Monday, August 25, 2008

Frost DK grinding, Part 2!

It didn't work out so well in terokkar without vendetta, but with it..

Oh man, do I LOVE this build for grinding mobs. :)

Watch, and be amazed.

Just for kicks, I'm adding a second video using the same build, but in unholy presence for faster rune consumption. You can see where the bigger up front burst of using unholy presence can come in handy, especially for PvP. :)

The second video is a bit longer, but is probably a better watch.

Enjoy.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome video. Do you think that 10k crits will be fixed/nerfed?

Babble said...

why not unbreakable armor? seems like a good talent for me, for Ohh shit situations.

Also icy talents are compared to blood lust on the forums: while I have not personnaly tried this, I wonder if this wouldn't be a must have?

Babble said...

Jayde, I have been reading with great interest your reviews. I like you have been playing a warlock until season 3 where I realised that my class stop scaling properly to deal with melee.

How do you see the DK standing in the pvp food chains. In particular, will it stand against melee like rogues and warriors?

I know this is a bit too early since rogues are nowhere ready, but do you see DKs as having the tools to deal with all classes (not necessarily well, but at least have options) ?

I am worried a lot about how mobile/kiteable the class will be.

Anonymous said...

Holy jebes Frost Strike hits hard. Granted I've seen some Mage videos that look to be putting out even more burst, but still...thats crazy.

Anonymous said...

above anon is me, and I just realize that the way your using Frost Strike is kinda like an execute with Merciless Combat. Still fun to watch though.

Anonymous said...

Great movie so far but i dont know why you specc chillblains and endless winter instead of icy talons while leveling.i'm using nearly the same specc and it works pretty well :>

Anonymous said...

Hi Jayde, cool video! Thx!

Would you prefer a Frost build over a Blood build for leveling a DK?

I think the DK is a good waepon against meelees, he is wearing plate, he can selfbuff his armor, he is able to snare the other meelee and he can do decent damage against other plate wearer through his Frost/Shadow Dmg and he has the ability to do dmg without being in meelee range!

Anonymous said...

Only have seen the first video so far (hate my slow connection) and i'm really impressed how fast you build up RP as frost. That + the new Runic power mastery = some serious Froststrike burst in pvp :).
HB and FS crits are nice too, can't wait to see how these numbers will change once they start with balancing.
However, speaking of PvP i really woud like to see Virulence as a Tier 1 talent again so that i could keep Dark Conviction in the Blood tree for more "Killing Machine" procs, but that might be too much asked for XD

However, i really like the changes to frost :)

BtLyger said...

Nice 10k Frost Strike crit.

Today I switched from frost to unholy (Frost is a slow leveling spec until I get more talents to mess around with) and wow, have you been unholy lately? Unholy Blight has no cooldown AT ALL. I just keep it constantly up and then death and decay and every mob around me is just dead. It's pretty ridiculous you should try it out if you haven't messed with unholy recently.

Also, what program do you use to capture your videos? The quality is very good, yet the size is quite small. I'm guessing you also used a compressor. Anyway, I'll be up to your level soon, good thing I'm horde so you cant pwn me :)

Herrod said...

I love watching your video's its as close to a DK as i will get untill wrath comes out, and watching them always keeps me very entertained and very eager to try one! please continue to make great movies, i love watching them.

Anonymous said...

Hey,

I'm hoping to get into the beta, but until then your posts and videos are keeping me entertained! I was wondering what your typical rotations were because I know that the DK playstyle is all about different rotations

Anonymous said...

Why no Icy Talons? That seems insane to me, but I must be missing something.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that the reason he doesn't have Icy Talons in that build is just because it's bugged right now. If you go Improved Icy Talons it does work for the group effect but at the moment, Icy Talons without improved is bugged.

Anonymous said...

"I just hit level 80 and got my full pvp gear + entry arena set, and I'm sitting at about 19k HP right now, with nothing enchanted or gemmed."

How did you get your pvp and arena set so fast? Could you post some screenshots of it?

Zarkharaan said...

Surprisingly delicious. One more tree to play around with now that I'm more inclined towards leaving my "BLOD :D:D:" mindset.

Jared said...

Well Jayde, I think most everyone would agree, you've become the "Death Knight guru". As I've had issues with my WWI beta key, I haven't gotten to play them first-hand.

So, in your opinion, what would be the most effective spec for the leveling Death Knight? I mean, assuming they don't do any drastic changes (which they probably will, lol)

Leiah said...

I'm going to hold my tongue on that until release. So many things are still going to be changed before then. I can't say right now, but I'll probably give an overall synopsis right before launch.

btlyger said...

Personally, I thought Blood DK's were going to be the best, but there all bugged right now and Unholy looks awesome. Like Jayde said, its to hard to say until release, but Vendetta is definetly a strong talent for leveling, so whatever you go that talent will help a lot.

+Deathstrike is completely awesome, although it works the best with blood/unholy specs.

Jayde I'm almost level 67, I'll be there to annoy you in northrend soon ^.-

Anonymous said...

Leiah.
i need your help!!!!
you are so perfect with your key bindings and mine are horrible, i want to be able to play more fluidly with out having to click, might you be able to post something on key binding perhaps? if you get the time, i think it would be much appreciated by many,

Much thanks
.Ike

Anonymous said...

entertaining as usual-love being able to hear the sound and the clear quality is fantastic. im refreshing your page like 10x a day waiting for new gameplay vids-thanks a million for taking the time to post them.

Edurol said...

Well...

http://dwdkbeta.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

HAX! That's a shitload of damage.

Greiger said...

Hey Jayde. Love your blog and vids. I was wondering if you could post me what you feel would be the best leveling build for a DK of level 60 (and up)

Mine is almost 60 right now.

Also if you have a few optimum rotation suggestions, that'd be awesome.

Anonymous said...

for those curious about the build:

http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=jfcMV0cZGMxzIxdMroi0st

i used the number chain of mmo champion to attach it to the blizz talent calculator and then imported it on wowhead, i dont know if this is the build jayde actually used, but its frost and seems about right. :O

Anonymous said...

If someone is worried 10k crits will be nerfed - the answer is no

cuz hunterz in high-end gear cant crit 7k (70 lvl) ! so why cant a dk at 70+ crit more ?

Anonymous said...

i want that build so can you please give us a link that works

Martin said...

When I click the link to the build it shows me an empty build. Any chance you could link that build from wowhead's talent calculator? Awesome vid nonetheless.

Lim said...

i cant see ur spec anymore.. is there a reason? think the website has been chged or sumthing