Feb 24th 2009 11:10AM @ScottyD
You fail. DnD is the hawt sauce for unholy, esp if you glyph for the 20% extra damage. Saying that it isn't a viable tanking tool, is well, stupid in the extreme.
The solution is to use rune tap to get an extra death rune when you need to do an initial pull. Like: DnD, it, ps, pest, rune tap, bb or do it in the opposite order if you like: it, ps, pest, bb, rune tap, dnd.
Removing damage from pestilence and putting it in bb is a good thing, esp for pvp when people kite you and you need a ranged nuke that returns RP so you can DC their face off.
Feb 11th 2009 3:52PM QQ MOAR!
The theory that "the side with more DKs wins" is patently false. What wins BGs is being hard to kill, whoever has more healers wins, usually. Back in they days of GM grinding there were pre-mades everywhere for the explicit task. Scariet pre-made I ever saw was 10 pallys in WSG (the next was 10 warlocks, imagine 10 infernals in a flag room). Point is that it isn't DKs ability to heal, it is the fact that half the people out there aren't in pvp gear and DKs are a tanking class (this means they like to take damage) so they don't 'require' as much resilience/stam to take the outrageous burst available right now. Ever tried to kill a prot pally as a melee class? It's ugly, now picture if they had DOTs like a warlock, and it's worse, 7k scourge strikes to the face... ouch.
A more meaningful analysis of a BG would be to look at /played at 80 for the people in the BG. Most people pvp to get cheap and easy epics (you can solo effort 3 pieces easy, no group required) so when they hit 80 they jump in. I squeal with glee when I see a holy pally with 15k hp or the oh-so-comical mage with 12k, hit the mage with diseases, scourge strike them, then let the ghoul chase them down for free honor. So, when you BG starts count the number of people with < 20k hp as a ready stat to see how well you'll do. If you WSG has 3 healers with 20k hp, unless you are outplayed, you'll win.
So before we talk about the nertbat on DKs (I can agree that some of the abilities are over the top, but that's life, I'm looking at you pally bubble) we need to talk about scrubs in BGs. If you are a scrub, admit it, I'm terribad at pvp myself but I really enjoy WG and SotA. In my tanking gear I love defending flags in AB (32k hp is a lot, esp with a healbot). When the bulk of people in a BG are fresh 80s with no gear... they are going to get gibbed by geared players and tanking classes, period. The only class that I've seen that could use a buff vs DKs has been hunters, and only ones that don't have scatter shot or bestial wrath. Survival is a joke, I don't even have to chains/DG them half the time to kill them, they should be QQ'ing...
Nov 5th 2008 4:35PM Is that lipstick on your tabard?