Death Knight Tanking Specs.

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Death Knight Tanking Specs.

#1 » Post by Chaos » 12 Jun 2010 12:10

here are links to many great tanking specs for all trees.

Blood
http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?deathkn ... S3eO,11685

Frost
http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?deathkn ... S3eO,11685

Unholy
http://www.wowhead.com/talent#j0EMZhxZb ... ucq:pMdMVm

Glyphs are included on the specs.
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Re: Death Knight Tanking Specs.

#2 » Post by Vyrath » 16 Aug 2011 06:05

i think the frost spec one is a little off...no hungering cold which can be a good way to give everyone time to heal and tank to regain aggro just saying. anyone else with thoughts or comments about it?
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Re: Death Knight Tanking Specs.

#3 » Post by claptrap » 16 Aug 2011 08:49

In blood drop spell deflection unless you're doing dungeons. It's only good for direct damage spells like a fireball. Even then, there's better things to spend points on, like Blood Gorged and Dancing Rune Weapon. You want dancing rune weapon because it transfers threat to you. Blood gorged is great because of the armor penetration built in, which is great for blood because of all the physical dmg. Drop sudden doom. You're better off with Ravenous dead to increase your strength, which will increase your threat with every ability+parry chance.

This frost build just makes me sad. No killing machine? Two handed weapon?

Hungering Cold shouldn't be necessary if you're doing your job right, and will be useless when the DPS doesn't stop damage. And we all know they won't. The best use may be to get some quick frost fever out there, but as a frost tank blood runes are crap to be converted with pestilence, so there's no reason to use hungering cold in place of pest.

And unholy... don't even bother, it's not been viable since they nerfed blade barrier. You can do it in a pinch, but I don't recommend it. You essentially rely on Bone Shield to survive, and while it's not a bad tanking ability, it will drop after about 10 seconds of being slapped around. Not ideal for boss fights since it takes an unholy rune.

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Re: Death Knight Tanking Specs.

#4 » Post by Sareh » 17 Aug 2011 19:57

Only For cleaning Trash in dungeon & Raid.
some of "off hand weapons" and "Main hand weapons" have spec tank and there is no Two-hand weapon like this, so in Frost tank you should pick up "Nerves of Cold steel" + "Threat of Thassarian"

http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?deathkn ... d3eO,11685

Glyph of Icy Touch
Glyph of Howling Blast
Glyph of Death and Decay (Damage of your Death and Decay spell increased by 20%)
You can Pick up Glyph of Dark command (Increases the change for your Dark command ability to work successfully by 8%)

You can remove one point and pick up "Unbreakable Armor" which is very useful.
This Talent creates a lot threat (with soft cap Expertise) and also is not good for ICC (Single boss ) but very good for Farm reputation with "The Ashen of verdict"
if you are in group with crappy healer , better choose Blood talent.

to check your threat , download addon Omen Meter threat :
http://letitbit.net/download/1800.1b6b8 ... 5.rar.html
http://www.wowace.com/media/files/404/7 ... v3.0.9.zip
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Re: Death Knight Tanking Specs.

#5 » Post by claptrap » 19 Aug 2011 23:06

Sareh, drop Icy Talons and Improved Icy talons and let a frost dps pick those up. Get frost strike and blade barrier instead.

Also, drop your glyphs and use Obliterate, Frost stike and disease. Oblit and frost strike will greatly increase your single target threat and disease helps your rotation a bit to let you oblit and HB more.

Glyph of Howling blast isn't useful, one disease rotations don't generate nearly as much threat as 2 disease rotations. Pick up Obliterate instead since it's an incredible single target threat boost. Glyph of icy touch just increases disease dmg and diseases don't generate much threat. Death and Decay is nice, but you really shouldn't have AoE threat issues as a frost tank.

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Re: Death Knight Tanking Specs.

#6 » Post by Sareh » 26 Aug 2011 11:39

First of all I Said :
Only For cleaning Trash in dungeon & Raid
Your point are about Single Threat and with your opinion , you would have less AOE threat
you are talking about Single threat while i am talking about AOE threat
also i have no problem with this tree even intervention with 10K DPS and i can hold AOE threat
Glyph of Howling blast isn't useful
Without Glyph of HB , HB will be without damage from Frost Fever so less dmg , and less AOE threat
Sareh, drop Icy Talons and Improved Icy talons and let a frost dps pick those up. Get frost strike and blade barrier instead.
Good Point if in group there is Frost DPS and Not good if One Frost with 4 Caster but i think Overall is Okay.also for Frost Strike this requires :Chill of the Grave , that why should pick up Glyph of Frost strike.
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