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mandible
06-19-2009, 07:02 AM
So I have been the top tank in my guild for a very long time and I'm also the raid leader(gear/avoidance/threat gen). I swap between different spec's enough that I understand the merits of them and have read a lot on these forums.

So when Ulduar and 3.1 was coming out I knew there was going to be some hard hitting magic damage coming down the pipe so I spec'd quite heavily to help the healers through those portions of the fights and may have neglected some of the more melee/normal damage a little too much.

Currently I'm way ahead of my dps still on threat even with drilling down to also get spell deflection.

We are 7 bosses deep working on Hodir and Freya currently, Hodir is a joke against this spec, but I find some of the other bosses are knocking me down during normal damage phases more often than I like. I'm getting a lot better at using Death Strikes to assist with taking me out of my danger spots. My biggest concerns are switching DK spec's to a entirely different tree there is always a learning curve at the beginning of which you feel like a complete nub so if I'm going to switch trees I don't want to keep hopping.

I have tried Blood very briefly, and was Frost for 25 man Naxx from beginning to the point where I had most of the gear from 3 wings, then went back Unholy.

So my end all question is, are other DK's finding they are dropping low frequently and also using DS's/Rune Taps to get them out of hot water quickly or are the frost or blood trees less spikey so that the healers aren't getting caught with their pants half way down in the phases that I expected to be the "safer" times.

Current Tanking spec
The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/talent-calc.xml?cid=6&tal=0055300200300000000000000000005000000000000000 0000000000205230035000015233001203103130)

Frost Spec I'm thinking about but I would also be willing to give Blood some thought.
http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?deathknight=0055200000000000000000000000205250003 5203300030025131351005000000000000000000000000000&glyph=141318040506&version=9947

Latest most useful fight would be our 6th attempt on Auriaya, been giving some of the other tanks some experience on the other fights.
Wow Web Stats (http://wowwebstats.com/oznqx66mwo3lw?a=x400000002a4e5ac&s=438785-505443)

Hodir fights, I know our dps is low at the moment we are just learning the fights and the dps is starting to get better at stacking the buffs.
http://wowwebstats.com/4wuh6uaskos2o?a=x400000002a4e5ac

Sputniq is my character.

mandible
06-19-2009, 11:16 AM
I think I'm going to jump on some blood.