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Death Knight Shadowlands Class Changes for September 30th

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Death Knights get two Covenant abilities changes this week on the Beta, as Abomination Limb and Shackle the Unworthy get target caps, buffs and more.

Blizzard LogoSeptember 30 (source)

In this week’s new build of the Shadowlands Beta, we’ve updated two covenant abilities, Abomination Limb IconAbomination Limb and Shackle the Unworthy IconShackle the Unworthy.

Abomination Limb has been target capped at 5, and its damage has increased by 15%. The grip has also been updated so it may only pull the same target every 4 seconds. This change was made to prevent it from encouraging the Death Knight to repeatedly walk out of range and then pull the same target.

We’ve also added a new functionality to the ability that grants Bone Shield charges, Rime Rime, or Runic Corruption Runic Corruption (based on spec) the first time the Limb pulls an enemy (this only occurs once). We hope this change will broaden the usage of the ability outside of PvP.

Shackle the Unworthy has had its damage increased by 15%, but no longer has its cooldown reduced when spending runes. Instead of the cooldown reduction, it now works as follows: “While Shackle the Unworthy is active on an enemy, your direct-damage attacks that spend runes have a 50% chance to spread Shackle the Unworthy to a nearby enemy”.

We hope this change gives the ability a more active playstyle and creates more situations where it might be more useful than its previous iteration.

Thanks for the continued feedback, and we look forward to your thoughts on these recent changes.

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