question about DW blood dk

Sign in to follow this  

9 posts in this topic

hi guys

I saw in your guide that you say blood dks should use a two handed weapon, but my question is why? can't we still use two 1 handers? I always played dw (from playing frost even in lich king) and i just like the style better

why why don't you advise it? or is it ok, like if we have two good 1 handers and a bit worse 2 hander, we should duel wield?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The blood tree is built around using a two hander. With dual wielding you're going to lose out on two major things:

1. You're not going to generate and maintain enough threat

2. Your Death Strike is going to hit for next to nothing. You'll end up seeing a DPS loss, and more importantly you won't be able to generate a good bubble or heal yourself worth anything. You'll become a liability instead of an asset.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The reason why you don't want to dual wield as a Blood Death Knight is because it is a massive threat loss. This is due to the fact that a lot of your attacks are based on "weapon damage", but they only take into account the damage done by your main-hand weapon. The damage of 1 handed weapons is much smaller than that of 2 handed ones, and, so, your damage will be much, much lower.

Even if you gain other minor benefits along the way (like slightly better stats, although this is only likely to happen if your 1 handed weapons are much better than your 2 hander), the loss in threat is too great to make dual wielding an option.

Oh, and regarding HardBeatZ' second point, Death Strike's healing (or the shield that it generates through your Mastery) is not based on the damage that Death Strike does. It's only based on the amount of damage that YOU had taken and your maximum health :)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a relevant thread on tankspot. If you go through the banter and get to a real answer, the best thing I could find is

"The numbers are self explanatory. Look at your abilities. DRW (Dancing Rune Weapon) will benefit more from a 2h weapon so will heartstrike, runestrike, and deathstrike. These are all instant cast abilities that take into account the numbers and stats of your main hand weapon damage."

Edited by PhatLewtsGold

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Your questions already been answered, but I agree. A dual-wielding DK is friggin awesome looking. I just wish they'd give them something like Titan's Grip.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh I used to do it in Wrath, Frost DK DW "Tank" glad they picked one tank spec in the long run, but was pretty bitter when they picked blood over my Frost spec. Howling Blast was so amazing for AoE threat, 5 mans were cake!

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Howling Blast was so amazing for AoE threat, 5 mans were cake!

They should have moved that to Blood Spec somehow. You're right, Howling Blast was OP as all hell and the added bonus of it applied Frost Fever over the innately weak Icy Touch.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Casdon
      [US] Stormreaver — Skunkworks
      Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. (pst) || 9-1 (cst) || 10-2 (est)
      10/11M Antorus
      9/9M ToS
      10/10M Nighthold
      3/3M Trial of Valor
      7/7M Emerald Nightmare
      About Us
      Skunkworks is a guild for players who can not or do not want to commit to the time-intensive raid schedules of traditional "hardcore" guilds.
      However, we still maintain a high caliber player environment and make an efficient use of our raiding time.
      We raid Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 - 11:00 PST, just 8 hours a week and never more.
      We are very protective of our guild environment and selective in recruitment. We are looking for solid players mechanically as well as intellectually.
      We all get paid to deal with idiots, why should we pay to spend our leisure time with them as well?
      Skunkworks has been around for multiple expansions and has historically always been at the top of the 2-night raiding guild scene.
      Past Raiding Achievements
      #US 199 Mythic KJ #US 186 Mythic Archimonde #131 US Heroic Garrosh #68 US Heroic Ra-den #77 US Heroic Lei Shen #86 US Heroic Sha of Fear #106 US Heroic Madness of Deathwing #99 US Heroic Ragnaros #147 US Sinestra #91 US Heroic The Twilight Destroyer (Halion) #71 US Heroic Fall of the Lich King #247 US Tribute to Insanity #160 US Alone in the Darkness Current Guild Needs
      Amazing Range DPS ---Exceptional Candidates always considered regardless of recruiting needs.
      How to Apply
      Apply with Google Forms
      All applications are kept private.
      Please include at least the following.
          Prominent links to relevant armory pages ]A guild history with reasons for departure
          The reason(s) you have chosen to apply to this guild
          Warcraft Logs
          UI screenshots or fraps/Stream footage
      Contact Information
      Shadaka (GM)
      Real ID:Shadak#1881
      Aerivore (Recruitment Officers)
      Real ID:  Aerivore#1581
      Real ID: Sov#1192
    • By Valkas
      Hello all! I figured i'd make this thread to get some up to date information on the AOE rotation for unholy.  Currently i'm 935 ilvl, and I run Incstructor's fourth lesson and Soul. (For lack of a better option.) However it is my understanding that these two legendaries make for the strongest aoe rotation. Is this true?

       That is my first question. My second is what is the priority for aoe when running these two. Is it to wait for defile to drop, then festering wound a target a couple times, then Scourge Strike? Or is the priority to just put Wounds on then pop them asap, dropping the defile whenever it's available. Typically I wait for defile before I start building Wounds, but given the soul and the extra talent, i suspect it's better to just aoe without Defile if it's unavailable or perhaps just better to rarely spend runes on defile? Curious as to your thoughts!
    • By Questionmarq
      Anybody got any experience/tips or tactics they use as a fire mage ( or other specs that have any knowledge that may be able to apply in generality )
    • By Neshama
      Hi, Im having shoulders with 925 ilevel, mastery and verstality, but also I do have shoulders 915 ilevel, haste and avoidance.

      Whats better, lower item level but with best stats (haste/avoidance), or higher item level but with mastery and versa ?? 

      In overall, is it better to aim for "best" stats or just push item level first? 

    • By Teradan
      Hey all,
      most likely something similar has already been asked but still I thought it cant hurt to make my own post.
      Basically I am a Blood DK ( and I am wondering which trinkets I should use.
      Right now I am wearing a Feverish Carapace (Goroth, iLvl 900) and the Reliquary of the Damned (Desolate Host, iLvl 925).
      Yet I recently acquired a Darkmoon Trinket Immortality iLvl 900 and I am unsure of which trinket to replace. Any Ideas?
      I know the Goroth trinket is technically better but I am unsure as the reliquary provides 4k Stam.
      any help appreciated