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WoW Death Knight Guide – Talent Build For Solo Leveling

Ok, we’re a little off topic here, but because we like to talk about good game development, it is worth looking at Blizzard’s insanely successful World of Warcraft MMORPG and why it is so sticky.  One of the things about World of Warcraft that Blizzard got right is how they manage balance the various classes (and when something gets too out of whack or unbalanced, a patch usually attempts to fix (nerf) it.)  Another thing a good MMORPG needs is a balance between being able to play solo and to play in groups, guilds, parties and raids.  Again, they tend to get this right more than most competitors.

With its previous expansion The Burning Crusade, Blizzard introduced two new classes – the Blood Elves (arguably so that the Horde could have a pretty looking character) and the Dranei for the Alliance.

This week we look at the new expansion Wrath of the Lich King and how Blizzard has managed to introduce yet another class – the powerful Death Knight.  The Death Knight is a specialized class that can only be unlocked if you have level 55+ character on that realm, and you can only have one Death Knight per server. Here we offer Steve Phipps’ leveling guide for this new choice.

WoW Death Knight Guide – Talent Build For Solo Leveling

By Steve Phipps

With the WotLK expansion release for World Of Warcraft the Death Knight class becomes available for anyone with a level 55 or above toon. The expansion also raises the level cap to 80 and allows for increases in class talent trees. This guide will deal with the best talent build for rapid solo leveling of the new class and works extremely well with a good WoW quest helper program.

If you are not familiar with these premium World of Warcraft quest helper programs they basically are in game leveling guides that utilize solo questing paths in order to rapid level any race/class combination. There are several of these quest helper programs that have recently updated to include leveling to the new 80 cap to their programs as well as WoW Death Knight guide paths for power leveling the new class. Let’s get into the WoW Death Knight guide talent build for solo leveling.

This is the best talent build as tested in the WotLK beta:

Level 10 – Level 11: Butchery (2/2)

  • Level 12: Subversion (1/3)
  • Level 13: Subversion (2/3)
  • Level 14: Subversion (3/3)
  • Level 15: Scent of Blood (1/3)
  • Level 16: Scent of Blood (2/3)
  • Level 17: Scent of Blood (3/3)
  • Level 18: Two-Handed Weapon Specialization (1/2)
  • Level 19: Two-Handed Weapon Specialization (2/2)
  • Level 20: Rune Tap (1/1)
  • Level 21: Dark Conviction (1/5)
  • Level 22: Dark Conviction (2/5)
  • Level 23: Dark Conviction (3/5)
  • Level 24: Dark Conviction (4/5)
  • Level 25: Dark Conviction (5/5)
  • Level 26: Death Rune Mastery (1/3)
  • Level 27: Death Rune Mastery (2/3)
  • Level 28: Death Rune Mastery (3/3)
  • Level 29: Improved Rune Tap (1/3)
  • Level 30: Improved Rune Tap (2/3)
  • Level 31: Improved Rune Tap (3/3)
  • Level 32: Vendetta (1/3)
  • Level 33: Vendetta (2/3)
  • Level 34: Bloody Strikes (1/3)
  • Level 35: Bloody Strikes (2/3)
  • Level 36: Bloody Strikes (3/3)
  • Level 37: Veteran of the Third War (1/3)
  • Level 38: Veteran of the Third War (2/3)
  • Level 39: Veteran of the Third War (3/3)
  • Level 40: Mark of Blood (1/1)
  • Level 41: Bloody Vengeance (1/3)
  • Level 42: Bloody Vengeance (2/3)
  • Level 43: Bloody Vengeance (3/3)
  • Level 44: Abomination’s Might (1/2)
  • Level 45: Abomination’s Might (2/2)
  • Level 46: Bloodworms (1/3)
  • Level 47: Bloodworms (2/3)
  • Level 48: Bloodworms (3/3)
  • Level 49: Hysteria (1/1)
  • Level 50: Blood Aura (1/2)
  • Level 51: Blood Aura (2/2)
  • Level 52: Vampiric Blood (1/1)
  • Level 53: Heart Strike (1/1)
  • Level 54: Might of Mograine (1/3)
  • Level 55: Might of Mograine (2/3)
  • Level 56: Might of Mograine (3/3)
  • Level 57: Blood Gorged (1/5)
  • Level 58: Blood Gorged (2/5)
  • Level 59: Blood Gorged (3/5)
  • Level 60: Blood Gorged (4/5)
  • Level 61: Blood Gorged (5/5)
  • Level 62: Dancing Rune Weapon (1/1)

Frost (18 points)

  • Level 63: Improved Icy Touch (1/3)
  • Level 64: Improved Icy Touch (2/3)
  • Level 65: Improved Icy Touch (3/3)
  • Level 66: Glacier Rot (1/2)
  • Level 67: Glacier Rot (2/2)
  • Level 68: Black Ice (1/5)
  • Level 69: Black Ice (2/5)
  • Level 70: Black Ice (3/5)
  • Level 71: Black Ice (4/5)
  • Level 72: Black Ice (5/5)
  • Level 73: Icy Talons (1/5)
  • Level 74: Icy Talons (2/5)
  • Level 75: Icy Talons (3/5)
  • Level 76: Icy Talons (4/5)
  • Level 77: Icy Talons (5/5)
  • Level 78: Annihilation (1/2)
  • Level 79: Annihilation (2/2)
  • Level 80: Annihilation (3/3)

I think you will find this WoW Death Knight guide talent build for solo leveling to be a great compliment for those looking to rapidly knock out your quest for level 80 in the fastest time. If you choose to try one of the quest helper programs and level in the fastest time possible this is without a doubt the Death Knight talent build guide you will want to follow.

If you are interested in trying this talent build while using a WoW quest helper program to power level a Death Knight I have a site that reviews some of the top in game leveling programs as well as those that have been updated to include questing paths to level 80.

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