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  1. Frost DPS 5.4 - Howling Blargh

    Rather than dropping SR from your priority altogether I would recommend using the SR vs. HB mod in DKDiseases. I've configured it so that whenever my target is below 35% and my HB would hit harder than SR it shows a HB icon on my screen. Very easy to follow, albeit not very useful unless you are in heroic gear.
  2. Frost DPS 5.4 - Howling Blargh

    Mendenbarr made a detailed post about the recent hotfix and how it affects statweights on his blog. To answer your question crit has fallen a bit but not enough for haste to overtake it even on a 4k haste profile.
  3. Advanced Death Knight Tactics [MoP]

    It seems that there is a bug on Durumu which makes pestilence jump from the boss to the ice walls/wandering eyes and back to the boss, rewriting the strengthened diseases applied at the start of the fight. It seems to occur around 10% of the time when you pestilence, making FB a gamble on the boss. Other DK's have told me about this happening to them as well. If you have banked a very high duration on your diseases and this happens it's going to be quite a big loss. Here's the bug shown on the combat log.
  4. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    What about Desolation? Sometimes I ignore it and spam BB, but I wonder if it's worth it to refresh it while doing AoE on Val'kyrs for example. Usually I try to BS once just before the Val'kyrs come down.
  5. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    I use SoV with IIT, since it uses 1 less OB in the rotation than GoD. SoV also sims higher DPS for me with the IIT spec. With GoD I switch to SoA after I've got buffed diseases up. There's some talk about it some pages back.
  6. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    A crit every 2 min is very low DPS for a talent point. I'd use it on BCB, or Subversion if you need threat reduction. And yeah remember that the HB you used Deathchill on could've critted even without you using it.
  7. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    @Crackbone You are spell hit capped at 289 rating (in a raid with spellhit buff). Any hit after 289 rating only gives you chance for more white hits, which is bad DPS compared to the other stats. That's why I try not to go over 289 rating. Quote from the OP: "White hits have a hit cap of 27%. The talent Nerves of cold steel reduces this by 3%. At this point, no white hits (or any attack for that matter) will miss. This cap is not reasonable to reach for any DK, and should not be attempted. However, keep in mind that gaining hit over the spell hit cap still has a dps value as it will allow more white damage, more blood caked blade procs, and more Killing machine procs." Yes it still has a DPS value as the post says, but the DPS value is way too low compared to other stats to be stacked. I can provide you with EP values of hit after spell hit cap if you want to see how much lower it is. Edit: These values are with my IIT spec and my own stats: AttackPower | 1 Strength | 2,6 Agility | 1,58 CritRating | 2,03 HasteRating | 1,43 ArmorPenetrationRating | 1,67 ExpertiseRating | 3,49 BeforeMeleeHitCap<8% | 3,94 SpellHitRating | 1,84 WeaponDPS | 6,42 WeaponSpeed | 462,69 After spell hit cap | 1,09 2T9 | 122,22 4T9 | 444,44 Greatness | 201,52 DeathChoice | 303,03 | Template | IIT 1-53-17 | Priority | Frost | Presence | Blood | Sigil | Virulence | RuneEnchant | FallenCrusader / Razorice | RuneEnchant | FallenCrusader | Pet Calculation | True As you see, it's the lowest DPS stat. That being said, I'd drop almost 200 hit for other stats from your current gear. :rolleyes: On a side note I don't understand why you are spending a point on Deathchill in your spec?
  8. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    What Rythian said. Generally you should be using Bold Cardinal Ruby on every socket, unless you need to activate your meta or the socket bonus is good and can be activated with an orange gem, or you want to use a yellow/orange gem to reach the hit/expertise cap. For your meta I'm pretty sure it's considered to be a DPS gain to use +21 agi and 3% crit damage meta and activate it by using a Nightmare's Tear on a blue socket also gaining the socket bonus from the item by doing that, rather than using 2x 10 str 15 stam gems and +21 crit rating 3% crit damage meta.
  9. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    Of course it is. GoD may be pulling ahead, but if you need to buff melee haste IIT is the way to go, and even in a raid environment with WF it's still completely viable DPS. It hasn't changed in any way, so what makes you think that way? On another note I personally am going 2H Unholy in 3.3 and keeping IIT DW as my offspec for situations where we can't get an Enhancement Shaman in the raid. With the GoD and 4pct9 nerf I don't see myself being able to compete with Unholy DK's in the next patch (even now in most cases UH is pulling more), considering how strong SS is going to be again. Even once you drop 4pct9 for t10 I think the GoD nerf in itself is going to hurt us so much that I don't see any reason to spec GoD DW for pure DPS bringing no buffs to the raid, while Unholy 2H will be stronger DPS and you bring Ebon Plaguebringer to the raid on top of that. IIT of course is a different story. 4pct9 nerf won't hurt once you get your hands on t10 and the GoIT change is most likely going to be a DPS increase thinking about all the sources you can draw RP from in actual fights, which simulators don't take into account. Also on multitarget fights you will benefit more from the FF damage than RP gained from IT. @grimLox: Unfortunately that isn't the case for GoD builds which don't use GoIT. It's a straight nerf along with the GoD one.