Check out the latest Death Knight changes and new talents that went live on the Dragonflight Alpha this week.

Death Knight


Death Coil now costs 30 Runic Power (was 40).


Will of the Necropolis – Damage taken below 30% Health is reduced by 30% 20%.


Icy Talons – Your Runic Power spending abilities increase your melee attack speed by 2% 3% for 6 sec, stacking up to 3 times.


Summon Gargoyle – The Gargoyle gains 1% increased damage for every 2 1 Runic Power you spend.

Epidemic – Causes each of your Virulent Plagues to flare up, dealing [ 20% 24% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage to the infected enemy, and an additional [ 8% 9.6% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage to all other enemies near them.

Unholy Command – Damage Dealt by Death Coil reduces the The cooldown of Dark Transformation is reduced by 0.5 8 sec.

Clawing Shadows – Deals [ 46% 55.2% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage and causes 1 Festering Wound to burst.

Army of the Damned – 

Apocalypse’s cooldown is reduced by 45 sec. Additionally, Death Coil and Epidemic reduce the cooldown of Apocalypse by 1 sec and Army of the Dead by 5 sec. Apocalypse and Army of the Dead also summon a Magus of the Dead who hurls Frostbolts and Shadow Bolts at your foes.

New Talents

Death Knights received the following new talents in Build #45232.

Clenching Grasp – Death Grip slows enemy movement speed by 50% for 6 sec.

Unholy Endurance – Increases Lichborne duration by 2 sec and while active damage taken is reduced by 15%.

Plaguebringer – Scourge Strike causes your disease damage to occur 150% more quickly for 5 sec.

Runic Mastery – Increases your maximum Runic Power by 10.

Feasting Strikes – Festering Strike and Scourge Strike have a 15% chance to generate 1 Rune.

Magus of the Dead – Apocalypse and Army of the Dead also summon a Magus of the Dead who hurls Frostbolts and Shadow Bolts at your foes.

Ruptured Viscera – When your ghouls expire, they explode in viscera dealing [ 24% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage to nearby enemies.

Commander of the Dead – Dark Transformation also empowers your Gargoyle and Army of the Dead for 30 sec, increasing their damage by 40%.

Eternal Agony – Death Coil increases the duration of Dark Transformation by 1 sec.

Coil of Devastation – Death Coil causes the target to take an additional 35% of the direct damage dealt over 4 sec.

Rotten Touch  Sudden Doom causes your next Death Coil to also increase your Scourge Strike damage against the target by 30% for 6 sec.

[NYI] Plaguebearer – Inflict disease upon your enemies spreading Festering Wounds equal to the amount currently active on your target to 8 nearby enemies. (Instant, Costs 30 Runic Power, 30 yd range, 45 sec cooldown)

Superstrain – Your Virulent Plague also applies Frost Fever and Blood Plague.