Stat Priority for Frost Mage in PvE | Latest Patch 6.0.2
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Below are the Stat Priority and Stat Summaries for Frost Mage at level 90. The Stat Priority ranks your stats from most effective (left) to least effective (right). The Stat Summaries provide a quick overview of how each stat impacts your character.
Multistrike > Intellect > Versatility > Haste >= Mastery >= CritView Stat Weights
( Pawn: v1: "553-Mage-Frost-Noxxic" MasteryRating=4.9, Intellect=6.62, HasteRating=4.97, CritRating=4.84, Versatility=5.98, Multistrike=8.44 )
Multistrike grants a chance for your spells and abilities to activate up to 2 additional times at 30% effectiveness. As Frost, Frost Armor and Ice Shards further increase your Multistrike chance.
Intellect increases the damage and healing done by your spells.
Versatility increases your damage, healing, and absorption done and decreases damage received.
Haste increases attack and spell casting speed, adds additional damage and healing to DoTsA spell or ability that does damage over time. and HoTsA spell or ability that heals over time., and reduces the GCDA universal cooldown activated by most abilities.. As Frost, Haste also increases the damage dealt by your Water Elemental.
Mastery provides a passive bonus to your character based on your specialization. Mastery Icicles adds an additional Icicle attack that is created by Frostfire Bolt and Frostbolt. The Icicles are launched when you use Ice Lance or automatically when you hit 5 Icicles. Also, Mastery increases the damage done by your Summon Water Elemental.
Critical Strike increase the chance for your spells and attacks to critically hit for additional damage and healing. As Frost, thanks to Shatter, you can reach a high effective Crit rate with less Crit from gear. At 36.33% Crit, you will have an effective crit chance of 100% with Ice Lance + Fingers of Frost and Frostfire Bolt + Brain Freeze.