Wham Bam, Thankyou Mam!!

Death Knight DPS Rotations

Many have been asking, so here they are – Death Knight Rotations to do the most possible DPS. Please keep in mind these are calculated with talent specs tailored for leveling, starting at level 61. Once you switch to a raiding spec, things will probably be different. 

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Blood 

Talent Spec at level 61Blood Leveling 61
Talent Spec at level 79Blood Leveling 79 

The point of this build is to convert to Frost/Unholy runes to Death Runes, allowing for more Heart Strikes.

DPS Rotation used

1. Icy Touch –> Plague Strike –> Death Strike –> Heart Strike –> Heart Strike –> Death Coil –> Obliterate
2. Icy Touch –> Plague Strike –> Heart Strike –> Heart Strike –> Heart Strike –> Heart Strike –> Death Coil –> Obliterate –> Death Coil
3. Repeat Step 2. until mob dies

Death Strike is used instead of Obliterate whenever you need healing to stay above 75% HP because of Blood Gorged.

Note: The rotation changes at level 67 once you get Epidemic.

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Frost
 

Talent spec at level 61Frost Leveling 61
Talent spec at level 79Frost Leveling 79 

Tests have revealed that Scent of Blood sucks for leveling, it doesn’t provide enough Runic Power to validate the use of 3 talent points. Instead, we go 5/5 Bladed Armor, which has nice Synergy with 5/5 Toughness.

DPS Rotation used

1. Icy Touch –> Plague Strike –> Blood Strike –> Blood Strike –> Obliterate –> Frost Strike –> Obliterate
2. Icy Touch –> Plague Strike –> Obliterate –> Frost Strike –> Obliterate –> Frost Strike –> Obliterate –> Restart cycle

The point of this build is to use Obliterate and Frost Strike as much as possible, using Blood of the North to convert Blood Runes into Death Runes, allowing for one extra Obliterate in step 2. 

Note: Whenever Rime procs, don’t forget to use Howling Blast. There are several points in the rotation where you can squeeze it in without messing up your rotation. At the end of Step 1. for example, or after the 2nd Obliterate in step 2.

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Unholy

Talent Spec at level 61: Unholy Leveling 61
Talent Spec at level 79: Unholy Leveling 79 

DPS Rotation Used

Icy Touch –> Plague Strike –> Scourge Strike –> Blood Strike –> Blood Strike –> Death Coil –> Scourge Strike –> Death Coil –> Scourge Strike –> Scourge Strike –> Death Coil –> Restart Cycle

Note: When soloing an elite, it’s worth using Unholy Blight. The best moment to cast Unholy Blight is at the end of your rotation, skip the last two Death Coils in the rotation to make sure you have enough runic power to cast Unholy Blight. This changes once you get Butchery at level 63, then you only have to skip one Death Coil instead of two and still be able to cast Unholy Blight.

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One Response to Wham Bam, Thankyou Mam!!

  1. cheap says:

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