Post by Lateralus25
Bladed Armor/Howling Blast/Reaping (10/33/28)http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=jfVZG0etcx0ohoZfM0It0oxco
Reaping allows opens 2 more opportunities to spam Icy Touch. In a crunch situation you can use your Empowered Rune Weapon to allow the following rotation for single target DPS:
PS/IT/BS/BS/PS/IT/ERW/IT/IT/IT/IT/DS/PS/DS (Add Howling Blast to rotation when Rime procs)
Bladed Armor/Impurity go hand-in-hand, increasing your Frost spell and Deathcoil dmg.
Dual-Wielding is the best way to go b/c Killing Machine will proc more often, and all of the +crit/hit gear you'll stack to make the spec viable will make your spell dmg just as reliable and bursty. All of the added haste should be obvious.
MAKE NOTE: Butchery is awesome even in instances/raids since our HBs tend to land KBs.
Subversion is a must because of the threat reduction. You're just an A-hole w/o it.
The extra runic power is nice, since it frees up more opportunities to pop the CDs you need when needed.
I choose Ravenous Dead over Virulence since I'm getting Master of Ghouls and the very nature of Dual-Wielding will also hit-cap my spells.
I feel Outbreak is the better long-term investment over Blood-Caked Blade, especially since I use the three mentioned spells so often and spell dmg is just so much more reliable then melee combat. I would like to know the numbers on this, though :-/
My only gripe is the lack of Dark Conviction. DW/Haste + Killing Machine fill the gap well, and I feel Reaping is too big to give up, even for static 5% crit, but I could definitely be wrong here.
I initially thought 51 points in Frost was best, but Blood of the North takes 5 pts to do the same thing Reaping does, and the 15% bonus to Blood Strike gets lost in DW since this spec tends to be more spell dmg focused. Its hard for me to believe that so heavy a spell dmg build would be best DPS for my DK, but Bladed Armor and Impurity really caught my attention. At 79 with 2150AP my DK has hit for over 4.5k dmg with Howling Blast (to ALL enemies) while Killing Machine, Horn of Frost and Cinderglacier were active (which happens quite often). Icy Touch crits in the 2k-2.5k range.
I use Rune of the Fallen Crusader and Rune of Cinderglacier on my Fangs of Truth.
My Character (Nothing Impressive):http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Sargeras&n=Ghaele
- Thanks for reading. Constructive comments welcomed.