Frost Mage PvP Guide | 8.3 BfA Race, Talents, Essences, Traits, Gear and Macros

by Mystic // June 16, 2020

This guide was produced with:

  • 5+ Rank 1
  • Competed at the 2018 Blizzcon world championships


Best race:

  • Human gives you the best of both worlds as you can reduce the amount of crowd control you sit by playing with Relentless while still having Every Man for Himself to break out of high impact stuns

Alternative race:

  • Night Elf has its place in matchups with limited stuns as it can be used to avoid big damaging spells such as Chaos Bolt and Greater Pyroblast


Best race:


Chain Reaction and Freezing Rain should be combined together when facing melee cleaves that train you as you’ll be unable to cast as many Frostbolts and the instant Blizzard will help a lot in kiting your opponents

Ring of Frost should be used against resto druids or if you won’t gain much value out of the slow from Frigid Winds and prefer the additional crowd control



Concentrated Coolness – taken as your fourth PvP talent or when you don’t need Kleptomania


  • Breath of the Dying – this is your best offensive major essence even if you’re unable to make use of the increased damage from getting kills due to the low cooldown when used on targets above 80% or below 20%
  • Conflict and Strife – should be used for the additional versatility when you need help to survive or when you need access to four PvP talents




  1. Versatile – your best overall corruption for both offence and defense
  2. Gushing Wound – excellent choice to increase your damage for very little corruption
  3. Surging Vitality – has a high up time making it a viable choice to increase your durability

Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Crit

/cast [target=focus] Counterspell

/cast [target=arena1] Counterspell

/cast [target=arena2] Counterspell

/cast [target=arena3] Counterspell

/cast [target=focus] Polymorph

/cast [target=arena1] Polymorph

/cast [target=arena2] Polymorph

/cast [target=arena3] Polymorph




Prevents enemies from buffing their Breath of the Dying and warriors from gaining Victory Rush:

After using Kleptomania offensively:
/cancelaura Lifebloom
/cancelaura Rejuvenation
/cancelaura Gladiator’s Safeguard
/cancelaura Ice Barrier
/cancelaura Regrowth
/cancelaura Wild Growth
/cancelaura Blessing of Protection

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