Topic Blood DK's
Why is blood not good?
What a question.
A better one would be, why is it that every dk that plays blood sucks at it?
Heh, take it like this, the spec is good, and if played right, you can survive longer than any other tanking class in it, it just simply comes down to the skill of the player.
What does blood bring to the table?
1. Impossible to ninja cap on: No class should be able to ninja cap a base on a blood dk no matter what they are. Between Trinket, Desecrated Ground, Lichborne, AMS, and Ice Bound, a teamate should be there to assist you far before you have popped all your cooldowns.
2. Immune to Melee Cleaves: Dk's get a blood shield for physical damage, therefore if one might encounter a melee cleave, if you have a blood dk you are good to go.
3. Decent AOE Pressure: Believe it or not, Blood DK's do decent damage if they are included in the mid fight, if a blood dk speads his diseases to the entire raid, he may sometimes end up doing upwards of 5 million damage.
This much I will reveal to you now about blood dk's. Im working on putting together a guide on how to tank in PvP with a blood dk. By this I mean I plan to take my blood dk into a 2200 rated RBG. I'll be releasing a full guide soon:
Go to frostmourne server my friend. I'll invite you to my guild. Only noob said Blood DK is bad. :))
I'm on Frostmourne. :)
Edited by Tract on 4/6/13 7:36 AM (PDT)
People think blood is OP in arenas.
This is completely untrue. I HAVE had to 2v1 to win while helping no-geared guildies get conquest. But it takes FOREVER. Blood can heal alot, but it does not do alot either. If they have a healer, it will take ages to kill them.
I prefer frost for arenas.
*edit* As frost, usually the Asphixiate+Winters Remorse chain stun is enough to kill the guy right off the bat.
yeah I did. Its simple, if you play blood you are in fact bad at this game. Please don't play blood its not viable past 1500.
I'm sorry sir, but you're just wrong. Blood is the best tanking spec in the entire game, however the skilless people you see at 1500 MMR's make it look bad. Also the idea that you can't get over 1500 with it is not true as well. Blood takes ALOT of skill to play. Probably more skill than any other tanking class in the game. Especially if you play at high mmrs like I do.
If you dont think blood is viable above 1500 MMR, well you heard it first from me, I sucessfully tanked a 2.2k MMR RBG in Blood. I am probably currently one of the highest rated people in the US who plays blood, and fact is, it took me months to figure out the exact way on how the spec needed to be played and what it was missing.
Fact is, it is viable. More viable than any other tanking spec out there. I prove that every day. It all comes down to the person behind the spec, and how determined they are to make it work.
Just look at Abn and Arcane.
As a blood dk I will never get ninja capped on, as it's nearly impossible to do. I can get a flag across a field faster than a Prot Warrior but under that of a Guardian Druid. I can also survive better than any other tank in the game. It's a walk in the park for me to heal myself 9 million+ in one game.
Blood DK's have everything they need to be a highly rated spec in PvP. However, the only thing not making them "viable" is the oppionons of the people who simply dont believe that it is.