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Death Knights in Patch 8.3: Decrypted Bolvar & Darion Mograine Sound Files

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Based on MrGM's BlizzCon interview, there's going to be a new Death Knight intro for Allied Races and the Pandaren in Patch 8.3. The previously encrypted sound files of Bolvar and Darion Mograine are now available.

Allied Races and the Pandaren can create Death Knights in Patch 8.3. Blizzard has updated 8.3 PTR servers with a new build and the previously encrypted sound files are now available for preview:

Bolvar Fordragon VO

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  1. In life, you were a hero to your people. For their sake, you made the ultimate sacrifice.
  2. But your duty to Azeroth is not yet complete. More is demanded of you. A price the living cannot pay.
  3. This is the hour of your dark rebirth. Death's power grows. Rise and become my champion.

Darion Mograine VO

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  1. Dire times call for new allies. You come from a strong people, no doubt you will serve the Ebon Blade well.
  2. It seems the Lich King has sensed the same truth as we had, that a rising threat stalks us from the shadows and that we must bolster our ranks to face it.
  3. There's little time for ceremomy. Take up your blade and prove your mettle.
  4. Conquer the darkness, become its master.
  5. Many in this world will fear you, revile you, but they need you more than they know.
  6. Go forth and claim your destiny, death knight, and through all the trials you endure, suffer well.

We also datamined new Bolvar-themed swords a while back that will be rewarded to the new Death Knights starting in Patch 8.3.

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In Shadowlands, Death Knights will start at level 10 instead of level 55. Then, you will be able to talk to Chromie and pick any expansion you see fit for leveling up until level 50 before heading into the Shadowlands.

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How does this play into the events of the Shadowlands cinematic?

cinematic spoiler:

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With the Helm destroyed, what does the Lich King become? Is Bolvar free? Is he still chained to his role? Does he still have control, albeit loosened? Hopefully they answer this in the intro, otherwise the new intro will feel outdated by the time of its launch 😛

 

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The Death Knight intro, like all of the other low level content, takes place before the events of Shadowlands. Specifically it would take place like right before the battle for lordaeron. (or maybe right after? That would be a good way to explain your demise, and a new intro could replace that scenario for hero classes)

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haha Panda Deathknights. Makes me think about this. Cuz you know Panda's are one with peace and.... ah forget it image.thumb.png.3c0a61173f06d79e1d7b39cca5da069d.png

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Yuss! Finally!! I remember making a forum post for this back in MoP. XD It was a long, detailed in-depth post about why Pandas should be able to be Death Knights...Sadly the majority of the forum users agreed that it just didn’t make sense lore wise. 😕

But my question is will they allow us to race change our current DKs? I would love to finally make my Male Orc into a panda bear....It’s been a long journey from Female Draenei into Male Orc and now, into a Panda of some variation....

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