Threat of Thassarian

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Threat of Thassarian
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  • Threat of Thassarian
  • Level 74 Frost death knight ability
  • Passive
  • 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%.
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Threat of Thassarian is a passive specialization ability for Frost death knights, available at level 74.

This is a key passive that makes dual wielding viable for death knights. Normally only the main hand weapon is taken in to account for abilities that deal damage based on weapon damage, such as [Frost Strike] and [Obliterate], severely reducing their damage when dual wielding instead of using a 2-hander. This passive 'fixes' that problem for frost death knights.


This talent refers to Thassarian, the first death knight to rejoin the Alliance.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed. Effects merged into [Might of the Frozen Wastes].
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-05): "Threat of Thassarian now increases the damage of Frost Strike by 50% (was 40%)."
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now given automatically to Frost death knights. No longer affects Rune Strike or Blood Strike, and causes Frost Strike to deal an additional 50% damage when dual wielding.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): Threat of Thassarian now also causes Rune Strike to use both weapons when dual-wielding.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Added.

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