Wait, Wut?

So Blizzard threw this at us today as part of the new Patch 4.1 Patch Notes:

Death Knights

  • Raise Ally has been redesigned to be a battle resurrection, analogous to Rebirth. It is instant cast, but costs 50 Runic Power to use, and has a 10-minute cooldown. It shares the same global battle resurrection cap with Rebirth and Soulstone.

*Deep breath*


(Gene, stop reading – this doesn’t apply to you.)

Since when did Death Knights become anything other than childish, immature wankers? Now they get a freaking BATTLE REZ?! WHY?! How many among them actually use “Raise Ally” on a regular basis?

In case anyone has forgetten, Death Knights are the n00bs who Death Grip mobs away from the tank and break CC with Death and Decay/Spread Disease. They are also the same idiots who pull Army on every single boss with a cleave and/or routine trash pulls. Speaking of Army, how useless is that spell anyway? I laugh at the face of your so-called “Army” in PvP. A few Holy Novas later and they’re all dead.

So… why does Blizzard think it’s a good idea to bless these special snowflakes with a battle rez? I just don’t get it. Hunters and Mages having Heroism I totally understand but giving the most OP class in the game a battle rez is beyond the pale.

I’m a Priest, don’t I deserve a battle rez more than a meathead DPS?


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. PadinFain
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 15:40:54

    You know… I really should take offense at this (being your favorite DK raid tank and all) but I was upset at this change for a different reason.

    I glyph and use Raise Ally quite a bit. Our rogue even does halfway decent DPS as a ghoul (that is, he can do about the tanks DPS). The great thing about it is that it isn’t affected right now by the “one per fight” restriction on battle rez. So, when a DPS bites it but we want to save “b-rez” I get to say Woo-Hoo and press an uder used button.


    Ask the second druid in a raid how often he actually uses battle rez. What would blizzard make priests forego to “balance” a battle res? Maybe they should just fix Divine Hymn and Hymn of Hope and forget a preist B-Rez.


    • tobeume
      Mar 30, 2011 @ 21:59:15

      1) The second Druid doesn’t normally get to B-Rez because normally we have already used one for that fight. Lagz will rez if Dallet’s is on CD the next pull and vice versa.

      2) DKs are the “hero” class not the “God” class. Giving something that important to an already OP DPS/tank class is beyond ridiculous.

      3) DKs getting a battle rez is completely against the lore of the class. The one class in the game that you WOULDN’T want raising the dead would be a former raiser-of-the-dead-for-evil-purposes. I would rather be rez’d by a Hunter. At least they have some knowledge of rez’ing things since their pets do die from time to time.


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