Death Gate
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  • Death Gate
  • Level 55 death knight ability
  • 1 Rune
  • 1 min cooldown
  • 4 seconds cast
  • Opens a gate which the Death Knight can use to return to Ebon Hold.

    Using a Death Gate while in Ebon Hold will return the Death Knight back to near their departure point.
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Shadow
Cooldown 1 minute
Other information
Level learned 55
"Only those who walk the path of the dead may enter."
—Saeryn Dusksorrow

Death Gate is a Death Knight ability that allows the Death Knight to open a gate to Ebon Hold on a 1-minute cooldown.

The Death Gate appears to be an actual physical gateway, similar to a mage's portal. All Death Knights in the same party may use a portal created by any of them. The portal does not work for any other class.

Death Gate is a quest reward from N Death Knight [8-30] The Light of Dawn, and will initially send you to the version in the Eastern Plaguelands. After obtaining your first artifact, it will instead transport you to the version of Acherus floating above the Broken Isles.


  • This ability cannot be cast during combat, but an existing death gate can be used during combat. It may be planned preemptively to use this as a "just in case" getaway when attempting something difficult for your level.
  • Using the death gate once again to leave Acherus will teleport the death knight to the graveyard closest to their departure point.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Cast time reduced to 4 seconds, down from 10.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now returns the Death Knight to a location near their original departure point when the spell is cast while in Ebon Hold.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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