Recent Posts(time since post)
Popular Topics(last 3 days)
Death Knight Leveling Guide13 replies to this topic
Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:06 AM
Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:46 AM
but i have a question, when i leveled my dk in cata i was in blood all the way. never died and pulled mucho mobs. is that not applicable in mop?
also, you should change the text for dk's - from 55-90 =) tnx again for great guides.
In the next few weeks, we will extend this guide to cover the entire leveling journey, from level 1 to level 90
Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:01 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:26 PM
I found blood MUCH more efficient, as you can pull basically unlimited mobs with NO risk, even if you pull an elite or two. Between bone shield, blood shield, high armor, and damage reduction/crit immunity from blood presence, you basically HAVE to be fighting multiple mobs to even take damage at all
I found this to be the same for Unholy as well. I believe they have stated Blood is just not the most efficient way to level up. I was just running Unholy to level, but I think once I hit 90 I'll stay this way. I'm really enjoying it now.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:31 AM
Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:40 PM
Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:38 PM
Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:48 PM
Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:23 PM
Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:33 PM
Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:56 AM
Posted 02 August 2013 - 03:43 PM
We currently have had more important things to do on the website, but since we now have a base of the guide (from the frost mage guide) it will be much easier and faster.
Thank you for your patience.
Feedback about me and my work is always appreciated.
Do you need more personal help? Send me a personal message or add me in-game Oltier#2520 or on Skype Oltier and we shall see if I can help you!
Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:39 PM
Sorry but, I got to throw my hat in the ring as well. This "guide" is poorly conceived and tested. Its always blood for soloing content (including mashing dungeons solo). Blood is more efficient because if you are doing it right, you pull groups of mobs and burn them down 5-8 at a time at your current level (up to 20 ezsauce if their are lower level!). Run on your mount, body pull what you can, cast DnD (with the movement speed debuff), icy touch whats in range, dark command and death grip any additional two. Open pestilence, spam blood boil just twice (glyphed to trigger pestilence) and everything will be at 40% health at best. I used to burn ENTIRE FAMILIES of monkeys in Scholazar Basin with this method and it works in PandaLandah too. (PS also great for skinning it thats how u make your gold, i also use it to lay boot to ogres in the Highlands to farm cloth).
Blood will always outperform AOE burning mobs. And, considering the current 'DPS' specs are massively underperforming other classes atm (c.f. Noxxic, etc.) - you may as well learn Blood cause your primary usefulness in end-game is likely going to be tanking anyhow. If however, you are insistant on doing a dps spec, then I suggest frost, again for its AOE superiority to Unholy due to Howling Blast. Just, if you are going to do so, spec Frost, but play in blood presence! You get the AOE and procs from frost, with the same regen as frost presence, but you get the stam and crit buffs from blood. Making AOE burning more survivable. But really, the blood shield from Mastery still makes Blood with Blood the pro's choice!
Also, the advice about lichborne and casting death coil for a self-heal is very 2 xpacs ago. The pros use Vampiric blood, then summon their ghoul and cast death pact with a Rune tap for a 50% heal when needed. Coif a health pot or eat some lock-snot and your golden (your next death strike will bring you to full). This guide is very 'concept' with tunnel vision focussed on single target. My /played from L55 to L86 was 1d8hrs. Trust me, I know what I'm doing (and others are probably even better than me). Ive levelled 3 DKs to L90 now on 3 servers. We've all said blood. Respectfully, its time to ammend this guide.