Death Knight Covenant Abilities in Shadowlands

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Here, you will find all class-specific Covenant abilities available to Death Knights in Shadowlands.

Welcome to our guide that covers Death Knight Covenant Abilities in Shadowlands. We first present you a summary of all the abilities before going over the individual Signature and Covenant Class Abilities in more detail.

1.

Summary of Abilities Granted to Death Knights by Each Covenant

  • Kyrian
  • Night Fae
    • Signature AbilitySoulshape Icon Soulshape transforms you into a Vulpin, instantly teleporting you forward, increasing your movement speed for a short time.
    • Death Knight AbilityDeath's Due Icon Death's Due (Replaces Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay) corrupts the target ground, causing Shadow damage over time to targets within the area. While you remain in the area, some of your spells will hit more targets.
  • Necrolord
    • Signature AbilityFleshcraft Icon Fleshcraft provides an absorption shield equal to 20-50% of your maximum health.
    • Death Knight AbilityAbomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb deals damage to nearby enemies and pulls them to you if they are further away from you.
  • Venthyr
    • Signature AbilityDoor of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows teleports you to a targeted location.
    • Death Knight AbilitySwarming Mist Icon Swarming Mist increases your dodge chance and deals Shadow damage over time to nearby enemies, granting you Runic Power.
2.

Kyrian Death Knight Covenant Ability

Shackle the Unworthy Icon Shackle the Unworthy: Admonish your target for their past transgressions, reducing the damage they deal to you by 5% and dealing (178.5% of Attack Power) Arcane damage over 14 seconds. While Shackle the Unworthy is active on an enemy, your direct-damage attacks that spend runes have a 50% chance to spread Shackle the Unworthy to a nearby enemy.

(Instant, 30-yard range, 60-second cooldown).

3.

Night Fae Death Knight Covenant Ability

Death's Due Icon Death's Due (Replaces Death and Decay Icon Death and Decay)

  • Blood: Corrupts the targeted ground, causing (39.6% of Attack Power) Shadow damage over 10 seconds to targets within the area. While you remain within the area, your Heart Strike Icon Heart Strike will hit up to 3 additional targets and inflict Death's Due Icon Death's Due for 12 seconds. Death's Due reduces damage enemies deal to you by 1%, up to a maximum of 8% and their power is transferred to you as an equal amount of Strength.
  • Frost: Corrupts the targeted ground, causing (39.6% of Attack Power) Shadow damage over 10 seconds to targets within the area. While you remain within the area, your Obliterate Icon Obliterate will hit up to 1 additional target and inflict Death's Due Icon Death's Due for 12 seconds. Death's Due reduces damage enemies deal to you by 1%, up to a maximum of 8% and their power is transferred to you as an equal amount of Strength.
  • Unholy: Corrupts the targeted ground, causing (39.6% of Attack Power) Shadow damage over 10 seconds to targets within the area. While you remain within the area, your Scourge Strike Icon Scourge Strike will hit up to 4 enemies near the target and inflict Death's Due Icon Death's Due for 12 seconds. Death's Due reduces damage enemies deal to you by 1%, up to a maximum of 8% and their power is transferred to you as an equal amount of Strength.
  • Necrotic Strike Icon Necrotic Strike: Corrupts the targeted ground, causing (39.6% of Attack Power) Shadow damage over 10 seconds to targets within the area. While you remain within the area, your Necrotic Strike and Heart Strike Icon Heart Strike will hit up to 0 additional targets and inflict Death's Due Icon Death's Due for 12 seconds. Death's Due reduces damage enemies deal to you by 1%, up to a maximum of 8% and their power is transferred to you as an equal amount of Strength.
  • Clawing Shadows Icon Clawing Shadows: Corrupts the targeted ground, causing (39.6% of Attack Power) Shadow damage over 10 seconds to targets within the area. While you remain within the area, your Heart Strike Icon Heart Strike will hit up to 0 additional targets and inflict Death's Due Icon Death's Due for 12 seconds. Death's Due reduces damage enemies deal to you by 1%, up to a maximum of 8% and their power is transferred to you as an equal amount of Strength.

(Instant, Costs 1 Rune , 30-yard range, 30-second cooldown)

4.

Necrolord Death Knight Covenant Ability

Abomination Limb Icon Abomination Limb: Sprout an additional limb over 12 seconds to 5 nearby enemies. Every 1 second, it deals (22.76% of Attack Power) Shadow damage to all nearby enemies and pulls an enemy to your location if they are further than 8 yards from you. The same enemy can only be pulled once every 4 seconds.

  • Blood: Gain 3 Bone Shield Icon Bone Shield charges instantly, and again every 6 seconds.
  • Frost: Rime Icon Rime, and again every 6 seconds.
  • Unholy: Gaian Runic Corruption Icon Runic Corruption instantly, and again every 6 seconds.

(Instant, 20-yard range, 2-minute cooldown)

5.

Venthyr Death Knight Covenant Ability

Swarming Mist Icon Swarming Mist: A heavy mist surrounds you for 8 seconds, increasing your Dodge by 10%. Deals (20% of Attack Power) Shadow damage every 1 second to enemies within 10 yards. Every time it deals damage you gain 3 Runic Power, up to a maximum of 15 Runic Power. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.

(Instant, Costs 1 Rune, 60-second cooldown)

6.

Other Covenant Class Abilities

You can find all class-specific Covenant abilities available for other classes linked below.

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Changelog

  • 25 Nov. 2020: Updated with hotfixes.
  • 20 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands release.
  • 27 Sep. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35978.
  • 05 Sep. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35755.
  • 21 Aug. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35598.
  • 26 Jun. 2020: Updated for Abomination Limb nerf.
  • 20 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34821.
  • 15 Jun. 2020: Changed Abomination Limb's range.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 25 May 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 17 May 2020: Page added and moved intro to new format.
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