Dancing Rune Weapon
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  • Dancing Rune Weapon
  • Level 57 Blood death knight ability
  • 30 yd range
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Summons a rune weapon for 8 sec that mirrors your melee attacks and bolsters your defenses.

    While active, you gain 40% parry chance.
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Physical
Cooldown 3 minutes
Other information
Level learned 57
Related buff
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  • Dancing Rune Weapon
  • Parry chance increased by 40%.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

In the TCG.

Dancing Rune Weapon is a level 57 Blood death knight ability that allows the death knight to summon a rune weapon to fight with them.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now increases parry chance by 40%, up from 20%. Cooldown increased from 1.5 minutes to 3 minutes.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Dancing Rune Weapon's summoned Rune Weapon now remains fixated on the death knight's target at the time of summoning, and copies the effects of talents that are tied to the death knight, such as [Blood Boil], [Frost Fever], or [Asphyxiate]. Should the original target be dead or otherwise unavailable, the Rune Weapon will switch to assist with the death knight's current target.
    • Now lasts 8 seconds (down from 12).
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2014-02-28): Dancing Rune Weapon's summoned rune weapon should no longer incorrectly cause NPC guards to attack the target instead of the Death Knight that summoned it.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): No longer costs Runic Power.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04):
    • This ability now has a fixed duration of 12 seconds (which can still be modified by its glyph) and a fixed cost of 60 runic power.
    • The rune weapon will no longer cast [Corpse Explosion].
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Damage done by, and duration of this pet is reduced by 50%, but the cooldown is reduced to 90 seconds. Attack speed of pet increased from 2.0 to 3.5.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-03-03): Dancing Rune Weapon will now only copy appropriate Death Knight cast spells.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The weapon no longer echoes the Raise Dead and Army of the Dead spells. In addition it will now more closely match the master's damage and will cast Rune Strike when its master does. Costs 40 Runic Power - (Old 50)
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

See also

  • Dancing Rune Weapon (Worldbreaker), TCG card

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