Brain Freeze
Ability mage brainfreeze
  • Brain Freeze (Passive)
  • Passive
  • Your Frostbolts have a 10% chance to cause the Brain Freeze effect. Each multistrike increases that cast's chance by an additional 15%.

    The Brain Freeze effect causes your next Frostfire Bolt to cost no mana, be instant cast, deal 85% additional damage, and act as if your target were frozen.
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  • Passive
  • Talents
    Level required77
    Related buff
    Ability mage brainfreeze
    • Magic
    • Brain Freeze
    • Your next Frostfire Bolt is instant cast, costs no mana, and acts as if your target were frozen.
    • Duration: 15 seconds
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    You know that feeling you get when you suck down too much Tigule and Foror's ice cream at once? Kind of like that.
    - TCG

    Brain Freeze is a passive mage ability learned at level 77 for those who have chosen the Frost specialization. It gives [Frostbolt] and subsequent multistrikes a chance to grant an instant-cast [Frostfire Bolt] at zero mana cost while acting as if the enemy were frozen.


    • This allows for great mobility in PvP, giving the Frost Mage even stronger burst potential.

    Patch changes

    • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Brain Freeze now has a 15% increased chance to trigger on each multistrike (down from 25%).
    • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): The Brain Freeze effect now increases Frostfire Bolt's damage by 25%, and can now stack up to 2 times. It also no longer triggers from the Bomb Talents, and instead has a 10% chance to trigger from Frostbolt casts. Each Multistrike of Frostbolt increases that cast's chance by an additional 25%. (Total of 60% on double-Multistrikes).
    • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Brain Freeze can now proc from Frostfire Orb (Rank 2).
    • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): This talent now allows your next Fireball or Frostfire Bolt to be instant and cost no mana. There is a small internal cooldown to keep the Frostfire Bolt from immediately triggering Brain Freeze again.

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