Not quite sure what you're looking at if you're replying to me (considering post is after):I see blood as top spec on H ultraxion? He's 15% above the next highest blood but hey, it counts. Also, the ~45k the rest of the bloods are plateauing at is equal to frost. Unless you want to tell all DKs they can't raid as frost, I don't see how you can make this point.
#1 Blood DK Parse on 25 Heroic Ultraxion: 42642
#1 Frost DK Parse on 25 Heroic Ultraxion: 47566
#1 Unholy DK Parse on 25 Heroic Ultraxion: 51617
~5k behind Frost, ~9k behind Unholy (as said in my previous post).
Exactly why I chose Ultraxion. This fight favors Blood most and yet it is still so far behind. Claiming this as competitive is downright wrong, and requires you to be in a sub-par spec to pull sub-par numbers; or be decked out in full heroic gear and be able to tank it at the same time (as our DK does for every fight).The real argument you should be making is any fight EXCEPT H ultaxion, because blood is ridiculously behind the other two in all fights. But then again, frost is severely behind unholy, and no one bats an eyelash if people raid as frost. If you're sticking to "do the best you can always," every single DPS DK in the world needs to be unholy, by this logic.
That's the thing, a lot of the top Blood DK parses are infact in DPS gear. Considering things are nerfed to shit and it's all on farm, it gives them the leeway to do so without hindering the raid. For it to be effective you need to be able to tank the boss in DPS gear and have a raid to handle that; which will come in farm via being able to not-care and do these things.For that matter, how many DKs are raiding as blood in DPS gear? I highly doubt the people main tanking Morchok are in DPS gear. This is the same problem we ran in to with subtlety and beastmastery - sure, you can say it looks bad on paper, but there actually is no experimental evidence. You can point to world of logs all day long where BM is doing 15k on fights MM is doing 25k on, but does it mean anything? How many people in full heroic gear are raiding as BM to see where the spec ACTUALLY stands? (hint: literally zero, their guilds would never let them "underperform")
From a progression stand-point this is horrible though.
If you're Blood and solely DPS'ing, it's shit. You are required to take extra damage in order to build vengeance and pull low numbers.
If you're tanking and going for the extra DPS, you get hit harder. Negating the primary purpose of being a tank via reducing damage as much as possible, just to push a little more damage.
The only time it's viable is if your Healers can handle it and you want to push your Tank's/raid's damage. Claiming Blood as a higher Tank DPS spec is correct. However claiming Blood as a competitive DPS spec soely: no, just no.