Frostfire Bolt
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  • Frostfire Bolt
  • Level 1 mage ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 4% of base mana
  • 2.75 sec cast
  • Launches a bolt of frostfire at the enemy, causing (161.7% of Spell power) Frostfire damage and slowing the target's movement by 40% for 8 sec.
Usable by
Class Mage
School Frostfire
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 1
Improvements [Brain Freeze], [Enhanced Pyrotechnics], Glyph of Frostfire Bolt
Related debuff
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  • Magic
  • Frostfire Bolt
  • Movement slowed by 40%.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
"Fire so hot it numbs, and frost so cold it burns." —Suvok Frozeneye[1]

Frostfire Bolt is a mage ability, learned at level 1. It deals direct Frostfire damage and slows the target by 40% for 8 seconds.


Frostfire Bolt is available to the Frost specialization and is preferably used when [Brain Freeze] is active.

Frostfire Bolt is replaced by [Arcane Blast] for Arcane mages and by [Fireball] (at level 12) for Fire mages.






In the TCG.

Before Cataclysm, Frostfire Bolt enabled mages to play an Elementalist spec. With the talent changes in patch 4.0.1, it is no longer possible.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed. Replaced by [Flurry].
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Now deals 20% more damage.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Replaced by [Fireball] for Fire mages.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Frostfire Bolt's damage has been reduced by 20%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Replaced by [Arcane Blast] for Arcane mages.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Movement speed reduction duration reduced from 9 to 8 sec. No longer checks against the lower of the target's Frost and Fire resists.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Mana cost has been reduced to 9% of base mana.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer causes additional damage over 9 sec. Casting time reduced to 2.5 sec, down from 3 sec. Now costs 16% of base mana, up from 14% of base mana. Now deals 700 to 893 damage, up from 722 to 838.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.



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