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Jaraih
09-02-2009, 02:56 PM
I've been a warrior tank for quite awhile, and have gotten a bit bored so have been playing my alt dk. I've managed to get him fairly well geared from ToC, Nax and roics. I'm considering making him my main, and would like people advice on current talents and gear + upgrades. I'd end up mostly being OT in our guild if I decide to switch. Currently am saving for the t8.5 chest, but is there something else I should get first? Have about 42 emblems right now

Armory link : The World of Warcraft Armory (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Eonar&n=Sereeth)

Thanks

Jaraih
09-03-2009, 04:21 PM
Anyone?

Kurtosis
09-03-2009, 05:11 PM
Keep doing what you're doing - get the T8.5 chest and helm from the Conquest vendor, for the set bonus to RS. Do the H daily every day and save the Triumph emblems for the T9.x shoulders and hands (useful set bonus for Blood at least). Should take 15days each for the two 30-badge ones.

Otherwise, just keep replacing ilevel 200 stuff with Conquest badge and/or crafted gear. Spiked Deathdealers if you can afford the mats are a nice boot upgrade.

PS - regarding spec, if you haven't already, work out the math on UA b/f glyphing for it, so you'll know what you're getting:

UA Tooltip (http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=51271): Reinforces your armor with a thick coat of ice, reducing damage from all attacks by [5 * AR * 0.01]

Assume 25k armor (you're probably around that w/ your gear):

5 * 25,000 * 0.01 = 1250

Each attack reduced by 1250. Glyph increases that by 20% to 1250 * 1.20 = 1500.

Clearly not very useful against a hard-hitting boss, but significantly reduces dmg taken by a pack of weak-hitting trash mobs. However, whether an extra 250 dmg reduction per attack on a trash mob pull is worth a glyph slot is your call.

Another alternative for primary glyphs is dropping UA and glyphing HB, and just run w/ a single-disease rotation. You don't really need Blood Plague since Frost dps/threat depends almost exclusively on Frost Fever (see Glacier Rot and Tundra Stalker). Only Oblit derives additional benefit (11.5% +dmg specifically) from having Blood Plague up along w/ Frost Fever.

Doing that would let you move those 2pts from Epidemic into 5/5 Bladed Armor, for an additional [25,000/180*5] ~700 AP, which buffs white dmg, special strikes, spells, and diseases, making it one of our best threat talents.

My offspec is Frost (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#j0EGZhxx0AbIof0buzAo0x:TkaMm0) for AoE/OT duty and that's how I run it. W/ 5/5 Killing Machine and Deathchill macro'd to HB, I never have problems holding AoE threat, without having to ever bother w/ Plague Strike and Pest.