Frost Strike
Spell deathknight empowerruneblade2
  • Frost Strike
  • Melee   range
  • 25 (40) Runic Power
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Instantly strike the enemy, causing 88% Frost damage.
Usable by
ClassDeath knight
TypeOffensive, Utility
Casting timeInstant
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required55
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
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Frost Strike is a death knight ability learned at level 55 for death knights with the frost specialization. This ability replaces [Death Coil] as a Runic Power dump.

Modified by

Frost specialization

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.3 (17-Oct-2015): Damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Frost Strike now deals 20% more damage.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Frost Strike’s damage has been increased by 100%, but its Runic Power cost has been increased by 5 (up to 25 Runic Power in Frost Presence, and 40 Runic Power in other Presences).
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Frost Strike now deals 115% weapons damage (up from 105% weapon damage).
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28-August-2012): Minor update.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Now deals 130% of weapon damage, up from 110%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Changed to a Frost Specialization.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): This ability can now be dodged, parried, or blocked. Weapon damage bonus reduced to 55%, down from 60%.

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