Apr 10th 2009 2:41AM I'm a Frost Tank/DPS so I'm constantly blowing the cooldowns on my runes. 90% of the time HB is only used when it proc's as it otherwise knocks my Rotation out of sequence. If the proc rate had been increased during the move to Obliterate I'd consider wasting the runes on. My Icy Touch does 100 less damage for half the rune requirement allowing me to use Plague Strike after it. While not putting out as much damage as IT, The combined damage from both outdoes Obliterate in both normal hits and crits. Sure there is the GC to consider but I'll glady wait (and already do) to pump out the extra damage. Of course then there is the 3.1 changes to consider and the 15% less damage from Imp. Icy Touch but unless the buff to Plague Strike is a trivial one at best I sincerely doubt that I'd end up doing less damage with the two combined then Obliterate.
Apr 10th 2009 1:20AM "Rime is now triggered by Obliterate instead of Icy Touch."
Wow thanks Blizzard. I was looking for some Talent Points to put into Frigid Dreadplate, thanks for giving me the answer.
I simply have no desire to ever use Obliterate. It requires the same Runes to use as Howling Blast, yet HB's damage has always been the same as if not better then Obliterate for me ( I just checked it before writing this) and HB hits multiple targets.
Apr 7th 2009 3:48PM I think you should have left a write in spot available so that we could write in "Steven Colbert" as the winning name for your Roomba.
Mar 6th 2009 8:24PM As a Frost/Blood DK Tank/DPS I'm able to deal with most of the Frost tree changes. GoG looks like it'll definitely reduce spiky damage while maintaining overall damage, and HB damage should still come out even albeit over a longer time frame (Though I could see a good crit off this causing some major spikiness). My biggest issue is with BB being changed in such a manner. Sure it'll reduce damage But I picked it up in the first place to proc RS more frequently, as a majority of my RS's proc while having the skill active.