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We have a new Unholy DK  in our raid team. His DPS is consistently on the lower end but we don't have anyone who can look at his logs and pinpoint what the issue is. Any help would be appreciated. (I have his permission to post here)




Armory (it looks like he logged in PVP gear though) -- he plays unholy in the raid:


Thank you for your time!

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Ok, first thing i must say is he used his second pot outside of lust in the pull you linked. Second is he needs to reglyph out of Enduring Infection. The last thing i see from a quick look is that he doesn't use plague leech and is missing damage from cleaving with Blood Boil. Hope this helps your Guildy.

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Honestly there aren't any huge "ZOMG YOU DOIN IT WRONG" things going on.


1.The first is he should strive for better up time on necrotic plague. He's at 82 percent, he should really strive for 100 specifically with necrotic being his lvl 100 talent.


2.Also his soul reaper damage is sorta of low. As soon as boss hits 45% he should focus on soul reaper above all else.


3. I also saw a lot of icy touch casts. I imagine he was doing that to alter his runes, but frankly for unholy dps he should be spending frost runes only on festering strike. 


4. He is using blood tap which resource wise for unholy i don't recommend. Runic corruption is better.


5. I don't see a single cast of empower runic weapon. This refreshes runes and gives rp. This is a huge burst CD that you can usually get off 2x and he didn't cast it once. 


So in general he's doing pretty decently :D Just needs to fine tune some things. 

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From looking at the replay of the fight, NP was rarely at 15 stacks and dropped off a LOT! He seems to be using Icy Touch to reapply NP to the boss and adds, hence the high cast count.


It also looks like hes using DnD for single target.


He needs to work on Soul Reaper usage too, he cast it 23 times but only 13 actually hit.



Overall hes missing a massive amount of damage from NP. He needs to use Festering Strike to extend the DoT duration long enough for Unholy Blight to come off cooldown.

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Thank you everyone! This was really useful. I'll tell him to read the replies and hopefully his DPS improves.

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