Fingers of Frost Level 13 Frost mage ability Passive Frostbolt has a 15% chance and Frozen Orb damage has a 10% to grant a charge of Fingers of Frost. Fingers of Frost causes your next Ice Lance to deal damage as if the target were frozen. Maximum 2 charges. Usable by Class
Mage Other information Level learned
[Frozen Touch ] Affects
, [Frostbolt ] , [Frozen Orb ] , [Blizzard ] [Ice Lance ] Related buff
Fingers of Frost is a passive level 13 Frost mage ability. It gives various spells a chance to grant the Mage a buff that makes their next treat the target as if it were Frozen.
[Ice Lance ]
By treating the target as if it were frozen, Fingers of Frost also benefits from
. [Shatter ] Being a self-buff and not an actual freeze, this effect works on enemies that are otherwise immune to freezing effects (for instance, raid bosses).
Tips and tactics
This ability shines when used in conjunction with , causing the spells to be cast under its influence to have a high chance to critically strike. It improves a Frost Mage's mobility by making them able to cast high-damage Ice Lances on the run. [Shatter ]
Patches and hotfixes
Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now has a 12% chance to proc from and [Frostbolt ] (down from 15%) and no longer increases [Frozen Orb ] damage. [Ice Lance ]
Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now increases damage by 120% (up from 100%).
[Ice Lance ] The damage bonus was increased to 140%, not 120%.
Hotfix (2014-10-15): Fingers of Frost rate of activation for Frostbolt and Frostfire Bolt should now correctly factor in the bonus from using the glyphed version of Icy Veins.
Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Fingers of Frost bonus damage applied to Ice Lance has been increased to 100%, up from 25%.
Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Scorch removed from the tooltip.
Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now has a 15% (was 12%) chance to activate from , [Frostbolt ] and [Frostfire Bolt ] , and a 5% (was 4%) chance to activate from [Frozen Orb ] .
[Blizzard ] Still mentions Scorch even though it's only available to Fire mages.
Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now triggered by Frostbolt, Frostfire Bolt and Frozen Orb (12% chance), Blizzard (4% chance), and Scorch (9% chance).
Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Fingers of Frost bonus damage applied to Ice Lance has been increased to 25%, up from 15%.
Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Can no longer be dispelled and now also increases Ice Lance damage by 15%.
Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Proc chance is now 7/14/20%, down from 10/20/30%.
Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Changed from 2 to 3 ranks. Chance to proc is now 10/20/30%, up from 7/15%. Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): This talent now triggers immediately on casting a spell rather than being delayed until the spell strikes the target.