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  • Obliterate
  • Level 55 Frost death knight ability
  • Melee range
  • 2 Runes
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • A brutal attack with both weapons that deals a total of (456% + 456% of weapon damage) Physical damage.
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Physical
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 55
Improvements [Icecap], [Killing Machine], [Obliteration], [Rime]
"My runeblade thirsts for your soul." —Randolphe Mortimer[1]

Obliterate is a level 55 Frost death knight ability that allows the death knight to deal high damage. It is a staple in the arsenal of Frost death knights.


Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Damage increased by 20%.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-23): Obliterate damage increased by 19%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer has a chance to cause your next [Howling Blast] or [Icy Touch] to consume no runes. Damage increased by 170% (35% for each weapon).
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2016-03-03): Now deals 10% less damage against another player.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.3 (2015-11-17): Damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-06-29): Obliterate should now correctly deal full damage against other players in PvP combat.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-06-25):
    • Frost Strike and Obliterate have been reduced to their pre-6.2 damage levels.
    • Obliterate once again deals full damage to players.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): Damage has increased by 20%, but deals only 80% of normal damage against player-controlled targets.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now deals 25% more damage on both main and off-hand weapons, but no longer deals additional damage for each disease present on the target.
    • Damage has been increased by 30%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now deals 250% weapon damage (up from 230% weapon damage).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Frost specialization ability. Weapon damage increased from 150% to 230%. Bonus damage removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Base damage has been reduced to 150% weapon damage, down from 160%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): No longer consumes diseases.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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