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  1. #201
    As someone who did not play as DK, but played a lot with one, well, probably the best co-tank one could get, each spec could tank for a specific role - trash/aoe, bosses, you name it.
    Plus they were pretty good DPS too, again, all specs could be used for different scenarios.

    So I was quite dissapointed when Blood was the only tanking spec left. Of course, balancing it was probably pretty much impossible, so it was logical to see it all go, but still.
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  2. #202
    It was epic!

    I played blood as a tank before it was the official tank spec at the end of the expansion, and it was my favorite way to play, though I did enjoy agility-crit 1H frost.

  3. #203
    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalosh Whalescream View Post
    Like frost which was tanking, blood was dps and such. What was that like?
    I remember being able to multispec early on. It used the old talent trees so you could dip in and gain talents from any spec if you went far enough in the talent tree. I remember running 0/32/39 early on which was a DW frost/unholy spec. Basically you had your obliterate and howling blasts alongside your plague strike and gargoyle. Also there was some type of corruption plague strike spawned on the ground, though I forget what exactly it was. Spec was insanely overpowered. Blizzard nerfed that spec fast. 2H Blood Dps was also great for 3D Sarth.

    Then during Ulduar and ToC I remember running 2H Frost, which stacked Armor Pen like a mofo. Obliterate crits were crazy high. It utilized a straight rotation instead of a priority system iirc, using Blood Tap to set up your runes before the pull.

    Long story short, DKs were in their prime then. I'll never forget the first day of Wrath where thousands of level 58 DKs were running around Hellfire Peninsula in that starter gear trying to level up and group for Ramps for fast XP and Hellreaver.

  4. #204
    I miss Frost tanking, tbh. That was pretty roflstomp.
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  5. #205
    Quote Originally Posted by Qwerty654 View Post
    I remember being able to multispec early on. It used the old talent trees so you could dip in and gain talents from any spec if you went far enough in the talent tree. I remember running 0/32/39 early on which was a DW frost/unholy spec. Basically you had your obliterate and howling blasts alongside your plague strike and gargoyle. Also there was some type of corruption plague strike spawned on the ground, though I forget what exactly it was. Spec was insanely overpowered. Blizzard nerfed that spec fast. 2H Blood Dps was also great for 3D Sarth.

    Then during Ulduar and ToC I remember running 2H Frost, which stacked Armor Pen like a mofo. Obliterate crits were crazy high. It utilized a straight rotation instead of a priority system iirc, using Blood Tap to set up your runes before the pull.

    Long story short, DKs were in their prime then. I'll never forget the first day of Wrath where thousands of level 58 DKs were running around Hellfire Peninsula in that starter gear trying to level up and group for Ramps for fast XP and Hellreaver.
    And don’t forget us being called “derp knights” for a long while in Wrath.

  6. #206
    Quote Originally Posted by Utrrabbit View Post
    I think you are confused.

    Back in wrath ALL 3 specs could tank and dps.
    Tbf many people even during Wrath were confused and equated Frost Presence with meaning you needed to go Frost for tanking.

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    DK was my main back then. I raided ICC with Unholy spec, and it was very fun. Frost too, but it wasn't tank spec at that time I recall.

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    Blood DPS was lovely, Frost tanking was awesome, and unholy pvp was God-like. It was a thinking man's class...sorta
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  10. #210
    Blood dps was lush. I miss it each day.

  11. #211
    It was a glorious time. Blood dps was and still is my favorite spec to be in the game. I remember whatever patch it was where they made frost strike hit like a freight train and I could damn near solo the bridge outside Alliance camp in AV. Just global clothies and druids all day.

  12. #212
    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalosh Whalescream View Post
    Like frost which was tanking, blood was dps and such. What was that like?
    any tree could tank which was awesome. People at first said frost was tanking spec because of armor but i did it in blood and frost.

    2h frost was the funnest leveling experience i ever had in wow especially in pvp. The crits, the interplay, the hungering cold. it was so much fun. those unholy dudes were tough though with amz and ams. blood were killers when they popped the swords and all that. If i as 2h frost crit you were dead. you did a lot of dps in 3 different ways, you tanked in different ways, and you pvped in different ways. wotlk dk launch was the best ever.

  13. #213
    Quote Originally Posted by Caliph View Post
    any tree could tank which was awesome. People at first said frost was tanking spec because of armor but i did it in blood and frost.

    2h frost was the funnest leveling experience i ever had in wow especially in pvp. The crits, the interplay, the hungering cold. it was so much fun. those unholy dudes were tough though with amz and ams. blood were killers when they popped the swords and all that. If i as 2h frost crit you were dead. you did a lot of dps in 3 different ways, you tanked in different ways, and you pvped in different ways. wotlk dk launch was the best ever.
    Unholy by far had the best consistant mitigation. There was a reason they were pushing Sarth 3D.

  14. #214
    Unholy had a talent called "beyond the grave" or something to that extent which allowed you to play as a ghoul after you died. That got removed in 3.1 I believe. I'm pretty sure Raise Dead also returned the targeted player to life as that same ghoul rather than actually bringing them back to life... I think that was changed in 3.3 or Cata.

    I remember having a lot of fun as unholy in general. They had a ton of utility spells and really hard countered casters in pvp.

    A lot of posters are saying every spec could tank, but on my realm after Naxx blood was established as the tank spec and you never really saw frost/unholy tanks after that.
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  15. #215
    Now I can't tell you what it was like you play a DK in WoTLK but I can tell you what it was like to play a Paladin. It was fantastic ~

    DKs were just everywhere tho for real. That's what I remember like dungeon groups and raids filled with them constantly. It was ridiculous.

  16. #216
    For the beginning when they were kinda broken, I played DW Frost/Unholy Hybrid, it used certain talents 32/39 hybrid spec was fun for about half a patch before they changed the way some of it worked.

  17. #217
    Best time I ever had in 13 years of WoW was in WoTLK. I mained a dk and also had the best guild I ever had. Then the guild died in Cata as a whole bunch of old school guys quit the game. And Cata was my last expansion as a DK. In MoP I rerolled Hunter and never looked back.

    I played all DK specs but my favorite was obviously 2handed frost.

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