Festering Strike
Inv sword 61
  • Festering Strike
  • Melee   range
  • 1 Blood, 1 Frost
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Deals 303% Physical damage and increases the duration of your Blood Plague, Frost Fever, and Chains of Ice effects on the target by up to 6 sec.

    Spell deathknight unholypresence Unholy
    The Runes spent on this ability will become Death Runes when they activate. Death Runes count as any type of Rune.
Usable by
ClassDeath knight
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required62
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon

Festering Strike is a death knight ability learned at level 62 for death knights with the unholy specialization.

Modified by

Unholy specialization

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.3 (17-Oct-2015): Damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Updated; changed from 150% weapon damage.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Rune Strike and Festering Strike now correctly have their damage increased by Might of the Frozen Wastes.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Added.

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