Unholy DK Tank Help

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Re: Unholy DK Tank Help

Postby Hokahey » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:42 pm

Splug wrote:I never really had any trouble holding threat with single disease frost either; the throughput threat is slightly lower than two-disease frost on paper, but in practice the huge startup burst tends to justify it. The cycle is stronger where it is most critical, in exchange for slacking where there is slack to be had. Then again, I would not recommend single-disease frost with a 2h; half the benefit of single-disease frost is the extra obliterates gained off the free disease refreshes from Rime, and dual wielding nearly doubles your Rime proc rate.

As several people have already mentioned, you may want to go with a more cookie-cutter unholy build. I don't think it will do much to help your survivability, but it will make threat more consistent. If you're dying to burst damage, reducing your stamina is likely very bad; you probably want more effective health, not less.

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Forgive me, I know you're far more knowledgable than I, but why would DW have any impact on Rime (Freezing Fog) procs? Did you mean Killing Machine procs?
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Re: Unholy DK Tank Help

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:46 pm

An Obliterate with the Threat of Thassarian talent consists of two hits that can both proc Rime, iirc.
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Re: Unholy DK Tank Help

Postby Levantine » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:48 pm

Correct.

IIRC it's ~25% chance to proc Rime per Obliterate when Dual Wielding.
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Re: Unholy DK Tank Help

Postby Hokahey » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:05 pm

Levantine wrote:Correct.

IIRC it's ~25% chance to proc Rime per Obliterate when Dual Wielding.


Thanks, I had no clue this was the case.
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Re: Unholy DK Tank Help

Postby Splug » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:17 am

Yeah, your offhand hit from Obliterate will also roll to proc rime, which gives you two chances every time you obliterate.

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