We’ve looked at the Mage changes that went live in Dragonflight Beta Build 45698.


Ice Block

Cryo-FreezeEncases you in a block of ice, protecting you from all attacks and damage for 10 sec, but during that time you cannot attack, move, or cast spells. While inside Ice Block, you heal for 40% of your maximum health over the duration. Causes Hypothermia, preventing you from recasting Ice Block for 30 sec.

Mirror Image

Reduplication: Creates 3 copies of you nearby for 40 sec, which cast spells and attack your enemies. While your images are active damage taken is reduced by 20%. Taking direct damage will cause one of your images to dissipate. Mirror Image’s cooldown is reduced by 10 sec whenever a Mirror Image dissipates due to direct damage.


Tempest Barrier: Gain a shield that absorbs 3% of your maximum health for 15 sec after you Blink.


Tempest Barrier: Teleports you 20 yards forward, unless something is in the way. Unaffected by the global cooldown and castable while casting. Gain a shield that absorbs 3% of your maximum health for 15 sec after you Shimmer.


Improved Arcane Barrage renamed to Arcing Cleave.


Dragon’s Breath

Alexstrasza’s Fury: Enemies in a cone in front of you take [ 58.25% of Spell Power ] Fire damage and are disoriented for 4 sec. Damage will cancel the effect. Always deals a critical strike and contributes to Hot Streak.

Improved Flamestrike – Flamestrike’s cast time is reduced by 0.5 1.0 sec and its radius is increased by 15%.

Phoenix Flames 

Alexstrasza’s FuryHurls a Phoenix that deals [ 90% of Spell Power ] Fire damage to the target and reduced damage to other nearby enemies. Always deals a critical strike.


Flame Patch: Calls down a pillar of fire, burning all enemies within the area for [ 54.76% of Spell Power ] Fire damage and reducing their movement speed by 20% for 8 sec. Leaves behind a patch of flames which burns enemies within it for [ 43.2% of Spell Power ] Fire damage over 8 sec.

Enhanced Pyrotechnics renamed to Pyrotechnics.

Phoenix Flames renamed to Call of the Sun King.


Improved Blizzard renamed to Ice Caller and changed.  Each time Blizzard deals damage, the cooldown of Frozen Orb is reduced by 0.3 0.5 sec.

Icy Veins – Accelerates your spellcasting for 20 25 sec, granting 30% haste and preventing damage from delaying your spellcasts.

Blizzard – Each time Blizzard deals damage, the cooldown of Frozen Orb is reduced by 0.25 0.50 sec.

Lonely Winter – You can no longer summon your Water Elemental, but Frostbolt, Ice Lance, and Flurry deal 25% increased damage.

New Talents

Overflowing Energy – Your spell critical strike damage is increased by 10%. When your direct damage spells fail to critically strike a target, your spell critical strike chance is increased by 2%, up to 10% for 8 sec. When your spells critically strike Overflowing Energy is reset.

Impetus – Arcane Blast has a 10% chance to generate an additional Arcane Charge. If you were to gain an Arcane Charge while at maximum charges instead gain 10% Arcane damage for 10 sec.

Freezing Cold – Enemies hit by Cone of Cold are frozen in place for 5 sec instead of snared. When your roots expire or are dispelled, your target is snared by 80%, decaying over 3 sec.

PvP Talents

Tinder renamed to Flame Accelerant.