One of my frost specs is for aoe second one for single target dps :P
One of my frost specs is for aoe second one for single target dps :P
Seems like you're doing everything right, 50 strength on bracers is the only thing I could see that you need to upgrade =) (I don't have strength on my bracers yet either, not many enchanters have the enchant yet xP)
I know I have PvP bracers, prior to having those I had 318 green bracers from Twilight Highlands.
@ Bloodwrathes - Looks good, I would suggest maybe getting the crafted chest. You have an awful lot of hit considering the bulk of your dps comes from dots and your pet.
Gear wise it looks like your progressing fine and assume you are working on getting the i359 boots when exalted. Both trinkets are pretty weak but you'll basically just have to run Stonecore, ToT, GB and hope one drops + TB faction if your close to exalted.
Gemming I'm personally not a fan of the parry/mastery gem. I prefer the Stam/X combos and you might as well go Mastery all the way if thats what your going for. You also have a str/mastery gem which needs to go away. Try to reforge away more dodge and less parry until they are closer to even % wise.
Not a fan of the talent choices, Blood Caked Blade really does us no practical good, after 4.0.6 I'm getting close to 10k DPS at i350 so the points are better of spent in Lichborne or epidemic. If it's not a survival boost in the Blood tree you can put those points elsewhere. I never use Blood Boil anymore unless it's a AoE mob situation (like the adds on Stonecores 1st boss) so again those are points you could put elsewhere and get more mileage out of.
Can't see much wrong with your gear/gem/reforge choices. I assume you're running your daily heroics and raids for Valor Points to upgrade your pieces. As your chest is already of epic quality I would suggest going for tier11 leggings next, despite the fact that they may drop in Baradin Hold. Your hit is slightly low, but who's isn't these days really. Dodge and parry nicely balanced, and while you may consider Rune of Swordshattering for your weapon over Stoneskin Gargoyle (a lot of discussion on the subject at the moment, as far as I'm aware) for a little extra avoidance.
I would like to point out that I am an avid user of Blood Boil in AoE tanking situations, hence why I've picked up Crimson Scourge over Epidemic. I also go disease-less most of the time unless my Outbreak is up or my debuffs are needed. I also like the Hand of Doom talent, simply because of its utility in 5-mans. I am contemplating moving a couple of points from Blood and into Epidemic, but we'll see about that.
Last edited by Seregon; 2011-02-17 at 08:04 PM.
I'm going to rate you 9/10 plain and simple. I don't get why people socket pure stamina at this level in raiding, when something like stam/parry would be better. Although, for the JC epic I will agree with that.
Mine is: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...%C3%A1n/simple
This is actually my OS, but I cannot log into wow and change it. Although I am quite proud of it. 17k+ in my raids.
In overall decent but gemming for worthless socket bonuses kind of sux.
missin 1 chim eye cause finishin daily now when logged on to get gem into my chest
Last edited by Simsons2; 2011-02-17 at 11:14 PM.
Hey guys, i've noticed a lot of these threads for other classes, but none for death knight , and even doing a search for it didn't bring one up, so, i think it would be a good idea to start one and help each other improve
( Feel free to close this if there is already one of these. i just couldn't find one )
I'm not the most knowledgable on tanking (though I have tanked all of the current Cataclysm normal mode content), but your gear is great for not raiding. You've reforged, and bought just about every BoE epic possible. 5 of your items are currently unenchanted though, hence the 8.
My armory: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...irtua/advanced
As far as i know, you've done nothing wrong, as you said about tanking, i'm no expert on tanking, only what i've done previously, really only thing to work on is getting more heroic over 359 gear, Good job!
( and thanks, didn't notice those enchants, trying to be best geared i can before we/i start raiding )
@ twilight, 6/10, gemming is poor for tanking, replace every stam gem with either mastery or stam + mastery or parry + mastery or dodge + mastery all depending on the gem socket color, also the darkmoon card for tanking is complete crap, get the crab thing from heroic throne of the tides or throngus' finger from heroic grim, either are better than that card, reforging is also off, reforge expertise/hit to mastery and if it already has mastery but no avoidance reforge to dodge/parry dodge has priority but never reforge avoidance for mastery, hit/exp cap are not important to dk tanks.
@ virtua, 8/10, could use a LOT more mastery since it is actually more viable than haste
My armory: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...antis/advanced
Rather than link the math, I'll link a well-regarded guide that has stat weights listed.
As for your character, hard for me to rate, due to not knowing much about tanking. But everything looks good to me.
Last edited by Virtua; 2011-04-17 at 06:49 AM.
ZZsmokey / Zulrantis:
Looks brilliant to me, 9 / 10, gl on getting the last few normal kills and then heroic gear! Then you'll be topping the scale
Looking to dust off my DK that I haven't done anything serious on for months.. I was recently refered to askmrrobot and it is telling me to gear / gem very differently than I am doing atm. I have tried to not neglect stam on gems, since my gear lvl is pretty low, so I haven't felt like I could just go all in on mastery and avoidance.
Anyhow, would really appreciate some feedback on askmrrobot's recommendations for me and how my armory is looking atm.
-Never reforge avoidance into hit/exp instead do the opposite.
-Change your spec, Having Scarlet Feaver but no Epidamic? Endless winter is nice if and only if you run 10man content and are on permanent interupt duity.
-Personally I have found that Blood Parisites are a waste of 2 points, but thats just my personal opinion and experiance.
Your glyphs are just abortion
-Change either Ds or Hs from your prime and replace it with Death Coil.
-Vamp Blood glyph is a waste, the added hp is godly during high incoming damage. Replace it with either ams or pestilance.
-Glyph of Deaths Embrace does not work with Litchborne now, so it is a waste, please replace
All in all minor things to be changed, as being an outdated character, its not bad off.
ZZsmokey, reforge some of that parry into dodge bud, with horn, keep them within the same numbers (usually the same % as well)
Last edited by Hawkx; 2011-04-17 at 04:36 PM.
Hawkx, i strongly disagree on the part about the blood parasites, they work extremely well for me, periodically getting 12k heals is great
In regards to Twilightdawn (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/characte...tdawn/advanced) all I can see is three missing enchants at first glance. Everything else looks alright, but since I don't tank with a DK I may have missed something.
Now, here's my armory
You're a bit over hit cap, you should try wiggling your Reforge around to drop about 65ish hit(just an estimate). And your bracer enchant could be better(though I don't blame you I use a cheaper one as well). You could do with some tier pieces about now, and start working towards the 4 piece. And the crafted belt is a bit better than the one you're using, as well as fairly cheap.
Army in my sig, Kahlan.
Last edited by Hawkx; 2011-04-17 at 07:13 PM.