Frost Tank 3.0.8 Respec Advice Sought
I hope you guys can share some of your wisdom :)
I am a frost tank currently doing Naxx 25 man content. I am unable to use my DKP as I am trial for a month with a new guild so my gear is pretty static. I have noticed that even though the guilds two highest DPSers are behind me on say 87% threat in Omen, they could still grab Grobbulus's attention and I am wondering if Crits are spiking them over so I'd like to get rid of the situational magic stuff and get a bit more threat. I see Killing Machine as becoming a key feature of my build.
I was thinking of something like this...
Talent Calculator - World of Warcraft
The key areas of doubt are:
1. I try and use Obliterate on single target fights but still find myself hitting Howling Blast and am struggling to way up whether Annhilation is worth the points or if I should just focus on HB and use Obliterate for Death Runes?
2. Virulence versus Epidemic? I currently find two points in Epidemic to be of little value but perhaps with death runes I would need it.
3. I don't currently have blood of the north and find that at times I need to sit and wait for runes (usually in a rotation where DND is used). I think BotN would give both more dynamic options and allow some extra Oblits/HBs (probably Obliterates with current CD).
4. So to summarise the gaps I am missing Annhilation, Epidemic, and Death Chill. I would have liked to have found a point for Rune Tap but it doesn't look possible without loosing threat. Death Chill is currently macrod to my HB and Oblit so if it's up (and it usually will on opening pulls) it is used.
I use a rotation of something like:
Single Target: IT > PS > BS > BS > OB > rune dump
AOE: IT > PS > Pest > BB > HB > rune dump
I suppose what I am getting at here is will the move to KM and Death Runes mean that I need Epidemic in a way I didn't before and will it affect the value of Annihilation?
My gear and spec can be found here:
The World of Warcraft Armory
Please can you assist me as I am getting bogged down in the trade offs now.
All the best,