Death Knight Class Changes in Patch 9.0.5

Last updated on Feb 26, 2021 at 14:32 by Stan 8 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Death Knight class changes coming in Patch 9.0.5.


Death Knight Covenant Ability Changes

  • Shackle the Unworthy Icon Shackle the Unworthy (Kyrian) damage increased by 15% and damage reduction debuff increased to 8% (was 5%).
  • Death's Due Icon Death's Due (Night Fae) damage reduction debuff and Strength buff increased to 2% per stack (was 1%). Now stacks up to 4 times (was 8).

Death Knight Legendary Power Changes


Blood Death Knight Legendary Powers


Unholy Death Knight Legendary Powers

  • Reanimated Shambler Icon Reanimated Shambler explosion damage increased by 5% and now approximately procs every 1.75 minutes (was 1.5).

PvP Talent Changes

  • Removed the stun when summoning the temporary ghoul version of Raise Dead Icon Raise Dead (Rank 1) in PvP.

Death Knight Anima Power Changes

  • New Anima Power: Entropic Pool — Dealing damage with Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay increases damage you deal to the target by 2%. This effect stacks.
  • New Anima Power: Bone Borrower — Death Grip Icon Death Grip reduces the target's damage dealt to you by 20% for 10 sec, and animates a Risen Skulker or Magus of the Dead for 1 minute.
  • Damage dealt by the minions summoned by Bone Borrower and Bone Harvester have been significantly increased.
  • Occult Emitter Icon Occult Emitter has been redesigned — Now increases Runic Power generation by 100% while affected by your Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell or Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone.
  • Monstrous Concoction Icon Monstrous Concoction has been redesigned — Now increases damage and attack speed for you and all your minions by 10% for 8 seconds whenever you cast Death Coil Icon Death Coil.
  • Exterminator Icon Exterminator has been redesigned — Now gives 2 additional max charges of Death Grip Icon Death Grip and killing a Mawrat resets all charges. Stacks 2 times.
  • Darkreaver's Ward Icon Darkreaver's Ward now also increases Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell duration by 3 seconds and no longer increases the spell damage reduction of Anti-Magic Zone Icon Anti-Magic Zone.
  • Darkreaver's Lens Icon Darkreaver's Lens spell reflection now also applies to Anti-Magic Shell Icon Anti-Magic Shell.
  • Creeping Decay Icon Creeping Decay now has an additional charge and no longer grants 10% damage reduction while in your Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay.
  • Death Turf Icon Death Turf now also reduces damage you take from enemies by 10% while in your Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay.
  • Unbreakable Cuffs Icon Unbreakable Cuffs now also increase Physical and Frost damage you deal to affected enemies by 15% and no longer increases the duration of Chains of Ice Icon Chains of Ice.
  • Blood-tinged Poker Icon Blood-tinged Poker now increases Sacrificial Pact Icon Sacrificial Pact damage by 400% (was 300%) and reduces Raise Dead's cooldown to 20 seconds (was 25 seconds).
  • Lich Robes Icon Lich Robes now reduces the cooldown of Lichborne Icon Lichborne by 4 seconds (was 10 seconds) per 10 Runic Power spent (was using Death Strike Icon Death Strike). Stacks 2 times (was 3).
  • Force Pull Icon Force Pull has been renamed to Death Hook and has an additional effect — Causes Death Grip Icon Death Grip to instead pull you to the target.

The following Anima Powers have been removed: Deathlord's Lesson Icon Deathlord's Lesson, Deathlord's Legacy Icon Deathlord's Legacy, Anima Armaments.


More Patch 9.0.5 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.5 class changes linked below.



  • 26 Feb. 2021: Updated for Build 37705.
  • 21 Feb. 2021: Guide added.
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