unholy dks have sooo many abilities

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i was told that playing dks are super easy and they have 3 buttons so i decided to roll one but on ptr they have so many abilities i cant keybind them all. I really wanted to play dk and can't see how someone plays one in arena, does anyone that play unholy dk know a good way to keybind ALL their abilities AND have more keybinds for focus macros?

any good unholy dks have any tips on how to play one? willing to listen!
Not sure if heavily veiled sarcasm or not, I'm a bit of a cynic. But to answer your question, there are some excellent stickied guides up on the top of the forums here that should, in theory, answer most of the questions you have for anything dk related including keybinds. When it comes to reaching all your keybinds however, that's going to take some practice and adjustment. Not much of any other way around it.

My personal opinion is that as much info as you read on the forums, as helpful as the dk community is, putting that info in play and trying it for yourself is the only way to improve. If the shoes fits.... Well, you have your answer.

Note: I couldn't answer you directly because I'm far from anything "expert" related when it comes to PvP and wouldn't want to add any negative influence from my play style onto yours.
i was told that playing dks are super easy and they have 3 buttons
They were referring to Frost, not Unholy.
04/26/2013 09:52 PMPosted by Asageh
i was told that playing dks are super easy and they have 3 buttons
They were referring to Frost, not Unholy.

this

and as for key binds. i use every button my fingers can reach plus modifiers

They were referring to Frost, not Unholy.

this

and as for key binds. i use every button my fingers can reach plus modifiers


Yeah....no....Frost uses 1 or 2 less abilities than unholy. I know I use at least 9 abilities during a fight, more if it requires aoe.

Edit: They only say we use 3 abilities because our "rotation," as it's called, is more prioritizing procs and proc procing abilities.
They definitely need to remove some of the clutter from unholy.

Just way too many buttons to manage.
They definitely need to remove some of the clutter from unholy.

Just way too many buttons to manage.


why? it's fine as is...

Maybe it shows some of you, that Unholy isn't that faceroll.. yea I'm looking at you as a alt dk player.

Dude.... learn the class
They definitely need to remove some of the clutter from unholy.

Just way too many buttons to manage.


No. If you can't manage it then don't play it. Go frost. Don't ruin the experience for the rest of us who can handle more than 1 button. Not that unholy even has that many more things to do than frost...
no they dont have alot,even with all pet macros its not alot,i have more on my shaman
Get a razer naga if you just have a 2 button mouse. It'll change your world.
Get a razer naga if you just have a 2 button mouse. It'll change your world.


Any of you without one has no idea how amazing it is, best $80 you will ever spend towards a computer game. They are also on sale every now and then i would highly recommend one.
nostromo N52te + Naga = Awesomeness overload. Razer produces the Nostromo now, highly recomended
04/26/2013 09:52 PMPosted by Asageh
i was told that playing dks are super easy and they have 3 buttons
They were referring to Frost, not Unholy.


Yup,topped dmg in a BG with spamming 3 abilites and a couple CDs. I'm a disgrace for even leveling this toon
Get a razer naga if you just have a 2 button mouse. It'll change your world.


Do you move using your mouse? If so, could you tell me how the razer naga works for people who move w/ the mouse?

I ask because I bought one of these:

http://steelseries.com/products/games/world-of-warcraft/world-of-warcraft-mmo-mouse-legendary-edition

It has a ton of buttons in very user-friendly locations. The down side is that it gives you the turning radius of an aircraft carrier. That is unbearable... hence why I use my super-1337:

http://www.logitech.com/en-in/support/338
04/26/2013 09:52 PMPosted by Asageh
i was told that playing dks are super easy and they have 3 buttons
They were referring to Frost, not Unholy.


If you are only using 3 abilities as Frost you are doing it VERY wrong. I have 12 abilities I use on the regular and that's only my primary offensive skills, that doesn't account for binds, defensive skills, CDs, or anything.
Get a razer naga if you just have a 2 button mouse. It'll change your world.


Seriously this , I just bought one and everything is so much smoother.
For pvp I have the following keybinds

23 keybinds for frost
32 keybinds for unholy.

I play a ret pally, dk, rogue, mage and warlock in arena and unholy dk has the most by far

They definitely need to remove some of the clutter from unholy.

Just way too many buttons to manage.


Somewhat agree there is alot of clutter like blood boil vs pestilence and the slight damage increase for scoure strike over plague strike but then again i look a things from a pvp perspective not pve dps
04/27/2013 10:57 AMPosted by Kedrian
They were referring to Frost, not Unholy.


Yup,topped dmg in a BG with spamming 3 abilites and a couple CDs. I'm a disgrace for even leveling this toon


More unholy propaganda.....
There are several specs in this game that have the stigma of being a 2 or 3 button spec. None of them are. They all use more buttons than that.

Even the specs that have a few less buttons than others have their complexity in a different way. Managing mana for arcane mages or managing procs for frost dks are 2 examples.

this

and as for key binds. i use every button my fingers can reach plus modifiers


Yeah....no....Frost uses 1 or 2 less abilities than unholy. I know I use at least 9 abilities during a fight, more if it requires aoe.

Edit: They only say we use 3 abilities because our "rotation," as it's called, is more prioritizing procs and proc procing abilities.


Its not just that, frost lacks diversity, There is a high skill cap in unholy due to the more difficult rune management and runic power management, and HOW to use and save your runes effectively. I play several toons in arena this season and frost dk is probably one of the most mindless dps rotations, Its also nowhere near as good as unholy, i dont think thers even 1 frost dk over 2k in 3s on my battlegroup

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