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  1. I believe that using the cleave trinket on fights where there are multiple mobs is definitely an increase (Immerseus/Protectors). I don't see a lot of people using it so I thought I'd add it in here. http://worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-3apenjiyhfjw6ytm/details/16/?s=0&e=358 Here does 11.5% of my damage which is definitely a huge increase. http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/t0b8c675n2wn9wgr/details/4/?s=9488&e=9887 Here 11.4% http://www.worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-5g25bhn122d3qw7b/details/30/?s=374&e=1080 Here 5.8% http://worldoflogs.com/reports/rt-sopkivp2l7k00h4h/details/25/?s=2502&e=3023 And here 4.2% Even in the smallest instance it is still a pretty decent dps increase. Of course you lose survivability, but at higher gear levels you can definitely drop whatever trinket you were using for these earlier fights.
  2. Warlords of Draenor death knight discussion

    I don't think a change for ERW I needed, I use it every pull for some sort of boost and I would say that most do as well. Though I agree some changes to defile would be nice. Maybe the duration refreshes after every increase in size up until max size. So that way like on H immerseus you drop defile initially with some adds it gets to a moderate size and more come out, then you have the extra area to damage/snapaggro them as they start to spawn and you get the duration extension people are talking about, though I think it still would need a bump. Could also introduce a glyph like regen magic that if the size doesn't increase or whatnot then the cooldown is reduced for x amount of time. I also don't like the idea of the huge spell effect though, could definitely cause some computers to have issues and annoyance in raid awareness.
  3. Make sure to look at the spreadsheet thread to increase dps even further. A lot of the dps things can be applied to us and I posted a couple of tips in there for blood as well. Here's a direct link: http://forums.elitistjerks.com/index.php?/topic/132005-death-knight-cooldown-usage-spreadsheet/?p=2269540
  4. Death Knight Cooldown Usage Spreadsheet [5.4]

    Someone asked me a question on the Garrosh soak so I'll clarify a little bit. You ams right before he casts it to soak up the general aoe that comes with the conal attack he does. You do not actually stand in the cone, you'll probably be one shot if ya do.
  5. Death Knight Cooldown Usage Spreadsheet [5.4]

    These aren't explicitly defined so I figured I'd throw them out there. Some tips for blood: Immerseus: corrosive blast can be absorbed by ams Protectors: glyph of IBF and desecrated ground can be used to break rook's fists (either for extra dps on the bosses or for if you're tanking a bunch of sun's adds). Norushen: can avoid a stack of self doubt with ams iron juggernaut: can push higher stacks of tank debuff with ams, stack blood shields before soaking mines to make it do virtually nothing. Shamans: soak bolt from Kardis with ams or use to mitigate aura damage from blobs whenever they come out to help get slows or dps them down Nazgrim: (applies to all) been playing with this for a while and haven't seen any extra fury generated, but probably needs to be tested more, we can soak his heroic leap lines with ams for extra rp. Malkorok: death pact when pulling (whenever debuff is applied) to get large shield right away. Thok: after first phase of tanking thok his stacks of the particular cone he puts on you thereafter can be avoided with ams, allows for pretty easy one tanking of thok also. Siegecrafter: can ams soak electrostatic charges, best used whenever at higher stacks. Paragons: IF you get caustic blood stacks you can ams for rp. Garrosh: you can ams annihilate whenever in other phase, if you time it right can go for two.
  6. In analysis like this you've also got to realize they're both tanking two different type of content so their gearing styles are going to be different. 10mans I've seen going more towards full parry, whereas 25s are doing a balance. Reason being balance overall would account for less damage taken overall. Just make sure that you're seeing what content people are raiding when comparing to what would be better for dps.
  7. I've been a parry/dodge build for a while now, focusing moreso on parry, and I've noticed huge increases myself. Also I don't think it's been brought up,but we're also getting more SoB procs from parry haste since we're swinging more often. A suggestion for this type of build, if you're looking to improve your dps, is to make a riposte weak aura. Mine basically just tells me to taunt if its not up. Now by doing this you're going to have to pay attention to current mechanics, but on fights like immerseus, sha of pride, nazgrim, and etc its helpful. I've been following more of what kaotikz @ rexxar doing as far as gearing. Though since SimC still has not been fixed completely so we're still just shop talking.
  8. @houndstooth I've switched recently to a parry/dodge/haste build and seen my numbers increase by a very large amount (also a 10 man tank). Been following a couple of the top tanks on WoL, mainly kaotikz @ rexxar, and seen the same type build pop up multiple times other than of course the normal crit builds that people have been running since last tier. Also not seeing the complete avoidance on immerseus by use of ams. On this type of note though archerus has a google docs of ams situations for dps des, but its also applicable to us and even more if you're trying to improve your tank dps.
  9. Frost DPS 5.0.4 - The Cold Hand of Death

    Here's the exported string for the swing timer I use from weak auras. Someone asked me to post it here from #Acherus so here it is!!! dGtFcaGlLOTjfZukH5kLQzRu(MGoSkTtOAVODl0(HGFQeAyI63QYFjLHkLObtImCi5Guk3MkoMiNJKwie1sjr1IvsTCQ6HkbpL4XkvpxQMiezQQQjdY0LCrPuSmq9mbUoqBKs1wLsYMPKTdGttX0uXNHY3HqJukPgljkJMegpaDsLKBbORrQopKACuPlR41sP0mXpfdLvXA8w39P9v7VyV9v4TsZMYAJwQ1AT0gos2uUTviPHKworPtjT8SmCzifhkquG4NcGlAz1NI4atnlH1tWW5WCqcwNc6fTS6tr7ad1ZUW5KQBk4OhQEOfWtdL1392I5FGrOfEBpp)e)q8elkL3GHnE(PuOrnu61Ta7uaJdatSOCbRhLDWE9C0uyGgkLXzGOmamXIIGOjIHGsFJZ4PSd2RNJwHg1qzayIffW(OP4gHiYua7Jgy0uezkkUrikoxtKfL1x)cVTNNFINO9MJQAqc(KdoWzv9eTaQ3qCyINiEaTFCZbUbQnzyDyxDyvAbuVHffith12f9FaSAXyvuqqjkkgdMII2BYWU5JBWjNvZUHQ0c4XLY27cXpf)BB4NId4wz4NflkG9rRJA2jYu6OMD(P0nrSTH4bSyrjc689gmSX3jEIIFWmV4hnQHYf0FxF9umqueenrmeu6BCgpLAaSa9dfBENNhnLleKPmV4DtR8gmSX35NffenqLcApmh04gMsQn6NSkCiTaE0Py2FrUMffaiE6KZSib
  10. Frost DPS 5.0.4 - The Cold Hand of Death

    Personally what I did was use a swing timer addon, a buddy of mine made a weak aura, that shows your swing timer and just go off of that. Since KM procs about ~.4 secs after you swing, depending upon speed of course, I just adjusted fire in between then on using FS in order to maximize OB KMs.
  11. Frost DPS 5.0.4 - The Cold Hand of Death

    Just a note soul reaper is currently causing impervious shield on H spirit kings to explode. Edit: This has been fixed.
  12. Mists of Pandaria: All Specs

    A lot of the simcraft priority list has incarnation in there, which soul of the forest will be better at 90, for most of the fights, so you can ignore those parts. There are only a few changes from this past tier except for SR takes priority over everything now and thrash is thrown into single-target in certain cases.
  13. Frost DPS 5.0.4 - The Cold Hand of Death

    Guide looks solid so far. The only thing I would note is that for DW I'm pretty sure It's a dps increase to drop D&D on one of the unholy runes coming off CD.
  14. Mists of Pandaria: All Specs

    A lot of people have been doing number crunches and all that jazz for MoP for frost/unholy and there seems to be a pretty set rotation/priority list for the three: 2h frost, dw frost, and 2h unholy. A great forum I found was here. DW vs 2h Frost rotation (MoP PvE) GC confirmd - Forums - World of Warcraft
  15. Mists of Pandaria: All Specs

    Just trying to get some dps talk up in here, but from what I'm seeing we're pretty much sucking in the beta right now. I'm only seeing two glyphs that could be advantageous which would be an obvious the AMS glyph and then the stance glyph, which could possible lead us to shifting towards stance dancing as arms warriors do, but other than that it's pretty lame of the cards we were dealt so far in beta. Another thing is that most of the talents cater towards tanking or pvp so i'm not sure of what's to come but I'm hoping some improvement. Any thoughts from some dps?