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sirzediogo
06-14-2010, 10:41 AM
Hey guys.
I was Tanker until i got in raiding. Im just tier 9 so i cant tank in raids.What i do is becoming dps to gain some gear for my tanker.

The problem is: I found the best talent build for this patch, altough i dont know any rotation for it. Can you guys help me?

Here is the build: http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?deathknight#OdM8BjMBPF4cuD,,11599

Thank you :cool:

Katharsis
06-14-2010, 11:46 AM
First of all, there is no "rotation" per se. Frost works entirely on when talents proc and is a priority-based system. A picture is better than words: Elitist Jerks has a flowchart (http://elitistjerks.com/attachments/f72/a7729d1263631402-frost_dps_3_3_3_will_day_long_remembered/frost_priority.jpg) that makes it pretty straight forward. (This flowchart works with your linked spec.) I would first recommend getting an addon that will show you when Killing Machine procs, Freezing Fog (Rime) procs, and when Unbreakable Armor is off cooldown. As for the 1 point spent in Subversion (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=48997), it should be noted that that is really only needed if you are pulling threat from your tank; otherwise, it can just go into Killing Machine (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=51130).

PatrikL
06-15-2010, 01:03 AM
In case you dont understand the image I can sum it up for you in priority order:

1. Frost Strike if Killing Machine is active (you need an addon to watch this like PowerAuras and I suggest using a sound warning for this as well as graphics)

2. Reapply disseases if they have fallen off using IT and PS or using Pestilence if they are just about to

3. Obliterate if possible

4. Blood Strike if possible

5. Frost Strike if you have more than 32 RP (this is to make sure you always have enough RP to hit FS when KM procs)

6. Howling Blast if it is free (Rime proc and you'd want an addon like PowerAuras to watch this also)

It is as simple as that. Don't fall into the trap of spamming FS if you dont have more than 32 RP since not having enough when KM procs is a loss. Also it should maybe be said that if you are a click player try to start using key binds since frost is a very unforgiving spec if you cant react fast enough to KM procs.