Calling down shards of freezing ice to batter and rend their enemies, Archmagi have been known to rout entire armies using this spell. One of the Alliance’s most feared spells, Blizzard has become even more effective and deadly since its original inception during the First War. Summoning torrential storms from the frozen Mountains of Northeron, this potent spell calls down a fierce tempest of ice to assault the enemies of the Mage with a flurry of cold blades. Blizzard can be cast over large portions of the battlefield, making it an extremely powerful spell when facing legions of Orcish troops.
This mage, wizard and sorcerer spell calls freezing sleet, snow and hailstones on foes. The cutting ice shards and hail pound down upon the caster’s enemies and foes, battering them and causing slashing, impact and cold damage.
Blizzard deals damage in 9 ticks, the first tick instantly, and the remaining 8 ticks each second (before Haste).
Haste reduces the duration, the time between ticks, and the cooldown. However, Haste does not add any additional ticks.
Rank 2 - Starting at level 63, Blizzard reduces the remaining cooldown on [Frozen Orb] by 0.5 seconds each time it strikes a target.
[Shatter] - Increases the critical strike chance of Blizzard against frozen targets.
[Bone Chilling] - Causes Blizzard to grant a stack of Bone Chilling every time it strikes a target, increasing spell damage by up to 5%.
[Freezing Rain] - Casting Frozen Orb causes Blizzard to be instant cast and deal 50% increased damage for 12 sec.
Patch 7.1.0(2016-10-25): Damage increased by 10%. Snare increased to 50% (up from 30%). Now learned at level 18 (was 44).
Hotfix (2016-09-23):Blizzard damage increased by 36%, and mana cost reduced by 50%.
Patch 7.0.3(2016-07-19): No longer channeled. Now has a 2 second cast time and an 8 second cooldown (up from no cooldown). Movement speed reduction reduced to 30% (down from 50%). Damage increased by 20%.
Patch 6.0.2(2014-10-14): Blizzard is now considered a Frost specialization ability, and is no longer available to Arcane or Fire specializations.