this is how you get your class nerfed
Linear warriors, quadratic plagues
I predict a nerf no later than Tuesday
Every time an article like this comes out, a spec gets nerfed into the ground. I do wish people would stop this. BFA already destroyed enough specs, don't let the devs "Balance" more of the specs.
Nice way to sledgehammer nerf the AoE of unholy DK's because of this article. Nice one Wowhead.
I don't see how that warrants a nerf, given how lacklustre your single target DPS is relative to most other classes in the game running that build. If it were truly so broken that it becomes mandatory, with every team running one, then absolutely. As it stands though, niche burst dps. Reminds me of the Mage nonsense you could get up to in Black Rook Hold, or the Warlock enslave pet Cathedral strat.Interesting write-up, thank you!
MM hunters can AOE with Aimed shot and Rapid Fire from 3 to 6 targets. LMFAO Blizzard
that is insane, sadly this is going to get nerfed 'cause people will complain their only 1 class can't do this kinda burst. however i don't think it'll be nerfed to the ground as you need those mobs to start doing that damage, which means someone has to tank that many mobs and heal the tank from that many mobs. Very interesting i hope more of this kinda burst can be done by other classes to, no target caps please!
Nerf Mass grip to 5-10 targets while you are at it. Ridiculous that DK can simply ignore any rangers or casters, something that every other tanks has to deal with. Season 2 will be even more plagued by BDK due to these massive pulls and their ability to simply bring everything on top of each other while any other tanks need to LOS or use interrupt to silence 1 caster...
I doubt this will cause reactive nerfs because very few groups have the skill to consistently pull packs of 10+ and live. On content that's challenging in players' current gear, that requires a skilled tank, skilled healer, and skilled Unholy Death Knight, with well-coordinated timing for threat and defensive cooldowns; otherwise, the tank blows up, then the Unholy DK blows up, and the wipe follows immediately.If Blizzard was going to jerk the knee at Unholy DK scaling, they would've done it after the MDI finals.Most M+ groups will only see this scaling come into play on a handful of pulls during Teeming week. If the trash in Motherlode is slightly easier with an Unholy DK on certain affixes, that's not being overpowered, that's exactly the intent of having different affixes do different things. This would be like nerfing Misdirect because people want Hunters for Skittish weeks.
AoE like this is VERY situational. You can only do a pull like this on a very small amount of dungeons as well as in raids even less. People always see things like this and scream "Nerf Inc" In some cases true, in others not so much. Ultimately, even if this article wasn't written, Blizzard still looks at logs and watches streams of people and nerfs still happen that way, and sometimes there's very little evidence to nerfs and why they happen and they still happen. Take it with a grain of salt. Trust me I too play a DK and wouldn't want a very situational event of AoE be nerfed either cause this it's honestly "fun". But if it happens it does. (Maybe they will compensate and actually give Unholy DK's some ST damage. HaHAA).
I remember back in Wrath when Unholy tanking felt like it was just "apply diseases, spread, Death and Decay, AFK for 20 seconds, repeat".Good times.
Death knights are overpowered? I'm shocked -- SHOCKED!Well, not that shocked.