Post by Wildhorn
For Patch 3.0.8
the best DW specs gonna be:TankDPS
Of course, if you have 2 DK with these specs. The Tank DK is better to switch his talent points from Frost Aura and Icy Talon elsewhere
Here is a list of reasons why they gonna be the best spec for DW.
First, about the talents common to both spec.Improved Icy Touch
, Glacier Rot
, Black Ice
, Nerves of Cold Steel
, Icy Talon
, Killing Machine
, Chill of the Grave
, Howling Blast
, Guile of Gorefiend
and Tundra Stalker
are all obvious, they are used to do damage/threat.Blood of the North
allow you to get 3x Howling Blast every second rune rotation.Endless Winter
allow you to interrupt nasty spell casting without needing to waste runic power. If you need to kite, it also allow you do keep Frost Fever
allow your shaman/paladin to use a more useful totem/aura and it saves to the whole raid 1 resist gear slot (which gonna boost their DPS/Heal/Tanking). Also, on fight that doesnt require resist gears but involve magic damage it allow to reduce damage taken, which will make your healers happy.Improved Icy Talon
is useful if you do not have a shaman and even if you have one, it allow them to use something else than Windfury Totem
(like Grounding Totem
or Wrath of Air Totem
Now about talents of the Tank
The obvious Blade Barrier
, Anticipation, Lichborne
, Frigid Dreadplate
and Unbreakable Armor
all help you to stay alive
. No more explanation required here.
are to reach next tier while buffing your DPS.Ravenous Death
is totally useless for a DW spec because the hit rating you will need to reach cap will be over spell hit cap.Deathchill
and Blood-caked Blade
gonna boost your damage.Corpse Explosion
is because 1 more talent point is required to reach next tier and also even if during most boss fight there is not much body on the ground, players die and even your or their pet gonna die. Also, it is useful for trash pulls.Shadow of Death
increase your strength (so your DPS) but also if you die, you can keep fighting for some extra damage.Summon Gargoyle
because it is the biggest single target DPS ability you can get. Some people even report it benefit from your haste rating, which as DW spec you have tons of.
P.S. Feel free to correct any typo I made.
Post by Greatbrae
is totally useless for a DW spec because the hit rating you will need to reach cap will be over spell hit cap.
It's already been stated that a DW Dk don't need to reach Melee hit cap to succeed in dps, after 14% hit (which hits spell hit anyways in raids due to misery) they don't need to stack more hit rating, they can go directly to crit/haste rating. For avoiding arguement sake, the hit cap for specails and white swings are seperate, while DW the hit cap for specail yellow strikes remain 9%, while your white hit becomes 28% (without talents).
So for DK DW, just get 14% hit rating like the old fury warriors gotten pre-bc, any hit rating past that don't scale as well as haste/crit would.
For a side note, the chance on crit rolls after the chance to miss, it don't get overwritten, or lose chance to crit for not being hit cap. (this system is also used for BCB).
but still, viralance would still be useless, but plz do not state we need more then the spell hit cap.