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Death Siphon base damage has been increased by 50%, but it now scales less efficiently with attack power. This should result in an increase in damage for Frost and Unholy Death Knights, and a minor reduction in damage for Blood Death Knights benefitting from Vengeance.
With this latest change, would this mean that death runes should be spent on Death Siphons instead of Howling blast for single target as DW Mastery Frost?
I did some target dummy testing since I'm not the best with simcraft, and these are the results I got: (Note, when simcraft is upgraded it would of course be the better source of data)
Howling blast: 227 times used min: 25445 Avg: 26840 Max: 32286
Death Siphon: 227 times used min: 21775 Avg: 22540 Max: 23242
So it seems that death siphon still isn't better even with the buff :>