So recently the Frost talent Brain Freeze was changed so that the proc can also make your FrostFire Bolt instant cast and mana free. This is a big boon to Frost Mages everywhere. Lets face it, Fireball did not scale well for a Frost Mage. However FrostFire at least benefits from many of our Talents we are taking to bolster our Frostbolt. There was a point somewhere around Ulduar and the beginning of ToC where it was actually a dps loss to include a brain-freezed (brain-froze? meh.) Fireball in your rotation, the loss of the global cooldown that could be used to cast your next Frostbolt was worse then the damage of a Fireball. It was still useful for fights with lots of moving, if everything lined up right (yeah right). It was better than an Ice Lance, I guess, but not worth 3 talent points. But now its just about worth it. So in honor of eating ice-cream quickly I present a new Frost raiding spec:
This spec includes Brain Freeze and spices up your rotation… a little.
Now you will spam the crap out of Frostbolt until Fingers of Frost procs then Deep Freeze, and as soon as Brain Freeze Procs toss a FrostFire bolt out. Deep Freeze is the first priority, of course.
I also took some time to tweak a few other things in the spec. Like only taking 1 point in Enduring Winter. When spamming Frostbolt all the time, a 33% chance of proccing Replenishment is enough to keep it going. If you have issues then you could toss another point in there from Frost Channeling (if you dont have mana issues) or Permafrost If you have another raider on your side that does the Mortal Strike healing debuff thingy.=
So there you go. please let me know how you fair with this spec, if you get a chance to use it. Good Hunting!