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Frost Shock
Spell frost frostshock.png
  • Frost Shock
  • 20 yd  range
  • 6 sec cooldown
  • X Mana
  • Instant cast
  • Instantly shocks the target with frost, causing X to Y Frost damage and slowing movement speed by 50%. Lasts 8 sec.
Usable by
Cooldown6 sec
See below
Other information
Related debuff
Spell frost frostshock.png
  • Magic
  • Frost Shock
  • Movement slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 8 seconds
There is only one kind of cold the dwarves of Dun Morogh fear.
Frost Shock is the final Shock spell Shaman learn.


In addition to its significant direct damage (which is instant cast and does not reset the shaman's melee attack), frost shock also snares the target. In PvE, it's useful against runners, slowing their retreat if the shock doesn't kill them outright. It can also be used for kiting high level mobs in certain raid situations. Against ranged opponents (in PvP, casters and hunters), the shaman can use this power to stay up close to use melee. Against melee classes like warriors and rogues, shamans use this ability to maintain their distance.

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Rank Table

Rank Level Mana Damage Cost
1 20 115 89 to 95 22s
2 34 225 206 to 220 90s
3 46 325 333 to 353 2g
4 58 430 486 to 514 3g 20s


  • Concussion increases its damage by 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5%.
  • Reverberation reduces the cooldown of all Shock spells by 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 or 1 second.
  • Elemental Fury increases its critical strike damage by 100%.


  • Frost Shock gains 40.71% of the caster's Spell Damage.
  • In addition to significant base damage, Frost Shock's snare can be maintained indefinitely (so long as the caster has enough mana to keep it up), making it one of the most powerful snares in the game.

Patch Changes

  • Patch 1.6.0 (patch date:2005-07-12): Targets that are immune to movement slowing effects will no longer be affected by Frost Shock's movement slowing effect. Damage will still be caused. 
  • Patch 1.4.0 (patch date:2005-05-05): Now subject to diminishing returns in PvP. This is considered a slowing effect.