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Epidemic (old)

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  • Epidemic (3 ranks)
  • Unholy, Tier 1
  • Increases the duration of Blood Plague and Frost Fever by 4/8/12 sec.
Talent required



Epidemic is a Death knight talent located in the 1st tier of the Unholy Tree. At max rank, it increases the duration of [Blood Plague] (caused by [Plague Strike]) and [Frost Fever] (caused mainly by [Icy Touch]) from 21 to 33 seconds. The damage dealt per second of the diseases is unchanged, so the talent causes the diseases to deal more total damage over their full durations.


3 points Epidemic is required to choose [Contagion] further down in the tree.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now increases disease duration by 4/8/12 sec, up from 3/6 sec.

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