If you’re a WoW player anticipating the release of Wrath of the Lich King Classic and might want to be a Death Knight, Blizzard’s latest devblog is just for you. Meanwhile, Dragonflight’s second week of alpha has opened up with some new changes.
Death Knights are special, being the first Hero class in World of Warcraft, and in lore, being one of the Lich King’s loyal servants. “A Death Knight is a former hero of Azeroth that’s been risen into undeath to serve the Lich King for all eternity,” as the blog notes. Again, they’re special, so they start at a higher initial level than other classes and will have an exclusive starter experience.
In order to keep them special, your first Death Knight on any realm (server) will have no restrictions. Log in and create one if you’d like. Any subsequent Death Knights you make will have to be created on different realms, and you will have to have an existing level 55 character on the same realm in order to make a new Death Knight there.
Now, Death Knights in Classic will be a little different than in live. For those who weren't around previously or need a refresher, the blog covers the major features of what it means to play a death knight, from choosing between presences, using runes effectively, Runeforging and your class-specific starter experience where you begin still tethered in servitude to the Lich King.
You can read the full blog with details on all things Death Knights to prepare you for Wrath of the Lich King Classic.
Meanwhile, Dragonflight’s second week of alpha opens with some notable changes, including the new zone The Forbidden Reach and the ability to play through the starting experience for the Dracthyr Evoker. The Shaman class revamp is testable, and previously-revealed changed talent trees for Death Knight, Dracthyr, Druid, Hunter, Priest, and Rogue are also in the test. There are new dungeons to test, and profession changes like specialization testing, as well as cooking profession changes.
The level cap is 60 this time, meaning if you had a higher level Alpha character last week you will have to start over and create a new one. Also, Azure Span will be unavailable.