How is dual-wield Unholy?

Death Knight
I don't have enough honor for a 2H weapon at the moment, so I was wondering how viable it would be to spec Unholy and continue using my two 1-handers.
It's terrible.
It's terrible.


Curse your brutal honesty...
It's terrible.


Curse your brutal honesty...


Lol
It's terrible.


You might be doing it wrong.

Somehow I manage to pull 4-5k single target in a raid and 3k+ just on random stuff. Although 3-5k might not be high for some, considering how bad I used to be it's pretty damn good and I'm not even fully geared. For some reason Frost Dw dps wasn't doing it for me, although I may have been doing that one wrong.
It's terrible.


You might be doing it wrong.

Somehow I manage to pull 4-5k single target in a raid and 3k+ just on random stuff. Although 3-5k might not be high for some, considering how bad I used to be it's pretty damn good and I'm not even fully geared. For some reason Frost Dw dps wasn't doing it for me, although I may have been doing that one wrong.


I seriously doubt that you know something I don't.
that is a dumb question, its like asking hows unholy for tanking with dw?
that is a dumb question, its like asking hows unholy for tanking with dw?


No question is dumb: There are just dumb answers... and dumber responses.
Somehow I manage to pull 4-5k single target in a raid and 3k+ just on random stuff. Although 3-5k might not be high for some, considering how bad I used to be it's pretty damn good
No it's not.

You might be doing it wrong.

Somehow I manage to pull 4-5k single target in a raid and 3k+ just on random stuff. Although 3-5k might not be high for some, considering how bad I used to be it's pretty damn good and I'm not even fully geared. For some reason Frost Dw dps wasn't doing it for me, although I may have been doing that one wrong.


4-5k =
It's terrible.
apparently its optimal at 85, they haven't gotten the math worked out yet but don't be so quick to throw away. Remember Sudden Doom isn't on PPM, and its not like SS or FeS hit that hard to begin with.

http://considerit1.wordpress.com/
I seriously doubt that you know something I don't.


Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.
I seriously doubt that you know something I don't.


Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.


Its good to be back on the official forums
There is absolutely no point in dual weilding unless you are speced into ToT, all you're doing is giving up about half of your strike damage


You're also more than tripling your Sudden Doom procs and gaining a Runeforge. The concept is not without merit.

But, 2H Unholy or DW Frost are still clearly better options.
I'm glad (and surprised) at the replies so far. I didn't think it would actually yield any useful information, but it has. Thanks, brohammies.
apparently its optimal at 85, they haven't gotten the math worked out yet but don't be so quick to throw away. Remember Sudden Doom isn't on PPM, and its not like SS or FeS hit that hard to begin with.

http://considerit1.wordpress.com/


http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=26560850352&sid=1&pageNo=1

Consider asks:

15. Unholy as a whole is greatly favoring dual-wielding in its current state, due to a combination of different factors: the introduction of Sudden Doom, the easy accessibility of Nerves of Cold Steel, the buff to Necrosis, the non-weapon-dmg-related Mastery, the passive haste of UP, and so on. Is this intended


GC replied:


There are a lot of questions in this thread, and I can't answer them all, but I can hit a few.

Is 2H Frost viability still intended? -- yes.
Is DW Unholy viability intended? -- no.


I would imagine that they are going to move SD to a PPM if too many DKs start down this road.


apparently its optimal at 85, they haven't gotten the math worked out yet but don't be so quick to throw away. Remember Sudden Doom isn't on PPM, and its not like SS or FeS hit that hard to begin with.

http://considerit1.wordpress.com/


http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=26560850352&sid=1&pageNo=1

Consider asks:

15. Unholy as a whole is greatly favoring dual-wielding in its current state, due to a combination of different factors: the introduction of Sudden Doom, the easy accessibility of Nerves of Cold Steel, the buff to Necrosis, the non-weapon-dmg-related Mastery, the passive haste of UP, and so on. Is this intended


GC replied:


There are a lot of questions in this thread, and I can't answer them all, but I can hit a few.

Is 2H Frost viability still intended? -- yes.
Is DW Unholy viability intended? -- no.


I would imagine that they are going to move SD to a PPM if too many DKs start down this road.


I still say a simple fix for this is to bake DW into the frost tree like they did for fury warriors.
Doing this would avoid all this having to nerf talents to bring dw unholy and dw blood back down.

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