Glacier Rot

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Glacier Rot
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  • Glacier Rot (3 ranks)
  • Frost, Tier 5
  • Diseased enemies take 7/13/20% more damage from your Icy Touch, Howling Blast and Frost Strike spells.
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Talent required



Glacier Rot is a death knight talent located in the first tier of the frost tree. It causes enemies who are afflicted by any disease to take up to 20% additional damage from your frost-based abilities. Since you always want to keep [Frost Fever] up on any target you are fighting, this generally translates into a 20% damage increase for these abilities.


The damage increase stacks with the extra damage done to diseased targets from the [Tundra Stalker] talent.

Tips and tactics

  • Together with the [Tundra Stalker] talent and  [Glyph of Howling Blast], this talent greatly increases the damage done by [Howling Blast] in any extended AoE situations. The ability to have Howling Blast increase the damage of subsequent Howling Blasts by applying a disease to all targets is one of the reasons why Frost tanks excel at AoE tanking.
  • As both [Frost Strike] and Howling Blast are gained from talents deeper in the tree, this talent is virtually useless for anyone not speccing deep into the frost tree.

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