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Battle for Azeroth Beta Build 26530 Talent Changes

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The latest Beta Build 26530 brings many talent changes to Unholy Death Knights and Protection Warriors!

Welcome to our preview of the latest talent changes as of Beta Build 26530. The update primarily affects Unholy Death Knights and Protection Warriors. Both specializations received overhauls and this is the first preview of talent updates since the game entered Beta testing.

We updated our Battle for Azeroth Class Changes to correspond with all changes listed below and you can find more information about Battle for Azeroth by visiting our Expansion Hub.

Death Knight

Blood

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
56 HeartbreakerHeartbreaker BlooddrinkerBlooddrinker Rune StrikeRune Strike *new*
57 Rapid DecompositionRapid Decomposition HemostasisHemostasis *new* ConsumptionConsumption *new*
58 Will of the NecropolisWill of the Necropolis Anti-Magic BarrierAnti-Magic Barrier Rune TapRune Tap
60 Tightening GraspTightening Grasp Grip of the DeadGrip of the Dead *new* Wraith WalkWraith Walk *new*
75 Foul BulwarkFoul Bulwark OssuaryOssuary TombstoneTombstone
90 VoraciousVoracious *new* BloodwormsBloodworms Mark of BloodMark of Blood
100 PurgatoryPurgatory Red ThirstRed Thirst BonestormBonestorm

Frost

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
56 Runic AttenuationRunic Attenuation Icy TalonsIcy Talons Shattering StrikesShattering Strikes
57 Freezing FogFreezing Fog Murderous EfficiencyMurderous Efficiency Horn of WinterHorn of Winter
58 IcecapIcecap AvalancheAvalanche Glacial AdvanceGlacial Advance
60 Abomination's MightAbomination's Might Winter is ComingWinter is Coming Blinding SleetBlinding Sleet
75 PermafrostPermafrost Wraith WalkWraith Walk *new* Inexorable AssaultInexorable Assault
90 Gathering StormGathering Storm Frozen PulseFrozen Pulse FrostscytheFrostscythe
100 Hungering Rune WeaponHungering Rune Weapon ObliterationObliteration Breath of SindragosaBreath of Sindragosa

Unholy

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
56 Infected ClawsInfected Claws All Will ServeAll Will Serve Clawing ShadowsClawing Shadows
57 Pestilent PustulesPestilent Pustules Inevitable DoomInevitable Doom *new* Soul ReaperSoul Reaper
58 Bursting SoresBursting Sores Ebon FeverEbon Fever Unholy BlightUnholy Blight *new*
60 Debilitating InfestationDebilitating Infestation Death's ReachDeath's Reach *new* AsphyxiateAsphyxiate
75 Spell EaterSpell Eater Wraith WalkWraith Walk *new* Death PactDeath Pact *new*
90 Corpse ExplosionCorpse Explosion *new* DefileDefile EpidemicEpidemic
100 Dark InfusionDark Infusion  Unholy FrenzyUnholy Frenzy Summon GargoyleSummon Gargoyle *new*

Druid

New Baseline Spells

Rogue

Subtlety

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 WeaponmasterWeaponmaster Find WeaknessFind Weakness GloombladeGloomblade
30 NightstalkerNightstalker SubterfugeSubterfuge Shadow FocusShadow Focus
45 VigorVigor Deeper StratagemDeeper Stratagem Marked for DeathMarked for Death
60 Soothing DarknessSoothing Darkness ElusivenessElusiveness Cheat DeathCheat Death
75 Shot in the DarkShot in the Dark *new* Strike from the ShadowsStrike from the Shadows Prey on the WeakPrey on the Weak
90 Dark ShadowDark Shadow AlacrityAlacrity Enveloping ShadowsEnveloping Shadows
100 Master of ShadowsMaster of Shadows Coming SoonComing Soon Death from AboveDeath from Above

Paladin

Holy

Protection

Shaman

Restoration

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 TorrentTorrent UndulationUndulation Unleash LifeUnleash Life
30 Crashing WavesCrashing Waves DelugeDeluge Earth ShieldEarth Shield
45 Spirit WolfSpirit Wolf *new* Earthgrab TotemEarthgrab Totem Static ChargeStatic Charge *new*
60 Ancestral VigorAncestral Vigor Earthen Shield TotemEarthen Wall Totem Ancestral Protection TotemAncestral Protection Totem
75 Nature's GuardianNature's Guardian *new* Graceful SpiritGraceful Spirit Wind Rush TotemWind Rush Totem
90 Echo of the ElementsEcho of the Elements DownpourDownpour *new* Cloudburst TotemCloudburst Totem
100 High TideHigh Tide WellspringWellspring AscendanceAscendance

Warrior

Protection

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Into the FrayInto the Fray PunishPunish *new* Impending VictoryImpending Victory
30 Crackling ThunderCrackling Thunder Bounding StrideBounding Stride SafeguardSafeguard
45 Best Served ColdBest Served Cold Unstoppable ForceUnstoppable Force *new* Coming SoonComing Soon
60 IndomitableIndomitable Never SurrenderNever Surrender *new* BolsterBolster *new*
75 MenaceMenace *new* Rumbling EarthRumbling Earth *new* Storm BoltStorm Bolt
90 Booming VoiceBooming Voice VengeanceVengeance DevastatorDevastator
100 Anger ManagementAnger Management Heavy RepercussionsHeavy Repercussions RavagerRavager

Previous Talent Changes

We're covering talent changes every Battle for Azeroth Alpha/Beta Build. Here's a history of our previews so far:

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36 minutes ago, DasBigHippo said:

So Unholy is losing Sludge Belcher and Gargoyle is now a talent? That sounds awful.

Yea... Was wondering what their main goal with those changes. I can maybe understand removing Sludge Belcher because it dominated that talent tier and they couldn't find a contesting talents. But removing gargoyle permenantly makes no sense. Much like how they removed Ascedance from Shamans baseline abilities.

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2 hours ago, Rhondis said:

Yea... Was wondering what their main goal with those changes. I can maybe understand removing Sludge Belcher because it dominated that talent tier and they couldn't find a contesting talents. But removing gargoyle permenantly makes no sense. Much like how they removed Ascedance from Shamans baseline abilities.

SLudge Belcher was the only talent in that tree that was fun to use. Plus they just updated the models on them not too long ago. Why would they remove that?

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3 hours ago, DasBigHippo said:

So Unholy is losing Sludge Belcher and Gargoyle is now a talent? That sounds awful.

Clearly you missed the part of Apocalypse being baseline. I'd much rather have gargoyle be a a talent than apocalypse

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1 hour ago, DasBigHippo said:

Unless Sludge Belch replaces the original Ghoul now, since everyone used that over the Ghoul.

Yea I agree, the only fun talent in it's tier! But they never mentioned anything about it

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Wait, so why is Blood- the least mobile tank (and spec) in the game, having their only movement speed ability "Wraith Walk" removed from baseline to talent only AND nerfed?

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sludge bro gone? wow ruined, unsubbing for life, i'm going to go play hello kitty island adventure instead >:(

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4 hours ago, Baguettson said:

So for the moment DKs officially have no movement skill at all ?

There is Death's Advance, which is a new baseline skill and passive for DKs

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1 hour ago, Ogerscherge said:

There is Death's Advance, which is a new baseline skill and passive for DKs

 - Never being slower than 70% EVER. 
 - 45sec CD 30% speed buff or complete immunity to slows for 8sec

Ive always said I honestly dont mind if theyre the slowest class - as long as they have solid prevention of being even slower to make up for it.

I guess they thought at least similarly.

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Oh i hadn't seen that new baseline ability yet.

 

So that's actually pretty cool, wraith walk was always broken as fuck, so it's nice to have this to replace it, with a cool passive.

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30 minutes ago, Baguettson said:

Oh i hadn't seen that new baseline ability yet.

 

So that's actually pretty cool, wraith walk was always broken as fuck, so it's nice to have this to replace it, with a cool passive.

Yes, it seems pretty cool indeed. Also has a nice flavour to it, I find. ^-^

Maybe I'm overrating the passive effect, but never being slowed below 70% sounds kind of useful too. Not that slows like that happen too often, but when they happen, man, are they annoying! XD

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