Post by valentre
I have a quick question. I have a newly minted DK DW Frost Tank. I have 552 Def right now (looking for better gear) and am just doing the normal 80s, however I am worried about my rotation.
I open with DnD, then IT, then PS, the Pestilence, but then I am waiting for the next Blood rune for the BB.
I changed my rotation up a little and went DnD, HB then BB, but then I am running into the slow cooldowns. (I got the glyph for Howling Blast instead of Frost Strike).
I am having a hard time with the AoE pulls and keeping threat locked down against the DPSers I know will be in Heroics.
Anyway, I know I need better weapons and I need to get a better neck (lolshieldblock). But any help would be great! Thanks!http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Sentinels&cn=Kerawyn
Post by bwirum
Seriously, if what you're going to do in the foreseeable future is tank 5-mans, you need a new spec.
This is my frost dw tank:http://www.wowhead.com/?profile=eu.neptulon.edicarne#talents
He does heroics. That's it. Well, aside from the weekly raid quest. I've specced him back and forth probably 15 times before I got to that spec. I always have a balanced pool of RP, meaning I rarely go hungry for it and rarely have my pool maxed out. I have macroed Rune Strike
into all my spells, and use Frost Strike
for RP dump. If you find yourself in dire need of getting rid of your rune CD's, don't be afraid of using (I almost wrote 6, since that's my hotkey for it...) Empower Rune Weapon
to get off to a new start, allthough I usually save that for rough spots.
Other pro's of this build is that you get a nice reduction of cd on your DnD
, you have awesome snap aggro abilities in Howling Blast
and the glyphs you see on the profile.
Normal start rotation is DnD -> HB -> BB -> FS, on from then kind of depends on amount of mobs and generally how well and fast things are going down, along with how well educated your group is. Optimally HB should be tossed out before DnD due to the points in Tundra Stalker
, but in practice you'll mostly want to rally up mobs with DnD first, to have a better chance of hitting everyone with your HB, thus spreading Frost Fever on as many mobs as possible before churning out your BB.¨
Hope this helped some =)