A Use for my Death Knight
I’ve been trying to not play my new Death Knight that much, because I don’t want to fall away from my 56 priest ‘main’ – but there’s been one very appealing aspect to this character that I just can’t pull myself away from. One thing I like to do on ‘quiet days’ is farm. Going through old instances and just gathering all the greens I can, silks, craft supplies. Well, as it turns out, Death Knights are amazing at this. Since you start at level 55 you don’t have any of the lower level achievements (dungeons specifically) to your name. I decided to go up the list and complete every one that I could, while farming for craft supplies at the same time.
I didn’t do anything amazing by anyone else’ standards, but because this is a completely new experience to me, it was not only fun, but very profitable. I made about 300g just by goofing around, and raised my tailoring and enchanting by a good amount (profits the main, which is always a good thing). This also allows me to pass down gear to my other characters, and while it’s no wear near as good as the twink gear that’s out there now, not EVERYONE is end game and able to do that sort of thing, so I feel good about it.
I currently have 5 WoW characters, I have my 56 priest (tailor / enchanter), 40 hunter (skinner / miner), 40 Shaman (Herbalism / Alchemist), 31 mage (Jeweler / miner) and my 58 Death Knight. On Ravenholdt at least. I also have a handful of characters on Uther (Alliance rather then Horde). It’s a nice selection to keep me busy, and allow me to craft with each of them.
This holiday season I’ve drifted a little from my ‘usual’ games, but I expect that in 2010 I’ll wander back. After all, everyone needs a break some times.
In the mean time, happy gaming no matter where you find yourself!
I would say level your Priest to 80 and just farm with the dk. When your ready to level the Death Knight up, just have you level 80 drop some heirloom gear to the DK It will make leveling twice as fast because just about every piece gives you a percentage more xp.
I don’t mind at all how many others are out there, since I plan to use mine only for farming and nothing more, it was so nice to just walk through Zul’Farrak and other instances and not have any issues at all (in fact I don’t think I ever dropped below 90% health). I just like having a ‘faster’ way to farm for my ‘mains’, hehe. I realize how many people play them, but if it’s just for me, it does no harm.
The only class better at farming and dragging low level friends through instances might be the Paladin.
Doing the Scarlet Monastery with any Warlock build is not hard, but it is not nearly as easy as just waltzing through with Warrior/Paladin/DK.
Death Knight are a fun class – the only problem is that everyone got this, and every idiot plays a DK. Showing up with a DK is like playing a Huntard in Vanilla WoW… sigh.