Upcoming changes in 3.1

Blizzard posted some information about the upcoming changes in Patch 3.1 for DeathKnights. It seems that DualWield Hybrids as we have them now will be history... Blizzard really wants to put that to an end, so what I think will happen: KM and HB will go deeper into Frost so that it will be impossible to get it with 0/32/39.

Overview of the changes:

  • Gargoyle and Unholy Blight have swapped talent positions. Gargoyle’s damage has increased and runic power cost per time has decreased.
  • Pestilence – this spell no longer causes damage but just spreads diseases. Blood Boil is intended to be the general area attack, and has been changed to be castable on targets with no diseases on them, but does extra damage if diseases are present.
  • Unbreakable Armor now absorbs a flat amount of damage that increases as your armor increases. It no longer boosts armor.
  • The Frost tree has been shuffled. Among other things, PvP talents such as Endless Winter are closer to the top of the tree where Blood and Unholy death knights can access them.
  • Sudden Doom – this talent now procs a Death Coil rather than requiring an additional button click. It works similarly to shamans’ Lightning Overload.
  • Magic Suppression and Blood of the North have been reduced to 3 ranks for the same benefit.
  • Blood Gorged now grants armor penetration instead of expertise

It seems that the in the future, our beloved DualWield SpellKnight will change into a FrostKnight or UnholyKnight... and also a bit ridicoulus:

Gargoyle gets a nerf - now gets a buff again but goes deeper into the tree. Oh well... that is what I call a good developement *rolleyes*

Sorry for the frustration.


Anonymous said...

Yes Edurol, im just a DW following your blog and test, and is very funny.
The end is near, but Unholy will be our new solution.

Lugtan - HAKKAR - Pull And Wipe

Anonymous said...

Who said anything about moving HB deeper into the frost tree?

all i see here is speculations picked up from WoW forums.

I thought we are here for some serius discussion.

Anyway getting additional AOE from UB and BB is a good thing and will if not anything else improve our Dps in raids.

But we will have to wait and see how it will turn out.