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  • Lichborne
  • Level 33 death knight ability
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Draw upon unholy energy to increase Leech by 10%, and make you immune to Charm, Fear, and Sleep for 10 sec.
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Shadow
Cooldown 2 min
Other information
Level learned 33
Related buff
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  • Lichborne
  • Leech increased by 10% and immune to Charm, Fear and Sleep. Undead.
  • Duration: 10 sec

Lichborne is a death knight ability learned at level 33. It grants the death knight 10 seconds of immunity to charm, fear, and sleep effects, and increases leech by 10%. It can be used even when already affected.


Becoming undead has a number of consequences for the death knight:

Removing Lichborne does not remove CCs.

Lichborne is not affected by the global cooldown.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Removed as a PvP talent and now available to all death knights as a baseline ability. Redesigned.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): Re-added as a level 40 Unholy PvP talent and redesigned.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now also increases Leech by 10%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a talent, and also causes Death Coil to heal the death knight.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): The buff from this ability can now be cancelled.

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