Frostfire Bolt

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Frostfire Bolt
Ability mage frostfirebolt.png
  • Frostfire Bolt
  • Level 1 mage ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 4% of base mana
  • 2.75 sec cast
  • Launches a bolt of frostfire at the enemy, causing (X + 150% of spell power) Frostfire damage and slowing the target by 40% for 8 sec.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related debuff
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  • Magic
  • Frostfire Bolt
  • Movement slowed by 40%.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
"Fire so hot it numbs, and frost so cold it burns." —Suvok Frozeneye [1]

Frostfire Bolt is a mage ability, learned at level 1. It deals direct Frostfire damage and slows the target by 40% for 9 seconds.


Frostfire Bolt is used by both Fire and Frost mages:

  • Fire mages use Frostfire Bolt as a primary nuke in place of [Fireball].
  • For Frost Mages, Frostfire Bolt is the strongest snare in their spell archive, and procs from [Brain Freeze].




  • Glyph of Frostfire Bolt
  • Major Glyph
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

    Reduces the cast time of Frostfire Bolt by 0.5 sec.
  • Classes: Mage
  • Requires Level 25
  • Sell Price: 1s


In the TCG.

Before Cataclysm, Frostfire Bolt enabled mages to play an Elementalist spec. With the talent changes in patch 4.0.1, is is no longer possible.

Patch changes

  • Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage reduced by 20%.
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Movement speed reduction duration reduced from 9 to 8 sec. No longer checks against the lower of the target's Frost and Fire resists.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Mana cost has been reduced to 9% of base mana.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer causes additional damage over 9 sec. Casting time reduced to 2.5 sec, down from 3 sec. Now costs 16% of base mana, up from 14% of base mana. Now deals 700 to 893 damage, up from 722 to 838.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.


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