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Higher Level Mage Frost Talents in World of Warcraft

by: Finn Orfano ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

A further look into more of the talents that are on the Frost portion of the talent tree for mages in World of Warcraft.

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    The chilly air continues with these more progressive higher ranked talents on the frost side of the talent tree. For all about mages see: The Wonderful World of Mages by mdweems.

    Arctic Reach – This will have up to two talent points and it will require 15 talent points in other areas. It will increase the radius of frost nova and cone of cold, and increase the range of frostbolt. Talent point one is 10%, talent point two is 20%.

    Frost Channeling – You can put three talents points in this and it will require 15 points elsewhere. It will reduce the mana cost of the frost spells and it will reduce the threat caused by your frost spells. Talent point one is for 5%/4%, talent point two is for 10%/7%, and talent point three is for 15%/10%.

    Shatter – This will take up to five talent points and it requires two talent points in improved frost nova and 15 in the frost side of the talent tree. It will increase your chance of a critical strike of all of your spells against frozen targets. Talent point one is for 10%, talent point two is for 20%, Talent point three is for 30%, talent point four is for 40%, and talent point five is for 50%.

    Frozen Core – This can take three talent points and requires 20 in other parts of the talent tree. It will reduce the damage taken by fire and frost effects. Talent point one is for 2%, talent point two is for 4%, and talent point three is for 6%.

    Cold Snap – You can only put one talent point in there and it requires 20 in the frost side of the tree. It is an instant spell with an eight minute cooldown and no mana cost. It will finish the cooldown of all your frost spells.

    Improved Cone of Cold – This can take three talent points and it requires 20 points elsewhere. It will increase cone of cold spell damage. Talent point one is for 15%, talent point two is for 25%, and talent point three is for 35%.

    Ice Floes – This has spots for two talent points and it will require 25 frost talent points. It will reduce the cooldown of the cold snap, ice barrier, cone of cold, and ice block. Talent point one is for 10% and talent point two for 20%.

    Winter’s Chill – This will take up to five talent points and it will require 25 frost talent points. It will give your frost damage spells a chance to apply the winter’s chill effect. This will increase the changes of a frost spell critically hitting a target by 2% for 15 seconds and it will stack up to 5 times. Talent point one is for 20%, talent point two is for 40%, talent point three is for 60%, talent point four is for 80%, and talent point five is for 100%.

    Ice Barrier – This takes one talent point and requires a point in cold snap and 30 talent points in the frost side of the tree. It is an instant spell, a half second cooldown, and a 305 mana cost. It will instantly shield you and absorb 438 damage and lasts one minute.

    Arctic Winds – This takes five talent points and it requires 30 frost talent points. It will reduce the chance of ranged or melee attacks will hit you and increase the frost damage. Talent point one is for 1%, talent point two is for 2%, talent point three is for 3%, talent point four is 4%, and talent point five is 5%.

    Empowered Frostbolt – This takes five talent points and it requires 35 frost talent points. It makes your frostbolt spell a percentage of your bonus spell damage and an additional chance to critically strike. Talent point one is for 2%/1%, talent point two is for 4%/2%, talent point three is for 6%/3%, talent point four is for 8%/4%, and talent point five is for 10%/5%.

    Summon Water Elemental – This takes one point and it requires 40 points elsewhere in the tree. It is an instant spell, has a three minute cooldown, and costs 16% of base mana. It will summon a water elemental to fight for 45 seconds.

    And that is all of the Frost portion of the talent tree. For other talents see the other articles in this series.

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