The WotLK pre patch just landed, reintroducing everyone’s favourite emo class early.
WoW Wednesday: The Death Knight Cometh in WoW Classic
The Death Knight is back. Despite Wrath of the Lich King Classic being slated for release on 26th September, Blizzard has decided to release a WotLK Classic pre patch that will allow Classic players to get their goth on and commit to the service of the Lich King Arthas himself.
As World of Warcraft's debut Hero Class, the Death Knight represents an important milestone in the title's history. Death Knights were originally available to players at level 55, as established heroes forced into being an undead puppet of the Scourge in a special quest line that will eventually see them freed from the shackles of servitude and journeying through Azeroth as a free yet eternally tormented tank.
Seemingly for the sake of celebrating their legacy, however, Blizzard is doing away with restrictions for players to create their first Death Knight in the WotLK Classic pre patch. This won't be the case for Fresh Start realms, however, which have also arrived with the update.
Back when it was first unveiled in 2008, the Death Knight drew ire and envy alike with abilities that were considered particularly OP at the time. In that spirit, a slew of differences will appear in WotLK Classic when compared to their decidedly nerfed retail counterpart as detailed in Blizzard's rundown of the class.
Along with the Death Knight comes the decidedly less cool-sounding Inscription profession. Newly minted Scribes will now be able to modify spells and abilities through the power of words, and corner a market for arcane enhancements in oldschool Azeroth. Inscription trainers can be found in any capital city should players wish to prove that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.
The WotLK pre patch isn't the only morsel of "new" content en route for Classic players before the full expansion lands, however, as a Zombie Infestation is set to plague Azeroth starting on the week of September 6th. Until then, have a blast being the Classic era's most edgy tank from today.