Rune Strike

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Rune Strike
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  • Rune Strike
  • Level 8 death knight ability
  • Melee range
  • 1 Rune
  • Instant
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Strike the target for (60% of Attack power) Physical damage. This attack cannot be dodged, blocked, or parried.
Class Death Knight
School Physical
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 8
Improvements [Heart Strike], [Festering Strike], [Frost Strike]

Rune Strike is a starting death knight ability. This ability generates costs 1 rune and generates 10 runic power.

Tips and tricks

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Rune Strike is no longer a Blood Death Knight Talent and has been redesigned to be a Rune spender and Runic Power generating ability used during the initial Death Knight leveling experience.
    Old: Strike the target for 160% weapon damage. Cooldown reduced by 1 sec for each rune you spend.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Re-added as a level 56 Blood talent and redesigned.
    Old: Strike the target for 160% weapon damage. This attack cannot be dodged, blocked, or parried.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-03-12): Rune Strike now deals 25% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Blood specialization ability. Weapon damage reduced from 180% to 175% and no longer scales with attack power. No longer requires the death knight to have parried or dodged, and no longer causes a high amount of threat.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Rune Strike now correctly has its damage increased by [Might of the Frozen Wastes].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Rune Strike will not require a dodge or parry to activate as long as the Death Knight is in Blood Presence.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Rune Strike is no longer an "on next swing" ability; the entire next swing mechanic was removed. Instead, it is an instant strike with a global cooldown.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23): This ability can now proc [Necrosis] and [Blood-Caked Blade].
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Threat generated by this ability increased by approximately 17%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Damage decreased from 200% to 150% but threat increased to 150% from 100%.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

See also

External links

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