Battle for Azeroth Beta Build 26624 Talent Changes

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The latest Beta Build 26624 focuses on Death Knight talent swaps to improve their leveling experience, Subtlety Rogues and Affliction Warlocks. It’s also worth nothing that Ignore Pain is back!

We updated our Battle for Azeroth Class Changes to correspond with all changes listed below, and you can find more information about Battle for Azeroth by visiting our Expansion Hub. Our preview of Beta Build 26624 covers new Azerite traitsKul Tiran Druid Aquatic Forms, Flying in Battle for Azeroth & the Brutosaur Mount.

Death Knight

  • Unholy Death Knights will be able to summon a Val’kyr instead of a Gargoyle > Val'kyrVal’kyr. Not sure if this is going to be a glyph.


Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
56 HeartbreakerHeartbreaker BlooddrinkerBlooddrinker Rune StrikeRune Strike *new*
57 Rapid DecompositionRapid Decomposition HemostasisHemostasis *new* ConsumptionConsumption *new*
58 Foul BulwarkFoul Bulwark OssuaryOssuary TombstoneTombstone
60 Will of the NecropolisWill of the Necropolis Anti-Magic BarrierAnti-Magic Barrier Rune TapRune Tap
75 Grip of the DeadGrip of the Dead *new* Tightening GraspTightening Grasp Wraith WalkWraith Walk *new*
90 VoraciousVoracious *new* BloodwormsBloodworms Mark of BloodMark of Blood
100 PurgatoryPurgatory Red ThirstRed Thirst BonestormBonestorm


Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
56 Runic AttenuationRunic Attenuation Icy TalonsIcy Talons Shattering StrikesShattering Strikes
57 Freezing FogFreezing Fog Murderous EfficiencyMurderous Efficiency Horn of WinterHorn of Winter
58 Abomination's MightAbomination’s Might Winter is ComingWinter is Coming Blinding SleetBlinding Sleet
60 IcecapIcecap AvalancheAvalanche Glacial AdvanceGlacial Advance
75 PermafrostPermafrost Inexorable AssaultInexorable Assault Wraith WalkWraith Walk *new*
90 Gathering StormGathering Storm Frozen PulseFrozen Pulse FrostscytheFrostscythe
100 Hungering Rune WeaponHungering Rune Weapon ObliterationObliteration Breath of SindragosaBreath of Sindragosa


Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
56 Infected ClawsInfected Claws All Will ServeAll Will Serve Clawing ShadowsClawing Shadows
57 Bursting SoresBursting Sores Ebon FeverEbon Fever Unholy BlightUnholy Blight *new*
58 Grip of the DeadGrip of the Dead *new* Death's ReachDeath’s Reach *new* AsphyxiateAsphyxiate
60 Pestilent PustulesPestilent Pustules Harbinger of DoomHarbinger of Doom *new* Soul ReaperSoul Reaper
75 Spell EaterSpell Eater Death PactDeath Pact *new* Wraith WalkWraith Walk *new*
90 PestilencePestilence *new* DefileDefile EpidemicEpidemic
100 Army of the DamnedArmy of the Damned *new* Unholy FrenzyUnholy Frenzy Summon GargoyleSummon Gargoyle *new*

Frost & Unholy

  • Death StrikeDeath Strike (Rank 2) available at level 68 increases Death Strike’s healing by 50%.

Demon Hunter


New pet families have been added in this build and we found the following special abilities:


New Polymorph appearances are available via glyphs.


Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Bone ChillingBone Chilling Lonely WinterLonely Winter Ice NovaIce Nova
30 Glacial InsulationGlacial Insulation ShimmerShimmer Ice FloesIce Floes
45 Incanter's FlowIncanter’s Flow Mirror ImageMirror Image Rune of PowerRune of Power
60 Frozen TouchFrozen Touch Chain ReactionChain Reaction *new* EbonboltEbonbolt *new*
75 Frigid WindsFrigid Winds Ice WardIce Ward Ring of FrostRing of Frost
90 Freezing RainFreezing Rain *new* Splitting IceSplitting Ice Comet StormComet Storm
100 Thermal VoidThermal Void Ray of FrostRay of Frost Glacial SpikeGlacial Spike



Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 WeaponmasterWeaponmaster Find WeaknessFind Weakness GloombladeGloomblade
30 NightstalkerNightstalker SubterfugeSubterfuge Shadow FocusShadow Focus
45 VigorVigor Deeper StratagemDeeper Stratagem Marked for DeathMarked for Death
60 Soothing DarknessSoothing Darkness ElusivenessElusiveness Cheat DeathCheat Death
75 Shot in the DarkShot in the Dark *new* Night TerrorsNight Terrors *new* Prey on the WeakPrey on the Weak
90 Dark ShadowDark Shadow AlacrityAlacrity Enveloping ShadowsEnveloping Shadows
100 Master of ShadowsMaster of Shadows Coming SoonComing Soon Shuriken TornadoShuriken Tornado *new*


New Hex appearances can be learned via glyphs.



Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Shadow EmbraceShadow Embrace *new* HauntHaunt DeathboltDeathbolt *new*
30 Writhe in AgonyWrithe in Agony Absolute CorruptionAbsolute Corruption Siphon LifeSiphon Life
45 Demon SkinDemon Skin Burning RushBurning Rush Dark PactDark Pact
60 Sow the SeedsSow the Seeds Phantom SingularityPhantom Singularity Vile TaintVile Taint *new*
75 DarkfuryDarkfury *new* Mortal CoilMortal Coil Demonic CircleDemonic Circle
90 NightfallNightfall Drain SoulDrain Soul *new* Grimoire of SacrificeGrimoire of Sacrifice
100 Soul ConduitSoul Conduit Creeping DeathCreeping Death *new* Dark Soul: MiseryDark Soul: Misery *new*




Previous Talent Changes

We’re covering talent changes every Battle for Azeroth Alpha/Beta Build. Here’s a history of our previews so far:

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