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Lichborne: Death knight rookie tips and tricks {WoW}

Jan 11th 2011 4:57PM Duel spec helps you organize, because you get 2 separate sets of bars, one per spec.
For tanking ~
I like to have IT and PS as 1 and 2, in order to have access to my diseases if outbreak is on cool down. 3 is HS, the main threat spam, and 4 is DS, the self healing and decent threat raid spam. 5 is RS, for easy runic dump and rune regeneration. 6 is Mind freeze, always have the interrupt near your hand. Since I use 3, 4 and 5 every 5 seconds or so, I like having them together by my right hand. 1 and 2 off to the left ability so I can reapply if needed, but don't press them by accident when I don't need too. Same with outbreak, which is button 7. 8, 9, and 10 and DnD, Pest, and BB respectively, so all my aoe is in one place, although admittedly, I might want to try keeping IT and BB next to each other for easy de buffing. Dash(-) is chains of ice, which is useful many fights, 2 bosses in grim batol as an example, and I find it handy to keep on the number bars. Equal(=) I keep as my mount button, because I've had it that way for years and I hate clicking anywhere else.

On the bar above my number bar I have HoW, followed by Taunt and DG. I then have Bone shield, next to HoW, for pre-fight buffing, and then all my cool downs. As a tank, they fill up the entire bar. On the bar to the right of that one, I have my raise ally and raise dead, next to my army for easy pets. Death pact is right next to rise ghoul, although you can sacrifice any pet, such as an army of the dead ghoul, or even a gargoyle as unholy. You might even be able to sacrifice blood worms.

Tanking is my speciality, hopefully someone else has some info on frost/unholy dps, and pvping.


Lichborne: Death knight rookie tips and tricks {WoW}

Jan 11th 2011 4:23PM Death Knights are a fun class to play, and one of my favorite tricks while tanking is to focus caster a healer, or caster during a pull in order to "CC" it. You can do this by waiting for the first cast to go off, and then death gripping it too you, and necrotic striking it for the 30% cast time debuff. Pull the skull target with a taunt. When the healer mob starts a second cast, mind freeze it, and reapply necrotic strike. On the third cast, mind freeze if it's up, or strangulate if it isn't. On the fourth cast, Mind freeze again. If you are a belf/tauren, you can arcane torrent/war stomp on the 5th, and mind freeze on the 6th, reapplying necrotic strike as necessary. By this time, the primary kill target is normally dead.

This trick works best in groups with little or no crowd control, (Cough unholy dks).

Happy heroics!


Breakfast Topic: It's not us, it's you {WoW}

Aug 18th 2010 8:16AM I used to run with a very fun, close group of people. We had fun raiding, but didn't do hardmodes, the goal was to spend a few hours a week with friends doing something together. A few people had to leave for RL reasons, so our guild master and officers decided to merge the guild with another one on our very low population realm. The guild master of the guild that merged with us took over. He took any loot he wanted, starting removing our members to make room for his, and yelling at people for messing up. We stopped raiding progression, and all the core started leaving and transferring one by one. The new GM quit as soon things got rough, and went to another new guild on the server. At this point, I had transferred off with the core to a new server. I wish we had never merged into the slow decline.

Breakfast Topic: This is the game that never ends ... {WoW}

Aug 14th 2010 1:56PM I had a level 70 hunter back in TBC, but I have long since deleted

Breakfast Topic: This is the game that never ends ... {WoW}

Aug 14th 2010 1:54PM Sorry, comment in the wrong place.

Breakfast Topic: This is the game that never ends ... {WoW}

Aug 14th 2010 1:52PM I had a level 70 hunter back in TBC, but I have long since deleted him.

Breakfast Topic: This is the game that never ends ... {WoW}

Aug 13th 2010 8:34AM I have to agree, wow will never finish and everyone, no matter how much time they spend in the game, will always have something new for example. I, personally, have OCD, or at least it feels like it, I try to finish everything. For this reason, I only have one character beyond level 10, my death knight Mendenbarr on Cho'gall. He has mostly tier 10.5 and 264/251 gear for dps, mostly 245 gear for tanking, 87 pets, 99 mounts (as of today). He has 450 cooking, fishing, first aid, jewel-crafting, and engineering, and at one point, 250 enchanting and mining. He has 25 reputations exalted, and 36 at revered or higher. He has around 8000 achievement points and 28 titles. He has farmed himself halfway to the insane title, and already has both the salty, chef, lore-master, and many other titles. He has fished in northrend pools over 10,000 times in the past year for that god-damned sea turtle and hated every freaking minute of it.
He also has over 90 days, which is 2160 hours, of played time.

Now, in listing all his accomplishments, the last thing I'm trying to do is brag, I'm trying to point out that I've got so much left to do. Gear to upgrade, new and old mounts to farm, new and old pets to collect, new and old random achievements to get. I still need to finish the insane title, finish the exalted title, do an undying and immortal run, finish 10/25 glory of the naxx raider, finish 10 and 25 glory of the uldy raider, do the outland fishing daily until I get chuck, do the northrend fishing daily until I get strand crawler, fish in pools till I get sea turtle, run ZG every 3 days till I get both mounts, run TK every week until that fated awesome day comes where I win that roll, do the children's week and noble-garden metas and achievements, run H UP daily until I win the mount from random baddie alts, raid until I get shadowmourne, raid until I get thunder-fury, raid until I get the legendary hammer, kill anzu until he drops his mount, finish the argent tourney dailys until I get the 7 mounts that I am missing there, farm gold so I can buy a chopper, grand ice mammoth, and travelers tundra mammoth, do SSC at some point to finish up my BC raider achiev, and so on and so forth.

There are so many other things I can list, due to the fact there is so much to complete. Notice which wall of text was bigger.

I, however, am proud of my accomplishments, and feel happy there is so much more to complete. I would have much less done if I had more then one 80, for example.

At lot of people wonder why us "farmers" exist, why would people break their backs over getting a title or achievement in an online game, why spend 100s of hours for a few pixels, and I'd like to explain why I do it.
When you farm, be it gold, items, mounts, pets, reputation, or any combination of them all, it gets boring. It is boring. If all I got was a stupid label saying Mendenbarr the Loremaster over my head after completing every single quest I could find, I would never do it. But when you finish something, when you reach the end of the farming, when that item drops or the rep bar tips over, you feel amazing. You feel ecstasy, you feel like your hard work had a result, and that it is epic. And then, wearing that title above your head for the world to see, you feel like it was so very worth it and try to decide what to achieve next.

WoW Moviewatch: Where the hell is Poke? {WoW}

Aug 9th 2010 7:37PM Link is broken :( for a brand new working one at the time of this post.

Definitely worth the watch, if my link gets broken for whatever reason, just google where the hell is poke.

Breakfast Topic: Earning your stripes {WoW}

Aug 9th 2010 8:44AM The exalted title shows just how long you've been playing the game, getting 40 reputations to exlated is, at the moment, no small feat, though it gets easier as more reputations are added to the game. I hope it will scale, and become 50-60 reputations in cata, so it stays as legendary as it is now.

I also tip my hat to anyone with invincible.

Breakfast Topic: Hey, how'd he do that? {WoW}

Aug 4th 2010 8:31AM I have a few good ones.

When kissing the pet mojo and turning into a frog, it is impossible to mount, however you can jump on other people's multiple person mounts as a frog. I have been doing froggy style on a rockets, bike, and mammoth 2-3 seaters.

If you are lucky enough to get the super simian sphere, you can combo it with other items. For those of you who don't know, super simian sphere turns you into an ape inside a small purple glowing glass sphere. If you use an item that turns you into something after else after using the trinket, you keep the sphere! I've been a dark iron dwarf inside a massive (Winterfall firewater works here too) purple sphere, and a dancing flamed goat.

Apparently, there is a way to turn into a giant, abet for a few seconds. There was a mage in org on my realm, who, for a few minutes, was as large as 3 taurens standing on top of each other. When he mounted his mammoth he could of crashed all of org. I'm still not 100% sure how to achieve this, but it had something to do with winterfall firewater and a brew called Thunderbrew's Hard Ale. Any full guide on how to get in in a reply would be helpful.