Death Pact

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Death Pact
Spell shadow deathpact.png
  • Death Pact
  • Level 75 death knight talent
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Heals the Death Knight for 50% of max health, and absorbs incoming healing equal to 25% of max health for 15 sec.
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Shadow
Cooldown 2 minutes
Other information
Level learned 75
Related debuff
Spell shadow deathpact.png
  • Death Pact
  • The next X healing received will be absorbed.
  • Duration: 15 sec
"Your services are no longer required."
—Drandus the Deathcaller

Death Pact is a talented death knight ability, available at level 75.

Warcraft III Description

  • "Through the sacrifice of his followers, a death knight can absorb their unholy energies and convert them into health for himself."


  • If cast while in a sanctuary and not in combat, the minion is not killed.
  • This was a Death Knight ability in Warcraft III as well, where the highest level of the spell healed the death knight for 300% of the targeted unit's health.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-20): "Death Pact's healing absorption effect should now be applied correctly while the Anti-Magic Shell effect is active."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Death Pact no longer requires an undead minion, and instead places a healing absorption shield on the Death Knight for 50% of the amount healed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a talent. Runic Power cost removed. Causes the minion to take 50% of its total health instead of sacrificing it.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now heals for 25% of maximum health, down from 40%.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): This heal cannot be a critical.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Now grants 40% instead of 20% healing.

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