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Spell frost icestorm
  • Blizzard
  • Level 12 Frost mage ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 2.5% of base mana
  • 8 sec cooldown
  • 2 sec cast
  • Ice shards pelt the target area, dealing (89.2% of Spell power) Frost damage over 8 sec and reducing movement speed by 50% for 3 sec.
Class Mage
School Frost
Cooldown 8 seconds
Other information
Level learned 12
Improvements Ability mage chilledtothebone [Bone Chilling], Spell frost frozenorb [Freezing Rain], Ability mage deepfreeze [Frigid Winds], Spell frost icestorm [Ice Caller], Spell fire bluerainoffire [Snowstorm]
Related debuff
Spell frost icestorm
  • Blizzard
  • Movement slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 3 seconds
Blizzard TCG

In the TCG.

Blizzard is Frost mage ability. It is a ground-targeted AoE that deals damage over 8 seconds and applies a snare to targets it hits.


  • Blizzard deals damage in 9 ticks. The first tick happens as soon as the cast finishes, and the remaining 8 have a base tick rate of 1 second.
  • Haste causes Blizzard to deal the same damage over a shorter duration. It will not add extra ticks.


In the RPG[]

Icon-RPG This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

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.[1][2]

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-08-07): Damage decreased by 8%. Does not apply to PvP.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2023-07-18): Damage reduced by 4%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.5 (2023-07-11):
    • Blizzard has been removed from the talent tree is and is now learned baseline at level 12 (was a row 2 Frost talent).
    • Damage reduced by 12%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Damage increased by 12%.
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2022-11-21): Now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 2 talent. Rank 2 converted into the Spell fire bluerainoffire [Snowstorm] talent. Rank 3 removed.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.2.0 (2022-02-22): Damage reduced by 12% and reduces the cooldown of Spell frost frozenorb [Frozen Orb] by 0.25 seconds each time Blizzard deals damage (was 0.5 seconds).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.2 (2020-11-17): Rank 3 added at level 52: Damage increased by 15%.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 14 (was 18). Rank 2 now learned at level 47 (was 63).
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): Blizzard now applies a 50% snare for 3 seconds (was 50% snare for 15 seconds) and range increased to 40 yards (was 35 yards). Spellpower co-efficient reduced by ~12%.
  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2018-08-03): Damage once again correctly reduces the cooldown of Frozen Orb.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-01-23): Increased the damage of Blizzard by 4%.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Blizzard no longer activates Ability mage wintersgrasp [Fingers of Frost]. Rank 2 added at level 63: Each time Blizzard deals damage, the cooldown of Frozen Orb is reduced by 0.5 sec.
  • Legion 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).
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-23): Blizzard damage increased by 36%, and mana cost reduced by 50%.
  • Legion 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%. Now learned at level 44 (was 52).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now only available to Frost mages.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Now deals 40% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Blizzard now also reduces movement speed of affected targets by 50%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Damage has been increased by 70%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Range increased to 35 yd (was 30). Now requires level 52 (was 20).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): The tooltip on this ability will now update properly from all talents which increase its damage by a percentage. Also fixed a bug where some trinkets were not triggered by this spell.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): New visual for the ground effect.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Blizzard can now trigger the talent Ability mage brainfreeze [Brain Freeze]. New spell animation.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): This spell is now capable of critical strikes.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): The casting bar will now display properly when casting Blizzard with spell haste.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): This spell is now affected by area damage caps. Its bonus damage coefficients have also been increased.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Now affected by spell haste.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.9.0 (2006-01-03): Blizzard will now be able to gain a Clearcasting state from Spell shadow manaburn [Arcane Concentration].
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Fixed a bug where area of effect periodic damage spells were being resisted more frequently than they should have been when casting lower level ranks of the spell (affected spells included Blizzard).
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Deals its damage in more frequent intervals.


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Talent Debuff