Empowered Frostbolt

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Empowered Frostbolt
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  • Empowered Frostbolt (2 ranks)
  • Frost, Tier 8
  • Increases the damage of your Frostbolt spell by an amount equal to 5/10% of your spell power and reduces the cast time by 0.1/0.2 sec.
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Empowered Frostbolt is a mage talent that increases [Frostbolt]'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 [Frostbolt] 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 changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King 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.
  • Wrath of the Lich King 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%.

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