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  1. Unholy DPS 5.4 - The Fun has been Doubled!

    One thing that's wrong in this guide is the fact that the CD reduction trinket off of Galakras affects ERW, it in fact does not affect ERW and you don't have it affecting UF, which is affected by it. Also in regards to the BiS list above, you don't have the tier 16 4-set taken into account, which can boost our dps quite a bit, even though you might think stuff with a higher ilevel is better it's not when you take that into account.
  2. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    Deadly boss mods is better kept up to date as to my knowledge. However any or all of them will do for you as long as you use one. I used BW and LW at first but found its developers to be much less adept at programming at the time, which was nearly four years ago. I also want to say thank you to everyone who is participating in #Acherus, as it is the premiere place to find help outside of the EJ forums for Death Knights.
  3. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    Thank you for the great guides, they are the best formatted guides on Elitist Jerks, great for linking to people who want to improve but are not that great at number-crunching yet.
  4. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

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  5. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    GC announced today that DW Unholy will be nerfed, as they want Unholy to focus on 2 handers. "We want to make sure Unholy DKs prefer two-handed weapons." Also Mastery won't suck as a stat anymore. "Unholy DKs are another spec for whom mastery just isn’t working out. Our current intent is to redesign their mastery so that their attacks cause more damage to diseased targets (in a similar manner to the Restoration druid mastery)." Source:Upcoming Class Changes
  6. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    So essentially your saying that as an Off-Tank Unholy does very well? Thats good, I was curious about that. What are you opinions on Tanking as Unholy in 5-mans compared to the other trees? When I last specced Unholy for tanking it was in 3.1, after 3.2 came out Unholy Blight was changed to its current form in terms of Function, and I stopped tanking as Unholy. Is this still leaving Unholy with AoE threat Issues as well as Avoidance and Mitigation Issues Overall from your perspective? The reason I ask is because I would love to get better at tanking on my death knight,but I find that AoE fests make my job really hard. I only tank occasionally with my Death Knight as its main specced Unholy DPS and I don't want to be stressed out playing a video game, so I'm sporting only 10 man ToC equivalent gear overall for tanking if that makes a difference as to which way i should go to start gearing up for tanking and which tree i should choose to be an well rounded tank.
  7. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    So simple question, I am just curious is Unholy still a viable spec to tank in for 5 mans and occasional Off-Tanking in 10 mans of older content (e.g ToC-10)? If yes what is the cookie cutter spec for it?
  8. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    Okay first off let me say this is my first time posting on EJ, and so I'm sorry for any noobish mistake i might be making by asking this question, I've been looking at this thread for a while to try and see about the OP getting any updates from what i can see it hasn't been, so if anyone else can answer this for me thank you. Is Unholy a good tanking spec to run Heroics with and do the occasional Offtanking in older content like ToC 10 and lower or is it just so far behind the other two trees in viability that i should stick with the current spec i am using which is based off the 2 Handed Frost Build in the OP, I'm wearing mainly the t9 232 tanking set with similar levels of equipment for everything else except my weapon which is Quel'delar (My main spec is Unholy DPS so after getting an upgrade last week in ICC 10 man i made it my tanking weapon) and my two trinkets which are the Emblem of Heroism Tanking one (Valor of the First War?) and its copy from brewfest, which by the way interestingly do not share CD's and can be used at the same time. Thank you and sorry for my noobish-ness, Thanks for making the Death Knight part of this sight so great, I come here every day to try and learn something new everyday and by using other posters suggestions and my knowledge of my own character have improved my playing a death knight tremoundously.