Breath of the Dying
Ability essence reapingflames.png
  • Breath of the Dying
  • Major Power:
    • Reaping Flames
    • 40 yd range
    • 45 sec cooldown
    • Instant
    • Burn your target with a bolt of Azerite, dealing X Fire damage. If the target has less than 20% health, the cooldown is reduced by 30 sec.

    Minor Power:
    • Lethal Strikes
    • 40 yd range
    • Passive
    • Your spells and abilities have a chance to strike your target for Y Fire damage.

      Unique: Corruption Resistance increased by 10.
Role Damage
Rank 2 Reaping Flames now also has a reduced cooldown if the target is above 80% health.
You heal for 50% of the damage dealt by Lethal Strikes.
Rank 3 If Reaping Flames kills an enemy, its cooldown is lowered to 5 sec and it will deal 100% increased damage on the next cast.
Lethal Strikes happens 400% more frequently against targets below 20% health.
Rank 4 Reaping Flames gains an enhanced appearance.

Breath of the Dying is an Azerite essence obtained through the Black Empire Campaign and the Uldum Accord reputation faction. This essence can only be used by DPS specializations.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2020-03-20): Restrictions on acquiring role-specific Azerite Essences from MOTHER have been lifted. Rank 3 tanking, healing, and damage-specific Essences are now grouped together and can be purchased with [Echoes of Ny'alotha] when at least one is unlocked on a character.
Developers' note: This update to the new Echoes of Ny'alotha system is intended to make Essences much more available to your characters whose specializations put them in different roles (tanking, healing, damage). A side-effect of this change is that even a single character now has a way to obtain these off-role Essences, and can either use Echoes to purchase them from MOTHER or use the original means of acquisition.
  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2020-01-22): [Lethal Strikes] Rank 2's self-healing no longer heals for an excessive amount when dealing damage to lower-level targets.
  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2020-01-17):
    • Fixed an issue that caused Lethal Strikes at Rank 1 or 2 to benefit from the Rank 3 increased proc chance against low health targets.
    • Fixed an issue causing [Reaping Flames] to have an incorrectly-lowered cooldown when used against player pets in PvP.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.3.0 (2020-01-14): Added.

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