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Lomez
10-06-2009, 04:12 PM
I just came back to WoW from like 4 months.

And after all these patches i dont really know how to spec now.

Im Death Knight and would like to go Tank Frost and DPS DW Frost.
But i really dont know how to spec, ive been looking around on forums, but havent been able to find the right one and a guide helpful enough.
My gear is like half epic from heroics and Naxx.

So is anyone able to throw in a good Tank frost and DPS DW Frost spec?

Thanks. :)

Kurtosis
10-06-2009, 11:46 PM
Frost Tank (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#j0EGZhxx0AbIof0buzAo0x:TawM0m) (this I can swear by, it's both powerful and really fun)
- round up mobs, pop DnD and Howling Blast on them, then spam HB, Blood Boil, Oblit, Frost Strike till all dead. Don't bother spreading Blood Plague except on single target boss fights. Save Deathchill for your second Howling Blast, since the first will not benefit from diseases (Glacier Rot + Tundra Stalker).

Frost DW DPS 1 (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#jcE0VZG0exNbczf0cuzAo:kapM0m) (Blood sub)
Frost DW DPS 2 (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#jcZG0exNbczf0cuzAofM0hx:kapM0m) (Unholy sub)

I'm not a DPS expert yet, but those two are pretty close to cookie cutter. You'll have to test both with your gear against target dummies in Acherus and against raid bosses. Ask your rl if you can go on one raid w/ dual dps spec so you can test both builds using the same gear, same raid makeup.

A few notes:

- You may need to move a few points around, for example if you're nowhere near the tank's threat cap, then experiment with moving some points from Subversion to Blood Caked Blade for Frost DW DPS 2 (http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#jZG0exNbczf0cuzAofM0hxc:kapM0m). Or, if Pestilence is missing bosses too frequently, find a way to pick up more spell hit from Virulence. Or find an extra point somewhere to finish 5/5 Killing Machine for the max amount of procs.
- Both DPS specs use Glyph of Disease to allow you to refresh diseases with a single rune and gcd (Pestilence), instead of 2 runes and 2 gcds (plague strike + icy touch), or 3 runes and 3 gcds for AoE pulls (ps + it + pest). I've heard of other top Frost dps'ers not doing that, though, so ymmv. GoD is a huge quality of life buff imho, so I don't leave home without it unless someone figures out there's a far superior dps build.

Edit: Here's a good thread (http://www.wowhead.com/?forums&topic=113323) on DW Frost DPS at wowhead.com DK forums. Definitely read that b/f deciding how to spec.