|Cooldown||(GCD 1 sec)|
- With each breath, I can sense that you are one step closer to death. — Saeryn Dusksorrow
Pestilence is a death Knight ability learned at level 56. It allows the death knight to spread Frost Fever and Blood Plague from one target to other nearby targets within 10 yards. It costs 1 Blood Rune to cast.
- 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.