Spell frost frostbolt02
  • Frostbolt
  • 40 yd  range
  • 4.0% of base mana
  • 2 sec cast
  • Launches a bolt of frost at the enemy, causing x Frost damage and slowing movement speed by 50% for 15 sec.

    Enhanced Frostbolt (Level 92+)
    Frostbolt's cast time is reduced by 0.5 sec. This effect is disabled for 15 sec after you benefit from it.
Usable by
Casting time2 sec cast
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required12
Related debuff
Spell frost frostbolt02
  • Magic
  • Frostbolt
  • Movement slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 15 seconds
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Wearing heavy plate is taxing enough without having to lug around another eighty pounds of ice.

Frostbolt is a mage ability learned at level 12 for those with the Frost specialization. It deals frost direct damage and chills the target, slowing its movement speed. This spell is the primary source of damage for a frost mage.

Modified by


Spell frost frostbolt02 Frost specialization ability

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Frostbolt now deals 20% more damage.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Frostbolt can no longer be used to heal the Mage's Water Elemental.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Frostbolt now deals 10% less damage and no longer increases the damage of any spells. The damage for those spells have been increased instead.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Frostbolt now deals 32% more damage.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Frostbolt damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Spell power scaling on this spell has been increased by approximately 5%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from all talents which increase its damage by a percentage.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): The mana cost on these spells has been reduced by approximately 15%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Reduced the mana cost of Fireball, Frostbolt, Frostfire Bolt, Arcane Blast, Arcane Missiles, and Arcane Explosion.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Damage on rank 12 was increased slightly to ensure it did more damage than rank 11 at all levels.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Targets that are immune to movement slowing effects will no longer be affected by Frostbolt's movement slowing effect. Damage will still be caused.

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