Outbreak’s cooldown has been reduced from 60 seconds to 30 seconds, and enables you reapply your diseases sooner without having to use Frost or Unholy Runes. And let’s face it … having more Frost Runes means you have more Runes available to Death Strike.
The default duration of your Frost Fever and Blood Plague is 21 seconds, but 2 points in Epidemic in the Unholy tree increases that duration to 29 seconds. So just as your diseases are falling off, Outbreak is finishing it’s cooldown and you can reapply all of your diseases without having to resort to Icy Touch and Plague Strike.
Next time, we’ll talk about what to do if your raid composition doesn’t allow for two points into Epidemic and how to compromise with Festering Strike and Blood Tap to make up for it.