Hi all. So I recently dinged my DK here to 85, in fact it was just 2 days ago. I am not new to DK tanking as this is my 2nd DK. The other one I deleted at lvl 84 and had used him as main tank throughout WotLK.
I have been tanking dungeons a lot the last 2 days and today I did LFR as well and I notice that even though i have specced 2/2 in improved blood presence and I am in blood presence I am still getting crit, quite often as well. I have managed to get a screenshot of it many times but it was hard since the combat text scrolls so fast but I finally got one and here it is:
That was from my Well of Eternity run about an hour ago. It happened a lot in the last 2 days. Yesterday, again in Well of Eternity, the first boss crit me for 110k and I nearly died as a result. I did Hour of Twilight today and was crit several times in that run as well. Even in LFR I was still crit which was most noticeable on Hagara's trash in which I was crit several times and was even crit by Hagara herself for 60k.
From what I have seen it only ever seems to be physical damage that crits me, not spell damage. Anyone else experience this?
It's a known bug. If it happens, you should be able to fix it by just changing presence to frost (or unholy, whichever you prefer) and back to blood. If this still doesn't resolve the issue, try changing to your secondary spec and back to blood.
Edit: Btw, this doesn't fix the problem forever. The bug can reappear any time you zone in somewhere.
Jesus christ, I remember back in BWD/BoT (could have been FL, don't remember) our DK tank kept dropping on certain bosses, looking at the logs it showed him being crit and we both were like "wut"? I can't believe it's still around.
Of course it only effects physical damage, mobs can't crit with spells.
idd spells cannot crit from npcs, this is due to the fact of often raid damage is spell damage, and and heroic modes are tuned to push healing, if players took 1-2 crits via rng you'd likely die to something you couldnt or even attempt to avoid.
I haven't experienced the bug in months but yes it does still happen. People have posted about it forever but the devs never fixed it. As previous posters said: switch presences then back to blood and it won't happen again...for awhile.