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Objectives

Instructor Razuvious in Acherus has commanded you to free an Unworthy Initiate and then kill the Unworthy Initiate in cold blood!

It's your life or theirs!

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Description

The endless hunger will soon take hold of you, death knight. When it does, you will feel pain immeasurable. There is only one remedy for the suffering: the hunger must be sated.

I give you the key to your salvation.

Chained to the Heart of Acherus are those deemed unworthy of the dark brotherhood. Use the key to free an unworthy initiate. Allow them to equip their gear and battle you for their freedom. Kill and the pain will cease. Fail and suffer for eternity.

Live or die - the choice is yours to make.

Progress

Two lives, one key... Do not fail me, <name>.

Completion

As expected, my chosen knight has triumphed! You are ready, <name>.

Notes

This is the first battle that a death knight will have, and many almost die trying to kill the initiate, as they do not know a proper rotation.

Start with your two diseases, Icy Touch and Plague Strike. You probably have noticed that some of your spells do more damage/ have a special effect against targets with your diseases on them, therefore you should always have diseases on your enemies, unless it is a very weak enemy.

Use Blood Strike twice, using up your blood runes. This is currently your only ability that depends on diseases for high damage.

Now that your blood runes are on cooldown, use Death Coil. This is an example of a spell that uses Runic Power, which you acquire from using abilities that use your runes.

After your runes are back up, you have two choices: re-apply diseases or use Blood Strike. The choice depends on how much hp the initiate still has. If he is close to dead, don't bother applying diseases again. If the initiate still has a good chunk of hp, re-apply diseases and start the rotation over.

Quest progression

  1. N [55] In Service Of The Lich King
  2. N [55] The Emblazoned Runeblade
  3. N [55] Runeforging: Preparation For Battle
  4. N [55] The Endless Hunger
  5. N [55] The Eye Of Acherus
  6. N [55] Death Comes From On High
  7. N [55] The Might Of The Scourge
  8. N [55] Report To Scourge Commander Thalanor
  9. N [55] The Scarlet Harvest
  10. N [55] If Chaos Drives, Let Suffering Hold The Reins
  11. N [55] Gothik the Harvester
  12. N [55] The Gift That Keeps On Giving
  13. N [55] An Attack Of Opportunity
  14. N [55] Massacre At Light's Point
  15. N [55] Victory At Death's Breach!
  16. N [55] The Will Of The Lich King
  17. N [55] The Crypt of Remembrance
    Side quest: N [55] The Plaguebringer's Request & N [55] Noth's Special Brew & N [55] More Skulls For Brew
  18. N [55] Nowhere To Run And Nowhere To Hide & N [55] Lambs To The Slaughter
  19. N [55] How To Win Friends And Influence Enemies
  20. N [55] Behind Scarlet Lines
  21. N [55] The Path Of The Righteous Crusader, N [55] Brothers In Death
  22. N [55] Bloody Breakout
  23. N [55] A Cry For Vengeance!
  24. B [55] A Special Surprise
  25. N [55] A Sort Of Homecoming
  26. N [55] Ambush At The Overlook
  27. N [55] A Meeting With Fate
  28. N [55] The Scarlet Onslaught Emerges
  29. N [55] Scarlet Armies Approach...
  30. N [55] The Scarlet Apocalypse
  31. N [55] An End To All Things...
  32. N [55] The Lich King's Command
  33. N [55] The Light of Dawn
  34. N [55] Taking Back Acherus
  35. N [55] The Battle For The Ebon Hold
  36. A [55] Where Kings Walk or H [55] Saurfang's Blessing

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