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WoW Wrath of the Lich King First Impressions - The Death Knight

Posted Tue, Nov 18, 2008 by Cody Bye

Introducing a new character class into a massively multiplayer online game isn't an easy task. However, when you decide to start that character at a point over halfway through the game, you're asking for some punishment. But that's exactly what the World of Warcraft developers did when they crafted the Death Knight, and like the evil undead from Army of Darkness, you'll be tearing your way through innocent civilians in no time flat. Ten Ton Hammer's Cody "Micajah" Bye gives readers his first impressions on this "hero" class and what it means for the future of WoW. Keep reading to see what he thought of the Death Knight!

Whatever specialization you choose for your Death Knight, it's imperative that you find a way to use the "healing" abilities that are integral to the Death Knight. In my Trollish arsenal, I use Death Strike (an ability that is included in early leveling) and Rune Tap (received through the Blood talents) with great regularity, and they each provide me with substantial amounts of hit points. Who needs health potions when I can heal myself for 25-50 percent a pop? Death Knights that are played correctly are like the Energizer Bunny, they just keep going and going and going.



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