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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. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    If you're playing 2h frost the way it should be, not saying you're not, but RE should be better. With rune dumping and then RP dumping the way it works out.
  10. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    Here's me in a perfect environment with two other frost dks in the raid or are only a little be less geared than me. World of Logs - Real Time Raid Analysis
  11. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    Alonquinus it's definitely competitive. Unholy also provides a whole lot of raid utility with AMZ.
  12. Thread of Ultimate Stupidity

    This is as of 4.3 or current?