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1-24-2012 @ 8:31PM
If they remove 2h frost, it would leave me very sour.I hate unholy with a passion. I can live with the rotation. I can live with the slower pace it has next to frost.What I CAN'T live with is Timmy the Ghoul. To me, babysitting a single undead creation is just so not Death Knightly that it drives me nuts.But alas; even though I end up DW-frost, sometimes I'd like to swing a 2hander and Unholy just doesn't work for me. And Blood's a different matter because it's a tanking tree and not DPS.
1-24-2012 @ 9:11PM
Agreed Heii. I like weilding a 2h weapon, and with DK's having access to cheap weapon chants via the runeforge, it made it fairly easy to look for a single weapon upgrade while leveling or just starting out in max-level dungeons. I'm not a huge fan of managing pets in a group, and unholy just felt clunky to me. I'm usually playing blood, but I do like to dps instead if I don't know the dungeons well, and I found 2h frost to be quite fun. I definitely hope ths prediction does not come true.Looking forward to the new tanking paradigm, though, whatever it ends up being.
1-24-2012 @ 9:12PM
I'm glad that 2H Frost still works as well as it does for PVP. I'd hate to maintain 2 1Hs and a 2H just for occasional Blood soloing and casual tanking. If it does go DW only, I'd be a pretty sad panda.
1-24-2012 @ 9:47PM
Also agreed. I just don't like dual-wielding 1hand weapons unless i'm a rogue (or the occasional enhancement shaman when I'm not feeling elemental on him).I think I never understood the original decision to move dual wielding to the frost tree in the first place. It always felt more in-line with the unholy playstyle, and I think it still does. I can't speak for you guys, but getting those mega 2handed obliterate crits always made me smile.Plus... Obliterate. It's just such an awesome name. I wanna Obliterate stuff with 2 hander blizz - don't take that away from me!
1-24-2012 @ 10:41PM
I like bold predictions, but I think this one is too bold. They're just as likely to remove Titan's Grip from fury warriors as they are to remove Might of the Frozen Wastes. Well, maybe not, but they're in the same family.I think it's more likely that they'll just revamp the way dual wielding works. Should just have one-handers do half the dps and grant half the stats of an equal two-hander. Have strikes add main hand and off hand dps to calculate damage of abilities. Have them either proc things half as often or combine their attacks into one timer/strike. Some combination of the above really is the best solution.Could just remove autoattacks. They've been "talking" about it for a while. I still don't think that's going to happen, as it was just a reactionary announcement to SWTOR's system. Kinda like how they announced "yeah, we'll have later bosses require more hit and expertise" reactively when RIFT said they were doing things that way.
1-25-2012 @ 8:30AM
i'm on a different page here - the death of blood DPS leaves me sour for long, and the drama on 2H Frost just adds agony to my injuryand i agree with Heii - managing/dealing with a pet is, as quoted before, 'not everyone's cup of tea'. from my personal experience, one of the major contributing factor in PuG wipes would be pet aggro. while we always 'expect' pet classes to handle their pets well, most of the time they dont.here's what i like to see:1, since they put so much work to emphasize DW in frost - lets take it 1 step further. they either DW fast 1 handers, or 2 big 2-handers. sure, TG is a trait for Fury warriors; but i'm sure it could be rework to fit DK as well. gear competiton? with LFR being introduced, i cant see how getting weapon upgrades can be as 'punishing' as before.2, allow Blood to be a hybrid of tank and DPS, or at least a new Blood DPS tree that emphasizes on 2H. call it Onslaught, Purgation or wutever - we need a clearly defined, iconic 2H DPS spec that rings well with DK, not a psedo-rework 2H gimmick. and no offense to unholy - your playstyle simply rings more about pet management than your weapon in hand.Blood DPS was a iconic trait for DK - some may scream how 'liable' it is for raiding, or how hard it is to compete in it. but lets not forget: it was a prime choice for most DK, with survivability unparalleled by other specs; something which every DPS dk been struggling since cataclysm. i appreciate their noble effort to make 2H DPS a viable choice for DK - but honestly, that didnt happen in cataclysm. and apparently their idea of reworking Frost to be 2H savvy simply brings more frustration instead.
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