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Ring of Frost
Spell frost ring of frost
  • Ring of Frost
  • Row 6 mage talent
  • 30 yd range
  • 8% of base mana
  • 45 sec cooldown
  • 2 sec cast
  • Summons a Ring of Frost for 10 sec at the target location. Enemies entering the ring are incapacitated for 10 sec. Limit 10 targets.

    When the incapacitate expires, enemies are slowed by 65% for 4 sec.
Class Mage
School Frost
Cooldown 45 seconds
Talent required Spell frost icefloes [Cryo-Freeze] or Ability mage massinvisibility [Reduplication]/Spell arcane studentofmagic [Reabsorption] or Ability priest surgeofdarkness [Quick Witted]
Related debuffs
Spell frost ring of frost
  • Magic
  • Ring of Frost
  • Incapacitated.
  • Duration: 10 seconds

Spell frost wisp
  • Magic
  • Ring of Frost
  • Movement speed slowed by 65%.
  • Duration: 4 seconds

Ring of Frost is a mage class talent. It conjures a ring on the ground that incapacitates enemies who step on it, then snares them afterward. Targets are considered Frozen while incapacitated by Ring of Frost.

Notes and trivia[]

  • The incapacitate effect has a 6-second duration in PvP combat.
  • The area in the center of the ring does not incapacitate or slow enemies.
  • Ring of Frost is one of Jaina's heroic abilities in Heroes of the Storm.
  • Jaina used what appeared to be a massive Ring of Frost to neutralize the active Blight at Lordaeron Keep during the Battle for Lordaeron.[1]


Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 6 class talent (was a level 40 talent).
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2021-02-18): Fixed an issue where the visual effect of an Orc mage's Ring of Frost was appearing delayed to enemy players.
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2021-02-08): Ring of Frost will now always show its cast location visual effect.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Incapacitate duration in PvE increased by 50% and has an additional effect – When the incapacitate expires, enemies are slowed by 65% for 4 seconds. Now available at level 40 (was 75).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available at level 75 (was 45).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Ring of Frost cast instantly through Spell nature enchantarmor [Presence of Mind] now has a 2-second arming period before the Freeze effect is activated against targets in the area of effect. The 2-second arming period can be reduced by Haste.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-12-11): Several abilities that should break on damage will now correctly have a chance to break when damage is absorbed, including Ring of Frost.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Now has a 45 second cooldown, up from 30 seconds, and can no longer affect more than 10 targets.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a level 45 talent (was a level 83 ability). The ring now appears instantly (previously took 3 seconds), but the cast time is now 2 sec (was Instant). Duration reduced to 10 sec (was 12) and cooldown reduced to 30 sec (was 3 min).
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Ability mage deepfreeze [Deep Freeze] and Ring of Frost will cause diminishing returns on each other, in addition to the spells they normally share diminishing returns with.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Now displays different visuals for hostile and friendly players.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6a (2011-02-11): Area-of-effect abilities such as Ring of Frost now function correctly when cast on any trapdoors (ala Cho'gall) or transports even while the caster is not standing on one of those same objects.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Radius shrunk to 8 yards, and inner "safe" radius is now 4.7 yards (exactly matching graphic). Dispelling the effect of Ring of Frost will now make the target immune to being refrozen for 3 seconds. If a second Ring of Frost is cast by the same mage while the first is still active (via Spell frost wizardmark [Cold Snap]), the first will now disappear and cease functioning. In addition, Ring of Frost now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2010-12-15): No longer causes the mage to stand up (interrupting eating/drinking) while it is active.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.


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