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1-24-2012 @ 10:54PM
Block either needs to go bye-bye, or DKs need to be able to both use shields AND have their mastery benefit from blocking damage rather than taking a beating in hopes of healing one's self. This would take some of the pressure off worrying over DK self-healing in PVP, and it'd make more sense than currently stacking/reforging mastery while watching paladins and warriors just avoidance-stacking everything. (No hate here, just stating the comparison is there...)As for the entire "pet management" yammering... The only issue I have with the ghoul is tied directly to runic power and the bloody cost of Raise Ally. If Raise Ally (the recently introduced DK battle res) didn't cost FIFTY runic power (half of a normal runic power pool, and just under for those putting points into Runic Power Mastery), it wouldn't be quite as bad an issue. Yet, we're forced to either (a) pump up our ghoul to get the transformation/subsequent damage boost and forgo having it available to battle res, or (b) horde runic power in the event the tank or healer goes down in order to have the battle res (Raise Ally) handy as quickly as possible and thus gimp ourselves of potential damage from the ghoul. I love pet classes, and the management's never been much of an issue to me beyond what I just stated - it's just that the above issue SORELY needs to be fixed in the near future/before MoP launches.Fix BOTH of those issues and DKs will be much better off.
1-25-2012 @ 3:21AM
As a pet class lover myself and someone who has no issue wrecking Frosties my main issue with UH is its damage. I think the pet management issue could be fixed by Blizz giving out pet more tools to work with much like Hunter pets. We require a great deal of target swapping, so let us spec him for dash and more speed because teh last thing you need is to have a chunk of our DPS trying to catch up.
1-25-2012 @ 9:33AM
@thedollmaker:For Unholy our little ugly buddy does have a dash ability, Leap, but he's kinda dumb about using it (you know, rotted brain and all). I have mine as a non-active ability, and cast it manually when needed. It's especially useful when he's transformed, as it becomes a charge/stun.
1-31-2012 @ 3:41PM
If you're pooling RP "in case" you need to Battle Ress, you're doing it wrong. It takes almost no time at all to get to 50 RP in any spec, and freshly dead players usually shouldn't accept a ress immediately anyway.As for the article, I hope UH spec doesn't change much (other than being more competitive). I adore Unholy; I played it almost exclusively throughout Wrath. As much as I dont want to see 2h Frost go away, for the convenience of switching specs without having to change out weapons, I think we might be better as a class if it were to happen. What I fervently hope for DK's is for Blizz to nerf the rollercoaster a bit. Buffs and nerfs are bound to happen and are usually good (apart from ninja/hotfix nerfs) for us; completely relearning and regearing are not.
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