Frost Mage DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.0.2

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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 10.0.2.

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 difficult to define a best-in-slot list for Frost, as it is heavily dependent on the 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 can get for your character, right now.

2.

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.

3.

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.

4.

Dragonflight Season 1 Gear Considerations

4.1.

Interesting Dungeon 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 are replacing a piece of jewelry that has a particularly large 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 due to the overall total of stats on the higher item level piece making up the loss in "optimal" stats.

Unfortunately, the best trinkets that come out of dungeons will not be in rotation for Mythic+ this season. However, for pre-raid, Time-Breaching Talon Icon Time-Breaching Talon, and Irideus Fragment Icon Irideus Fragment look to be extremely strong. Interestingly, despite the next paragraph, Irideus Fragment does not consider Frost spells two (or more) casts each.

Spoils of Neltharus Icon Spoils of Neltharus deserves special notice. The use effect with the Mastery treasure active is extremely strong, 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.

5.

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.

5.1.

Single Target Trinket Simulations

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5.2.

AoE/Cleave with Prioritized Single Target

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6.

Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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