DK Blood as DPS

Death Knight
I am an unholy DK still gearing up for level 85, but i was able to do around 10k dps before the patch, now I am doing between 6k-7k. nothing changed, exept the patch.

I have a blood tank talent set up for when I feel like tanking (not for a while, since I barely know the new instances)

Anyway, while solo PVE'ing I have been messing around with staying in Blood, My DPS is nearly the same as unholy, but I end fights with full health, rather than with nearly no health.

So, i tried to do an instance as DPS in blood talents, but in unholy presence. I was doing about 7.5k, but was nearly always at full health. The tank, was all over me saying that blood is a tank build, and that I needed to be in unholy, so, after arguing with him for a few minutes, I switched to Unholy. Damage dropped by about 500 dps, and I died 3 times.

Is there any reason I shouldnt be able to DPS in Blood talents, but with unholy presence?

because when geared, reforged, gemmed chanted properly unholy blows blood out of the water?
Regardless of what you can do DPS-wise in Blood, as a DPS role, you should not be in blood.

One word - THREAT.

Your dps gear + blood presence is terrible to overcome for a tank.
Not to sound rude, but if you're only pulling 7k in a dps spec at 85, regaurdless of item level, you're doing it wrong. I'm not gonna tell you How2Play, but if you even just skim any of the dedicated websites for it, youll increase your dps by atleast 50%. Probably even double it if you want.
Blood gaze would you be kind enough to share these websites you speak of? I'm trying to learn how to properly play a DK and these sites would really help.
I wouldn't have a problem with you dpsing in unholy presence, tank spec. You'll just be terrible at dps, but the threat wouldn't be great.

Since the patch, unholy may have had the gemming and enchanting priorities mixed up, so re-read elitist jerks or whereever you get your info.

Myself, I'm a fan of Frost dual wield for DPS. It's a slower pace, being in frost presence.
02/19/2011 6:27 PMPosted by Viktorr
Blood gaze would you be kind enough to share these websites you speak of? I'm trying to learn how to properly play a DK and these sites would really help.


elitistjerks.com for one.
My DPS spech is from
http://elitistjerks.com/f72/t110294-unholy_dps_%7C_cataclysm_4_0_6_missing_frame/

As well as my rotation (priority), as well as the Macros and add-ons.

I constantly reference their website.

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