Monday, December 6, 2010

Edited Death Knight Build for patch 4.0.3

 I have more information on the best Death Knight build currently:

To what I said below, now your glyphs should be:
Glyph of Obliterate
Glyph of Frost Strike
Glyph of  Howling Blast

Glyph of Death Grip

Glyph of Resilient Grip
Glyph of Horn of Winter

Now, instead of just keeping Horn of Winter up, you also need to keep Pillar of Frost up whenever it's cooldown allows it. Other than that, build is the same, priority is the same.

  1. Diseases up (Frost Fever now applied with Howling Blast)
  2. Obliterate
  3. Blood Strike
  4. Frost Strike
  5. Rime
  6. Horn of Winter
  7. Pillar of Frost
As usual, have fun with this and get to grinding!

One of the main classes, it seems, to have benefited from patch 4.0.1 is the Death Knight. Frost now has some insane DPS, even at lower levels!

This is the build I am currently using: here. This is the current elitisjerks build. If you are using it with a 2h weapon, use Unholy Presence, otherwise use Frost Presence.
I am using, for Glyphs, Glyph of Howling Blast and Glyph of Obliterate. Glyph of Howling Blast allows your Howling Blast to apply your Frost Fever and hits harder than Icy Touch, so use this as your priority rotation:

Howling Blast, Plague Strike, Obliterate, Blood Strike, Frost Strike to dump runic. Make sure to keep Horn of Winter up and your DPS will soar through the roof!
The only thing I do not like with this build, since I am still leveling my Death Knight on the server that I play on now, is that there's not as much self-healing with this build. So expect a little downtime while you drink again. Blood is just not as viable as a leveling build since it has been redesigned to be the "tanking" build, but it still contains all the self healing, so I may try it out later to see.

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