This week is Death Knight week and the post I’m about to write now at the end of the week in no way resembles the post I thought I was going to write about DKs at the start of the week
I like the idea of Death Knights but they haven’t appealed to me enough to actually level one all the way to 90. At the start of the week I had two; a lvl 65 Blood Elf sitting on Dath’Remar and an 81 Human on Aman’thul.
I made two so I could see the different endings to the starting area. The quests were fun, except the one where I had to kill off a friend from a former life, and the memorable hiding behind a painted tree to kill a courier.. honestly it was a painted tree. The endings on both sides was good with a bunch of really big names like Tirion Fordring, Darian Morgraine, Koltira and Thassarian; I liked being in the presence of heroes.
I mainly made the DKs originally because I’d heard so much about how survivable DK’s are that they can solo almost anything and I wanted to be able to do that but in reality I found the rune system really confusing (a lot of the time I’d have absolutely everything on CD and no idea what to do) and tbh I was a lot squishy. I was playing both toons in the same spec; frost. So I’d jump on now and again and put a bit of xp onto one or the other; both spent months sitting in front of Pet tamers doing daily battlepet daily quests and got most of their xp that way.
So for this week I decided that I would play the 81 DK a bit and get her a little closer to 85. So I stared out by running a few dgns and questing and spent a bit of time finding her a nice new xmog.
But my motivation was waning because I didn’t really like the way the class felt. Then I started to see DK posts pop up and after reading Cinder’s blog about her blood DK and then Mr and Mrs Wow’s account; both mentioned how fun they found their blood dks so I changed the human DK to blood and wow did the fun begin. Suddenly she could pull huge mobs in Deepholm and she had so many healing and defensive cooldowns at her fingertips and the rune issue all but went away, I seemed to have no shortage of attacks to use. The class went from blah to wow in a second.
I decided I liked blood so much that I made a third DK on my home realm of Barthilas just so I can have one to level as blood from the start on the same realm as all my other toons. So I spent all of Friday night tanking dungeons from the minute I got out of the starting zone. At one point I was randomly grouped into a dungeon with Arvash who was also on his DK. She’s currently level 64 and unless something changes in the way I feel about this toon she will be my next to 90.
Funny Fact – at one point this week, every friend on my btag list who was online (most are bloggers) was on a DK at the same time.