Bone Shield
Ability deathknight boneshield.png
  • Bone Shield
  • Level 55 Blood death knight ability
  • Passive
  • Surrounds you with a barrier of whirling bones, reducing all damage you take by 16% and increasing your Haste by 10%. Each damaging attack consumes a charge. Lasts 30 sec or until all charges are consumed.
Usable by
Class Death knight
Other information
Level learned 55
Affects [Blood Tap], [Foul Bulwark], [Spectral Deflection], [Tombstone]
Related buff
Ability deathknight boneshield.png
  • Bone Shield
  • Damage taken reduced by 16%.
    Haste increased by 10%.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
"Macabre, but effective." ‒ Darris Leafshade[1]

Bone Shield is a Blood death knight buff, caused by [Marrowrend].


Notes and trivia

Patch changes

  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-16): Bone Shield now reduces damage taken by 16% (was 20%).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned into a buff caused by [Marrowrend]. Now also increases haste.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Charges can now be consumed at a rate of once per second (up from once every 2 seconds).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer causes the death knight to deal more damage when active. No longer cost an Unholy Rune.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Now has 6 charges, up from 4.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Bone Shield now has 4 charges, up from 3.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Moved from Unholy Tree to Blood Tree.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Reduced to 3 bones from 4 and duration increased to 5 minutes. Tooltip corrected to indicate the player has the correct number of bones.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): Cooldown and duration reduced to 1 min, and number of charges reduced to 3.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): The cooldown has been increased from 1 min to 2 min.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The mitigation has been reduced from 40% to 20%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.


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