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1-25-2011 @ 1:52PM
The dmg 'nerf' to death strike is more than made up for with the ability to stack blood shields. Blood knight tanks are very powerful.
1-25-2011 @ 1:59PM
The blood shield stacking does not come close to making up for the extremely large nerf to blood shield base values. Even with stacking shields, tanks still won't want to death strike several times in a row, as they will be wasting the heal. The stacking shields change simply makes bad play somewhat less punitive.In addition, tying the 10% physical damage debuff to blood plague (unholy rune) rather than blood boil (blood rune) means that blood DKs will be death striking less often in 4.0.6.Make no mistake-- blood DK survivability is getting significantly nerfed this patch. Blood DK damage and threat (not that more threat was needed) are being significantly buffed, to the point that blood DKs should do roughly the same damage as bears.
1-25-2011 @ 2:33PM
Healing of DS goes down the but damage of DS goes up. 45% of a 90% stronger DS makes up for it. Improved Death Strike now increases the damage done by Death Strike by 30/60/90%, up from 15/30/45%. Still increases critical strike chance by 3/6/9% and amount healed by 15/30/45%.
1-25-2011 @ 3:06PM
@Mesphito:Sorry, but you are wrong. Death strike's healing is completely unrelated to damage done. Read the tooltips.
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