Thursday, July 24, 2008

A bit of DK PvP

First, you'll notice a couple things: Some builds end up with deathcoil being bugged, which makes it cost zero RP to use. I've narrowed this issue down to putting anywhere from 1 to 5 points into either Tundra stalker or Rage of rivendare.

Second, you'll notice just how incredibly lame the random ghoul pathing can be without speccing master of ghouls. No offense, Blizzard, but I don't want to be forced to spend two talent points that I normally wouldn't take, just so that my pet doesn't fight as if it has down syndrome. Do I really need to sink those oh-so precious extra two talent points into my ghoul just so that he doesn't behave the way he does in this video? Really? Come on. So much for being a master of controlling undeath. I already think it kind of sucks that ghouls are so nearly exclusive to unholy builds, and require 8 talent points to really be effective. The extra two points needed to make them actually under your control is just a, how does it go? Oh yes: A slap in the face! :P

Finally, I think you'll see just how awesome death grip can be. If anything, it can simply be used for a last resort interrupt in both pve and pvp.

If you're wondering what spec I was during this. Here it is.

Finally, here's the video. It's not much, but I'm only now starting to bump into alliance now and then. I think I'm at a distinct advantage in many cases simply because not a lot of people understand or have really figured out how to fight against a DK yet. I seem to get the "Dear in the headlights" look 90% of the time I run into an alliance.

34 comments:

Lee said...

Love the blog, great stuff really getting me interested in DKs.

Quick question about weapons; can DKs use daggers or fist weapons, or is it maces/swords/axes/polearms?
As an old EQ beastlord the idea of running around with two fist weapons and a pet(Ghoul) up to fight with is highly interesting.

ColdFire said...

Odd question but what reso are you running the game in Leiah?

Anonymous said...

... did you really have to teabag Shaman over and over? D:

But yes, combined with the fact that you pretty much ganked them while they were preoccupied, plus them not really understanding how DeathKnights work yet... hah.

It's nice to see that the Death Knight "look" that people were worried about losing as soon as you get into the Outland is intact in Northrend, however.

Brandon said...

Your previous videos were also hosted on Vimeo. Could you do the same for this? Filefront is blocked for many readers.

Anonymous said...

Have you read the blog posts he's made in the last two days? He clearly states that Vimeo is no longer going to host Videogame footage.

treek said...

Was that Death and Decay instant?
Do you feel that all that Life leeching is too much/strong and why do you prefer unholy?
It reads like Blood has more panic button stuff and survival?!

Brandon said...

I worded my post poorly. Let me rephrase. Could you post your videos to some streaming site that isn't filefront? I'll even take youtube. :[

Raj said...

Was wondering how Dks would hold up in a PvP situation. You did catch them off guard so you had a slight advantage....either way....looks promising.

Look forward to more stuff.

Keep 'em coming. You're the only one posting stuff to keep me satisfied until I can get into the Beta (fingers crossed).

Gideon said...

Filefront is blocked for some of us. Can we get a stream please?

Anonymous said...

why do you have error speech turned on all the time

tizonuk said...

I know you have posted a little about various Specs, Also hoping for a little shake up.
Could you be so kinda to post your 3 Best Specs if u have them in mind ? Leveling, pvp, tank. I have played with the trees and each time put points in different spots :)

Alex said...

awesome vid man!!
can't wait to get to try out DK myself, your vids makes me love the class more and more

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this stuff up. The more videos the merrier! Keep it up!

Jason L said...

Hey Jaydee! I uploaded one of your videos to Yahoo Video, so that its not gone when Vimeo deletes them. Might can be your replacement for them. http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3161894/8965265

Anonymous said...

It's a deer, not a dear!

Btw, that shaman was resto in PvE gear with no earth shield, lol @ no CC until level 80.

Shadowmorn said...

Just going to post this here.

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=8202574912&sid=2000&pageNo=1#10

So it seems you wont be able to configure your runes, very disappointing but not the end of the world, however, i wanted to suggest something perhaps you might consider worthwhile suggesting on my behalf.

Make the various rune masteries tied directly with the main "Strike" of the three spec's, Blood is Bloodstrike, Frost is Froststrike, Unholy is Plaugestrike. a % chance proc rate to decrease the recharge time on that type of rune for 10 seconds would effectively allow for limited "rune customization."

As it stands, blood's runic mastery is very nice, Unholy is pritty much what im saying, but Frost's one seems so... lackluster for pve.

What bosses can be frozen? Honestly.

Shadowmorn said...

Or alternatively, something more creative but complicated... Frozen Rune weapon applications decrease the recharge time of frost runes?

Only having theroycrafting to go by meens i cant really give a solid suggestion, but hey, i want deathknights to work too :P

Anonymous said...

Hey nice vids, been following your blog for a while. WHat is the white smoky border around the screen at certain times? I thought it might be only when you are mounted but its not. Addon? An effect in the area youre in?

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed watching the videos and reading what you have posted so far about deathknights. I will be playing horde (mostly pvp) and was wondering what race would be best for pvp for the deathknight?

Orc for stun resist.
Bloodelf for runic power and silence (if charges aren't dispelled before use).
Tauren for war stomp.
Undead for Will of the Forsaken.

If you have the time making a post of which horde race you feels best works with the deathknight for pvp i would appreciate it.

Jhet said...

LoL. Cool vid.

They got DK (dik) roll'd.

Leiah said...

I don't think there is a "best race" for horde pvpers. I think each race shines in their own situations.

Anonymous said...

how was that pvp? None of them even fought back

Leiah said...

You're right. I TOTALLY should have stopped and waited for them to kill their mob, eat up, ask to duel, /bow, and then kiss their ass while leveling on a PvP server.

Give me a break.

moofrog said...

Hey Leiah,

Quick question: Can you post some stats of your character thus far? I'm interested in a few things about DK's stats.

1) str
2) sta
3) total hps
4) total ac
5) parry %

Thanks and appreciate it if you could do that! *not sure if that is against the NDA or what*

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your reply. I was asking about the best race and your right one doesn't seem better than the rest they all seem to excel in one way or another. I do appreciate a response though.

Anonymous said...

That was no more pvp than killing another mob. Next time post a video of people fighting back

Anonymous said...

Hello Jade, I don't want to be negative but this last video showed no PvP, just gank of ppl 2-3 levels lower than you.

You should duel/fight with ppl of your level instead, I think this would give us a better impression of the DK PvP style.

Did you test degeneration? I'm really excited about this skill and it's pvp implications... Especially against resto druids...

Cya!

Jhet said...

LoL. All these guys complaining it wasn't good enough. How do you even figure what level they were in the first place? I watched it full-screen and with the current resolution numbers aren't even visible.

Either way that's how ganking goes. What did you expect? He even said they had that extreme hesitation due to surprise.

Not exactly the most stunning display of hardcore PvP but it demonstrates a few good things about death knights. For instance, the fact that all the whining about DK's being able to stick to their targets can see how it works out.

I guess there always has to be a gripe about everything. Can't just be glad to get something at all.

Anonymous said...

That was awful, all the video shows is that DK is overpowered enough that Terribad players can use it to keyboard mash and win.

You attacked people only while they had a mob on them... You did stupid stuff like Chains of Ice when they're directly in front of you.

Fair enough if you want to gank randoms... but that's not "A bit of DK PvP" that's "A bit of cheap-ass Ganking of randoms"

Still waiting for a Beta tester worth their salt to post some videos...

Leiah said...

I think that was my favorite comment yet! I'm saving it to notepad. Too bad I don't have a name to go with it. :(

Jack said...

"Fair enough if you want to gank randoms... but that's not "A bit of DK PvP" that's "A bit of cheap-ass Ganking of randoms""

I've been on a PVP realm since the start.

That's what 95% of PVP is.

Maybe he *could* have looked for somebody randomly riding around looking for a fight the same level but not only would that have taken a bit more time but he also might have had a harder time beating them and that's not what random PVP is all about :P

Anonymous said...

l2p, teabagging retard

Maijtika said...

Could you post a close-up screenshot (or 2 ?) of your DK in the gear showed in that pvp movie?

I'm very interested in the looklike :D

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