Blood of the North

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Blood of the North is a Death knight talent acquired by specializing in the Frost Tree. It permanently converts both Blood Runes into Death Runes, effectively removing [Blood Strike] from a Frost Death Knight's rotation and allowing more powerful strikes to be used instead.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-07-10): "Fixed an issue with Blood of the North that could cause Death Runes to incorrectly revert back into Blood Runes."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Now permanently converts both Blood Runes into Death Runes. There is no longer any proc interaction with [Blood Strike] required to activate Death Runes.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Redesigned and moved to Frost tree specialization.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Reduced to a 3-point talent. Increases Blood Strike and Frost Strike damage by 5/10/15%. There is now a 30/60/100% chance whenever you hit with Blood Strike or Pestilence that the Blood Rune will become a Death Rune when it activates.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Now also increases damage dealt by Frost Strike by 15%.

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