Bone Shield
Ability deathknight boneshield
  • Bone Shield
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Surrounds you with a barrier of whirling bones with 6 charges that reduces all damage you take by 20%. Each damaging attack consumes a charge. Lasts 5 min or until all charges are consumed.

    Enhanced Bone Shield (Level 92+)
    Bone Shield has 2 additional charges.
Usable by
ClassDeath knight
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown1 min
Level required78
Related buff
Ability deathknight boneshield
  • Bone Shield
  • Damage taken reduced by 20%.
  • Duration: 5 minutes

Bone Shield is a death knight ability learned at level 78 for death knights with the blood specialization. It grants the death knight protection via whirling bones.


Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Bone Shield charges can now be consumed at a rate of once per second (up from once every 2 seconds).
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Updated.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): Bone Shield now has 6 charges, up from 4.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Bone Shield now has 4 charges, up from 3.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Moved from Unholy Tree to Blood Tree.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.3.0 (08-Dec-2009): Reduced to 3 bones from 4 and duration increased to 5 minutes. Tooltip corrected to indicate the player has the correct number of bones.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.2 (2009-09-22): Cooldown and duration reduced to 1 min, and number of charges reduced to 3.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): The cooldown has been increased from 1 min to 2 min.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The mitigation has been reduced from 40% to 20%.

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