Runic power problem Frost DK

Death Knight
Idk about you guys, but ever since they made howling blast no longer give runic power off of the proc, I always run into this period of time where all I can do is auto hit for about 5 seconds in my rotation and it sucks, any ideas on how to get around this?
i've run into the same problem. all the armor i have (and looking at alot of the JP/VP stuff) has crit instead of alot of the other (better!) stats. i'd like to see crit get sidelined and more haste added to pieces, that way our rotation doesn't feel too slow. right now i'm reforging crit into haste when i can afford to do that but my haste is only sitting at about 45% whereas in Cata i was at 67% haste causing my runes to regen at almost 2 seconds faster. if they don't fix the armor to account for DKs not needing crit we will always seem to have a lag in battle.
This happens to all of us. Not much we can do but wait until later on in the expansion where we'll have a higher haste rating.
10/02/2012 03:25 AMPosted by Trevallyn
i've run into the same problem. all the armor i have (and looking at alot of the JP/VP stuff) has crit instead of alot of the other (better!) stats. i'd like to see crit get sidelined and more haste added to pieces, that way our rotation doesn't feel too slow. right now i'm reforging crit into haste when i can afford to do that but my haste is only sitting at about 45% whereas in Cata i was at 67% haste causing my runes to regen at almost 2 seconds faster. if they don't fix the armor to account for DKs not needing crit we will always seem to have a lag in battle.

Sorry, but I'm not quite sure what you're doing, maybe you're 2h vs my dw or something, but I never get these downtimes that you're talking about. Are you specced into blood tap? reforged for haste>mastery>crit?
Have you tried using Horn of Winter? I use it for that extra 12 RP, and rarely do I run into a moment of a few RP away from a FS in hopes of proc'ing my Runic Corruption.
you guys are all using frost presence right? i was using unholy for a while and couldn't figure out why i kept running out of runes
i've run into the same problem. all the armor i have (and looking at alot of the JP/VP stuff) has crit instead of alot of the other (better!) stats. i'd like to see crit get sidelined and more haste added to pieces, that way our rotation doesn't feel too slow. right now i'm reforging crit into haste when i can afford to do that but my haste is only sitting at about 45% whereas in Cata i was at 67% haste causing my runes to regen at almost 2 seconds faster. if they don't fix the armor to account for DKs not needing crit we will always seem to have a lag in battle.

Sorry, but I'm not quite sure what you're doing, maybe you're 2h vs my dw or something, but I never get these downtimes that you're talking about. Are you specced into blood tap? reforged for haste>mastery>crit?


2h frost is the sub-spec that prioritizes haste over mastery and mostly uses runic corruption. DW prioritizes mastery and uses runic empowerment in pve. The only way you'd use blood tap would be in pvp, which you would normally be 2h frost because of the heavy obliterates.

Do not prioritize haste as dw frost. Your main spells use frost damage, so reforging to haste would be wasteful. Haste is something you don't want to reforge out of, but not into unless that's an actually viable option (ie: you're capped with exp and hit, and you have mastery already on the gear.)
thanks guys, a lot of that helpped


Sorry, but I'm not quite sure what you're doing, maybe you're 2h vs my dw or something, but I never get these downtimes that you're talking about. Are you specced into blood tap? reforged for haste>mastery>crit?


2h frost is the sub-spec that prioritizes haste over mastery and mostly uses runic corruption. DW prioritizes mastery and uses runic empowerment in pve. The only way you'd use blood tap would be in pvp, which you would normally be 2h frost because of the heavy obliterates.

Do not prioritize haste as dw frost. Your main spells use frost damage, so reforging to haste would be wasteful. Haste is something you don't want to reforge out of, but not into unless that's an actually viable option (ie: you're capped with exp and hit, and you have mastery already on the gear.)


I never said I did reforge to haste> mastery, I asked him if he was. I don't think crit is something dks reforge into, so I assume its either mastery>haste for dw or haste>mastery for 2h.
I push 100k+ in heroics, not complaining. DKS are OP right now. be happy.
I've been having the same problems. Been reforging into haste & crit and it's gotten a slight bit better.
10/02/2012 01:14 PMPosted by Gorghul
I push 100k+ in heroics, not complaining. DKS are OP right now. be happy.


Dude, shhhh.

Anyway, as you get gear it gets better. Frankly I'm concerned that haste will be devaluled quickly due to /not/ having the downtime I expected.
10/02/2012 08:10 PMPosted by Ghatok
Dude, shhhh.


Not exactly a secret, lol.

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