Unholy Presence
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  • Unholy Presence
  • Level 70 death knight ability
  • Instant
  • You are infused with unholy fury, increasing haste by 10%, and movement speed by 15%.

    Activating a new Presence will cancel this one and consume any stored Runic Power.
Usable by
Class Death knight
School Shadow
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 70
Related buff
  • Unholy Presence
  • Attack speed and rune regeneration increased 10%.
    Movement speed increased by 15%.
"Embrace death, and the heavy burden of life will be lessened."

Unholy Presence is a death knight Presence available at level 70. It increases the rate of the death knight's Runic Power regeneration, as well as their attack and movement speed.





  • Unholy Presence can be useful when running long distances on foot, such as when recovering from a wipe in an instance, as it increases the Death Knight's movement speed. For shorter distances, the rune cost of switching to Unholy Presence and then back to [Blood Presence] or [Frost Presence] again is generally not worth the brief speed boost.


Unholy Presence is likely derived from the Haste ability used by the Death Knight unit in Warcraft II and the Unholy Aura ability used by the Death Knights of Warcraft III.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now grants a flat 10% Haste to all things, up from Haste for melee (attack speed and Rune regeneration) only. The movement speed buff remains unchanged.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): No longer reduces the global cooldown on abilities.

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