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Death Pact
Spell shadow deathpact
  • Death Pact
  • Row 6 death knight talent
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Create a death pact that heals you for 50% of your maximum health, but absorbs incoming healing equal to 30% of your max health for 15 sec.
Class Death knight
School Shadow
Cooldown 2 minutes
Talent required Spell deathknight antimagiczone [Anti-Magic Zone] or Spell chargepositive [Might of Thassarian]
Related debuff
Spell shadow deathpact
  • Death Pact
  • The next X healing received will be absorbed.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Death Pact is a death knight talent.


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

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 6 class talent (was a level 40 talent for Frost/Unholy and a level 45 talent for Blood).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now requires level 40 (was 75) for Frost and Unholy. Made available to Blood again at level 45.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Re-added as a Frost and Unholy talent (was a Blood talent). Now absorbs healing equal to 30% of maximum health (was 25%).
  • 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 Spell shadow antimagicshell [Anti-Magic Shell] effect is active.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now requires level 75 (was 60). Redesigned.
    Previous effect: Drain vitality from an undead minion, healing the Death Knight for 50% of <his/her> maximum health and causing the minion to suffer damage equal to 50% of its maximum health.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a level 60 talent (was a level 66 ability). Cost removed (was 40 Runic Power). Now drains 50% of an undead minion's maximum health (previously sacrificed a minion) to heal the death knight for 50% of their maximum health (was 25%)
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now heals for 25% of maximum health (was 40%).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): Fixed a bug where Death Pact would not kill the ghoul while under the effects of Spell nature earthbind [Cyclone].
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): The heal can no longer be a critical.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Now heals for 40% of maximum health (was 20%).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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