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WoW Class Guide • WoW Shadowlands Patch 9.2.5 • Noxxic Legacy

DPS Rotation & Cooldowns

During combat you are constantly making decisions for what to cast next. Knowing what to do and when is critical for being effecting at DPS. This rotation guide should help give a basic understanding of what to do, what's most important, and how to prioritize Frost Mage abilities and cooldowns.

Single Target DPS Rotation

Use this priority list when fighting one target.

  1. (if have talent) Rune of Power
  2. Icy Veins
  3. (if have talent) Ice Nova (If utilizing Shatter)
  4. Flurry (with Brain Freeze, break Shatter with Ice Lance ASAP)
  5. Ice Lance (with Fingers of Frost)
  6. (if have talent) Ray of Frost
  7. (if have talent) Ebonbolt (on CD, followed by Flurry)
  8. Frozen Orb
  9. (if have talent) Comet Storm
  10. (if have talent) Ice Nova
  11. (if have talent) Glacial Spike (with Winters Chill or when hitting 2+ targets)
  12. Frostbolt

AoE / Multi-Target DPS Rotation

Use this priority list when fighting multiple targets.

  1. Frozen Orb
  2. (if have talent) Blizzard with Freezing Rain
  3. (if have talent) Comet Storm
  4. (if have talent) Ice Nova
  5. Blizzard
  6. Arcane Explosion

Important Cooldowns

  • Icy Veins Use when available. Stack with other DPS buffs.
  • Time Warp Use as directed by your raid or party leader.
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