Blizzard Details WoW: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1 Death Knight PvP Changes on the PTR

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Blizzard has detailed the upcoming World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth patch 8.1 PTR Death Knight PvP changes.

All Death Knight specs will undergo changes in PvP on the 8.1 PTR, and Blizzard has confirmed that more changes to the Unholy and Frost spec are on the way, including the reduction of the runic power cost for Death Strike and the increase of the Strike’s healing for Unholy and Frost.

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The recent changes on the PTR have been included below:

Blood

PVP Talents

  • Heartstop Aura Decreases the cooldown recovery rate of abilities by 30% to all enemies within 8 yards.
    Specializations changed from Blood/Frost/Unholy to Blood/Frost
  •  Murderous Intent You focus the assault on this target,increasing their damage taken by 3% for 6 sec. Each unique player that attacksthe target increases the damage taken by an additional 3%, stacking up to 5times.
    Your melee attacks refresh the duration of Focused Assault.

Frost

PVP Talents

  • Dead of Winter: After your Remorseless Winter deals damage 5 times to
  • a target, they are Stunned for 4 sec. However, your Remorseless Winter’s cooldown is increased by 25 sec and its radius is reduced to 5 yards.
  • Frozen Center: Your Remorseless Winter also freezes all targets within 5 yards, rooting them in place for 4 sec when cast.
    Removed
  • Heartstop Aura: Decreases the cooldown recovery rate of abilities by 30% to all enemies within 8 yards.
    Specializations changed from Blood/Frost/Unholy to Blood/Frost

Unholy

PVP Talents

  • Heartstop Aura: Decreases the cooldown recovery rate of abilities by 30% to all enemies within 8 yards.
    Specializations changed from Blood/Frost/Unholy to Blood/Frost
  • Unholy Mutation: Virulent Plague now erupts for 400% of normal eruption damage when dispelled or it expires. Targets struck by this eruption have their movement speed reduced by 50% for 6 sec.
    Removed

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