Dark Transformation

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Dark Transformation
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  • Dark Transformation
  • Level 74 Unholy death knight ability
  • 100 yd range
  • Instant
  • Transform your ghoul into a powerful undead monstrosity for 20 sec. The ghoul's abilities are empowered and take on new functions while the transformation is active.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related buff
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  • Dark Transformation
  • Gassy.
    Damage dealt increased by 200%.
  • Duration: 20 seconds

Dark Transformation is a level 74 Unholy death knight ability that transforms the ghoul into a powerful undead monstrosity for 20 sec, empowering and transforming its abilities and increasing damage dealt by 200%.


During the Dark Transformation the ghoul transforms into a plague eruptor model. [Sludge Belcher] causes it to transform into a flesh beast.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Hotfix (2016-10-26): "Fixed a bug that caused Dark Transformation to not trigger some additional effects, and not correctly transform abominations into flesh golems."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer cost a Rune and lasts for 20 seconds, down from 30. Now increases the ghoul's damage by 200%, up from 100%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Damage increase increased from 60% to 100%.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-02-18): "Death knight Ghouls under the effects of Dark Transformation can no longer cast Gnaw while it's on cooldown."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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