Characters with this skill gain an innate attack that uses the Hand-to-Hand Combat tree, Death Touch. It deals Death damage. The amount of damage is 1 point, plus either 1 point for every Death spell known by the character or 1 point for every Lich ability possessed, whichever is greater. This is similar to the Spell Affinity bonuses.
This skill adds to its own base damage. With it and the free Reanimation skill, the Death Touch deals a base 3 damage.
Buying Death Mastery adds the expected +1 in addition to the skill's splashed +2 to Death.