Frost Mage DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.0.5

Last updated on Jan 24, 2023 at 14:40 by Kuni 105 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Frost Mage, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.5.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Frost Mage gems and enchants.


Item Quality Ranks


Profession Consumable Ranks

As part of Dragonflight's overhaul of Professions, many crafted items and consumables may have multiple ranks of quality that impact their effects. For consumables, there are potentially three ranks of an item that may be used, with Rank 3 items (shown as item level 415 in-game and with three gold stars) providing the most powerful bonuses. However, higher quality consumables will generally be more expensive and not always necessary depending on the content you are doing. You should be willing to use whatever rank of an item is most within your budget, and save higher-quality consumables for content where you will really need the extra boost!

If you would like to learn more about quality ranks on profession items, or the overhaul to professions as a whole, please see our overview below.

You should always take the highest rank available to you.


Best Gems for Frost Mage

You should use Skillful Illimited Diamond Icon Skillful Illimited Diamond in one socket, and Keen Neltharite Icon Keen Neltharite in all other sockets.


Best Enchants for Frost Mage

Keep in mind that you should sim your character to find out which secondary stat is best for your gear. It may change from the suggestions below depending on various factors. More information on how stats work and interact with Frost Mage can be found here:

Slot Enchantment
Rings Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery or Enchant Ring - Writ of Mastery Icon Enchant Ring - Writ of Mastery (cheaper)
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion or Enchant Weapon - Earthen Writ Icon Enchant Weapon - Earthen Writ (cheaper)
Chest Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
Bracers Any option
Cloak Any option
Boots Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam Icon Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam
Legs Frozen Spellthread Icon Frozen Spellthread, or Vibrant Spellthread Icon Vibrant Spellthread (cheaper)

Consumables for Frost Mage


Best Phials and Potions for Frost

Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power is the best potion to use. Elemental Potion of Power Icon Elemental Potion of Power is about 0.3% behind, however, and a great cost saver.

Phial of Elemental Chaos Icon Phial of Elemental Chaos should be used as your Phial of choice. In theory, Phial of Static Empowerment Icon Phial of Static Empowerment is best, and Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage is competitive with it, but in practice they seem to have enough downtime that Elemental Chaos will pull ahead.

Buzzing Rune Icon Buzzing Rune is usually the better of the temporary runes, however the difference between them is tiny.

Healthstones heal for 25% of the user's maximum health. Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing Healing Potion does not share a cooldown with Healthstones, and should also be used when extra healing is required.

Potion of Withering Vitality Icon Potion of Withering Vitality heals for about twice as much health as a Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing Healing Potion and shares the same cooldown, however you will suffer the same amount healed as damage over time. Alter Time Icon Alter Time just after hitting it can be a great way to negate much of the damage that it applies to you.


Best Food for Frost

Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak Icon Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak is the best food option, followed by Sizzling Seafood Medley Icon Sizzling Seafood Medley, and then Salt-Baked Fishcake Icon Salt-Baked Fishcake. The difference is about 1% between them, but the Intellect food is best once you start pushing out of the initial levelling gear.


Augment Runes for Frost

In addition, if you can afford it, you should use Draconic Augment Rune Icon Draconic Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of the consumable runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.



  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2023: Updated Phial choice, and added Rune choice.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for beginning of Dragonflight Season 1 with weapon enchant and food choice changes.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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