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World Of Warcraft Death Knight Class - How The Death Knight Evolved!
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World Of Warcraft Death Knight Class  -  How the Death Knight Evolved!

When the WoTLK expansion was introduced there was a new character added to the classes known as the Death Knight. The Death Knight was the only new character to be introduced into the game since 2004 when World of Warcraft was first launched. There was a lot of hype surrounding the new character then with what appeared to be a nice option for players who liked casting or Melee.

Since then and now, the Death Knight has undergone a few changes with the aim of improving the Death Knights spec. Initially the Death Knight was over equipped and players stated that the DK was the most powerful class by a long shot! With a Ghoul and a Gargoyle for pets, heavy plate armor and the ability to equip most weaponry, it's clear to see why the Death Knight was able to cut through enemies like butter.

After about season 5 the Death Knight started to undergo some talent and spec changes and had their power reduced this way. It was a chaotic few months for the Death Knight with gradual changes consistently taking place to bring the Death Knights specs down.

Initially there were also limits put in place on realms limiting the availability of the Death Knight, but all caps are now lifted and anyone can enjoy playing the Death Knight class.

Roll forward a few years and the Death Knight is now a popular class to play and brings a different angle to the game such as drawing their power from Runic power, other classes in WoW draw their powers from energy, mana or rage and the Death Knight is the first (probably not last) class to use this new form of power.

The Death Knight also differs slightly in the fact that they can't be played from the beginning of the game! A player must reach the level 55 cap before the DK becomes available, once the identity of the Death Knight is taken a player will start their new journey at level 55.

Although bonuses are lost, this is not a big concern as the Death Knight can soon start racking up abilities and talents as soon as they begin their game around the Ebon Hold area.

Death Knights fit well for players who like to play Melee Damage Classes and Casting classes, although DK's are pretty flexible given their sturdy build and armor and even have the ability to self heal making them a great mix for both PvE and PvP scenarios.


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