First update on a long while, Changed and updated for patch 3.2.2. I did spot another guide that is dual-wield too, i havent looked it though but i want to update this guide anyway:) Well, i did this update in less then 15minutes, im pretty sure i did miss something, then please leave a comment or two and i’ll fix it when i see the comment.
In this guide you will find:
To get this started we need the specc.
Click here for the link to the specc. “WoWhead.com” Specc is updated!
- Hit-rating: Is important because if you critt much it’s still not good if you don’t hit with your critts. Hit “cap” for level 80 is 8% what would mean 263 Hit-rating. If u have that there’s like 0.01% that you miss. 7% Hit is absolutely okay too. You have Virulence that increases you hit with 3%.
- Expertise: The expertise cap for level 80 is 214 expertise rating. And that is 24 expertise. That should decrease the chance for dodges by 6,5%. Remember to stand behind the boss and he will be unable to parry and block.
You have Tundra stalker ability as well. This is pretty hard to get the cap. Just get as close as possible.
- Strength: Strength gives 2 attack power (AP) per Strength point. Buffs like Blessing Of Kings raises your Strength but not AP and therefore Strength is better. I really don’t know the AP cap for level 80 but guess on 2500+ at least for naxx-10man
- Critt-chance: To get a good flow on your dps you have to critt much. So focus a little bit on that. You should have 25% but you have many extra abilitys and 20% critt chance should be okay. and that should be very easy to get. 63 agility is 1% critt chance and 46 Critical Strike Rating is 1% critt chance.
Don’t take too much though since you have many talents wich increases you’re critical strike chance, in example…
Rime talent witch gives you 15% more critt chance on Icy Touch and Obliterate. You have killing machine as well that comes more often than you believe.
Okay, not so much to mention here just writing down the glyph and why.
PS. These are my recommended glyphs. But the option is up to you on what glyphs you want.
Glyph of Frost Strike: Reduces the runic power (RP) cost of frost strike by 8 RP. Because the most of your damage done will be out of Frost Strike. This Attack isnt so good unless you critt with it though.
Glyph of Icy Touch: Icy touch generates an additional 10 RP. Because it gives more RP to Frost Strike.
Glyph of Obliterate: Obliterate damage 20% more. This attack damage second most on your recount list. With this great glyph it damaging even more.
Minor glyph can you choose yourself. The ones that feels most comfortable for you. This is my choice.
Glyph of Raise Dead: Raise Dead requires no reagents. Most for PvP sake. To sacrifice it for 40% of your health.
Glyph of Pestilence: Refreshes your diseases to it maximal duration. Feels nice to have when you dps’ing, would recommend This for unholy though.
Glyph of Horn of Winter: Increases duration of Horn Of Winter by 1 min. Well… feels nice to have a glyph on all spots =]
How to play your Deathknight!
IT = Icy Touch. PS = Plague Strike. BS = Bloodstrike. OT = Obliterate. FSx = Frost strike until your RP is empty.
Presence: Blood. You damage 15% more in this Presence.
How to attack for maximum dps: Enter with IT, PS, BSx2, OT, FSx. do that over and over again. If Obliterate triggers Rimes other effect (witch is a free Howling Blast)
Then use it after the line.
Of course you can do other spells like Runic strike that damaging much etc. Do pestilence if 3 or more mobs to spread diseases, and your howling blast damaging more with targets infected with frost fever.
Also do Horn of Winter as much as possible. It generates 10 RP for use of Frost Strike.
Gearing for Raids:
This gear list IS NOT updated for patch 3.2.0. Wich means it’s many great items from toc hc – normal you can find. Also all the conquest emblems is something you can buy tons of great stuff with
It isn’t much to write on this point so will write Slot, and what items you can choose to have on that slot.
Spiked Titansteel Helm: Can be created from a high skilled blacksmither.
Chitin Shell Greathelm: Drops from Anub’arak in Azjol-Nerub. 20% drop chance.
Planetary Helm: Drops from Loken in Halls of Lightning. Drop chance 19%
Spaulders of the Giant Lords: Best pre. naxx shoulder. Requires Sons of Hodir – revered. Thanks to eric, he showed me this shoulder
Iron Dwarf Smith Pauldrons: It’s tanking I know. But it’s hard to find better outside raids. Please let me know if you find a better dps shoulder =] Found in Halls of Lightning. Drops from General Bjarngrim, 25% drop.
Bonegrinder Breastplate: Drops in Ahn’Kahet: The old kingdom. Around 30% drop chance. From Prince Taldaram.
Breastplate of Undeath: Drops in Drak’Tharon Keep by Novos the summoner. 30% drop chance.
Bands of the Stoneforge: Drops in Halls of Stones from Sjonnir The Ironshaper. 18% drop chance.
Cast Iron Shackles: Random drop in Violet hold (VH) from the most mobs, 1% drop. Can also be looted from Prisoners Footlocker outside VH. Requires the key Rusty Prison, that can be fished up outside the Hold.
Titansteel destroyer: Made by an High skilled blacksmith. Costs about 1500g on my server. It will be much cheaper if you are buying mats instead. (at least on my server)
Runeblade of Demonstrable Power: Can be bought by Ebon blade quartermaster. 100g i think. Cheaper alternative.
Hemorrhaging Circle: Drops from Gal’darah in Gundrak. 18% drop chance.
Titanium Impact Band: Created by an high skilled jewel crafter.
Band of Frosted Thorns: Drops from Ormorok the Tree-Shaper in the nexus 22% drop chance.
Mirror OF Truth: Costs 40 Emblems of Heroisms.
Darkmoon card: Berserker! Cost around 300g-500g on AH.
Sphere of Red Dragon’s Blood: Drops in the nexus from Keristrasza. 20% drop chance.
Incisor Fragment: Drops from King Dred in Drak’Tharon Keep. 22% drop chance.
This gem list is not updated, just buy the epic version of this gems, pretty expnsive but you can buy the material for 10k honor so it should be no problems 😉
What gems that are good to use.
Bold Scarlet Ruby The best red gem for dk’s, palas and warriors out there.
Balanced Twilight Opal It isn’t any good blue dps gems what I can find. This is probably the best, not sure though.
Rigid Autumn’s Glow A nice yellow gem for you hit-rating. =)
The unholy talent tree 2hand weapon surely look good again, i’ll test it when i have time and might update this guide again! Thats all, thank you for having patience to read this guide through again!x)
PS. If you find something better or something that’s wrong then please tell me.