Death Knight Shopping List (55-70)


What’s the purpose of this guide?

This is a list of items you can buy before creating your Death Knight to help speed up the leveling process. Please note that this list is made to be compatible with Jame’s Death Knight Leveling Guides, and that means the glyphs are chosen with an Unholy Talent Spec in mind. This list is however optional and depends on how much gold you have at your disposal. I will however try to organize this list in two categories: Highly Recommended and Optional

That way, if your finances are on the low side, you can focus on the Highly Recommended List primarly and ignore the Optional one.

Help me make this list better

Right now, I don’t have the time to make all the research myself, so I need your help!
It would be great if we could put this list together as a joint effort. What really needs work is the Equipment list.

So I’m awaiting your suggestions on items for each slot. Keep in mind the following criterias:

  1. Item must be a significant upgrade over the previous one
  2. Item must not have an equivalent easily acquired from a quest at this level range
  3. If possible, item must be cheap

If you got a suggestion, please post it.


Highly Recommended




♣ = Starting Gear

Weapon – Greatsword of the Ebon Blade ♣


Head – Greathelm of the Scourge Champion ♣




Neck – Bladed Ebon Amulet

Shoulders – Blood-soaked Saronite Plated Spaulders ♣

Back – Sky Darkener’s Shroud of Blood ♣


Chest – Saronite War Plate ♣

Wrist – Plated Saronite Bracers ♣

Hands – Bloodbane’s Gauntlets of Command ♣

Waist – The Plaguebringer’s Girdle ♣

Legs – Engraved Saronite Legplates ♣

Feet – Greaves of the Slaughter ♣

Finger 1 – Valanar’s Signet Ring ♣


Finger 2 – Keleseth’s Signet Ring ♣


Trinket 1 – Soul Harvester’s Charm ♣

Trinket 2 – Signet of the Dark Brotherhood ♣


Level 55

Level 70

Items for Quest Turn ins

Light’s Hope Chapel Turn Ins:

Cloth Donations:

Aldor Turn Ins

Where do I farm that?

Daemun’s Farming Guide





♣ = Starting Gear

Weapon – Greatsword of the Ebon Blade ♣

Head – Greathelm of the Scourge Champion ♣

Neck – Bladed Ebon Amulet

Shoulders – Blood-soaked Saronite Plated Spaulders ♣

Back – Sky Darkener’s Shroud of Blood ♣


Chest – Saronite War Plate ♣


Wrist – Plated Saronite Bracers ♣

Hands – Bloodbane’s Gauntlets of Command ♣

Waist – The Plaguebringer’s Girdle ♣


Legs – Engraved Saronite Legplates ♣

Feet – Greaves of the Slaughter ♣

Finger 1 – Valanar’s Signet Ring ♣

Finger 2 – Keleseth’s Signet Ring ♣

Items for Quest Turn ins

Light’s Hope Chapel Turn Ins:


Thanks Dhannek for this list! (Dhannek’s Guide can be found here)


(Work in progress – suggestions welcome)

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    Oct 18, 2008 @ 13:57

    SuggestionsHere are a few armor items I bought and enchanted:
    – Adamantite Plate Bracers (lvl66)
    – Adamantite Plate Gloves (lvl66)
    – Girdle of Siege (lvl63)
    – Gauntlets of the Skullsplitter (lvl64)
    – Boots of the Decimator (lvl60)
    – Blade of Misfortune (lvl60)
    There’s larger compilation at

    Additional quest items:
    These are for the Blasted Lands quests:
    – 5 Snickerfang Jowl
    – 6 Blasted Boar Lungs
    – 6 Scorpok Pincer
    – 11 Basilisk Brains
    – 14 Vulture Gizzard

    General reputation items that can be pre-farmed:
    – 840 Encrypted Twilight Texts (neutral->exalted cenarion circle)
    – 360 Unidentified Plant Parts (neutral->honored cenarion expedition)
    – 1080 Arakkoa Feather (neutral->honored lower city)
    – 260 Sanguine Hibiscus (friendy->exalted sporregar, get 40 additional glowcaps for tabard and pet)
    – lots and lots of scryer/aldor rep items (shoulder enchants will be useful for a long time)

    Other items:
    – 12 Netherweave Bag (8 bank, 4 inventory)

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      Oct 19, 2008 @ 6:10

      Quote:These are for the[quote]These are for the Blasted Lands quests:
      – 5 Snickerfang Jowl
      – 6 Blasted Boar Lungs
      – 6 Scorpok Pincer
      – 11 Basilisk Brains
      – 14 Vulture Gizzard[/quote]These are good for Death Knights below 60. Personally I am going to be at 60 before I get to the Blasted Lands (per my guide) and thus those quests will be grey by then.

      I’ve amassed almost every good piece of equipment that may be possibly good for Death Knights 60-68. Most are side grades to quest gear you get 60-68, but some are pretty good. My server is down right now, but I’ll post them later.

      As for rep items:
      [quote]General reputation items that can be pre-farmed:
      – 840 Encrypted Twilight Texts (neutral->exalted cenarion circle)
      – 360 Unidentified Plant Parts (neutral->honored cenarion expedition)
      – 1080 Arakkoa Feather (neutral->honored lower city)
      – 260 Sanguine Hibiscus (friendy->exalted sporregar, get 40 additional glowcaps for tabard and pet)
      – lots and lots of scryer/aldor rep items (shoulder enchants will be useful for a long time)[/quote]The 360 Unidentified Plant parts are pretty easy to get. 10 just for the inital XP.

      The 1080 Feathers is pretty hilarious, but actually semi-easy to get. Just go to the Arrakoa camp at the very south west part of Terokkar. There is a camp there without any upper levels, as it is a pain to go up and down those bird houses of theirs! Also, there is like a minimum number of mobs that NEED to be up for some reason, so it is a non-stop kill fest. I did this in about 3-4 hours (playing bejeweled mod while watching movies in Windowed mode) on my destructo-lock with a Voidwalker sacrificed for endless health and life-tapped mana pre3.0. An affliction warlock should have even less downtime (no casting) than I did post 3.0.

      36 Pair of Ivory Horns for Consortium Neutral->friendly in Nagrand. Super easy to get, just find the “Wild Elleks” roaming around. Each kill is a guaranteed drop.

      Sanguine habisicus are easy for stealth classes with herbalism– annoying for anyone else.

      Otherwise I have a complete list of all ‘turn ins for xp only’ in my guide elsewhere.

      Edit – I would love for this ‘what to gather’ guide to circulate well. I have far too spare much stuff saved up that I need to sell for a good profit :]

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        Oct 19, 2008 @ 14:27

        Quote:These are good for[quote]These are good for Death Knights below 60. Personally I am going to be at 60 before I get to the Blasted Lands (per my guide) and thus those quests will be grey by then.[/quote]
        Afaik the quests become grey at 61 so they might still give some xp. Also the buff items you receive as rewards could be used right away in Outlands. It’s not a necessity by any means but since we come the way anyway and it’s not hard to farm the items why not.

        [quote]36 Pair of Ivory Horns for Consortium Neutral->friendly in Nagrand[/quote]
        A small note: Remember to do one turn-in of Oshugun Crystal Fragment ( for xp before you get friendly because the quest is no longer available afterwards. The fragments can be farmed in advance as well and are an alternative to the ivory horns to get to friendly

        Another okay spot for farming arakkoa feathers is northeast of the lake. If you are alone you don’t need to go to the upper levels and can run circles (this might not work for affliction locks because of the kill speed).

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          Oct 20, 2008 @ 0:33

          The Blasted Lands animalThe Blasted Lands animal parts are definitely grey at 60, I tested with my DK. Wowhead has the grey level wrong.

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            Oct 21, 2008 @ 0:39

            DK EnchantsYou can now get the enchants of the following for your Deathknight, because there is Armor Vellum II now:
            These are my personal recommendations. Don’t take them for granted.

            Enchant Gloves – Major Strength (Arcane Dust x 12 Greater Planar x 1)

            Enchant Chest – Exceptional Stats (Arcane Dust x 4 Greater Planar x 4 Large Prismatic Shard x 4)

            Enchant Boots – Fortitude (Arcane Dust x 12)

            Enchant Back – Greater Agility (Arcane Dust x 4 Greater Planar x 1 Primal Air x 1)

            Enchant Shoulder – Inscription of the Blade (Honored Scryers, Arcane Dust x 2)

            Enchant Bracer – Brawn (Arcane Dust x 6)

            The following are NOT enchants, but Armor Kits.

            Head – Heavy Knothide Armor Kit (Heavy Knothide Leather x 3)

            Legs – Nethercleft Leg Armor (Primal Nether x 1, Primal Earth x 3, Thick Clefthoof Leather x 16, Heavy Knothide Leather x 4)

            I mostly went for Strength and Stamina, those get buffs from your talents (think Ghoul)
            I hope I didn’t make any mistakes and that it’ll help some people!

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              Oct 21, 2008 @ 9:33

              Thank you, that will save meThank you, that will save me some time 🙂

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                Oct 23, 2008 @ 4:51

                Firstly, thanks Jame for allFirstly, thanks Jame for all your guides. They’ve been great, I’ve always loved them! 🙂

                Quest Handins

                30 x Crypt Fiend Parts
                30 x Bone Fragments
                30 x Savage Frond
                30 x Core of Elements
                30 x Dark Iron Scraps

                300 x Wool Cloth
                300 x Silk Cloth
                300 x Mageweave Cloth
                300 x Runecloth

                7 x Red Power Crystal
                7 x Yellow Power Crystal
                7 x Blue Power Crystal
                7 x Green Power Crystal
                1 x Abyssal Crest
                20 x Encrypted Twilight Text

                Can be done at 60-61
                43800 XP

                Now, Im skeptical that its worth the time. So I checked out how long it took, assuming I could port to Theremore and recall out of silithus.

                0 Arrive Theremore
                1 Fly out to Un G
                5 Arrive Ung
                7 Talk to Collie
                15 Finish tower loop arrive back and Collie
                16 Fly to Silithus
                18 Hand in, finished.

                So 18 minutes for 43800 xp or 146000 xp/hour. I dont know if this good xp/hour at this level or not? I thought Jame you should know if its worth it or not. You also may 🙂 be aware of some deilvery quests or some other quests that might add a little xp to this?

                14 x Vulture Gizzard
                11 x Basilisk Brain
                6 x Scorpok Pincer
                6 x Blasted Boar Lung
                5 x Snickerfang Jowl

                These Blasted lands turn ins are definately worth doing for a cool 34000xp. It must be done before 60, a quick flight from stormwind or grom’gol before doing the WPL quests is how it has to be done.

                1 x Flawless Draenethyst Sphere
                1 x Imperfect Draenethyst Fragment

                1 x Nethergarde Bitter

                6 x Bog Lord Tendril (i forget do you need the rep for quests at sporegar? should i get more?)
                6 x Fertile Spores
                360 x Unidentified Plant Parts (so can instantly get shoulder enchants)
                10 x Glowcap
                5 x Sanguine Hibiscus
                10 x Mature Spore Sac

                30 x Arakkoa Feather

                10 x Dampscale Basilisk Eye
                10 x Mark of Kil’Jaeden
                10 x Mark of Sargeras
                1 x Fel Armament

                3 x Pair of Ivory Tusks
                10x Oshu’gun Crystal Fragment

                My Personal Gear Upgrade Path with Enchants

                EH Shoulders – Saronite Plated Spaulders
                EH Wrists – Plated Sarionite Bracers – Brawn
                EH Hands – Bloodbane’s Guantlets of Command – Major Strenth
                EH Legs – Engraved Saronite Legplates – Cobrahide
                EH Back – Sky Darkener’s Shroud – Major Agility

                60 2hd – Blade of Misfortune – Savagery
                60 Feet – Boots of the Decimator -Runspeed or Fortitude?
                60 Head – Legion Coif of Strength (mail, +49 stre :D) – Knothide armor kit, Arcanum of Ferocity as soon as reach Zang.
                61 Chest – Breastplate of Blade Turning – +6 stats
                62 Neck – Pendant of Cunning
                62 Back – Shroud of Frenzy – Greater Agility
                63 Wrist – Blade Dancer’s Wristguard (leather) – Brawn
                63 Waist – Girdle of Siege
                64 Hands – Guantlets of the Skullsplitter – Major Strength
                65 2hd – Honed War Axe – Savegary
                66 Wrist – Adamantite Plate Bracers – Brawn – Sov Shadow Draenite
                66 Hands – Adamantite Plate Gloves – Major Strength – Sov Shadow Draenite, Bold Blood Garnet
                66 Chest – Adamantite Plate Breastplate – +6 stats – 2 x Sov Shadow Draenite, Bold Blood Garnet


                Roasted Clefthoof
                Purification Potion (WPL and random stuff)
                Elixir of Major Strength
                Earthen Elixir
                Gift of Arthas (does this still work with deathknights?!)
                Healing Potion Injectors (probably wont use them, but just in case)
                Fel Sharpening Stones
                Greater Runes of Warding

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                  Oct 23, 2008 @ 9:22

                  Quite the list there, thankQuite the list there, thank you! 😛

                  146K xp /hour is pretty good at this level, above average.

                  The blasted lands turn ins are also interesting, I’ll add them.

                  I wouldn’t bother with:

                  6 x Bog Lord Tendril
                  6 x Fertile Spores

                  You’ll pretty much get those while following my circuits in zangarmarsh, before you even get to the sporregar part.

                  360 Unidentified Plant Parts is a good idea, I will add it too. What shoulder enchants do you mean though? If you mean [url=]Arcanum of Ferocity[/url], it’s actually a head slot enchant and requires revered with CE.

                  The item list looks good, I’ll check it thoroughly later tonight and update the guide.

                  Thank you, very useful 🙂

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                    Oct 23, 2008 @ 21:40

                    If you get to 60 before youIf you get to 60 before you head to Outland, the Blasted Lands animal turn ins are grey.

                    Also, it is debatable if the Un’goro and Silithus quests are worth the time to fly down there.

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                      Oct 23, 2008 @ 23:21

                      Yea, I’ll add them asYea, I’ll add them as optional and tell people to go there right away after they get out of the DK starting zone if they want to do those turn ins.

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                      Nov 4, 2008 @ 13:52

                      Items i’ve gotten.Here’s a list of items i’ve gotten for my dk, if anyone has some suggestions i’d be happy to hear them.


                      4x imbued netherweave bag
                      7x netherweave bag (for bank)

                      20x elixir of major fortitude
                      20x elixir of major strength
                      10x flask of relentless assault
                      20x ravager dog(food buff, 40ap 20spi)
                      20x Roasted clefthoof(food buff, 20str, 20spi)
                      40x scroll of strength VI (20str 30min)
                      20x Fel sharpening stone
                      5x super healing potions(with the char, will keep more at bank or mule)

                      2x savagery scroll
                      1x fortitude scroll
                      1x Major strength on gloves
                      (got some items already enchanted)
                      3x Cobrahide Leg armor

                      Quest turn-ins:
                      10x firewing and sunfury signets
                      1x arcane tome
                      5x sanguine hibiscus
                      30x arakkoa feather
                      10x mature spore sac
                      6x fertile spores
                      6x bog lord tendril
                      10x glowcap
                      10x unidentified plant parts
                      3x pair of ivory tusks
                      8x dreadfang venom sac

                      30x Bone Fragments
                      30x Dark iron scraps
                      30x Savage Frond
                      30x Core of Elements
                      30x Crypt fiend parts

                      300x wool cloth
                      300x Rune cloth
                      300x mageweave cloth
                      300x silk cloth

                      1x golden rod
                      8x Hi-explosive bomb
                      8x unstable trigger
                      2x thorium bar

                      1x imperfect draenethyst fragment
                      1x Flawless draenethyst sphere

                      Glyph of Horn of Winter(minor)
                      Glyph of Pestilence(minor)
                      Glyph of Death’s Embrace(minor)
                      Glyph of the ghoul(major)
                      Glyph of death strike(major)

                      Furious Gizmatic Goggles
                      Blade of misfortune (savagery)
                      Demon-Forged Chestguard of the Beast(exceptional stats)
                      Fel iron plate belt OR girdle of siege
                      Fel iron plate boots OR boots of the decimator(fortitude)
                      Fel iron plate Gloves OR gauntlets of the skullsplitter(+15 str ench.)
                      Fel iron plate Pants OR ??Need suggestions?? (Cobrahide Leg armor)

                      All the stuff to get the goggles with engineering.

                      Also got 6000 gold, and will continu to get more before wotlk.

                      I appreciate all the help people can give, and hopefully someone gets something out of the list to get for themselves.


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                      Nov 7, 2008 @ 17:42

                      Question: When creating aQuestion: When creating a Death Knight – what flight points are available after you get out of the starting area? All of them? Or do you have to go discover some? How does that break down?

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                    Oct 24, 2008 @ 9:21

                    Dont bother with enchantingDont bother with enchanting weapons, at least as ive understood it, its either enchant or rune forging, and rune forging is cheaper and to some extent better? Jame pls confirm 🙂

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                      Oct 24, 2008 @ 16:31

                      Confirming. DKs don’t needConfirming. DKs don’t need to enchant their weapons. See my [url=]Death Knight FAQ[/url] and look up Runeforging. 😛

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                      Oct 25, 2008 @ 3:39

                      Its debatable wetherIts debatable wether runeforging is better than enchants prior to Fallen Crusader (Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that has a chance to heal you for 3% and increase total Strength by 30% for 15 sec) which you get at 70.

                      Until then, the only dps ones are ones arent that great unless leveling with frost. This is why I chose savagery until 70.

                      Cinderglacier Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that has a chance to increase the damage by 20% of your next 2 spells that deal Frost or Shadow damage. Lasts 30 sec.
                      Razorice Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that causes 2% extra weapon damage as Frost damage and has a chance to increase Frost vulnerability.

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                      Oct 25, 2008 @ 9:39

                      It’s debatable of course.It’s debatable of course. Cinderglacier is fine though even if you’re not frost, it boosts the damage from death coil / scourge strike, so it’s also fine for Unholy.

                      Anyway, it’s for sure a hell of a lot cheaper :p

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        Oct 22, 2008 @ 22:43

        “260 Sanguine Hibiscus“260 Sanguine Hibiscus (friendy->exalted sporregar, get 40 additional glowcaps for tabard and pet)”

        If you are planning on getting this and you happen to have a highlevel friend that can help you, you should consider doing for This quest req min lvl 63 and Sporregar exalted.

        So another nice wep before you can get ring of blood at 65.

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    Oct 18, 2008 @ 15:54

    Girdle of Siege is a BoEGirdle of Siege is a BoE that should keep you covered in the waist slot from level 63 until 68 when you pick up Borak’s Belt of Bravery from the Cipher of Damnation questline. Average buyout on the Girdle according to wowhead is 35g.

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    Oct 21, 2008 @ 2:18

    The second to last post onDon’t forget the [url=]Battlemaster’s Breastplate[/url] (quest reward from HFP), the Helboar Slicer (alliance quest from HFP for those who dont have the Blade of Misfortune), and also a good wolf-helm from Terokkar and Shoulders from an early Zangar quest. I leveled my main on the beta before I collected stuff like the Blade of Misfortune and other good BoEs, so those are the main quest items I remember getting that were huge upgrades as I leveled to 68 (I quit before BEM as I leveled so fast). What someone (with more time than I do) can do is set up a filter for plate quest rewards from each zone on WoWHead, and that shows what the quests are that give the good rewards!

    I do like the idea of showing quest rewards from the intro zones in Northrend, to compare against in case someone might think something from Netherstorm or such that people would be receiving at 68-70 pre-WotLK would get. A few craftable epics at 70 are also still very good to get, especially now badges are pretty much worthless so spending 15 on nether vortexes (or just buying them) are cheap as heck. I think the Red Belt of Battle is a good example of this, and actually might be THE ONLY example :]

    Also, good BoEs that I don’t see listed are the Boots of the Decimator and Gauntlets of the Skullsplitter. The second to last post on [url=]this thread over at[/url] has a full list of purely BoE upgrades, but most of them are the dumb “…of the Beast” style BoEs that are incredibly hard to acquire due to it being a random chance at a certain flavor of an already random drop! I tend to shy away from posting those, as they are ‘super optional’ due to their rarity.

    Nice job on this, as this was something I was planning on doing to be included with my Pre-Outland speed leveling guide, but it kind of made the project bloat out of control a bit when I really wanted to concentrate on just the leveling part. That is why you notice a whole part on ‘recommended equipment’ and ‘optional xp quests’ and such. I’ll make sure to add a link to this guide from those sections, as you have done a good job so far on finding the quest items out that I have been too busy/lazy to do. I only really have a list of the BoEs that can be bought off of the AH.

    Also, I have a huge revision of my guide coming up tonight, and it will hopefully be the final copy. It has a full list of all of the non-soulbound items to turn in for XP quests in Outland. The only one I am missing right now from the current list that are the 10 [url=]Oshu’gun Crystal Fragments[/url] for [url=][66] Stealing From Thieves[/url].

    (I also like the level in brackets– I’ll add that to mine to help differenciate what a quest link looks like! :] )

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      Oct 21, 2008 @ 8:57

      Hey Dhannek. Now thats someHey Dhannek. Now thats some proper feedback, thank you! Looking forward to your guide update.

      About the Boots of the Decimator, Girdle of Siege, Gauntlets of the Skullsplitter and Nagascale Legplates of the Beast etc. The reason why I didn’t put them in: [url=]Fel Iron Plate[/url].

      You can get them much earlier and much cheaper, and if you do the math, it’s pretty close:

      [url=]Girdle of Siege[/url]
      [url=]Boots of the Decimator[/url]
      [url=]Gauntlets of the Skullsplitter[/url]
      [url=]Nagascale Legplates of the Beast[/url] +26 STR +26 AGI +41 STA

      Armor: 2549 | Str: 124 | Sta: 77 | Agi: 44 | Hit Rating: 12 | Crit Rating: 18
      Total Cost (avg.): [color=#ff6600][b]~200g[/b][/color] (probably more now, because the prices for those are going up a lot lately)

      [url=]Fel Iron Plate Belt[/url]
      [url=]Fel Iron Plate Boots[/url]
      [url=]Fel Iron Plate Gloves[/url]
      [url=]Fel Iron Plate Legs[/url]

      Armor: 2386 | Str: 122 | Sta: 114 | Agi: 0 | Hit Rating: 15 | Crit Rating: 0
      Total Cost (avg.): [color=#ff6600][b]31g[/b][/color]

      Armor and str are almost identical. Fel Iron Plate has a lot more stamina, a little more hit rating, but about -3% crit.

      However, they are much cheaper, much easier to obtain (Blacksmiths craft a lot of those while leveling up smithing) and they also can be equipped earlier.

      Or better, you can simply buy the fel iron ore / bars and ask a blacksmith friend of your to craft them for you.

      Should I even bother adding the blues to the optional list? The difference is so small and the price so big.

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        Oct 21, 2008 @ 10:24

        I’d say add them but noteI’d say add them but note the differences as you did. Stamina is really a non-issue for any competent Death Knight, however I don’t know if those will be steady supply with all of the DKs going to be infesting Outland! A lot of people simply don’t know that the named BoEs are good for DKs yet, so the prices have been incredibly low for me.

        But yes, I didn’t know about Fel Iron Plate stuff since I am blissfully ignorant of most BS stuff due to having a Warlock main for so long 😛

        As for quest rewards:

        [url=]Bladefist’s Breadth[/url]
        [url=]Helboar Carving Blade[/url] (Alliance only – substitute for those who can’t get a BoM)
        [url=]Battlemaster’s Breastplate[/url]

        … and so on.
        [url=;crs=3483;crv=0]Here is how I find them[/url], however it is more annoying to look for cloaks/rings/trinkets that are better since it is so much easier just to do a plate search.

        Off the top of my head, I remember having quite the clownsuit on my original DK in late june, well after they added the good blue quest reward set to the DK zone in the beta. I definitely remember the Helboar Carver (this guy was alliance), shoulders from Zangar, the Brestplate from Hellfire, and [url=]the wolf mask from Terokkar[/url] being the first few amazing actual upgrades instead of side grades before Nagrand where things start becoming upgrades more commonly.

        edit – now with more links!

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          Oct 21, 2008 @ 12:05

          Thanks, that’s quite helpfulThanks, that’s quite helpful 🙂

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    Oct 21, 2008 @ 22:06

    TypoI’ve noticed that you stated ”BoE Items” 2 times in your guide, while they are not all BoE.

    It’s clear that some are Bind on [b]Pick-up[/b] (BoP) items when you hover over the items.
    Could be your intention, though.
    I just thought I should post it, even if it is me that’s not thinking right here.

    As for the Potions & Elixirs, I will look into it.


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      Oct 22, 2008 @ 9:05

      Very good point. I hadGood point. I had started with BoE Items only in mind, then changed my mind 😛
      Replaced all “BoE Items” with “Equipment” to avoid confusion.

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    Oct 24, 2008 @ 1:54

    A thoughtOk, bear with me here — but I think that there might be a way to squeeze another 11k XP out of Shattrath. If you want to be, say, Scryer; initially pick Aldor. Do the “Allegiance to the Aldor” quest, getting -3500 rep with Scryer. Now go and turn in however many sets of 8 Dampscale Basilisk Eyes are needed to swap over to Scryer (since the quest is only avalible if you are not on good terms with the Scryers). The inital turn in of Eyes will give you 11k XP; and now you can level your reputation as normal. Assuming that -3500 rep is all you get, it would only take 14 turn ins (250 Rep a piece) in order to get back the 3500; so only 112 Eyes, which at a drop rate of ~30% per mob is only just over 300 Basilisks you need to kill to get 11k XP for your unborn DK.

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      Oct 24, 2008 @ 9:00

      I don’t know really, 112I don’t know really, 112 eyes only to get an extra 11k xp seems like so much work for so little :p

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        Oct 25, 2008 @ 1:39

        I recrunched the numbers,I recrunched the numbers, its actually 128 Eyes or Sacs — since you drop -3850 (128 of either = 16 turn ins, 16 x 250 = 4000 XP). And yes, you’re right — its a lot of work for just a little boost; I was just wondering if anyone was as bored as I. If I spend an hour or two farming for 11k XP before WotLK comes out, it is an hour or two well spent 😛

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          Oct 26, 2008 @ 7:07

          Ugh, can’t you just apply toUgh, can’t you just apply to the Scryers initially, get the -3500 Aldor rep, and then do the Aldor version of the “So you hate us but want our rep ok go grind this” quest once for the XP?

          You’ll lose -250 rep or something with Scryers by doing the Basilisk eyes turn in to Aldor once, but you’ll still get 11k XP (for just 8 eyes) and then you can go back to merrily turning in Scryer rep.

          Much easier than ~120 eyes.

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    Oct 24, 2008 @ 2:24

    The only logical time/placeEdit – Oops this supposed to be a reply to a comment below, but somehow it replied to the thread instead of that reply. Oh well!

    In regards to Ungoro/Silithus turn ins, the only logical time/place to turn in those quests is after you fly to Thunder Bluff to turn in cloth for horde, or fly to Iron Forge to cloth for Alliance.

    The Horde side is not too much of a detour, it just seems like a bit of a waste. The alliance one is pretty out of the way, seeing how Alliance DKs no longer have to fly to Theramore to pick up training for Heavy Runecloth Bandages. You would have to make the major detour of Iron Forge -> Wetlands -> Theramore -> Un’goro/Silithus, hence it seems like a waste of time.

    The purpose behind my speed guide was to just get to 60 ASAP, and then move on to Outland due to DKs having much better means to leveling on harder HFP mobs/quests at 60 than 58. Going to Un’goro and such is just really tacked on XP since you can get to 60 eaily via WPL/LHC turn ins. (By the way, is it ‘turn ins’ or ‘turn-ins’?)

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      Oct 24, 2008 @ 8:59

      I just tried it, and I haveI just tried it, and I have to agree with you, it takes too long and too many efforts for such a small gain (you could get about as much XP/hour by simply following the plaguelands circuits and then going to HFP). I won’t put the blasted lands / silithus turn ins in the guide after all, even as optional, it seems like a bad advice.

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        Nov 3, 2008 @ 3:28

        When Lich King hits theWhen Lich King hits the servers are probably gonna be swarmed by DKs. So I dont mind spending a few ekstra mins flying around, turning in stuff, instead of fighting all the rest for quest mobs. Just a personal opinion though 😛

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          Nov 3, 2008 @ 9:58

          Thats a good point, howeverThats a good point, however I’m not sure it’s gonna be that much of an apocalypse in the DK starting zones, simply thanks to the phasing engine, Blizzard did a great job with that.

          As you progress through the DK quest line, the zone changes and you’re moved to different instances of it, thus avoiding a huge messy crowd of DKs 😛

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            Nov 3, 2008 @ 14:30

            I was more thinking in theI was more thinking in the epl area, once you finish the DK quest area. But then again, we might be lucky that all the stupid DKs head straight to Outland after the starting area.

            Anyways I think Im still gonna do the slacker mode and fly around and deliver stuff. Gives me an irl break to get food and stuff done }:)

            Also Im leveling a horde char, so not that much out of the way for me. Btw 1 quest was forgotten in the guide: Dukes of the Council. So thats another turnin quest in Silithus

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    Oct 25, 2008 @ 20:25

    There’s a level 66 swordThere’s a level 66 sword from Halaa in Nagrand that’s a great upgrade. I used it until WotLK in the beta.

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      Oct 26, 2008 @ 12:58

      Yea, but for that you needYea, but for that you need Halaa to be under your faction’s control. And if you do the Ring of Blood chain, you’ll get a better upgrade too.

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    Oct 28, 2008 @ 16:14

    AdditionsYou could add some enchants in the ”Optional” section, like [url=]Enchant Weapon – Potency[/url] or [url=]Enchant 2H Weapon – Savagery[/url].


    As for the Potions and Elixirs section, I would like to add the following:

    [url=]Elixir of Major Strength[/url] and [url=]Elixir of Empowerment[/url].

    At the moment, there aren’t that many elixirs that boost Strength / Attack Power, but I think you are aware of that.

    That’s all I have to add for now, I will look for further information 🙂

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      Oct 28, 2008 @ 17:05

      I wouldn’t recommend blowingI wouldn’t recommend blowing 120g on a weapon enchant, when DKs can just enchant their own weapon for free with Runeforging.

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        Oct 28, 2008 @ 17:50

        Woops, my badSorry, my bad 😛

        Totally forgot about that :O

        For people that don’t know what it is –> [url=]Runeforging[/url]

        Anyway, then you could maybe add the runes that can be inscribed, such as [url=]Rune of the Fallen Crusader[/url].

        I could make a list for you, if you want 😉

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          Nov 4, 2008 @ 13:40

          Hey Shikamaru! A list wouldHey Shikamaru! A list would be great 🙂

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        Nov 4, 2008 @ 12:05

        But if money wasn’t an issue…?Let’s say you’re sitting at around 20k gold, you have an enchnanter hence all the mats needed for pretty much anything and just want what’s best for your young Death Knight. Which enchant would you consider to be [i]the[/i] best enchant for a Death Knight weapon. Would it be something like Potency or Executioner or is the Runeforging (even at earlier levels like level 60 for your 150g [url=]Blade of Misfortune[/url]) still better or equal?

        [b][notag][Edit][/notag][/b] I had written a post on Dhannek’s levelling guide asking this, but couldn’t find it after the server switching, but guess it didn’t disappear after all, making this sort of a double post. Sorry about that. :O

        — For Gnomeregan, Pony and Cookies!! —

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          Nov 4, 2008 @ 13:43

          If I had too much gold, I’dIf I had too much gold, I’d probably go for the Executioner enchant for leveling, until you get [url=]Rune of the Fallen Crusader[/url] at level 70.

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          Nov 4, 2008 @ 21:35

          20k gold – not enoughYou need 20k gold~ or there abouts for the mammoth.

          Hog (engineering boe – so far still boe too) – 31k MIN (there are vendor bought items that total around 31k)

          And then leveling professions to max once more at 80 (with inflated prices if you want things maxed fast)

          So yea i wouldn’t go wasting gold just yet if i were in your position

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            Nov 4, 2008 @ 22:27

            In Dalaran I saw theIn Dalaran I saw the 3-passenger gryphon sold by a vendor for 18k. I’m guessing this goes down if you gain rep with Dalaran.

            Anyway, better be loaded with cash for WotLK 🙂

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            Nov 5, 2008 @ 7:56

            Quite rightYes, you’re quite right about 20k gold not being even close to enough (I’m going to need at least three times that when I have two or more level 80 characters). But the main thing is that I allready have all the materials for several Executioner enchants since my mage is an enchanter (and void crystals and many other enchanting mats have become rather cheap on AH, not making it worth selling much of it anymore).

            I guess he’ll enchant the [url=]Blade of Misfortune[/url] with [url=]Executioner[/url] and then send it over so that the death knight has it at level 60. Obviously, I’ll need someone else to enchant the [url=]Honed Voidaxe[/url] from [url=]Ring of Blood[/url] at level 65, but that’s a later problem… by a few days at least.

            — For Gnomeregan, Pony and Cookies!! —

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    Nov 1, 2008 @ 12:49

    Hmm..Been checking daily on my realm to see if ” Blade of Misfortune ” has been put on AH, but it seems it hasn’t at all kinda making it hard for me to get the required weapon. Although I did find something.. not as good but seems to be ok. But I want your opinion on it James.

    Sword Stats:
    DMG: 181-273
    SPD: 3.50
    DPS: 64.9
    STR: 23
    AGI: 23
    STA: 24

    Unless I get Blade of Misfortune but so far haven’t had any luck and even went on a farming spree of lower level mobs for a few hours to see if dropped. >_< silly sword sells for 200g on my realm once it is on AH.

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    Nov 3, 2008 @ 1:04

    Enchants…The beauty of the Armour Vellum is that you can apply enchants to your blue gear as soon as you complete the final death knight starter quest.

    Here is a list of what I have prepared for my death knight, I actually decided to double this so that when I hit 70 and get the outland blues I will have an instant set of enchants to slip on and continue the northrend grind with that extra small edge.

    Feet – Surefooted (over 35)
    Void Crystal (2), Large Prismatic Shard (4).

    Exceptional Stats – Chest (over 35)
    Large Prismatic Shard (4), Arcane Dust (4), Greater Planar Essence (4)

    Enchant Cloak – Spell Penetration (over 35)
    Greater Planar Essence (2), Arcane Dust (6), Primal Mana (2)

    Enchant Bracer – Brawn (over 35)
    Arcane Dust (6)

    Enchant Gloves – Major Strength (over 35)
    Arcane Dust (12), Greater Planar Essence

    Nethercobra Leg Armor (no vellum required)
    Heavy Knothide Leather (4), Cobra Scales (4), Primal Air ( 8 ), Primal Nether

    Armor Vellum II x5
    Celestial Ink = Violet Pigment (“Commonly obtained when milling Firebloom, Purple Lotus, Arthas’ Tears, Sungrass, Blindweed, Ghost Mushroom, and Gromsblood.”)

    In total you would need…
    Void Crystals = 2
    Large Prismatic Shard = 8
    Arcane Dust = 28
    Greater Planar Essence – 7
    Primal Mana = 2

    Heavy Knothide Leather = 4
    Cobra Scales = 4
    Primal Air = 8
    Primal Nether = 1

    Firebloom, Purple Lotus, Arthas’ Tears, Sungrass, Blindweed, Ghost Mushroom or Gromsblood = 25 (5 for each Vellum)
    Common Parchment = 5

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      Nov 3, 2008 @ 1:25

      Thank you, I’ll add enchantsThank you, I’ll add enchants to the optional list tomorrow.

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    Nov 3, 2008 @ 1:16

    Upgrade – Helm [Best in slot for Power Leveled Engineers]Well I just finished gathering all my mats for the engineer grind to 375 so I guess it’s safe to post that the -best in slot- helm for levels 62-70+ is the engineer helm crafted at lvl 62 with 350 engineering

    Furious Gizmatic Goggles

    It is a bit expensive and stupid to level out engineering for this alone, but for those that are leveling engineering anyway or going for a hog [like me] this is a very nice upgrade and will last a modest 10~ levels. It gives engineering levels (reagents give levels too) and with todays nether prices it is relatively cheap compared to the 50g~ per level khorium power cores you are already going to be making anyway.

    Can’t find any green plate helms from wotlk on wowhead at mo so the next best thing would be a level 77(obtained at) blue helm? probably better in a green I’m sure?

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      Nov 3, 2008 @ 1:25

      Woah, now that’s someWoah, now that’s some serious motivation 😛

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      Nov 4, 2008 @ 8:12

      Hey DeHey De, Would you do me a huge favor and post what source or list of full enchanting mats you used to power lvl it to 350 and make that helm when you get there? I’ve got nothing but time and gold until WotLK so this would be great fun to start grinding for 😉

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        Nov 4, 2008 @ 21:31

        heyaSorry about the reply time, kept looking at the bottom of the page for my post to get passed motivation haha.

        Anyway for powerleveling any profession I usually hit up the official profession forums: the post at:

        On a side note, If you are going to gem it out I would take a

        Enigmatic Skyfire Diamond (Meta req filled by helm alone)

        Chaotic Skyfire Diamond(Requires at least two gem slots – may be a hinderence)

        Of course, I wouldn’t go spending heaps on gems at this level as it will be replaced quickly – I would first get all my enchants sorted as they give much better stat return on gold investment

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    Nov 6, 2008 @ 18:26

    Different chest option.Just bought a Demon-Forged Hauberk of the Soldier.
    It’s mail but has 475 Armor +24 Strength, +24 Crit Rating, +37 Stamina – Avg Buyout Price: 50g. This is a bit better than the Beast plate imo because the crit rating translates to more melee crit and also functions as spell crit.

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    Nov 6, 2008 @ 21:20

    Upgrade for cloak at LvL 70Cloak of Darkness
    Binds when equipped
    101 Armor
    +23 Strength
    +25 Stamina
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +2 Critical Strike Rating
    Requires Level 70
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 24 (1.09% @ L70).

    I can make this cloak, probably with the +stam enchant and a Balanced Nightseye. It’s not that expensive to make since nethers are on the AH now and the primal shadows can be farmed while doing dailies and quests in Nagrand and Netherstorm. If you run Kara you can get the soul essences for your friendly tailor to make the soulcloth, or just buy it directly.You might want to check which is cheaper, the essences or the soulcloth. I worked out a trade with a tailor friend to supply netherweave and we both got essences so she could level up her tailoring. She then sold the bonus soulcloth.

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      Nov 6, 2008 @ 22:05

      Added to the optional list.Added to the optional list.

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    Nov 6, 2008 @ 22:19

    Updated consumables section.Updated consumables section. Amount was calculated on estimated time it would take to go from 58 to 80, but maybe it’s not enough.

    Any input would be appreciated.

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    Nov 7, 2008 @ 12:19

    Aldor / ScryerWhat is the reason you chose Aldor and not Scryer ?

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      Nov 7, 2008 @ 12:39

      Because farming 8 DampscaleBecause farming 8 Dampscale basilisk eye is easier than what you have to farm for the opposite faction switch quest. 🙂

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    Nov 7, 2008 @ 14:40

    RagesteelI was wondering what you think about the ragesteel set?

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      Nov 7, 2008 @ 19:59

      It’s nice but requires youIt’s nice but requires you to level blacksmithing up to 350 to wear, so that’s only for people who’re willing to powerlevel their professions before leveling 🙂

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      Déc 20, 2008 @ 7:08

      A good option! This is a good set i guess for DKs, and about the issue of wearing it, please people the BS requirement is for the 2 piece set bonus not the item, all it does is, if u dont have BS skilled up to 350 u wont get the +20 hit rating 2 piece set bonus… 😀

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    Nov 7, 2008 @ 15:39

    Crusader EnchantI’m not sure but wouldn’t the crusader enchant be the best choice before 60 and perhaps even after until 65(with 65 the procc will still give you 80Str)? It’s procc gives you 100Str and with each lvl beyond 60 you lose about 4% if I’m not mistaken. The good thing about this enchant is that even your ghoul will benefit from it (at least I think he will if not nvm me ;( )

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      Nov 7, 2008 @ 20:46

      I have no idea how crusaderI have no idea how crusader works anymore, but if what you wrote is still true, then you’re right, it’s probably the best option.

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        Nov 7, 2008 @ 21:28

        Regarding crusader: JustRegarding crusader: Just tested it and at lvl 70 you’ll get 60Str (although the buff still states 100str)which translates into a 40% (10x 4% decrease) loss in power. So I think that I can confirm the 4% decrease whith each lvl.

        I’ll definitely get this for the DK weapon and for my Blade of Misfortune. Not sure though if I would keep it beyond 65 when you get the Honed Voidaxe (I’m not that good at theory crafting ;/).

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          Nov 7, 2008 @ 21:46

          Oh I’m pretty sure the HonedOh I’m pretty sure the Honed Void Axe would be better. A 20 dps difference on the weapon is kind of a big deal :p

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            Nov 7, 2008 @ 22:12

            Perhaps I’m really bad atPerhaps I’m really bad at phrasing my sentences ;P I meant the crusader enchant of course. Getting the Honed Voidaxe is obviously the way to go but I’m not sure if I would still enchant Crusader or something different ;D

            English is not my mother tongue. So sorry if I’m not clearly enough ;(

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      Nov 8, 2008 @ 17:43

      Isn’t Rune of the FallenIsn’t Rune of the Fallen Crusader better (and free)?

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        Nov 8, 2008 @ 17:51

        Yes, but you only get it atYes, but you only get it at level 70.

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    Nov 7, 2008 @ 22:00

    Glyph of Death Strike buggedNice guide, thanks!

    Just wanted to mention the following, in case its not fixed in the live version on release day, since you’ve got Glyph of Death Strike on the DK shopping list:

    As of the last beta build, Glyph of Death Strike was bugged if you take the Rage of Rivendare or Tundra Stalker talents

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      Nov 8, 2008 @ 23:21

      Same for Glyph of PlagueSame for Glyph of Plague Strike and possibly other similar ones from what I know. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.

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    Nov 8, 2008 @ 18:03

    One trinket to let you knowOne trinket to let you know about Jame is Death Knight’s Anquish. ( )

    It’s a reward from the second part of a 4 part quest line in Borean Tundra, (req lvl 68 to start) found here:

    Also, the final part of the quest rewards Death Knights with the Axe of Frozen death ( ) which I think makes a fantastic upgrade from the Honed Voidaxe.

    The quest up to Death Knight’s Anguish is easily soloable at 68. The final part of that chain, however, is a group quest that I did at about lvl 72 with another low 70s priest backing me up.

    Basically, in beta my DK had his Soul Harvester’s Charm and Signet of the Dark Brotherhood up until I replaced the Charm with the Death Knight’s Anquish at about lvl 70. The Axe of Frozen Death replaced for me the lvl 66 Halaa sword since the Honed Voidaxe quest was impossible on beta, and capturing Halaa was super easy (both because of population: no people to help with Voidaxe quest, no horde to defend Halaa from being bombed)

    Hope that helps.

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    Nov 8, 2008 @ 23:16

    Possible upgrades in OutlandsSorted by “power” and I didn’t (I hope) included those on list already and tried to find only stuff up to level 67 or so because everyone will be 70 in Nagrand/BEM anyway. I also avoided long quest chains.

    1) Head:
    [64] (quest)
    [62] (BoE)
    [62] (quest)

    2) Neck:
    [64] (quest)
    [60] (quest)

    3) Shoulder:
    Nothing big enough to mention.

    4) Back:
    [62] (BoE)
    [62] (quest)
    [59] (quest)

    5) Chest:
    Noting better than blue chest already in guide. Doing that elite quest is strongly recommended as it will last you to Northrend – just drop +6 stats on it.

    6) Wrist:
    [65] (quest)
    [63] (BoE)

    7) Gloves:
    [64] (BoE)

    8) Waist:
    [63] (BoE)

    9) Legs:
    [61] (quest)
    [64] (quest)

    10) Feet:
    [61] (elite quest)
    [60] (BoE)
    [63] (quest)

    11) Finger:
    [63] (elite quest)

    a) Many items have good chunk of hit rating. Remember that over hit cap (we can assume 5% for leveling) this stat is useless and item may loose its goodness.
    b) Yes I included some leather and mail items. NEVER pass on good leather/mail, armor is weak stat.

    If anyone is wondering those are values I used:
    Strength=2.3, Agility=0.8, Stamina=0.5, HitRating=2, CritRating=1.1, Ap=1, ExpertiseRating=1.4, HasteRating=0.6, ArmorPenetration=0.5
    + green gems with mostly STR on it (unless socket bonus was better)

    Please note that:
    – those values may be incorrect, DK is new class after all
    – those values was made for Unholy, mostly that means that Blood and Forst will most likely use different values
    – you can use Pawn mod to automatically count and show total item stat value in tooltip, makes gearing easier but remember to not trust it blindly (values I posted may be incorrect, you can be on hit cap etc.)

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      Nov 8, 2008 @ 23:19

      NiceNice 🙂

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      Nov 18, 2008 @ 18:48

      Level 66 Alliance WeaponI hit 66 last night on my human DK and picked up a Halaani Claymore (80.3dps, +28str, +42sta, +27crit) from the Halaa blade merchant for about 15g. It was quite the upgrade for me and I haven’t seen it mentioned here yet. Keep up the good work Jame!

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    Nov 11, 2008 @ 2:19

    Death Strike GlyphSo before you have Scourge Strike you use Death Strike in your dps rotations, after you get it would it be a good idea to change out the Death Strike glyph and get the Scourge Strike one?

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      Nov 11, 2008 @ 21:20

      If you aoe mobs you willIf you aoe mobs you will still use DS.
      If you solo elite mobs you will still use DS.

      Besides SS glyph is good for long term dps not burst damage, so get it at 80 really unless you will be leveling mostly in instances.

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    Nov 11, 2008 @ 2:31

    Not entirelyNot entirely true, Jame. You don’t need to be a Smith to wear these although you DO need to be a level 350+ Smith to get the 2/4 hit rating boost. I have these shoulders on my 70 Paladin and he has never picked up smithing, ever.

    Thanks for the great guide though, Jame. I look forward to using it to level my DK 🙂

    Dark Iron US

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    Nov 12, 2008 @ 13:42

    Bone Fragments?Isn’t there a turn in for bone fragments in Light’s Hope Chapel? Is there a reason they weren’t included?

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      Nov 12, 2008 @ 14:23

      We farm them while doingWe farm them while doing other quests in my 55-61 DK Guide, so no need to buy them 😛

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        Nov 12, 2008 @ 17:06

        Ah, maybe I should readAh, maybe I should read before I comment.

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    Nov 18, 2008 @ 20:54

    Now that Wrath is out, is itNow that Wrath is out, is it still worth collecting these items?

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      Nov 18, 2008 @ 21:53

      I wouldn’t bother gatheringI wouldn’t bother gathering all the cloth anymore, it’s pricy and it’s a pain.

      On the other hand I’d say that the Light’s Hope Chapel items are very much worth it. They’re still rather cheap at the AH and it’s an extra 40K xp on the way.

      But it’s optional, don’t forget that. It was mostly for preparing before the release 😉

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    Nov 23, 2008 @ 10:52

    Glyph of Death’s EmbraceHi. Very nice and useful guide! Thanks.
    I have 1 question. Is the Glyph of Death’s Embrace a good choice really? Because I still don’t get the idea about the healing effect of Death Coil?! When does it heal? Who does it heal? I mean… friendly Undead?! Is it suppose to heal the DK when he uses his Lichborne talent (Frost)? Cuz that makes you undead? And if it is so then I don’t think this glyph is a good choice because I’m not speccing in Frost nor does your guide tell to. If it’s not relevant to the Lichborne talent then what’s the purpose of Death Coil and also the Glyph of Death’s Embrace?

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      Nov 24, 2008 @ 10:51

      It’s for healing your ghoul.It’s for healing your ghoul. Your ghoul is undead 😛

      And I actually love this glyph, whenever I do some AoE’ing I send my ghoul to fetch mobs left and right, and it gets damaged a lot.

      With this glyph it’s very easy to heal the ghoul back to full HP.

      I also recommend using a macro to heal your ghoul, check [url=]Shikamaru’s DK Macro Guide[/url].

      With this macro I can basically heal my ghoul in the middle of a tough fight without having to bother myself with targeting.

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    Nov 25, 2008 @ 4:55

    There is a cheaper andThere is a cheaper and almost as great alternative to the Blade of Misfortune , [url=]Hellreaver[/url] Illidan – Level 70 Hunter, OJman

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    Déc 11, 2008 @ 12:16

    Gems can be improvedHi Jame,

    I love your guides and have been using them to level my Death Knight through BC.
    I have a suggestion for improvement of the gems mentioned in the shopping list.
    The new Northrend green gems go for 5g or less on the AH on my server, so I would suggest getting the following for the Circle’s Stalwart Helmet :

    Bold Bloodstone +12 STR
    Inscribed Huge Citrine +6 STR +6 Crit
    Sovereign Shadow Crystal +6 STR +9 STA

    If you have some more cash to spend, you can buy Perfect cut quality versions of these gems, to give you +2 extra stats on each gem.

    With these gems, some other equipment also becomes very nice to have.
    I just picked up Fearless Girdle in Zangarmarsh yesterday for instance (quest The Terror of Marshlight Lake). With the above gems, this gives +30 STR +25 STA +12 Def +6 Crit +3 Hit, a big improvement over the starting Girdle and much better than the Fel Iron Plate Belt if you ask me.

    So my tip of the day: for leveling in Outland, look for gear with sockets and put Northrend gems in them !



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    Déc 12, 2008 @ 23:15

    Amaan’s Signet Ring?This may sound really, really whiny, but there is a better ring then Keleseth’s Signet Ring. For the quest, Cleansing the Waters, from Amaan the Wise you can get Amaan’s Signet Ring which has the EXACT same stats as Keleseth’s Signet Ring except that the Amaan’s Signet Ring has 1 more hit rating. 😀 You should probably mention that in your guide. Awesome DK guide btw and keep it up!

    If you say plz because it is shorter than please, then I will say no because it is shorter than yes.

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    Déc 20, 2008 @ 17:15

    How about the instance loot!!! Has anyone a similar Guide for instance loot only, since this is a great guise but in my honest opinion i can and most likely will be running instances through my leveling specially if there is a loot there i want?

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    Jan 9, 2009 @ 17:17

    [Murkblood Avenger’s
    [Murkblood Avenger’s Legplates] can obtained at the same time as the chest in the same area. At this level Critical strike rating is a fine trade off for a few strength. And you if you lazy like me and got the whole Fel Iron Plate set you will still get both set bonuses.

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    Fév 4, 2009 @ 11:15

    DW 0:32:37 at 78At 78 I changed my spec to 32:37 for dualwielding.
    I used the 1h maces that you could get from the Horde exhibition in Vengeance Landing!


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    Fév 7, 2009 @ 1:56

    just an obsevationi noticed that if u r n battle u cant mount (duh) but can use Death Coil 2 heal ur ghoul. the thing is when outta battle mount up and then un-mount 2 fully restore any missing health from ur ghoul (as long as its still alive [duh]). not sure if it works with poisons and other stuff like that on them but @least u nvr have 2 use bandages or RP 2 restore health on it outta battle.

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    Fév 12, 2009 @ 20:37

    Later Lvls Are you going to make a list of gear that best for the DK for lvls 71-80

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      Fév 16, 2009 @ 14:52

      No, there’s just no need.No, there’s just no need. While following my WotLK guides you’ll complete quests and get upgrades, it will be very obvious which one to take so there’s no need for a guide.

      And once you reach level 80, just check our Death Knight section for “Gearing up for raids” guides. They’ve got nice lists there.

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    Fév 25, 2009 @ 2:29

    UpgradesAdamantite Battlegear
    Chest 67
    Gloves 66
    Bracers 66

    Socket with +12 Str/+24 AP gems

    Legs, Inkling’s Leggings from
    Whelps of the Wyrmcult
    Level 65

    Necklace of the Deep
    Level 65 societ with 2 +12 str gems

    “The most passionate kiss leaves a bleeding chestwound.”

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    Mar 28, 2009 @ 1:15

    Good lvl 66 thow handed candidatesIt was already said by others but there is a sword you can get at lvl 66 in Halaa(Nagrand) if you don’t find a group to do Ring of blood:

    It all depends if your faction is in control of the Halaa in Nagrand:

    for the Alliance:
    sold by Aldraan

    for the Horde:
    sold by Coreiel

    Both are in limited stock so if you hear your faction captured the halaa run like hell and get one ^_^

    Hope it helps 🙂

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    Avr 7, 2009 @ 8:53

    SigilsJame, I did some research about which Sigil a DK should use pre-Naxx, and I was suprised to learn that if you are thinking the EoH Sigil is the best I saw some research on either thottbot, or wowhead, that the starting sigil acually gives more DPS then the extra 3.76% crit chance from the Sigil of Haunted Dreams. Also I didn’t compare the ones from Venture Co., like Sigil of Wild Buck, but they don’t much better. So, in short, keep that level 55 blue sigil until you get the 25-man Naxx one, or the one from Arenas.

    Also IMO, and I couldn’t stress that enough, Blizzard made the best sigils Unholy. For example Also, I know this is irrelevant, and I am long-winded, the only 213 item level sigils are unholy-based.
    “Like sands through an hourglass, so are the the days of our lives.” Yet, you can’t flip life upside-down and restart.

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    Juin 16, 2009 @ 20:23

    Defender’s GauntletsAccording to Ratingbuster, the Defender’s Gauntlets you can get as a quest reward for The Rock Flayer Matriarch are better than Bloodbane’s Gauntlets of Command.

    +30 health
    +0.04 crit
    +0.04 dodge

    It’s not much, but every little bit helps.

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    Mar 30, 2010 @ 19:01

    blade of Misfortune I just wanted to let that the blade of misfortune on my server is going for 770g not 100g i just thought that this would be helpfull 🙂

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    Juil 22, 2010 @ 4:39

    Iron soul clompers are realyIron soul clompers are realy good for dk

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    Août 12, 2010 @ 20:43

    Equipment for NorthrendI love your equipment list but it only goes up to level 70, so I thought I would add a bit based on my experience leveling my DK in Northrend.

    A lot of the quest gear is not too bad, but at level 70 you can get Cobalt Armor pieces for every slot. While Cobalt is not a real set (with set bonuses) like the Fel Iron Armor set, it has AMAZING stat boosts and higher armor levels than any quest reward plate pieces in Borean Tundra or Howling Fjord.

    The instance quest rewards for The Nexus were a slight upgrade for me from Cobalt…I never did Utgarde Keep, but I imagine it might be true for it as well. So it may not be worth it to you to invest in Cobalt if you plan to run instances from the get-go. But if you don’t like them, aren’t in a guild, put them off, etc.–Cobalt is the way to go until at least around 74-75. It is made by blacksmiths, so you can either make it yourself or ask a guildie to help you out. The materials might cost a bit if you don’t mine, but if you are good at gold-making you can usually just buy most of the armor pieces themselves on AH for fairly reasonable cost.

    Quest gear gets much better starting in Dragonblight, though it seems to mostly weight toward DPS-type stats, so if you are built to tank it might not work as well for you. For tanks, I would recommend the Tempered Saronite pieces (blacksmith crafted). Some pieces you can wear as low as level 74, and they go up to level 80. Again, I feel this set is probably superior to quest gear except for instance-related gear.

    At level 80, if you don’t raid much or do much PvP, you will want to look into the Savage Saronite set, another crafted armor group. I have gotten conflicted info on whether it has actual set bonuses or not, but the stats on the combined pieces is awesome. It is designed for PvP, with crit rating and resilience rating bonuses…but with enchantments, neck slot, finger slot, and trinket items to round it out, this could also be a great DPS set for PVE.

    Another source of good gear in Northrend is through faction quartermasters. The Kalu’ak Quartermaster has two excellent breastplates available at Honored level rep – one is good for tanking, the other for DPS, and they don’t cost an arm and a leg. There is also an excellent polearm weapon available at Revered level. I am sure that some of the other factions have good options, but I haven’t gotten high enough yet with any other faction to make recommendations. I just wanted to mention it as another option.

    The only downside to crafted armor or rep-vendor items is they are not socketed. Instance-related gear is your best bet if you want socketed gear. I find that socketing higher level gems in an item can make it stretch a few levels longer than a similar level item without sockets, so it can be good for a frugal player. 🙂

    Hope this info is helpful for someone out there.

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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 9:56

    Outdated in CataclysmThis guide will no longer be relevant when the expansion is released, since many of these quests will be removed from the game. When the expansion is released, this will be moved to the archives section.

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