Magus of the Dead

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Magus of the Dead
Achievement ladydeathwhisper.png
  • Magus of the Dead
  • Death knight Azerite trait
    Apocalypse and Army of the Dead additionally summon a Magus of the Dead for 20 sec who hurls Frostbolts and Shadow Bolts at your foes, dealing X damage each.
  • Requires Unholy specialization.
Class Death knight
Specialization Unholy
Type Class trait
Affects [Apocalypse], [Army of the Dead]

Magus of the Dead is an Azerite trait available to Unholy death knights.


  • This trait summons a skeletal mage with the following abilities:
    • Spell frost frostbolt02.png  Frostbolt — Deals X Frost damage and reduces their movement speed by 50% for 4 sec. 
    • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Shadow Bolt — Deals X Shadow damage. 
It casts Frostbolt first, then Shadow Bolt, alternating between the two spells until it expires.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2019-03-27): Fixed a bug that allowed Magus of the Dead to melee attack.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.5 (2019-03-12):
    • Magus of the Dead no longer melee attacks, and will no longer have small delays between casting its spells.
    • Magus of the Dead's Frostbolt can now be dispelled.
    • Tooltip corrected to say "Army of the Dead" instead of "Army of the Damned".
  • Battle for Azeroth Hotfix (2018-12-11): Reduced to 50% effectiveness when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): Added, replacing [Festering Doom].

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