Darmacias

Blood Avoidance Build?

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I was acutally wondering when it would be best to switch over to an avoidance build on my DK, or if I am already ready.

 

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/illidan/Darmacias/advanced

 

I have been hearing about Bloods Switching over to avoidance for better DPS in the raid, but i know there is a point on when I should move over.

 

BTW this DK is an alt so that is why he has some DPS gear.  I don't raid with him very often.

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If you're just raiding normal and flex then you're definitely geared enough to play an avoidance build. I've tanked a full clear normal on an alt DK with a mostly avoidance build, and only around a 545 ilvl. and I was avoidance tanking heroics on my main DK starting at around 560 ilvl.

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Yeah honestly I leveled an alt dk instantly went avoidance since 500ilvl-570 (which is what he is now) i started tanking heroics at 554 so your fine to switch as soon as you want (part of the reason i was able to do it from 500 ilvl-570 is cause i was rather use to it i'm assuming compared to some people use to mastery where you take like no damage at all and i was use to spike damage and such)

 

But yeah not i'm going full crit on both my dks (or atleast mostly crit) do to the fact i don't die on any fights even solo tanking heroic thok Altho i will admit i'm not 14/14 heroic i'm only 11/14 heroic so this may change as i progress

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Parrystacking over a Mastery build isn't actually a very big survival loss. I'd say its more damage with very little survivability drop. You'll get faster SoB stacks with an avoidance build which somewhat evens the gap. Back when I switched over to heavy Parry I honestly didn't see any noticeable difference in my damage intake, but I was dishing out slightly bigger numbers.

 

I'm sort of running a hybrid build atm with Parry > dodge >= mastery. Trying to drop more mastery for more avoidance, but the loot gods havent been in my favor regarding that.

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the parry build brings more rng or rather more Dr-ing into account where you can get spiked for alot of your health but that's just something that kinda happens with dks and you'll have to learn to live with no matter what build you are unless you go full crit like me then your yay full health jk cloak just procced just because of boss auto attacks

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So far the spikiness has been nonexistant or a non-issue. We have plenty of tools at our disposal to deal with that if the RNG isn't in your favor.

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well yeah but theres times where you get wrecked and your cloak or something will proc and your like darn persay on like idk garrosh or paragons i've had times where i get like 5 parries in a row then my parry drs to nothing and it's kinda hard to keeptrack of it but yeah death pact +healthstones purgatory etc

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I haven't really ran into that issue. The only fights the cape/purgatory proc "regularly" are while solo soaking Malkorok HC and solotanking Thok HC. Outside those two it takes some major fuckup for them to proc.

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