Frostbrand Weapon
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  • Frostbrand Weapon
  • Level 46 shaman ability
  • 7% of base mana
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Imbue the Shaman's weapon with frost. Each hit has a chance of causing X additional Frost damage and slowing the target's movement speed by 50% for 8 sec. Lasts 60 minutes.
Usable by
Class Shaman
School Frost
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 46

Frostbrand Weapon is a shaman ability learned at level 46.


  • Frostbrand weapon receives 10% of your spell damage equipment. For example, if you have a total of 200 spell power, each Frostbrand proc will deal 20 additional damage.
  • Combat parses after the 1.11 patch have shown that Frostbrand appears to be a proc-per-minute buff. In other words, slower weapons have a higher proc rate, so that the number of procs will be fairly consistent over time, regardless of weapon speed. The proc rate appears to be normalized to roughly 9 procs per minute. You can determine your proc rate with a weapon by dividing 60 by your weapon speed to determine your number of swings per minute. Then you divide 9 by this number, multiply by 100 ( to change the number from 0.xx to xx% ) and the resulting number is the approximate percentage chance to proc Frostbrand on a given swing. In other words, multiply your weapon speed by 15 to get the approximate proc percentage.

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Duration increased from 30 to 60 min.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Fixed a bug where rank 9 was not scaling properly with a shaman's spell power.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Damage increased by approximately 20%.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Rank 6 damage has been increased very slightly.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Rank 6 now properly receives increased effect from spell damage bonuses.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Targets that are immune to movement slowing effects will no longer be affected by Frostbrand Weapon's movement slowing effect. Damage will still be caused.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): Levels at which each rank can be learned have been changed; now procs equally frequently for all weapon speeds.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Slow effect reduced, damage increased, replacements adjusted.
  • Test-inline.png Patch 0.7 (2004-06-15): Mana cost and damage increased.

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