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Plague Strike

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Plague Strike
Spell deathknight empowerruneblade.png
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive

School
Cooldown

None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned

55

Requirements

Melee weapon

Related buff
Spell deathknight empowerruneblade.png
  • Disease
  • Blood Plague
  • Suffering (23.64% of Attack power) Shadow damage per 3 sec.
  • Duration: 30 seconds

Plague Strike is a Death knight ability that damages the target and applies [Blood Plague]. Unholy Death knights can also use this ability to apply [Frost Fever] in addition to its other effects. Death Knights start with this ability. At lvl 80, X=416.

Improvements

Specialization

  • Frost
    • [Threat of Thassarian] When dual-wielding, your Death Strikes, Obliterates, Plague Strikes, and Frost Strikes also deal damage with your off-hand weapon, and your Frost Strike damage is increased by 50%.
  • Unholy
    • [Ebon Plaguebringer] Increases the damage your diseases deal by 60%, causes your Plague Strike to also apply Frost Fever, and causes your Blood Plague to also apply the Physical Vulnerability effect.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Damage increased from 50% to 100% weapon damage to facilitate the runic system change. Constants changed too. Blood Plague now has a standard duration of 21 seconds.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): No longer removes heal over time effects. Plague Strike's damage increased quite a bit to compensate. (from 30% Weapon Damage to 50% - flat damage unchanged)

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