Frost Mage DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 14, 2019 at 00:00 by Kuni 114 comments
General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Frost Mage in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5. We also give budget alternatives.

1. Best Gems for Frost Mage

You should use Deadly Amberblaze Icon Deadly Amberblaze (or the cheaper Deadly Solstone Icon Deadly Solstone) in all sockets.

2. Best Enchants for Frost Mage

Slot Enchantment

3. Consumables for Frost Mage

3.1. Best Flasks and Potions for Frost

Potion of Rising Death Icon Potion of Rising Death is the best potion in single target situations, should you be able to stay at max distance for the duration. Battle Potion of Intellect Icon Battle Potion of Intellect should be used in single target situations where you have to remain close to the target, multi-target situations, and just about any Mythic+ use. In practice, Battle Potion of Intellect is likely the better potion to buy as you get to use it in more situations, for a minimal difference in single target damage.

Flask of Endless Fathoms Icon Flask of Endless Fathoms should be used as your flask of choice.

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

3.2. Best Food for Frost

You should eat from the Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast or Sanguinated Feast Icon Sanguinated Feast when possible, and otherwise eat the 85 Intellect food, Boralus Blood Sausage Icon Boralus Blood Sausage. If you do not have access to Sanguicell Icon Sanguicell, Critical Strike food (Honey-Glazed Haunches Icon Honey-Glazed Haunches or the cheaper Kul Tiramisu Icon Kul Tiramisu) when below Shatter Icon Shatter cap, and Haste food (Swamp Fish 'n Chips Icon Swamp Fish 'n Chips or the cheaper Ravenberry Tarts Icon Ravenberry Tarts) when above are all acceptable alternatives to Boralus Blood Sausage.

3.3. Augment Runes for Frost

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

4. Changelog

  • 14 Apr. 2019: Removed Intellect gem recommendation due to average player ilvl.
  • 26 Dec. 2018: Expanded on food recommendations.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 20 Sep. 2018: Expanded upon Battle Potion of Intellect use.
  • 01 Sep. 2018: Updated for Uldir launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 06 Aug. 2018: Updated with hotfix to Darkmoon Faire food.
  • 16 Jul. 2018: Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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