Beginners WoW Death Knight Guide

For those of you who are relatively new to World of Warcraft, you can't help but to have seen the untold numbers of Death Knights running all over every zone in the game. It does not matter what server you are currently playing on or whether you are on a PvE, PvP or RP server, you are going to find that most players have rolled one of these uber toons.

If you have not really had much of a chance to try one of these "Hero" class characters, you might need a little help getting the most of them. Once you learn the basics, you will find them to be an indispensable member of your line up.

death knight dwarfOne of the most common things you are going to hear from anyone and everyone that has built a Death Knight is that you have to build yours in a particular fashion and spec it out in just this way or that way in order to be successful.

This is the true beauty behind this Hero class toon, there are no wrong builds just as much as there are no right builds.

Everyone needs to take a good look at their particular style of play along with what they like to do such as PvP, PvE or raiding as all of this is going to seriously affect your final build.

Unlike all other classes in WoW, the Death Knight crosses all races, in other words at the moment it is the only class of character that can be built as any race in the game. All Death Knights regardless of race or faction start out in the same location.

Only after you have completed the quests in this starting area will you proceed to your respective capital cities of Stormwind (Alliance) or Orgrimmar (Horde). At this point you will have achieved level 58 and have a full set of blue gear to wear.

Of all the different Death Knight traits you need to understand, Runic Power and how to use it properly may be the most important. This is where so many people go wrong and never learn to play their DK to its full potential.

death knight blood elfUnlike caster classes like the mage with their mana or warriors with their rage, the Death Knight relies on two different boosts to allow them to cast their spells and perform their melee movements.

These are their Runes and Runic Power, the proper use of them can not only allow you to deal out an incredible amount of damage, but continually heal yourself.

As a melee caster the amount of damage you can do to your opponent is limited only by your ability to string together what may be as many as ten or more combinations to complete your attack.

However, you do get help in the form of your own undead pet and for those who spec Unholy a gargoyle that you should always keep handy when you are in combat of any kind.

What you will find is that once you decide not only what race you are going to choose for your Death Knight but which of the three classes, Unholy, Blood or Frost; you are going to have at least one character in your arsenal that will be practically undefeatable.

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