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 .
Modified by Edit
- Shadow abilities
Patch changes Edit
- Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Shadow Word: Death is now available only to Shadow Priests.
- Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013) Shadow Word: Death now deals 15% more damage.
- Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Shadow Word: Death damage done has been increased by 12%.
- Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Shadow Word:Death: The self-damage from this spell can no longer be reflected or redirected.
- Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Resilience no longer reduces the backlash damage from this spell.
- Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Cooldown increased to 12 sec and will now properly damage the casting Priest when it is reflected.
- 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.