wow class:death knight  

 death knight
RacesDraenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Human, Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Troll, Undead
Talent TreesProtection, Fury, Arms

Death Knight is the name of two distinct orders of powerful necromancers. These orders share a few things in common, including riding horses with horned skulls for heads and some similar abilities.

The death knights of the Second War were powerful undead necromancers created by Gul'dan to replace the warlocks slaughtered by Orgrim Doomhammer. The first and most prominent of the death knights was Teron Gorefiend.

A new order of death knights emerged during the Third War, in service to The Lich King. They were created from living and undead humans (and occasionally other races) who had been granted unholy runeblades, and most were former paladins who had forsaken the Holy Light. The most famous of examples and the main revolution of The Lich King is Arthas.

Talent Trees: Blood (weapons, armor, and strikes), Frost (control, counters, and combos) and Unholy (spells, summons, and diseases).

Since the Death Knight is a brand new class, here's a quick overview of the Death Knight's Basic Gameplay and a more advanced Death Knight's DPS FAQ.

For a complete walk through on starting a Death Knight, check out the Ebon Hold Quest Guide.

For tips on leveling faster, you can look up the Death Knight Area Effect Grinding Guide.

Wrath of the Lich King
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