Rune of the Fallen Crusader

From Wowpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rune of the Fallen Crusader
Spell holy retributionaura.png
  • Rune of the Fallen Crusader
  • Level 70 death knight ability
  • 5 sec cast
  • Requires
  • Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that has a chance to heal you for 6% and increase total Strength by 15% for 15 sec. Modifying your rune weapon requires a Rune Forge in Ebon Hold.
Usable by





None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related buff
Spell holy blessingofstrength.png
  • Unholy Strength
  • Strength increased by 15%.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Rune of the Fallen Crusader is a death knight unholy rune that can be applied to a weapon through [Runeforging].


This is by far the strongest rune for DPS. With the exception of dual-wield Frost death knights, Unholy death knights should not use any other rune once they can use this one.

The name and mechanic is an homage to the classic  [Enchant Weapon - Crusader].

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now increases Strength by 15% (down from 20%) and heals for 6% (up from 3%).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now increases Strength by 20% (up from 15%).
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Strength bonus reduced to 15%. Chance to proc doubled.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

External links