearing +10 keys.

Your own personal goal for gear will be slightly different depending on your progression level, as this assumes access to absolutely everything.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle (528) Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or Mythic Nymue
Helm Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap (528) Revival Catalyst, Mythic Raszageth, Magmorax, or Tindral Sageswift
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Icon Eye of the Rising Flame (528) Mythic Tindral Sageswift in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes (528) Revival Catalyst, Mythic Broodkeeper Diurna, Echo of Neltharion, or Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or Mythic Sarkareth
Chest Reanimator's Wicked Cassock Icon Reanimator's Wicked Cassock (528) Mythic Kazzara
Bracers Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps (525) Crafted by Tailoring. Embellished with Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch and statted for Haste/Vers
Gloves Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves (528) Revival Catalyst, Mythic Dathea, The Forgotten Experiments, or Igira the Cruel
Belt Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle (525) Crafted by Tailoring. Embellished with Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch and statted for Haste/Vers
Legs Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons (528) Revival Catalyst, Mythic Sennarth, Rashok, or Larodar
Boots Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots (528) Revival Catalyst
Ring #1 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535) Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or Mythic Broodkeeper Diurna
Ring #2 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or Mythic Eranog
Trinket #1 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon (528) Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or Mythic The Primal Council
Trinket #2 Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart (528) Great Vault

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Frost Mage

This list contains the highest DPS setup, with farmable gear from Mythic+ Dungeons. This is a great place to start on a relatively new character, as you can infinitely grind out these items from Mythic+.

Please note that this list is only technically valid for 522 item level. It should be close enough for lower item levels to be irrelevant, however. Additionally, there are many many sidegrade options that work out to be functionally identical. Please sim your character to be sure, but this is posted as a sort of checklist for people farming out a new character quickly.

Also note that this does not include crafted gear and is intended as a sort of "this is the best that I can get from a pure drop standpoint" rather than any actual end-game profile to aim at.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Chillworn's Infusion Staff Icon Chillworn's Infusion Staff (522) Ruby Life Pools
Helm Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 iLvl Helm
Neck Bromach's Disentombed Locket Icon Bromach's Disentombed Locket (522) Uldaman
Shoulder Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 iLvl Shoulders
Cloak Mammoth-Trainer's Drape Icon Mammoth-Trainer's Drape (522) Neltharus
Chest Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Patchwork (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 iLvl Chest
Bracers Bracers of Swirling Light Icon Bracers of Swirling Light (522) Halls of Infusion
Gloves Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 iLvl Gloves
Belt Sky Saddle Cord Icon Sky Saddle Cord (522) Ruby Life Pools
Legs Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 iLvl Legs
Boots Khajin's Hailstone Footwraps Icon Khajin's Hailstone Footwraps (522) Halls of Infusion
Ring #1 Bloodied Wedding Ring Icon Bloodied Wedding Ring (522) Brackenhide Hollow
Ring #2 Platinum Star Band Icon Platinum Star Band (522) Algeth'ar Academy
Trinket #1 Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power (522) The Azure Vault
Trinket #2 Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart (522) The Azure Vault

Raid Gear BiS List for Frost Mage

This list contains the highest DPS setup, only using gear from the Awakened raid drops.

This list is mostly useful for informing your organized guild of what loot is optimal for you, for loot distribution purposes, or if you just really hate Mythic+. Note that this does not include crafted gear and is intended as a sort of "this is the best that I can get from a pure drop standpoint" rather than any actual end-game profile to aim at. Except for the BoE piece. Just go craft that, please, for everyone's sake.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle (528) Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or Mythic Nymue
Helm Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap (528) Revival Catalyst, Mythic Raszageth, Magmorax, or Tindral Sageswift
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Icon Eye of the Rising Flame (528) Mythic Tindral Sageswift
Shoulder Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Metronomes (528) Revival Catalyst, Mythic Broodkeeper Diurna, Echo of Neltharion, or Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or Mythic Sarkareth
Chest Reanimator's Wicked Cassock Icon Reanimator's Wicked Cassock (528) Mythic Kazzara
Bracers Bands of Purified Purpose Icon Bands of Purified Purpose (528) Trash drop in Vault of the Incarnates, just craft these
Gloves Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Gloves (528) Revival Catalyst, Mythic Dathea, The Forgotten Experiments, or Igira the Cruel
Belt Sash of Abandoned Hope Icon Sash of Abandoned Hope (528) Mythic Kazzara
Legs Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons (528) Revival Catalyst, Mythic Sennarth, Rashok, or Larodar
Boots Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Strapped Boots (528) Revival Catalyst
Ring #1 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535) Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or Mythic Broodkeeper Diurna
Ring #2 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or Mythic Eranog
Trinket #1 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon (528) Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion or Mythic The Primal Council
Trinket #2 Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller (528) Mythic Tindral Sageswift
3.

Upgrading Gear in Dragonflight Season 4

Dragonflight Season 4 continues the upgrade system from previous seasons. The notable exception is that rare end boss items that historically dropped at a higher item level, can actually be upgraded to that higher maximum if bought with Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion, as shown in the next section.

For more information on the new Gear Upgrades system, check out our dedicated page for it below.

4.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Frost Mage

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. Here are the best items to spend your Bullions on in Dragonflight Season 4.

  1. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
  2. Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon
  3. Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty
  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen
  5. Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star
5.

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.

6.

Dragonflight Season 4 Gear Considerations

6.1.

Trinket and Gear Notes for Frost Mage

Most of the hard-to-find items from this expansion have made their way to the Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion vendor. This takes a lot of the guesswork out of gearing, and drama out of rare drops. Everyone is free to get Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star!

As to trinkets, Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon beats everything by a fair bit. Alongside it, Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart, Furious Ragefeather Icon Furious Ragefeather, and if you want to skip the Vault RNG, Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller are all fantastic second trinkets for raid.

For Mythic+, Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon still beats everything, but Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power is absurdly strong on any form of AoE. Failing that, both Furious Ragefeather Icon Furious Ragefeather and Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart are decent in dungeons. It really cannot be overstated just how strong Tome of Unstable Power is, however. It is a good 2% ahead of the rest of them, which is absurd given the usual difference is sub-1%.

Additionally, Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart's auto-kill mechanic sounds great on paper for dungeons, but in practice it will only proc a handful of times at useful points. Simming seems to have it at about a 1-2% DPS increase, but still a fair bit behind Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power in AoE. It is still an amazing single target trinket, and acceptable in dungeons, but do not go out of your way for it if you do not raid.

6.2.

Tier Pieces

Ideally, you skip the chest piece and pick up the other four slots.

As noted on the Rotation page, the 2-piece set bonus does change our rotation ever so slightly on 2 targets, and heavily incentivizes freezing anything you can hit with a Glacial Spike Icon Glacial Spike.

6.3.

Profession Gear

While you can craft gear for any slot up to item level 525, 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. The idea is to craft two items with Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch, usually on the wrists and belt (or boots if you are intending to use the Engineering wrists).

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.

6.4.

Single Target Trinket Simulations

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For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
6.5.

AoE/Cleave with Prioritized Single Target

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For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
7.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 12 Nov. 2023: BiS list and farm lists added for Season 3.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Sporecloak nerfed.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Partial update for 10.2.
  • 08 Sep. 2023: Changed wording in the Trinkets section
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5 with tier/profession slot suggestions, and a note about Dawn of the Infinite's gear being untested.
  • 11 May 2023: Re-added Bloodmallet charts.
  • 07 May 2023: Updated for Season 2 start with trinket suggestions in the wake of the Flowstone nerf.
  • 01 May 2023: Added the Season 2 upgrade system, Season 2 interesting items, and suggested embellishments.
  • 23 Mar. 2023: Onyx Annulet is no longer a DPS loss.
  • 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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