Spell deathvortex.png
  • Outbreak
  • Level 55 Unholy death knight ability
  • 30 yd range
  • 1 Rune
  • Instant
  • Deals (38% of attack power) Shadow damage and surrounds the target in a miasma lasting for 6 sec that causes the target and all nearby enemies to be infected with Virulent Plague.
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Shadow
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 55
Improvements [Debilitating Infestation], [Pandemic]
Affects [Virulent Plague]
Related debuffs
Spell deathvortex.png
  • Outbreak
  • Infecting nearby allies with Virulent Plague.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

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  • Disease
  • Virulent Plague
  • Suffering (42% of attack power) Shadow damage every 3 sec. Chance to erupt for (100% of attack power) damage split among all nearby enemies. Always erupts if the infected dies.
  • Duration: 21 seconds

Outbreak is a level 55 Unholy death knight ability that applies [Virulent Plague].


  • This ability was mentioned in the April Fools' Day patch 6.1.4 Evil Patch Notes: "Outbreak no longer applies [Blood Plague] and [Frost Fever]. Instead, it applies a new, airborne version of a virus first encountered 30 years ago. Enemy players will have to work together to develop a new serum to cure the virus before the military bombs the whole city."

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