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Touch of the Grave
Spell shadow fingerofdeath
  • Touch of the Grave
  • Undead racial
  • Passive
  • Your attacks and damaging spells have a chance to drain the target, dealing X Shadow damage and healing you for the same amount. Additionally, you can breathe underwater indefinitely.
Class All
Race Undead

Touch of the Grave is an undead racial trait that grants the player's attacks and damaging spells a chance to deal additional damage and heal the player for the same amount. It also allows them to breathe underwater indefinitely. The ability's damage is equal to 50% of the character's Attack Power or Spell Power, whichever is greater.


  • This ability can proc when:
    • Player deals auto attack (white) melee damage
    • Player deals special (yellow) melee damage
    • Player deals auto attack (white) ranged damage (with a bow, etc)
    • Player deals special (yellow) ranged damage (with a bow, etc)
    • Player casts a harmful spell
    • Player deals periodic (DoT) damage
  • The proc chance is 20%.
  • The healing provided by Touch of the Grave will not exceed the remaining life of the target. This means that having it proc on a 5 hp critter, it will only grant you 5 hp regardless of how much damage it actually did.

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Patch changes[]

  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-11-18): Damage has been increased by 100%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.2 (2015-09-01): Now scales its damage based on 50% of the character's Attack Power or Spell Power, whichever is greater.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now allows undead to breathe underwater indefinitely. Values reduced in stat squish.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added, replacing Spell shadow demonbreath [Underwater Breathing].

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