|Cooldown||(GCD 1 sec)|
Pestilence is a death knight ability learned at level 55. It allows the death knight to spread Frost Fever and Blood Plague from one target to other nearby targets within 10 yards while afflicting a burst of shadow damage. It costs 1 Blood Rune to cast.
- Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Pestilence now deals damage to all enemies within 10 yards, and spreads any diseases on targets hit to the other targets hit.; Pestilence now deals 50% more damage, but no longer deals additional damage for diseases being present on the target.
- Hotfix (2009-04-15): "Death knights casting Reaping will no longer cause Pestilence to convert 2 Blood Runes into Death Runes."
- Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Does no damage and has only one rank. This ability will now spread disease centered on a position between the death knight and its target, rather than the target’s center position (for very large creatures, this used to cause no disease spread at all).
- Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): No longer has a 10 seconds cooldown. The diseases will now spread correctly even when the damage from Pestilence kills the primary target.