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Velarieth
06-02-2009, 07:32 AM
Ok, I have been fiddling around with specs on wowhead for fun and I wanted to get some opinions on the following two specs I am thinking of using on my DK

Frost MT Spec
Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#j0EMV0hcZGxxxhbIz0zwsZ0x:wm0MmV)

Unholy AOE Spec
Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#j0EMV0hcZ0xZfgGIzbdghoo0oz:0MpcVm)

I am very familiar with frost tanking, if you are curious you can see my current specs on my armory page.
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Turalyon&cn=Marz%C3%ACpan&gn=Equinox)

I am very leery of the Frost spec but it comes from separating out two rolls I seem to be filling a lot lately. More and more my guild asks me to do a ton of AOE tanking and I have been finding it really hard to keep threat off people in frost. So I have been resorting to switching to my unholy DPS spec. I figure I will just break down and make my off spec a second tank spec to just AOE.

This means I dont really need as much AOE ability with my main frost spec (hence why I avoided a lot of AOE tallents in the frost tree I posted). I am not really sure how effective the frost spec will be and I really dont want to give up Guile of Gorefiend (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=50191).

As for the Unholy spec, I know Master of Ghouls (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=52143) is not the best tallent for AOE'ing; but I got it for two reasons. There was nothing better after getting Night of the Dead (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=55623) (10 minute Army (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=42650) ftw), and I can use Death Pact (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=48743) waaay more often.

Anyway suggestions? Critiques? Anything I could do to improve on these?

DKTankaholic
06-02-2009, 08:37 AM
I actually tried a spec very close to this one on ur frost tree, i had a very hard time (personally) keeping agroo on one person and even harder on the mob w/o using it/pest/howling blast combo in my rotation. I understand the reason for ur idea here (spell defelect, vet of third war) but i didn't have very good luck with a spec like this.

Velarieth
06-02-2009, 08:55 AM
Aight, that is about all I needed to know for that spec, I guess I will stick with my current frost spec since I do pretty good with single target tanking/threat atm. Thanks =).