Saturday, July 19, 2008

Unholy DK leveling:

Ok, so I've showed you blood spec, but what about Unholy?

Unfortunately, leveling can be pretty painful without at least 17 points in blood for butchery and vendetta, so I did this spec.

The results can be pretty impressive while AOE grinding. Here I showcase the power of the new and improved Death and Decay, in conjunction with Corpse Explosion (which now auto targets any usable corpse near you, thank god). In addition, all the mobs that I kill feed me 6% health and 20 runic power each. You can see how this can be incredibly useful for AOE grinding.

I also showcase Lichborne, Bone armor, Death gate yet again, and I summon a ghoul and have him leap to a target and explode for 2000 damage on some mobs.

Fun stuff. :)

Here is the vimeo link, and here is the high quality version available for download at filefront (~80MB).

Enjoy.

23 comments:

Raj said...

I appreciate both your videos. Looks like you've got a pretty solid grasp of DK mechanics. I was sold after watching your Blood video. Now Unholy looks like a ton of fun as well.

Now to decide...Roll a DK on release day or level my main to 80? Decisions!!

Keep the vids coming. They're the only quality ones on the net.

Leiah said...

Thanks. I've been heavily involed with the DK gameplay mechanics for a few months now from the very start of the alpha.

I've actually been contemplating posting some of the discussions I've had with a couple devs about how to improve DK gameplay/mechanics, but since those were private discussions, I've pretty much decided against it. I could post some of the feedback I gave on the alpha forums, however (which have since been wiped prior to releasing them to the public eye).

Anonymous said...

Well even if you can't post the exact discussions between you and the devs, maybe you can write up a general overview of thoughts, ideas etc. Would be great to see what the concepts are and if things are moving in the right direction.

Also, would love to see frost in action.

Veruzer said...

Great Video once again! I loved the Blood Spec Video (I myself plan to go Blood, its an awesome tree) and now this...
I have always watched the Unholy tree with a bit of a sceptical look. I couldn't find a focus for the tree, but in your Video you make excelent use of it!

Can't await to play a DK myself, either if I am lucky enought to get into the Beta or when Retail gets released. I is quite an intresting class, and I strongly hope Blizzard will keep up the Idea for modifying Rune Setup.

Keep up the good work, I would love to see more of your stuff!

Greetings from Greece :)

Anonymous said...

Both of your videos have only confirmed that I will be jumping onto the Deathknight band wagon. You have me sold. Not to mention it makes me wish all that much more that I was able to participate in this beta. It seems to me that Blood may become the standard for leveling. I would love to see one in pvp-action.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this Leiah. I cant describe how much i enjoy your blog. :)

lets just say its awesome sauce

Take care

Leiah said...

Awesome sauce...

Sounds like someone I know. O_o

Leiah said...

Either way, glad you enjoy it. =]

Anonymous said...

frost video coming soon? :>

Leiah said...

Later tonight. I'm exhausted.

Anonymous said...

Hey man I just wanted to show mad apprecition for what your doing here! It is highly appreciated thank you so much please keep them coming. I am so hyped about unholy now. Maybe you could throw together a frost video to complete the set? Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Great work Leiah. Love watching the new DK in action. I honestly had no idea how to play him or even if I was going to. The gameplay looks fantastic. Keep the vids coming pls :)

Gritonic

Shadar said...

Hey, awesome videos. I look forward to seeing frost, and I would especially love to see a vid of you tanking something.

I'm also interested in seeing some screenshots or video of the gear you get from the starting quests.

Thanks again for the awesome videos.

Marius said...

That's pretty interesting, and impressive to say the least. Looks like you can AOE grind better than a prot pala, and that says alot.

Just one question, can you loot the corpses you explode?

Anonymous said...

Any chance of a video highlighting the "updated" gear from the starter DK quests? I saw they updated the original gear a bit from the original leaked Alpha stats, and that you get a sick looking new set of armor before you finish up the stuff in the DK newb zone. Any chance of listing the stats or just a video with the info?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know if blizzard emailed out the blizzcon keys? I don't have mine yet. :(

ColdFire said...

Leiah would you mind dropping me an email at coldfire989@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I was going to play a deathknight anyway, but after seeing your videos it's the first thing I'm going to get to 80.

Anonymous said...

Frost talented DK movie please! :)

Anonymous said...

remake your unholy video without padding your "on kill" procs with 600 health miniblobs. youre going to get the class nerfed.

Anonymous said...

Corpse explosion is sadly quite underpowered and hard to use id rather see something like
"Plague boil" - The deathknight makes the target grow a boil that erupts causing x damage to enemies within z yards of target.

That would make it usable in both a pvp, pve and with improved talents would give unholy another reliable disease to work with.

-Kega

Anonymous said...

I went to look at the talent spec you had leveling unholy and when I got to the tree it shows no talents spent. I was wondering if you could post a new link. And btw great vids.

ecoue said...

Hey everybody,
Would you please post a new link to your UNHOLY AOE grinding spec?
I think with the last patch mmo-champion's talent calculator saving system became broken.