Fingers of Frost
Ability mage wintersgrasp
  • Fingers of Frost (Passive)
  • Passive
  • Your successful Frostbolts, Frostfire Bolts and Frozen Orb hits have a 15% chance, and your Blizzard ticks have a 5% chance to grant you the Fingers of Frost effect.

    The Fingers of Frost effect causes your next Ice Lance or Deep Freeze to act as if your target were frozen, and increases Ice Lance damage by 120%.

    Limit 2 charges.
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Casting time
  • Passive
  • Talents
    Level required24
    Related buff
    Ability mage wintersgrasp
    • Fingers of Frost
    • Your next Ice Lance or Deep Freeze act as if your target were frozen and Ice Lance deals 100% more damage.
    • Duration: 15 seconds
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    This sensation is quite intriguing.
    - Vor'na the Disciplined TCG

    Fingers of Frost is a passive mage ability learned at level 24 for those with the Frost specialization. When triggered, it grants the mage a buff that makes their next [Ice Lance] or [Deep Freeze] treat the target as if it were Frozen, but not really freezing it, and also increases the damage of Ice Lance for a short amount of time.

    Triggered by Edit


    • This ability shines when used in conjunction with [Shatter], causing the spells to be cast under its influence to have a high chance to critically strike.
    • In PvP, channeling two Frostbolts and then immediately following with a Deep Freeze can be a devastating combo, since the Deep Freeze allows another two-three spells (depending on spell haste) to hit the already weakened target.

    Patch changes Edit

    • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Fingers of Frost now increases Ice Lance damage by 120% (up from 100%).
    • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Fingers of Frost now increases Ice Lance damage by 100% (up from 25%).
    • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Fingers of Frost now has a 15% (was 12%) chance to activate from Frostbolt, Frostfire Bolt and Frozen Orb, and a 5% (was 4%) chance to activate from Blizzard.
    • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Fingers of Frost bonus damage applied to Ice Lance has been increased to 25%, up from 15%.
    • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Fingers of Frost can no longer be dispelled and now also increases Ice Lance damage by 15%.
    • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Fingers of Frost proc chance is now 7/14/20%, down from 10/20/30%.
    • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Mages with Molten Armor active who have the Shatter talent will no longer lose Fingers of Frost charges when Molten Armor causes reactive damage. In addition, the effect from this ralent now displays the number of charges on the buff icon.
    • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): This talent now triggers immediately on casting a spell rather than being delayed until the spell strikes the target.
    • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): This talent can now trigger properly from Frost Armor.

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