As a WoW player I am highly excited about the upcoming expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. The Alpha stage of testing for WoTLK started a month or so ago and has now come to an end. However, many players have downloaded the Alpha client and have been on private servers to leak screenshots and pieces of information from the Alpha client. Over the last week alot of screenshots have been posted up on my realm’s private forum and there has been alot of information gathered from this.
Now it’s great to see what the Death Knights starting gear looks like and what all their various spells etc. are, but I was curious to know the actual stats of the starting gear. A good fellow over at Terenas Tavern took the time to compile the and screenshot the various starting gears’ stats. I might well be the only person interested in this, but I’ll post it up anyway.
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Looking at the stats, it looks like Blizzard are certainly pushing players to start out as the melee dps spec. Not surprising considering this will probably be the best spec for leveling for Death Knights, but it also makes me wonder about how different will their itemisation really be compared to warriors or retri pallies. At the moment it looks like they may be chasing gear that many Warriors and Pallies will be after too. But I actually think that this is merely gear to start you off. There will undoubtedly be +shadow dmg gear to lure the DKs in and this will most likely also be reflected in the Tier gear at level 80. I hope that there will be a better distinction between DK and Warrior gear in the future, but I guess only time will tell.
Bring on the beta.
(Damn I wish I was in the beta)