|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.1.
Empowered Frostbolt is a mage talent that increases 's spell power bonus by 5/10%, and reduces its cast time by 0.1/0.2 sec. Frostbolt normally has a spell damage bonus of 81.4% of total Frost spell damage. The bonus from the talent is additive, with rank 2 Empowered Frostbolt increasing the spell damage bonus to 91.4%. The critical strike chance is additive as well, and only applies to the Frostbolt spell.
Empowered Frostbolt is a direct damage increase to the spell, and is valuable in builds that use Frostbolt as a primary damage spell. It is most effective at later levels, when mages have a high amount of spell damage from gear.
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
- Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Instead of increasing critical strike chance by 2/4%, this talent now reduces the cast time of Frostbolt by 0.1/0.2 seconds.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Reduced to 2 ranks, increases damage by 5/10% of spell power and increases critical hit chance by 2/4%.