PVE TBC Frost Mage DPS Guide (Short)


PVE TBC Frost Mage DPS Guide (Short)

PVE TBC Frost Mage DPS Guide (Short)

TBC Mage Guide


Welcome to our PVE Frost Mage guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to DPS as a Frost Mage in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables. 


Frost is not considered a top tier raid spec in TBC. It’s generally accepted as the PVP spec but it can bring a lot of utility to a raid group due to it’s ability to kite.

Frost Mage Build


Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.

Blue gems are only worth it to activate your meta gem. After your meta gem requirement has been met fill blue sockets with red gems.


You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear. 

If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Spellpower on both rings.

Stat Priority

  • Hit cap 164
  • Spell Haste
  • Spell Damage
  • Spell Critical Strike
  • Intellect

Hit cap is 164 as long as you have Elemental Precision providing an extra 3% hit.


Frostbolt is your main damaging ability and you pretty much just frostbolt spam the entire fight. Frostbolt also applies Winter’s Chill which you want to keep on the target for the entire fight.

When you have to move a lot you can use Ice Lance to keep Winter’s Chill on the target. Fire Blast is another good filler move when you are having to constantly move.

Summon Water Elemental is a huge DPS boost for you but he is hard to keep alive. Summon Water Elemental benefits from Bloodlust if he is summoned before it is cast so make sure to time that accordingly.


Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.


  • Tailoring – Tailoring is great for fresh level 70’s because you can make the Spellfire and Spellstrike sets which will only be replaced by T4 or T5.
  • Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings with Spellpower will give you 24 extra spell power! You can also save money by enchanting your own gear.
  • Leatherworking – This gives your raid the best bonus by crafting Drums of Battle. This is mainly for late game and not t4 raids.
  • Alchemy – Alchemy allows you to make Sorcerer’s Alchemist Stone which is pretty strong. You can also create your own consumables.
  • Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. 


What is the TBC Mage Hit Cap?

Hit cap is 164 as long as you have Elemental Precision providing an extra 3% hit.

What is the best Profession for a TBC Mage?

The best profession combination for a mage in TBC would be Tailoring and Enchanting. These give the biggest boost starting out.

What meta gem should a mage use in TBC?

The best meta gem for a mage in TBC is the Chaotic Skyfire Diamond!

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