View Full Version : Standard Unholy MT Build

02-28-2009, 06:08 PM
I am looking to try something a wee bit different. Right now I am a Frost Tank, (You can search for me on the Armory under the name Bludsnausge) and I was looking to give Unholy tanking a try.

What would be the "Standard" MT / OT Build for an Unholy DK?

03-03-2009, 09:24 PM
You can check my build here (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-talents.xml?r=Malygos&n=Wilhem). It's what i've come across in read a lot of different tanking builds. I like the AoE tanking abilities of Unholy over what i've perceived to be in Frost (although I haven't tried Frost personally).

The only thing I might change in my build is Bladed Armor. I have 5 points in there for what amounts to (at the moment) about 750ap... Personally i'm not sure if that's with it but i'll need to do a bit more research on that before I change it.

03-03-2009, 10:13 PM
When I tank as Unholy, I use this spec: WorldofWarcraft.com -> Info -> Classes -> Death Knight -> Talent Calculator (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/deathknight/talents.html?tal=005500000000000000000000000305000 00000000000000000000002052203351001052030002031331 51)

It's always worked out quite well for me. Why not Morbidity? I figure you should only DnD once in a fight to gain initial aggro. If you are having trouble with it in the first 45sec of the fight then you're either not doing something right or competing for threat against dps that overgear you.

Also, I use Corpse Explosion for AoE pulls for that little extra Ooomph in AoE threat. Wandering Plague is also nice considering my %crit is about 20% fully raid buffed. It doesn't proc as often as it would in dps gear but its still a nice AoE threat talent (When you have enough crit for it that is..).

Take a look at it, fool around with the points and create your own. I think thats one of the best things about the Death Knigh class. As long as you spec into 5/5/5 you can basically mix'n'match whatever other talents you'd like to pick up as long as you have survivability and threat.