Death Knight Class Changes in Patch 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 08, 2021 at 18:45 by Stan 15 comments

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


Frost Death Knight Changes


Unholy Death Knight Changes

  • Fixed an issue that caused Unholy Pact Icon Unholy Pact (Level 45 Talent) to sometimes not hit large raid bosses.

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%).
  • Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb (Necrolord) now correctly deals damage and pulls in enemies while the Death Knight is crowd-controlled.
  • Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb (Necrolord) no longer pulls in enemies that are in Stealth.
  • 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

In this section, we list all Death Knight Legendary Power changes that went live in Patch 9.0.5.


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).

Death Knight PvP Changes

  • Removed the stun when summoning the temporary ghoul version of Raise Dead Icon Raise Dead (Rank 1) in PvP.
  • The Satiated debuff from Rune of Sanguination Icon Rune of Sanguination is now removed when entering PvP instances.

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, Animate Armaments Icon Animate Armaments.


More Patch 9.0.5 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.5 class changes linked below.



  • 08 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5 release.
  • 26 Feb. 2021: Updated for Build 37705.
  • 21 Feb. 2021: Guide added.
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