Death Knight

Everything we know about Hearthstone’s Knights of the Frozen Throne Hearthstone’s sixth expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, comes with 135 new cards and free solo missions against iconic bosses from Icecrown Citadel such as Lord Marrowgar, Professor Putricide, and the Lich King. Update: In fact, defeating the Lich King on all nine classes yields you the Young Arthas hero skin! While we don’t have a specific...

The Queue: RP Edition with Shivara the Death Knight

Hi!

I’m Shivara. Some of my friends call me Shivs. I don’t think it’s a really suitable nickname, I mean, Rogues shiv people. I tend to hit them with a really big glowing sword or axe or what have you. But yeah, I’m a Death Knight. It’s nice to meet you!

What? Oh, right, the whole ‘suffer well‘ thing. Look, I get that everybody over at Acherus is super into the whole ‘we are the damned, bound to the world by chains of our own misery’ deal, but the thing is? I go out and I make other folks suffer so I don’t have to. That’s pretty much all I do. Legion demons, crazed constructs, some kind of time monster… I put the hurt on them and as long as I keep doing that, I feel just fine. And it’s not like we’re in danger of running out of targets, as soon as we get done with the Legion I’m sure some new beasties will be lining up to get my evil monster axe right in the face.

So yeah! Let’s all have fun in the Queue today. You all seem like fun types.





The Queue: Warhammer vs. Warcraft, Order Hall Campaigns, and the Age of Azeroth Chrth Q4TQ: I’m about to get my Warrior to 110 and complete her Class Hall Campaign. For which class should I level/complete the CHC next? I’ve already completed Hunter, Death Knight, and Paladin; I’m leaning against Priest (and not asking Mitch) because I’ve heard the Priest and Pally campaigns are very similar, but otherwise I’m...

Breakfast Topic: Beta vs. Live One of the problems of beta testing vs. live experience is that the variables are often different. When I tested Frost DK’s on the beta, I was doing so in an average of 680 gear. That’s solid, about the gear level you’d get after a bit of farming in Tanaan or running LFR, but it...

Plaguebearer: Legion Death Knight talents and abilities in patch 7.0 Legion’s pre-patch is nearly upon us. There are a lot of changes coming in patch 7.0 tomorrow, so if you’re currently one of our dead but loving it knightly sorts, we’ll be covering some of the most important changes here. While this isn’t an exhaustive compilation of every change made to Death Knights in Legion,...

Know Your Lore: The life and death of Sylvanas Windrunner Often when we discuss Sylvanas, we begin at the Banshee Queen. And since her death, forced undeath, and escape from the control of the Lich King, Sylvanas has changed the face of the world of Azeroth. There’s no denying it — for good or (more often) for ill, Sylvanas Windrunner is a power to be...




Pushing the limit of the Endless Proving Grounds Fragnance, a Swedish player hailing from the EU guild <Serenity>, decided to pit himself against one of the most unique challenges that the game had to offer: the Endless Proving Grounds for DPS. As of Sunday he managed to pull off 429 waves of Proving Grounds on an Unholy Death Knight, before eventually wiping. Let’s...

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WoW Archivist: Four iconic abilities returning in Legion The Legion alpha rolls onward, and we learn a little more about the expansion with each iteration. While nothing is guaranteed to make it live, it certainly looks like some of the iconic abilities that were pruned away during previous expansions, especially in Warlords of Draenor, will return. Some long gone abilities, like Detect Magic, have not been mourned...



Legion’s item changes will scuttle many transmog sets Are you a Shaman or Hunter? Do you like collecting transmog sets? Well, then I have some bad news for you, although it’s good news for any transmog minded DK’s, Warriors and Paladins out there. You see, Legion is changing its transmog system, and as a part of that change, it’s changing the way armor...

Plaguebearer: AOE damage for Death Knights in Legion This article has been in the making for some time. In my previous column, I focused on the proposed rune revamp that is slated for Death Knights in Legion, with the intent that the followup column would serve as an analysis of the preview blog for our class that was released on the 11th of...

Plaguebearer: The redesign of the Death Knight rune system in Legion After an initial deluge of information about system changes in Legion at BlizzCon, Blizzard is busy preparing the player base for followups in the form of class specific blogs. In fact, as I write this article, I am cognizant of the fact that the Death Knight class preview is scheduled for tomorrow. It is sure...

Plaguebearer: Reminiscing on Death Knight fantasy and flavor As the general lull in information about Legion continues, players are largely left to their own devices in attempting to piece together an analysis of what the expansion might bring. In terms of class changes, it’s been emphasized that Legion seeks to reexamine the core fantasy behind every class/spec in the game, and make changes...

Plaguebearer: Initial Death Knight impressions from Legion When I first began writing this week’s column I seriously contemplated going with my original idea about gearing in Hellfire Citadel for DKs. Of course, common sense prevailed — none of you are really interested in gear from this boring tier when there’s a brand new (announced!) expansion in the works, are you? Thus, today’s...

Plaguebearer: An overview of the 6.2 Death Knight Before I begin today’s column: A sincere apology to all readers who have been patiently waiting for another installment in the Plaguebearer series. Real life raiding and balancing acts tend to take priority over my ability to discuss and analyse the state of our beloved class and as loath as I am to miss a...

Plaguebearer: Tier 18 set bonuses for Death Knights With the recent end of arena season announcement, and the fact that the latest PTR build is marked as a release candidate, it’s pretty clear that Patch 6.2 is largely done with development and will go live shortly. As such, it’s time to turn our attention to the Tier 18 Death Knight set bonuses that will be obtainable from the Hellfire Citadel raid.

Tanking for Beginners: Getting started Tanking in a massively multiplayer game like World of Warcraft is when certain classes (Monks, Death Knights, Warriors, Paladins and Druids, in the case of WoW) choose a specialization and perform a role that is intended to keep the monsters in a dungeon or raid focused on said tank, and not instead on the healers or damage dealers in the group. You may already have known that, but it can be useful to establish basics right up front.