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Frost Mage PvP Stat Priority - 8.0
The below Stat Priority recommendation is automatically generated through statistics from the best Frost Mage players in competitive PvP, updated frequently. Use this guide for insight on what stats the most successful PvP Frost Mage players are currently focusing on.
Haste > Mastery > Crit >= Versatility
Primary stats such as Stamina and Intellect are not included in priority as it is difficult to determine the value of them through analyzing data from PvP leaderboards. However, knowing the value of secondary stats is highly usable as the majority of enchants, gems, consumables and gear stat differentiations are focused on secondary stats.
With that being said, Intellect is very powerful and perchance rivals or surpasses the value of Haste in PvP.
88.89% of the top PvP players focus on Haste.
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.
8.66% of the top PvP players focus on Mastery.
Mastery provides a passive bonus to your character based on your specialization. Mastery Icicles adds an additional Icicle attack that is created by 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.
2.13% of the top PvP players focus on Crit.
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.
0.32% of the top PvP players focus on Versatility.
Versatility increases your damage, healing, and absorption done and decreases damage received.
Intellect increases the damage and healing done by your spells.
Stamina increases your total health.