3.2 DW Frost / Unholy DPS
8.12 edit: I've decided to keep my old 15/53/3 spec for to primary reasons. 1) The rotation is extremely simple and flexible to KM/Rime procs. 2) It's 4k single target DPS unbuffed which may not scale as good as some other options, but still quite ok. 3) It's the best AOE spec i can come up with so far which can kick in some nice numbers very fast (think Onyxia whelps here). 4) It's not dependant on specific gearsets so delivers a good performance pre T9 2set bonus. I will consider trying out once 3.3 hits the streets and i have T9 2set bonus.
Added Link to my current gear.
7.12 edit: I've replace some of the original info with findings from followup posts. I have excluded Glyph of Disease from experiments, since it seems to be a bad choice for now, and looks like it will be in 3.3 too. Also updated with unholy subtree test results.
I was wondring if other DW DK's could contribute to a few clarifications on optimal spec and rotation/glyph setups.
All of my tests has been done on Boss dummy (single target) for atleast 3 mins.
Original setup: 15/53/3
I run with Glyph of Obliterate, Glyph of Frost strike and Glyph of Howling Blast
For all setups i use KM/Rime procs on Howling Blast whenever, and if HB is not up, i use the KM on FS. Everytime all runes are on CD and RP is low, i use HoW.
Note: If HB is off CD, and my FF is 2-4 secs from running out, i will always replace a OB with HB. This ensures
1) HB will hit for the full dmg.
2) It will keep up FF for the next full set of runes.
The general rotation i run with is:
Note: I don't use PS in this rotation at all.
Generally i hit 3.7-4.0k DPS with this.
If someone is willing to try out my suggested setup, and post some dps numbers here and compare them to their current 2h or dw setup dps, it would be great.
Lets get a good discussion up here for the Dual wielding DK's.
Testruns with 3/53/15 seems promising for single target. Working rotation is:
This setup also should scale better with buffs in raid situations than the original (15/53/3) for single target. My current tests on 3 lvl80 dummies still seems to producer 1k higher dps in the original spec compared to the 3/53/15 (unholy subtree).