This month brings forth the mighty patch 6.0, and sweeping changes to pretty much every class in the game. Players will have about six weeks to figure out what has been changed, and how to make it work for their playstyle. Many players may be switching mains this month.
Naturally there’s a few classes I’m curious about. I want to see what’s new, what’s old, and what the Hell I can expect. As usual, Preach stepped up and laid it out for me as far as my newest class favorite, the Monk.
Monks. I remember when I first started playing the Monk class like it was yesterday. (You should, it was only like a couple of weeks ago — Editor) My monk is still nowhere near end game, and has barely unlocked any abilities that could be considered monkish. Which is probably why I’m not breaking a sweat about Preach’s review on the Windwalker Monk in Warlords of Draenor. That might change once I get him to level 30 though. Oh the anticipation of impending doom!
This may come as a shock, but I have a few Death Knights on my roster. Actually, I play a few on my server. I have two Frost (2H and DW) and a Blood DK for farming and all-around indestructibility. I think having to deal with a pet has kept me from playing an Unholy Death Knight. That may be the reason my Hunter hasn’t moved past level 85. Spreading my focus between a man and his pet doesn’t feel like fun, especially since my “focus” is an abstract construct at best. I’m the same guy who went from playing an army of plate-wearing killers in PVE to a PVP abuse-sponge wrapped in leather.
Unholy DK’s seem to be a favorite in PVP, and plenty of PVE end-gamers rave about them. Then Preach comes along and gives some feedback on his Unholy DK experience in the Warlords of Draenor beta. I may be thawing a Frost DK and letting him get crazy.
Preach over at Preach Gaming is one of those guys why knows what he’s talking about. I’m sure I’ve shined him on before. He’s played every class, and plays them well. He’s smart, unbiased, and is a gent who has opinions that I respect.
In the Warlords of Draenor Beta, he claims the Blood Death Knights are broken. Blizzard says they’re working as intended. I say we’ll see once Blood goes live. But if it does, I could see Blood becoming one very popular tanking spec.
You can’t put too much faith in what you see during alpha testing. It’s alpha testing, after all. But reports from reliable sources, and I believe it when a guy like Preach tells me, says that Frost Death Knights might be in a pretty good place in Warlords of Draenor.