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Frostbrand Weapon
Spell frost frostbrand.png
  • Frostbrand Weapon
  • 6% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • 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 30 minutes.
Usable by
ClassShaman
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolFrost
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Talents
TalentedNo
Other information
Ranks9
RequirementsMelee Weapon

Rank table

Rank Level Damage Cost
1 20 42 22s
2 28 63 60s
3 38 101 1g 10s
4 48 160 2g 20s
5 58 210 3g 20s
6 66 259 5g 80s
7 71 391 18g
8 76 463 18g
9 80 530 18g

Talents

Talents that can improve the weapon buff:

Talent Points Needed Type Description Talent Points Available
Frozen Power 25 Enhancement Frozen Power 2

Tips

  • 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.
  • Frostbrand weapon receives 10% of your spell damage equipment. For example, if you have 200 spell damage on your equipment, each Frostbrand proc will deal 20 additional damage.

Patch changes

  • Template:Patch 3.2.0
  • Template:Patch 3.1.0
  • Patch 1.6.0 (patch date: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. 

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