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Lichborne: Howling Blast and other patch 3.0.8 follies {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2008 11:53AM "and blacksmithing DPS weapons such as the Titansteel Destroyer, which back in BC surely would have been an macesmith only weapon."

Lichborne: A Death Knight statistics primer {WoW}

Dec 7th 2008 2:45PM I agree with the comment made about mine but in total I always have Abomination might up.

I'm also guessing your rotation reflects 100% on your Overall dps, my white dmg only out weighs my yellow dmg by a total of 1.22% according to heroic dmg meter readings. Im am usually top on the list of other DK's and Ret paladins.

I'm just wondering because I believe I have a good balance of stats I just prioritize crit a tiny bit higher than Strength.

Here is my armory

Maybe anyone can give me some insight (I realize im still a bit lvling spec but have found no need to completely change it yet as we are not doing Naxx quite yet.

I'm not completely against AP I just know that heroic buffed alone I can easily reach over 4k AP .... (Party dynamic plays a role as well)

Thanks for the reply's


Lichborne: A Death Knight statistics primer {WoW}

Dec 7th 2008 1:38PM Lets hear something about Dual wielding. I'm not under the impression that this is true but, it was stated on a forum that dual wield has a higher chance to parry due to dual weapons having the same exact effect as a sword and shield. Basically if a warrior was holding a sword and shield he would have the ability to block with his off hand and parry with his main hand. Does this mean that with two weapons you have twice the chance to parry?

You should also talk about agility and dodge. 77 Agility = 1% dodge (not too much) but it benefits not only dodge but also crit. and 63 agility = 1.01% crit. (crit being a good stat as you already said =P).

So what we know:

77 Agility = 1% dodge
63 Agility = 1.01% crit
1 Stamina = 10.3 health (I believe this to be WoW-wide but im only sure that 1 stam=10.3 health for a DK)

All of my figures came from Rating Buster (

I am really interested in how you came up with Strength being top stat for a DPS DK... With talents that boost dmg done and total AP ( Bloody Vengeance and Abomination's Might ) Wouldn't crit be a more reliable stat? I'm not sure what the dmg meters say but in my personal experience my crits are endless and at 32% crit (After Death knight's anguish and Chuchu's tiny box of horrors proc along with Horn of winter's 155 STR and AGI boost) is going to do quite a bit more with strikes since talents in all tree's boost dmg done from that type of spell (Plague and frost strike) or physical strike (Heart / Blood strike). I think by now understand my point valid or not. =P

I just want to clear up anything for the haters, I'm not bashing our professor here I'm just trying to get to the bottom of death knight stats as everyone else is!

Happy hunting...