View Full Version : DW-ing DK weapons

10-20-2009, 02:18 AM
I've been reading a lot about DW-ing as a DK and decided to give it a go. Been reading about dreamweapons but the only 1h dreamweapon is a naxx 25m with a 0.6% droprate. (Broken Promise (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40345)). Not very likely to get this DWing unless u farm for ages and ages.
People been suggesting Peacekeeper Blade (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47500) from TOC hc, but this still has a speed of 1.50. So while doing some HCs I came across the Infantry Assault Blade (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=37179) and I noticed it had a speed of 2.60. Even better than Broken Promise. It has some nice defense and expertise on it as well.

Good idea to take this in main and peacekeeper in off or maybe even take 2x assault blade?

2 pennies for ur thoughts^^.

10-20-2009, 02:55 AM
2 pennies? I'm up for that kind of money for something as worthless as my thoughts!

I've only recently switched to DK tanking and am doing DW-frost, and my biggest concern was threat (my ex-main is a Warrior and I have the TPS for that pretty much sorted). With that in mind, I'm using the Aledar's Battlestar (ToC5 heroic) in my mainhand and a welfare epic of the Titanguard from Ulduar25 Flame Leviathon.

They're not perfect, and I'm sure that in survival > TPS situations I'll be groping round for something with a bit more survival stats. As it is, the TPS is fine, survivability is fine (ie, I'll die just as often as the other tanks in my raid group) and the socket in the Battlestar can help make up areas I feel deficient in.

With 3.3 and the mini-RSSG coming along, I'd consider switching to 2 of the Battlestar's for pretty much everything (except, of course, those survival-heavy progression nights). In short, 'Dream Lists' are just that. Keep dreaming, but you can very well make do with what drops :)

The weapon speed will affect your TPS. If you're suffering for TPS then go for the slow ones, in my humble opinion. If survivability is your concern, then the avoidance stats on the Peacekeeper blade can't be sniffed at. All with the caveat that Defense 535/540 are required... of course

You can send me the 2 pennies via Pay-pal.

10-20-2009, 07:02 AM
With patch 3.3 coming along and the 1H rune of the stoneskin gargoyle our (1% HP bonus and 13 defence) we should be DW slow DPS weapons, try and aim for the ones with expertise if youre not soft caped in it. Peacekeepers are good for avoidance but are fast and not very recomended by most (I for one will try them out since i got 2 of them) and will see how my threat will be, and what my healers say of it. Otherwise I will use the beer mug (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=48663) and thors hammer (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=47508). I will also be using these talents (http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?deathknight#eSQq6-P0xIOKeB,aMw3e-,10571).

10-20-2009, 02:40 PM
With 3.3 that problem is gone, every 1h tank weapon would be awesome. my favorites are, titan guard and shiver (or peacekeeper), for 3,2 its the same thing(but you lose roughly 1-2k health and 25 net def). In dw your tps its higher than 2h.