Frost Mage DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 13:00 by Kuni 83 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 Shadowlands 9.0.5.

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


Best in Slot for Frost Mage

It is difficult to define a best in slot list for Frost, as it is heavily dependent on progression level and gear available to you. You cannot simply use the lower tier gear 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, personally, can get.


Adding Sockets to Gear

Ve'nari sells Spatial Realignment Apparatus Icon Spatial Realignment Apparatus at Cordial reputation for 7200 Stygia. This will allow you to add a socket to helms, necks, bracers, belts, or rings that do not already have sockets.


Upgrading Mythic+ Gear with Valor

Patch 9.0.5 has brought the return of Valor. This 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 220, if you have cleared all dungeons at +15 in time. This can be quite a boon as there are a number of 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.


Trinket Notes for Frost Mage

Due to the prevalence of high item level trinkets from various sources, it is always best to use Raidbots Top Gear to determine what your optimal trinkets are.


Single Target Trinket Simulations

For the complete simulation results, check out

AoE/Cleave with Prioritized Single Target

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  • 09 Mar. 2021: Added a note about Valor points.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands launch. Added information about Ve'nari's ability to add sockets to gear.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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