Ray of Frost

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Ray of Frost
Ray of Frost(90607).png
Set: Rise of Shadows
Type: Spell
Class: Mage
Rarity: Common
Cost: 1
Abilities: Deal damage, Freeze, Twinspell
Tags: Frozen-related, Spell-generating, Targeted
Artist: Alex Garner

Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, deal 2 damage to it.

If you have zero chill, this can help.

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Ray of Frost is a common mage spell card, from the Rise of Shadows set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Ray of Frost can be obtained through Rise of Shadows card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Ray of Frost can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Ray of Frost 40 5
Golden Ray of Frost 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

While this card may seem weak on its own, its Twinspell keyword provides it with extra value. Triggering it twice on the same minion can act as a weaker Frostbolt, or it can be used as a weaker Frost Nova against two enemy minions for 1 less Mana, or it can combo with other freezing cards such as Frost Nova to then ping two minions for 2 damage each.

Since this card acts as two cheap spells rather than one more expensive spell, there are situations where this card can be more viable than the comparable Frostbolt, such as in combination with Sorcerer's Apprentice (letting you cast both copies of Ray of Frost for 0 Mana rather than Frostbolt for 1 Mana), Gadgetzan Auctioneer (which will let you draw 2 cards), or Mana Cyclone (adding 2 random Mage spells to your hand).

Mage/neutral cards with freezing effects[edit | edit source]

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Frostbolt Free Spell Mage 2
Deal 3 damage to a character and Freeze it. It is customary to yell "Chill out!" or "Freeze!" or "Ice ice, baby!" when you play this card.
Frost Nova Free Spell Mage 3
Freeze all enemy minions. Hey man, that's cold. Literally and metaphorically.
Water Elemental Free Minion Elemental Mage 4 3 6
Freeze any character damaged by this minion. Don't summon a water elemental at a party. It'll dampen the mood.
Ray of Frost Common Spell Mage 1
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, deal 2 damage to it. If you have zero chill, this can help.
Snap Freeze Common Spell Mage 2
Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, destroy it. Lick the ice block. I triple-double-dog-dare-you.
Cone of Cold Common Spell Mage 4
Freeze a minion and the minions next to it, and deal 1 damage to them. Magi of the Kirin Tor were casting Cubes of Cold for many years before Cones came into fashion some 90 years ago.
Frost Elemental Common Minion Elemental Any 6 5 5
Battlecry: Freeze a character. When a Water elemental and an Ice elemental love each other VERY much...
Blizzard Rare Spell Mage 6
Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions and Freeze them. This spell can be very Entertaining.
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Frost Nova(49).png
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Lore[edit | edit source]

Ray of Frost is a level 100 Frost mage talent which causes the mage to channel a beam of icy power at an enemy, slowing them and dealing gradually increasing damage over several seconds.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Ray of Frost, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]