Welcome to the Siege of Orgrimmar edition of the Death Knight CD usage spreadsheet. This spreadsheet aims to make information pertaining to Tier 16 bosses and relevant to DK players of all specs more accessible. Whether it's personal CD usage, raid cooldown viability or even encounter-specific tips and tricks, I hope the community will find this information useful.
This spreadsheet is a work in progress. Additional contributions and corrections are welcome.
|Encounter||Can Dark Simulacrum be used?||Ability that can be Dark Simmed||Is it worth using the Dark Sim glyph?||Best times to use Anti-Magic Shell||Best times to use Icebound Fortitude||Is it worth using Glyph of Icebound Fortitude?||Will Anti-Magic Zone be useful for this fight?||Best times to use Anti-Magic Zone||Level 90 talent usage|
|Immerseus||No||Not Applicable||No||Soaking Sha Pools, AMS can be used to go through Swirl without taking damage (also means no RP)||In case you fail a Swirl or have to step through pools||No||Yes||Once the blobs hit the boss you can throw it on your group to reduce damage||Gorefiend's Grasp if there are 3+ adds nearby|
|Fallen Protectors||No||No||No||AMS and/or AMZ during Sun's Desperate Measures and the Embodied Sorrow's Inferno Strike||If you fail at Gouge (IBF breaks the stun); Desecrated Ground doesn't work||If you fail the gouges a lot (you shouldn't, so that means No)||Yes||Inferno Strike||Gorefiend's Grasp works well to drag in Sha adds during Dark Meditation|
|Norushen||Yes||Blood DKs can copy the Hurl Corruption ability, cast by the Titanic Corruption add during the Test of Confidence; be aware that it deals high shadow damage to the player||No||Frayed casts below 50% boss health, Burst of Anger fail in serenity test||If you fail at the cutter beam, a combination of this and AMS will save your life||No||Yes||When there's a lot of Manifestations of Corruptions out; also use AMZ to mitigate Icy Fear as the Amalgam reaches lower health levels|
|Sha of Pride||No||Not Applicable||No||Swelling Pride, Mark of Arrogance||Swelling Pride||Yes||Yes||Swelling pride||Gorefiend's Grasp can help to clump up adds spawned by Self-Reflection|
|Galakras||No||Not Applicable||No||Phase 1: Tidal Wave from Shaman, Phase 2: When Flames of Gakakrond goes out||Possibly for mitigating Flames of Galakrond||Up to the player||When Flames of Galakrond goes out||Gorefiend's Grasp is useful for clumping up adds within Blizzard|
|Iron Juggernaut||No||Not Applicable||No||At the start of Siege Mode, Seismic Activity deals Nature damage; Shock Pulse also deals large amounts of Nature damage in addition to the knockback||For mine soaking, Yes||No||If talented, try to hit as many people as possible during Seismic Activity|
|Kor'kron Dark Shaman||Yes||Kardis' Froststorm Bolt, which scales with the Frost DK Mastery||Yes||Poison Mists, Green slimes when close, Foul Stream if you're the target||Foul Geyser on you||Potentially||Yes||AMZ for when Falling Ash meteor hits raid||Gorefiend's Grasp can be used to gather Foul Slime adds, but keep in mind that it is extremely dangerous to ever be within their melee range due to Foulness|
|Nazgrim||Yes||Arcweavers' Arcane Shock (may not be worth it due to increased raid damage if not interrupted)||No||If you see yourself targeted by an Arcane Shock that won't be interrupted, or if you fail to avoid the fire trails left behind by Heroic Shockwave||If there are Ravagers flying around or an add starts whirlwinding close to you, also when the boss casts War Song||Possibly to mitigate Warsong more frequently||No||Not Applicable||Remorseless Winter is useful for stunning adds, particularly on Heroic where a Death Knight can be very useful for interrupting Magistrike, cast by Arcweavers; Gorefiend's Grasp can also be used to improve add positioning if needed.|
|Malkorok||No||Not Applicable||No||AMS can be used off cooldown when Ancient Miasma is active, due to the ticking shadow damage it deals; AMS can also be saved for Imploding Energy soaking, as well as Essence of Y'Shaarj soaking on Heroic||Blood Rage phase, or when soaking Imploding Energy||If you're soaking Imploding Energy frequently||Possibly||Another option when soaking Imploding Energy||Gorefiend's Grasp can be useful for gathering up Living Corruption adds that spawn from Malkorork's Seismic Slam ability on Heroic difficulty|
|Spoils of Pandaria||Yes||Rage of the Empress, cast by Set'thik Wind Wielders from the Mantid Crates can be copied and applied to all nearby allies, though it is reduced to a 5% rather than 50% buff; Residue cast by Zar'thik Amber Priests is a powerful group HoT that can also be copied||Yes||Every Mogu-side miniboss has an unavoidable AoE magical attack, such as Zu Yin's Molten Fist; also use it to soak damage from Gusting Bomb, Pheromone Cloud and Encapsulated Pheromones on Mantid Side||Icebound Fortitude can essentially be used off cooldown given the constant, pulsing AoE damage that is present during this encounter||Up to the player||Possibly||When one of the AoE-Boss mobs are active||Gorefiend's Grasp can be used to clump up newly released/spread out mobs|
|Thok the Bloodthirsty||No||Not Applicable||No||Off CD, but be aware that his Shock Collar won't always hit you; Corrosive Blood (Poison debuff from green add) is also worth soaking||Defeaning Roars||No||Yes||You can throw it on your groups stack point to reduce fire/poison/frost damage taken||Gorefiend's Grasp can be used on Captive Cave Bats, which are adds that the raid must deal with on Heroic difficulty|
|Siegecrafter Blackfuse||No||Not Applicable||No||Standing in fire nearby||During Magnetic Crush||No||Not unless you're blowing up Crawler Mines||Gorefiend's Grasp can be used to clump up and reposition Crawler Mine adds, assuming you aren't on Conveyer Belt duty at the time|
|Paragons of the Klaxxi||No||Not Applicable||No||Catalyst explosions, standing in amber pools for extra RP||If you are helping to soak Aim||Yes if you are aiding in Aim soaking||Yes, but it's hard to use on this fight with heavy movement||Desecrated Ground can break the stun caused by Whirling|
|Garrosh Hellscream||Yes||Farseer Wolf Chain Lighting AND mind controlled allies: Tranquility, Divine Hymn, Dark Soul: Instability, Shadow Priest T90 talents, Moonkin Starfall, Summon Doomguard/Infernal, Power Word: Barrier||Only if you don't use the Iron Star||Iron Star explosions and Whirling Corruption||Glyphed IBF on CD||Yes||Yes, for whirlwinds if you have melee stand in it||When Garrosh casts Whirling Corruption|
This spreadsheet would not have been possible without the assistance of the entire community. Thanks to:
- Jessamy for his help formatting the spreadsheet and bringing it over to EJ.
- Mendenbarr for additional formatting help and running sims for me when I tell him to. He also made me a cute little banner suggestion: http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/872/vhvy.png
- Tyvi for providing thumbnail artwork.
- Ketsuki for passing on the amazing artwork you see here, and Elypop for making the artwork.
- Nangz for the awesome banner.
- All of #Acherus for their invaluable contributions and testing. Keep it up guys!
To be done
- Fill up more sections/confirm existing sections
- More formatting work
September 21, 2013:
[3:48] Thread created.
[9:20] Whee, let's delete everything!
[10:40] Here it is, it was here all along. I don't know what you're talking about.
September 24th, 2013:
[18:09] Clarified and expanded upon AMZ uses for Norushen.
[21:18] New abilities added to Spoils of Pandaria. Also adding in Wowhead links for multiple spells/abilities.
September 25th, 2013:
[16:49] Added more abilities to the Spoils of Pandaria and Malkorok sections, as well as more formatting work.
September 27th, 2013:
[10:32] New abilities added, and more formatting. Please do keep contributing; it is immensely helpful to the community.
September 28th, 2013:
[20:47] More Level 90 talent uses added for various bosses.
October 6th, 2013:
[8:20] More information added to Spoils of Pandaria and Paragons of the Klaxxi section.
October 7th, 2013:
[15:48] New uses for Gorefiend's Grasp added.
[23:54] More AMS and IBF uses added.
October 10th, 2013:
[19:24] Corrected an error on Malkorok, where I was mistakenly referring to Imploding Energy as Displaced Energy.
October 12th, 2013:
[08:46] Fleshed out the Spoils of Pandaria section.
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