DPS Rotation & Cooldowns (5.4.8)

Maintaining a proper Rotation and using the right Cooldowns is essential to maximizing your Frost Mage. Use this guide to optimize your single target and AoE rotations while learning how to get the most out of your cooldowns.

Single Target Rotation

Armor: Frost Armor

DPS Priority: Execute the following priority for optimal DPS.

  1. Living Bomb maintain at all times. Procs Brain Freeze.
  2. Frozen Orb to proc Fingers of Frost.
  3. Frostfire Bolt with Brain Freeze.
  4. Ice Lance with Fingers of Frost.
  5. Frostbolt as a filler spell.

To execute the Frost DPS priority, maintain Living Bomb at all times. From here, consume Brain Freeze procs with Frostfire Bolt and Fingers of Frost procs with Ice Lance. Cast Frozen Orb when you have < 2 Fingers of Frost stacked. Finally, cast Frostbolt as a filler spell.

Also, in addition to executing the DPS priority, you should always remain within a Rune of Power to maximize your Mana regen and DPS.

AoE Rotation

With < 4 enemies, maintain Living Bomb while casting Flamestrike and Frozen Orb on cooldown. Use Freeze to quickly proc Fingers of Frost for Ice Lance spam. At > 4 enemies, continue using Living Bomb while casting Flamestrike on cooldown, but use Arcane Explosion as a filler spell.

Effective Cooldowns

These effective cooldowns are available if you chose them in your talent build.

These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate into most all encounters.