|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.1.
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Prior to Patch 4.0.1, Frost Ward was a mage spell that would cast a shield on the caster to absorb frost damage. The shield would last 30 seconds or until the given amount of damage was absorbed, whichever came first. Frost Ward was self-cast only. Since Patch 4.0.1, Frost Ward has been replaced with which is a similar spell that also blocks Fire and Arcane damage.
Previously, Frost Ward (Rank 5) could have been trained at level 60 from Tome of Frost Ward V; a random drop from pre-TBC high level dungeons, raid bosses and outdoor world bosses.
Frost Ward could have been dispelled as a magic debuff.
Damage reduction due to spell resistances or -like effects was calculated before damage would be absorbed.
shared the same cooldown timer as Frost Ward. Using one ward would have triggered the cooldown of the other, meaning only one of the two wards could have been active at a time.
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Replaced with .
- Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): and Frost Ward duration reduced, cooldown increased.
- Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Moved to level 22.
- Patch 0.6 (2004-04-13): Frost Ward 1 has been moved to level 22.