Shadow Word: Death is a level 75 Shadowpriest talent. It is a Shadow Word - a Shadow-based direct damage spell that deals instant damage, and an "execute" ability, only usable on targets below 20% health. It also generates 15 Insanity, or 30 if the target dies, and has 2 charges.
Patch 5.0.4(2012-08-28): Redesigned. Shadow Word: Death no longer deals triple damage to targets below 25% health, and no longer inflicts backlash damage on the caster if the target is not killed by the spell. For Shadow priests: Now generates 1 Shadow Orb. If the target does not die, the cooldown is reset, but this additional Shadow Word: Death does not grant a Shadow Orb. This effect has a 6 sec cooldown.
Patch 4.2.0(2011-06-28): Shadow Word: Death damage done has been increased by 12%.
Hotfix (2010-12-07): "Low-level priests will now properly take Shadow Word: Death backlash damage when casting Shadow Word: Death."
Patch 4.0.1(2010-10-12): Range increased to 40 yards, up from 30 yards. Cooldown reduced to 10 sec, down from 12 sec.
Patch 3.0.3(2008-11-04): The self-damage from this spell can no longer be reflected or redirected.
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