Hello fellow DK’s
Im looking for some clarification to the way I should be playing my frost 2h DK with the Runic Empowerment talent.
From what I think I understand, the talent only has a 45% chance to proc with frost strike when two of the same rune is on cooldown.
Firstly, when it does proc does that mean it restores the fully-depleted rune completely, meaning both frost runes or both unholy runes or bot death runes etc? since they are paired for the criteria anyway?
Right now what I am doing is, starting the boss fight with outbreak and I summon my ghoul while running to the boss , and pop pillar of frost instantly. I think spam as much obliterate as I can, with HB on any rime procs that come my way.
However after this I get confused, as now I can use some frost strikes but sometimes KM procs, so is is it better for me to wait say 2-3 seconds left on obliterate to use for the KM proc or should I just use the frost strike.
Usually once I use the obliterate again then some frost strike spam, I am left with nothing to press, no runes no runic power, I assume this is because of the RNG of the talent? But should I really be spamming frost strike or only use 1 or 2 to try get the talent to proc obliterate runes.
The other thing I would like clarification on, is when and how to use our full rune reset cooldown, Empower rune weapon. The way I see it is, if I go in with my intial rotation and once I have used all the obliterates I can, should I use it then while pillar or frost is still up, to get the most dmg out of it? But then I will have a lot of runic power because of the initial RP built then more with this CD’s runes, so I will easily pass 100 rp?
Or If I use my obliterates, then dump the RP , then pop the cooldown, but if the frost strikes used to dump the rp generated some runes, I am not making full use of the cooldown..
I seem to come quite abit behind the other DKs in our group especially at the start of the encounter, when I feel like I have followed the priority correctly and I have literally nothing else to press for dps, and yet they are shooting higher than me. Granted they have the elegon normal sword and I have lfr, and some other small lower ilvl in pieces, but surely it shouldn’t matter that much..
My biggest thing is im not sure if I am losing DPS if I wait for obliterate runes when KM is procced (provided it isn’t like 5+seconds to go) or if I should just use whatever I can. I find that if I use whatever I can during KM, I end up using frost strike more often for KM than I do obliterate.. and that cant be good for dps 2h..but is the alternative better?
I have read around and a lot of different answers on this.
Sorry for the long post, I really hope someone can help me get my head around all this.
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