Chains of Ice
Spell frost chainsofice.png
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Frost
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 63
Improvements [Deathchill]
Related debuff
  • Magic
  • Chains of Ice
  • Slowed by frozen chains.
  • Duration: 8 sec

Chains of Ice is a level 63 Frost and Unholy death knight ability that slows the target.



This spell originally belonged to mages somewhere in the game development, and it worked exactly like priest shackle undead, but it was scrapped at some point.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer available to Blood or applies [Frost Fever]. Now reduces movement speed by 70%, up from 60%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): The ability now innately applies Frost Fever to a target.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): This ability will no longer appear to land on targets which are immune.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Now reduces movement by 95% instead of 100%. The main effect of this change will be that targets of Chains of Ice will not have to re-issue a movement command to continue moving.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): This ability is no longer able to land on death knights who have Anti-Magic Shell active.

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