Posts Tagged ‘Scew EJ I’ll spec 2H frost if I want to!’

DKs are alright

October 14, 2010

Logged on last night and was able to cut gems again. So Karius got his int/spirit gems replaced with int/hit and the spirit on his cloak reforged to hit, and he’s now hit-capped and ready to raid. Well, except for not having all of his glyphs filled out, but he’s got the damage increasing ones in place. 

Then, instead of testing a fire spec, I hopped over to Kaly. His tank spec was already taken care of the night before. No real issues there, other than finding where the waves have spawned in the first section of CoS sucks without DBM, and running the gauntlet as a blood DK tank still sucks as much as it did before.  I did get a lot of practice at hitting blood boil.

So .. DPS specs. He’d been unholy for awhile so I started with that. Had some fun on the dummies, turning my ghoul into a big ugly. But in a dungeon setting, stuff all dies too fast before I get it built up enough to unleash him. Also, I just couldn’t figure out the new rotation with festering strike. Cael was telling me what I should be doing, which was kinda cute since his DK has  been 80 for a whole week now. To be fair though, he DID read the EJ threads, so at least he was informed and not just pulling it out of …

Ahem. Anyway, I decided that unholy just didn’t feel right anymore. Plus the procs were kinda ugly and boring. So I did something that I’ve been looking forward to trying out ever since I heard they were going to attempt to make it viable … I specced 2H frost. Yes, yes, I KNOW that DW frost is ‘the way to go.’ But I don’t care. I spent 25 saronites (back when they weren’t cheap) to get my Shadow’s Edge forged and I’m damn well gonna use it. Plus, the procs are pretty.

The DK tanks that I know who weren’t already blood before the patch are having some troubles adjusting. I remember what it was like when I first went blood a couple of months ago. That finger that was always itching to hit howling blast … yah … now that itch has been taken care of. I’m doing 4.5-5k in heroics as 2H frost.  That’s good enough for me. Plus the spec is just plain FUN.

Paladins … yeah let’s not go there. I hope to have a working healbot tonight, because I tried a dungeon without it last night and it was … ugly. I was way too confused over the new spells to even bother trying to download vuhdo or clique. So I healed by clicking on the party member and then using keybound spells on the action bar. It worked but … there were a couple different times people died because I was sitting there going ‘omg omg I have like 4 different spells I could use here which one do I hit and where did I keybind it aaaaaaahhhhhhhh!’ SO … yeah. I really wish the priest was geared for raids because I have a feeling I’m going to get the hang of disc LONG before I ever feel comfortable with the pally again.