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  • Defile
  • Level 45 Unholy death knight talent
  • 30 yd range
  • 1 Rune
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Defile the targeted ground, dealing (528% of attack power) Shadow damage to all enemies over 10 sec.

    Every 1 sec, if any enemies are standing in the Defile, it grows in size and increases your Mastery by X, stacking up to 10 times.

    While you remain within your Defile, your Scourge Strike will hit all enemies near the target.

    Replaces [Death and Decay].
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Shadow
Cooldown 30 seconds
Other information
Level available 45
Affects [Death and Decay]

Defile is a level 100 Unholy death knight talent.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Defile damage increased by 38%.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Damage increased by 20%, and Mastery per stack increased to 300 (was 200).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available only to Unholy death knights. No longer deals increased damage, but increases Mastery.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.3 (2015-11-17): Damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Now only reduces damage taken for Blood Death Knights.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-16): Damage increased by 20%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Added.

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