According to post from 07/15/2022:
“Rune Strike is intended to only be available prior to choosing a spec. Each of the specs first talent choices should replace Rune Strike. This will be fixed in a future build.”
We are like couple of builds later and for now on beta or on ptr it’s just still its own spell. I hope this will be addressed, as for right now it’s a spell that no one will use. It is only a good ability to teach new DKs the basics of Runes/RP system.
Apart of that, the post says our first talents will replace it. The problem is, Rune Strike is a rune spender, but on the Frost Talent tree the first point is Frost Strike, a RP spender.
It looks like FDK’s will be left without any Rune spender to generate RP to just use their main ability.
We as a Frost DKs were neglected long enough because “our tree is just fine” nonsense. Yes, our tree is looking really promising, but that doesn’t mean there are no flaws there. I really hope that there will be some shuffling regarding some talents (Obliterate as a staring point, Cold Heart not being a node before EWR etc.).
I just wanted to create some kind of feedback, to leave a mark there that the issue was seen and reported in one way or another. Hopefully some dev will see it <3