Welcome to Lichborne, where each weekend, Daniel Whitcomb helps you keep pace with the ever-changing Death Knight class.
This week, While Death Knight tweaks continue, there's no big piece of news that really stands out. We got a nice bump in damage to our base weapon strikes
, Death Coil
, and the abilities that mimic them
in the talent trees in the latest build. Unfortunately, poor Plague Strike still sits at a sort of dismal 30% weapon damage, meaning it still doesn't feel like it scales as well as it should. But preliminary reports are still that it's a noticeable DPS increase.
At the same time, our PvP utility and survivability was nerfed, but not in completely unexpected ways. Chains of Ice
is dispellable again, as the devs felt that between it and Death Grip
, it was far too hard to get away from a Death Knight. Again, this nerf is somewhat expected, if not needed, although some argue the nerf is unfair in the face of other classes that have similar abilities to ensnare
opponents. I have to admit that I'm hoping we see, at the least, Chains of Ice getting put on Virulence
. If nothing else, that Glyph of Blood Boil
is looking a lot nicer.
Still, none of the news really jumps out and grabs me, and with the beta patches coming fast and furious, it's hard to write with any authority on something that may be changed next week. With that in mind, I've decided this week to post on a potpourri of odds and ends from around the World of Warcraft
as they relate to Death Knights, both stuff that refers back to previous columns
and new observations. Read on:
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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Expansions, Death Knight, Wrath of the Lich King, (Death Knight) Lichborne