Glyph of Shadow Word: Death

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Glyph of Shadow Word: Death
Spell shadow demonicfortitude.png
Usable by


Level learned


Glyph type
Source item
  • Glyph of Shadow Word: Death
  • Major Glyph
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.

    Your Shadow Word: Death can now be cast at any time, but deals 25% damage against targets above 20% health.

    Casting Shadow Word: Death now also does damage to you equivalent to the damage it would do to an enemy above 20% health.
  • Classes: Priest
  • Requires Level 25
  • Sell Price: 1s


This item is created with Inscription (500); discovered through  [Research: Ink of Dreams].

Materials needed
Inv inscription ink dreams.png 3x [Ink of Dreams] Inv inscription papyrus.png 1x [Light Parchment]

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now uses Ink of Dreams instead of  [Ink of the Sea]. No longer discovered through [Northrend Inscription Research]. Required skill level increased.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Redesigned as a Major Glyph. Now allows Shadow Word: Death to be used at any time, but it deals reduced damage to targets above 20% health and deals an equal amount of damage to you. Existing glyphs prior to the patch were converted to [Glyph of Mind Blast].
  • Hotfix (2010-11-24): "The Glyph of Shadow Word: Death no longer provides the outdated 10% bonus damage to targets under 25% health when Shadow Word: Death is cast."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer deals extra damage to targets below 35% health. Now resets the cooldown if the target survives. Changed from Major Glyph to Prime Glyph.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Added.

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