Frost Mage PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Pherix 17 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Frost Mage in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the correct stats, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets to optimize your gameplay.

This page is part of our Frost Mage PvP Guide.

1.

Stat Priority for Frost Mages in PvP

The stat priority for Frost Mage in PvP is as follows:

  1. Intellect;
  2. Haste;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Mastery;
  5. Critical Strike.

Intellect is the best stat in all situations. Haste is the best secondary state. This stat will reduce your global cooldown and the cast times of important spells like Polymorph Icon Polymorph and Glacial Spike Icon Glacial Spike. Versatility increases the damage you deal and reduces the damage you take. This is why you should also be wearing gear with Versatility as well.

2.

Gear Recommendations

2.1.

General Guidelines

In general, Frost Mages want to get trinkets that line up well with Icy Veins Icon Icy Veins. These trinkets can have a passive or on-use effect. The stat you want to be increasing is Intellect or Haste. You want to increase Intellect because it drastically increases your overall damage output. Haste, meanwhile, allows for quicker casts to maximize damage. For more information about Icy Veins and your rotation in PvP, please refer to our dedicated page.

As of Season 4, each different specialization will receive a previous season's tier set. For this season, Frost Mage will continue to keep the Season 3 Tier set. Note that the Season 3 Tier set bonuses are all nerfed by 50% in PvP scenarios. This tier set is strong and even with the nerf in PvP, it is very useful and provides decent damage to Glacial Spike Icon Glacial Spike. Ideally, you will opt to use 2-set.

Below, you will find our current BiS list.

  • Head: Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Chronocap
  • Neck: Draconic Gladiator's Necklace Icon Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
  • Shoulders: Draconic Gladiator's Silk Mantle Icon Draconic Gladiator's Silk Mantle
  • Cloak: Draconic Gladiator's Drape Icon Draconic Gladiator's Drape
  • Chest: Draconic Gladiator's Silk Robe Icon Draconic Gladiator's Silk Robe
  • Wrists: Draconic Gladiator's Silk Wristwraps Icon Draconic Gladiator's Silk Wristwraps
  • Hands: Draconic Gladiator's Silk Gloves Icon Draconic Gladiator's Silk Gloves
  • Waist: Infurious Binding of Gesticulation Icon Infurious Binding of Gesticulation Embellishment 1
  • Legs: Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons Icon Wayward Chronomancer's Pantaloons
  • Feet: Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers with Precognition Icon Precognition
  • Ring 1: Draconic Gladiator's Ring Icon Draconic Gladiator's Ring
  • Ring 2: Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight
  • Weapon: Draconic Gladiator's Staff Icon Draconic Gladiator's Staff.
2.2.

Draconic Gladiator's Medallion Icon Draconic Gladiator's Medallion is typically 1 of 2 trinkets to have equipped at all times. This allows you to remove any crowd control on yourself. You will normally use this when you are stuck in crowd control and in danger of dying.

Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity gives you Critical Strike and has a 1-minute cooldown that increases your primary stat. This is great to use right before you activate a powerful cooldown. However, this does not pair well with the long cooldown of Icy Veins Icon Icy Veins.

Draconic Gladiator's Emblem Icon Draconic Gladiator's Emblem increases your maximum health when used. This gives you an additional defensive when you think a team will attack you often.

Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity increases your Haste and has a chance to proc your primary stat. This is a strong trinket, as the stat will often proc throughout an arena match. As a Frost Mage, typically, you will want to use Insignia for the additional Haste with the Intellect procs.

2.3.

Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants for a Frost Mage:

  • Bracers: Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed
  • Boots: Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze
  • Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed Icon Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed
  • Chest: Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
  • Rings: Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste
  • Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion
  • Legs: Frozen Spellthread Icon Frozen Spellthread

Gem all of your gear with Energized Ysemerald Icon Energized Ysemerald or Energized Malygite Icon Energized Malygite.

3.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 18 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5
  • 09 May 2023: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 30 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 31 Jul. 2022: Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Page updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 17 Nov. 2021: Page reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 04 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1 of Shadowlands.
  • 19 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 23 Dec. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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