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  • Purgatory
  • Level 100 Blood death knight talent
  • Passive
  • An unholy pact that prevents fatal damage, instead absorbing incoming healing equal to the damage prevented, lasting 3 sec.

    If any healing absorption remains when this effect expires, you will die. This effect may only occur every 4 min.
Usable by
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Level learned


Related buff
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  • Shroud of Purgatory
  • Absorbing the next X healing received.
    If any amount of heal absorption remains when this effect expires, you die.
  • Duration: 3 seconds
Related debuff
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  • Perdition
  • You have recently benefited from Purgatory and cannot benefit from it again.
  • Duration: 4 minutes

Purgatory is a level 100 Blood death knight talent.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10):
    • Cooldown now 4 minutes (was 3 minutes). This cooldown resets on death.
    • Now always lasts 3 seconds after it activates, even if you briefly go into positive health.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available only to Blood death knights.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-16): "Resolved an issue where the Purgatory talent may sometimes cause the Death Knight to stunned permanently after dying in PvP combat."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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