Rune of the Apocalypse
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  • Rune of the Apocalypse
  • Level 44 death knight ability
  • 5 sec cast
  • Engrave your weapon with a rune that gives your ghoul's attacks a chance to apply one of the following debuffs to the target, Death: Healing Reduction, War: Increases damage taken from the Death Knight, Famine: Reduces damage dealt to the Death Knight, Pestilence: Slows the target and deals damage over time.

    Modifying your rune requires a Runeforge in Ebon Hold.
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Physical
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 44
Affects Risen Ally
Related debuffs
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  • Death
  • Reduces healing done by 1%.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

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  • War
  • Increases damage taken from <name> by 1%.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

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  • Famine
  • Reduces damage dealt to <name> by 2%.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

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  • Pestilence
  • Suffering (30% of Attack power) shadow damage over 6 sec and slowed by 15%.
  • Duration: 6 seconds

Rune of the Apocalypse is a death knight [Runeforging] spell available at level 44.


Patch changes

External links

Death War Famine Pestilence