Undocumented changes to Unholy DK talents (July 31)

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Undocumented changes to Unholy DK talents (July 31)

Post by Yanberry » July 30th, 2016, 5:22 pm

Clawing shadows got a 25% nerf (from 200% damage to 150%)

Therefore many guides recommending a clawing shadows/ebon fever build are out-of-date, as it's no longer optimal.

The new talent build is:
  • Bursting Sores
  • Epidemic for aoe, Pestilent Pustules for single target
  • Castigator
  • Sludge Belcher
  • 75 is fight dependant
  • Infected claws
  • Dark Arbiter (this talent is the best by FAR as long as ring is relevant)
Or

  • Ebon Fever
  • Epidemic for aoe, Pestilent Pustules for single target
  • Castigator
  • Sludge Belcher
  • 75 is fight dependant
  • Shadow Infusion
  • Dark Arbiter
You can also use Bursting Sores/Shadow Infusion combo.

Since we are no longer using the shadow damage bonus from Clawing Shadows, and instead we are using Castigator, our stat weights have shifted. They are now:

Strength>>>>>>Crit>Haste>Versatility>Mastery
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Re: Undocumented changes to Unholy DK talents (July 31)

Post by LazyDk » July 30th, 2016, 6:22 pm

Here is a video about the change to Unholy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QMvvqr8bkM
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Re: Undocumented changes to Unholy DK talents (July 31)

Post by Yanberry » July 31st, 2016, 9:57 am

Keeping this up-to-date as we discover more things
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Re: Undocumented changes to Unholy DK talents (July 31)

Post by Hantevirus » July 31st, 2016, 1:57 pm

Celestalon commented on this change in a tweet -- said it wasn't meant to be a stealth hotfix - but it went out on a friday and before the notes could be updated the note writers went home for the weekend.

At least that was what he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/Celestalon/status/7 ... 8066669568
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Re: Undocumented changes to Unholy DK talents (July 31)

Post by Nocte » August 1st, 2016, 11:03 am

Hantevirus wrote:Celestalon commented on this change in a tweet -- said it wasn't meant to be a stealth hotfix - but it went out on a friday and before the notes could be updated the note writers went home for the weekend.

At least that was what he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/Celestalon/status/7 ... 8066669568


Too late, already got my torch and pitchfork.

Changes don't seem that bad if you consider what it means for max level in Legion, although it is kind of a blow for the time being- it's not like Unholy is all of a sudden a non-viable spec (like Ret Paladins or Outlaw Rogues). CS damage goes back up to 175% AP @ 110, the thing that worries me is the Dark Arbiter change on Beta.
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