Shadow Word: Death

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Shadow Word: Death
Spell shadow demonicfortitude
  • Shadow Word: Death
  • 40 yd  range
  • 8 sec cooldown
  • 0.5% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • A word of dark binding that inflicts (161.775% of Spell power) Shadow damage to the target

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    and grants a Shadow Orb

    Only usable on enemies that have less than 20% health.

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    If the target does not die, the cooldown is reset, but this additional Shadow Word: Death does not grant a Shadow Orb

    Enhanced Shadow Word: Death (Level 92+)
    Shadow Word: Death now always generates a Shadow Orb, regardless of cooldown reset.
Usable by
Cooldown8 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required46
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Shadow Word- Death TCG
Ragnaros and his minions will be suffocated by the enveloping shadows.
- Olivia Demascas TCG

Shadow Word: Death is a priest ability learned at level 46 for those with the Shadow specialization. It is a Shadow Word - a Shadow-based direct damage spell. It can only be used on targets below 20% health. It also generates a [Shadow Orb].

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Patch changes Edit


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  • 0600Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Shadow Word: Death is now available only to Shadow Priests.
  • 0500Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013) Shadow Word: Death now deals 15% more damage.
  • 0400Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Shadow Word: Death damage done has been increased by 12%.
  • 0300Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Shadow Word:Death: The self-damage from this spell can no longer be reflected or redirected.
  • 0200Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Resilience no longer reduces the backlash damage from this spell.
  • 0200Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Cooldown increased to 12 sec and will now properly damage the casting Priest when it is reflected.
  • 0200Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): "Shadow Word Death" will no longer do damage to the casting priest when resisted.; Priests backlash effect of "Shadow Word: Death" will now properly be applied and can no longer be resisted.

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Patch date14 October 2014 +, 10 September 2013 +, 28 June 2011 +, 4 November 2008 +, 13 November 2007 +, 22 May 2007 + and 9 January 2007 +

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