Post by Brutalslayer
I know that frost spec is usually known to be the DW spec but I've been dealing with 2h unholy dps and i was wondering if unholy DW dps would do close or the same amount of dps heres the spec i was thinking of http://www.wowhead.com/?talent#jcZG0eZfM0Ixcdx0ux0uIqo
-- tell me what you guys think.
Post by Fyuu
DW Unholy is still viable, dependent on your available selection of weapons. Generally though it is considered sub-optimal to 2H because SS hits that much harder now with a 2-hander equipped. One advantage to DW Unholy though, which I'm an adamant practiser of, is that it saves you the trouble of constantly reforging your weapon if you change between a tanking dual-spec, like Blood.
If you're going to try DW Unholy, there are a few pointers to keep in mind...
- Your main-hand weapon should be as slow as and come with the highest top-end damage possible. Because you will lack Threat of Thassarian
, your strikes will be based solely upon this weapon's damage potential. As a result, you can
make do with a faster off-hand (such as Remorse
, which I use for the expertise), but slow is still generally accepted as being the better choice.
- Since the changes to DKs in 3.3 and beyond, given that DW Unholy was as strong
as 2H beforehand, you no longer want a Frost off-spec for your talent points. You need
to pick up talents like Bladed Armor and Dark Conviction from the Blood tree, given that they will scale much better with both Unholy's talents and skills. How far you go into the latter of these will depend on how many leftover talent points you end up with due to flavour choices, like RPM (which I love for the extra RP spillover).
- Reaping in the Unholy tree is considered a DPS loss until you obtain 2pcT10 and some decent ICC-level gear. Ditch it and put those points into Morbidity (at least two; three is open to much debate due to DnD's frequency of use, but I prefer the +5% DC damage considering I love to spam the things).
Feel free to ask me any questions as despite it's sub-optimal nature now, I still love the playstyle of DW Unholy for my DK as it's more of a fun off-spec to his primary role as a Blood tank.
Post by Fyuu
Oh, almost forgot. This
is my current spec of choice, note that the DD glyph is interchangable with DnD if you concentrate more of AoE combat.
Please forgive the double-post, this terminal is giving me grief editing posts.