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Spell frost frostbolt02.png
  • Frostbolt
  • Level 1 Frost mage ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 2% of base mana
  • 2 sec cast
  • Requires
  • Launches a bolt of frost at the enemy, causing (210% of spell power) Frost damage and slowing movement speed by 30% for 15 sec.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
Spell frost frostbolt02.png
  • Magic
  • Frostbolt
  • Movement slowed by 30%.
  • Duration: 15 seconds
"Wearing heavy plate is taxing enough without having to lug around another eighty pounds of ice." —Warrax[1]

Frostbolt is a level 1 Frost mage spell that deals frost direct damage and chills the target, slowing its movement speed. This spell is the primary source of damage for a frost mage.



Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Damage increased by 5%.
  • Hotfix (2016-10-13): "Frostbolt no longer deals increased damage in PvP (was a multiplier of +10%)."
  • Hotfix (2016-09-23): "
    • Frostbolt damage increased by 8%.
    • Frostbolt now reduces movement speed by 50% in PvP.
    • Frostbolt damage is now increased by 10% in PvP (down from 20%)."
  • Hotfix (2016-08-26): "
    • Frostbolt damage increased to 185% of Spell Power (was 170%).
    • Frost Bolt (Frost) deals 20% additional damage in PvP."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Damage reduced by 5%. Now reduces movement speed by 30%, down from 50%.
  • WoD Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 20% more damage.
  • Hotfix (2014-10-30): "Damage has been reduced by 20%."
  • Hotfix (2014-10-17): "Damage increased by 20%."
  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Frostbolt can no longer be used to heal the mage's Water Elemental.
  • MoP Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 10% less damage and no longer increases the damage of any spells. The damage for those spells have been increased instead.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Frost specialization ability. Movement speed reduction increased from 40% to 50%, and duration increased from 9 to 15 sec. Now also causes the target to take an additional 8% damage from Frostbolt and Ice Lance, and Water Elemental's Waterbolt, stacking up to 3 times.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Damage has been increased by 10%.
  • WotLK Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Spell power scaling on this spell has been increased by approximately 5%.
  • TBC Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Damage on rank 12 was increased slightly to ensure it did more damage than rank 11 at all levels.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Targets that are immune to movement slowing effects will no longer be affected by Frostbolt's movement slowing effect. Damage will still be caused.
  • Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Cast time reduced, damage and mana cost reduced accordingly, slowing effect reduced.
  • Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Duration increased with each rank.

See also


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