May 15 2009 4:58 PM EDT
Okay yea I'm looking for some more advice with my tank. Works out great and everything, but one thing I'm wanting to do is dish out a little more damage
. Basically what I'm needing is just Bladed armor that much I know lol. So yea... Advice me up please.
May 15 2009 5:42 PM EDT
Still lookin for pointers lol.
May 15 2009 6:02 PM EDT
It has been less than 1 hour since you first posted.
Give people time to see it and think.
A frost tank build doesn't need Bladed Armor. The link above is just that, a tanking build. If you want a frost DPS build, look at the link below this.
They invented duel specs for a reason and since you can make 1k Gold in less than 3 days with Argent Tournament, Sons of Hodir and Oracle dailies, you should have no issues with getting it.
Unholy DPS Spec:
Blood DPS Spec:
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Elitist Jerks: http://elitistjerks.com/f72/
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May 15 2009 6:25 PM EDT
"They invented duel specs for a reason"
Yea I have dual spec. Blood DPS primary spec then Frost tank secondary. Just wanting to see if I could up the tank dps.
"A frost tank build doesn't need Bladed Armor."
Bladed Armour is one of the largest DPS increases (after Killing Machine and the deep Frost Tree itself) a Frost Tank can get.
Don't ever pass it up.
If you have;
Blood of the North
From the Frost Tree, you're good to go.
If you're DPS is too low (and I was pushing proper DPS, up in the top 3, on Naxx10 runs), then it's your rotation and Weapon that needs to change, not your Talents.
I'll check your linked spec ina minute, but What Weapon do you have, and what Rotation do you use?
I disagree with silva's listed Tank Spec. There's much in there you just won't need. I'd link one, but can't get WoWhead to link to build atm (And can't view yours as the Blizzard site is down)
While it has the basics of the Tank Build (5/8/5), you don't need;
Runic Power Mastery (You only use that for Glyphed Death Strike, or DRW/Gargoyle, which Frost won't use, and you should never be Runic Power Capped due to Ruse Strike.)
Icy Talons and IIT. Not needed. Haste is still /meh for DKs, and Shaman can bring the buff. It's sheer folly to pick it over Killing Machine.
Hungering Cold is a PvP ability. You really don't need it in a Tanking Build. But if you have a point going spare by all means drop it in there. I just find I don't have the points! ;)
Acclimation is still crappy, if they buffed it it would be god. As it is now, it's gimicky for a couple of bosses that have periodic (like every 2 seconds) damage ticks.
Apart from Anticipation, the points in Unholy aren't needed, unles you're going 21+ into unholy, or doing something special with your rotation that requies 21 second Diseases. Corpse Explosion is def out. Howling Blast is all you'll need for AoE (with Blood Boil).
Rune Strike. If you haven't Macro it to every active ability you use. ;)
Use something like;
#showtooltip Blood Strike
/cast Blood Strike
/cast Rune Strike
As RS is on next swing, this macro will key up a RS every time to use BS, Obliterate, etc automatically, without you missing the proc window. Which will significantly increase your DPS/TPS when tanking!
If Runic Power become an issue, look to specing into Scent of Blood (but to be honest, I've not had a chance to test it after the buff), to get back the RP generation we've lost frmt he Blessing of Sanctuary change.
Try something like;
With the last three points up to you.
Epidemic if you need the Disease time, UA if you need antoher (all be it not that great) Tanking Cooldown, Scent of Blood if you need the RP generation.
I hope this helps!
May 16 2009 5:16 AM EDT
that last spec GL posted is pretty much flawless. If you want an "oh crap" button you can spec into unbreakable armor, but you shouldn't need it
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