DK Tanking Guide (5.1)
Ah...not worried, just wondered where it came from;) Thanks guys
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It goes both ways though. As Rogues gnomes have the 2nd highest Agi in the game only bested by Night Elves. As a Mage or Warlock they have the absolute highest Int and as a Priest they are still the highest int tied with blood elves. It's as a DK or Warrior though where they are the lowest. The lowest horde as warriors are still 2 higher and nightelves barely beat gnomes by 1 strength as a warrior.
I realize I may not be the best person to hold a debate over this, but was AMZ covered in the course of this thread? It may be purely situational, however, to me AMZ is amazing to have as Blood, if only they'd fix the numbers the ability scales with. Around 40,000 absorb at 85 (can't recall from in-game right now) seems awfully low. Of note, I do see why Lichborne is favored.
The only other note I have is that RC seems to be more fun for me than RE. I may lose a DS here and there, but at least I get to finally have fun playing a DK!
Bump and Sticky request will be put in shortly.
A simulator may favor one of the other. If you want controlled death strikes then you may favor Blood Tap. If you are fine with gaming runes and gamble proc then Runic Empowerment. If you want controlled runes where you can see what is coming in the pipeline then you can be all over runic corruption. While I'm not married to most things I went with Purgatory as a gold saver. AMZ is great for a spell heavy fight for the raid but at the same token I don't think a raid/group should depend on that. Lichborne is likely the most useful assuming you've pooled RP to use it. Ideally the guide should be neutral however especially in regards to talents.
Even look at the tier 1. Roiling Blood is just ease of life for aoe tanking while a sim can be all over Plague Leech. It goes both ways though as a guide writer. Should he promote Plague Leech which could be argued as better for single target or should he push Roiling Blood for easy disease spread or should he instead go for Unholy Blight since many aoe packs are in short bursts? Really it more comes down to fight specifics that can favor anything. He did try to promote a 5 man spec versus a raiding one for that reason. Meanwhile it can be considered true that some fights favor an ability more. As an example roiling blood is useless on a single target boss like Ultraxion.
09/11/2012 08:07 AMPosted by HajïI'm fairly sure that SoB stacks were just implemented for Death Knights to want to reforge into hit/exp (like 5.0 made every other tank want).
Actually, this was done to replace the old Improved Death Strike talent which increased healing by 45%.
09/12/2012 11:00 PMPosted by DaemortiaActually, this was done to replace the old Improved Death Strike talent which increased healing by 45%.
Well to be exact it was done to enhance the idea of that talent and making it more dynamic and interesting, by allowing us to (slightly) affect it with different stats. Has it worked? Not really. The age old arguments for hit/exp of more dps and reliable Death Strikes are much better arguments than less chance of losing an SoB stack in a given window. Especially if death strike still healing/shielding through dodges and misses after 5.0.4 ends up being intended.
09/12/2012 02:04 PMPosted by TorOnly time I could see Roiling Blood as being more of a problem at the moment is spine just because depending on how close anything is to a corruption you can easily dot them getting an extra amalg.
Every week I unspec from Rolling Blood, do H Spine with no Tier 1 talents, then respec into Rolling Blood for H Madness. I have no complaints so far other than it's just a waste of dust.
We are highly rated, but we are not sticky yet :)
Also, updated the guide with an "advanced playstyle" section where I get to do the fun hardmode theory stuff where lines become blurred and abstract :)
And i've already corrected myself 3 times since submitting it. I need an editor XD
that or they just need to better incorporate grammar syntax into spell check software.
notice how neither of those options involve me actually working to fix my grammar before I submit :)
awe dangit, well we will get there! keep it up =)
Or you can be a boss like me and forget to switch out of rolling blood before starting the fight and not being able to blood boil hardly at all :)
goodbye diseases uptime
Really? I just go to town with roiling blood and havent had an issue. Well except that healers are mad at me for killing too many bloods.
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