Death Knight Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on May 25, 2020 at 13:34 by Stan 1 comment

On this page, you will find a list of all Death Knight changes coming in Shadowlands.

1.

General Changes

You can add five new runes to your weapon through Runeforging in Shadowlands:

  • Rune of Hysteria: Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that increases maximum Runic Power by 20 and your attacks have a chance to increase Runic Power generation by 20% for 8 sec.
  • Rune of Sanguination: Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that causes your Death Strike Icon Death Strike to deal increased damage, based on the target's missing health. When you fall below 35% health, you heal for 48% of your maximum health over 8 sec.
  • Rune of Spellwarding: Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that deflects 3% of all spell damage and has chance to create a shield that absorbs magic damage equal to 10% of your maximum health. When an enemy damages the shield, their cast speed is reduced by 10% for 6 sec.
  • Rune of Apocalypse: Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that gives your ghoul's attacks a chance to apply one of the following debuffs to the target:
    • Death: Reduces healing taken by 1%;
    • War: Increases damage taken by 1%;
    • Famine: Reduces damage done to the Death Knight by 2%;
    • Pestilence: Slows the target by 15% and deals 150 Shadow damage over time.
  • Rune of Unending Thirst: Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that grants 10% Haste and movement speed and heals you for 5% of your maximum health when you kill an enemy that yields experience or Honor. Additionally, increases your movement speed while dead by 10%.
2.

Blood Death Knight

  • Blood Tap Icon Blood Tap returns as an ability available at Level 58;
  • Rune Tap Icon Rune Tap is now an ability rather than a talent.
2.1.

Blood Death Knight Talent Changes

2.2.

Blood Death Knight Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Blood Death Knights, as of Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 34490.

3.

Frost Death Knight

  • Frost Death Knights can again choose between two 1-handed weapons or one 2-handed weapon;
  • Frostwyrm's Fury Icon Frostwyrm's Fury is accessible to all Frost Death Knights. Previously, the ability was a Level 45 talent.
3.1.

Frost Death Knight Talent Changes

  • Hypothermic Presence Icon Hypothermic Presence is a new Level 45 talent that halves the Runic Power cost of abilities for a moderate amount of time;
  • Frostscythe Icon Frostscythe now strikes up to 5 enemies.
3.2.

Frost Death Knight Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Frost Death Knights, as of Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 34490.

4.

Unholy Death Knight

4.1.

Unholy Death Knight Talent Changes

  • Magus of the Dead functionality has been baked into Army of the Damned Icon Army of the Damned (new Level 50 talent).
4.2.

Unholy Death Knight Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Unholy Death Knights, as of Shadowlands Alpha 9.0.1 Build 34490.

5.

More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.

6.

Changelog

  • 25 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 08 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34278.
  • 29 Apr. 2020: Updated spell tag for Cold Heart in talents.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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