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On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for FrostMages in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4, how the class benefits fromeach of them, andwhat your reforging strategy should be. We also detail what the various capsare (if any) and why they should be attained.
The statistics priority is important as itinfluences reforging strategies as well as itemisation choices(gear, enchants, and gems).
Make sure to check our GearOptimisation Guide, which serves as a support guide for thisarticle.
The other pages of our Frost Mage guide can be accessedfrom the table of contents on the right.
The stat priority for a Frost Mage is:
At lower gear levels (approximately below item level 490), Critical StrikeRating is better than Mastery.
For single-target DPS, the optimal balance between stats seems to be HasteRating (until 50% haste when raid buffed, which means 14,242 Haste Rating fornon-Goblins), then Mastery Rating, then further Haste Rating, then Critical StrikeRating.
2. Getting a Better Understanding↑top
2.1. Statistics Explanations
Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in allof your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the damageof your spells, and increases your critical strike chance.
Hit Rating decreases the chance that your spells will misstheir target (15% against a raid boss). Therefore, your goal is to reach the15% hit cap (see section below), which will ensure that your attacks nevermiss.
Haste Rating influences the cast speed of your spells and stackingHaste Rating enables you to make the most of Invocation, by spendingless time casting Evocation and more time benefiting from the+15% increased damage buff that it provides. Haste Rating also increasesthe damage dealt by your Water Elemental. Finally, Haste Rating increasesthe frequency of your procs of Brain Freeze, because it speedsup ticks of Living Bomb and Nether Tempest, anddecreases the cast time and the cooldown of Frost Bomb.
Critical Strike Rating increases your chance to critically hit.Remember that your chance to critical hit with Ice Lance (always castwith Fingers of Frost up) and Frostfire Bolt (always castwith Brain Freeze up) is increased by Shatter, a Frost-specificpassive ability.
2.2. How Exactly Mastery: Icicles Work
2.3. Hit Cap
At level 90, most races require 5,100 Hit Rating to reachthe spell hit cap. Some races, in some cases, only need 4,760 HitRating, thanks to passive racial skills:
Note that, in Mists of Pandaria, 1% expertise counts as 1% hit towards the spell hit cap.
2.4. Critical Strike Cap
Because of Shatter, it is possible to have more than a 100% chance tocritically strike with Ice Lance (when Fingers of Frost is up) and Frostfire Bolt (when Brain Freeze is up). To obtain your criticalstrike chance against frozen targets, Shatter multiplies your critical strike chanceby 2 and adds 50%. At 25%, critical strike chance, your chance to critically hit frozentargets is 100% (25% x 2 + 50%).
Enemies are subject to a mechanic called Crit Depression (or CritSuppression). Testinghas shown that when you attack an enemy that has a higher level than you,you deal 1% less critical strikes for each level between you and the enemy.Raid bosses are 3 levels above you, so -3% critical strike chance is appliedbefore Shatter, so you need to reach 28% critical strikechance in order for Shatter to guarantee critical strikes.
This means that stacking Critical Strike Rating beyond 28% (23% with the+5% critical strike chance raid buff) is not very useful.