As jorysaywut mentioned, both of these points have been discussed. First off, in order for your 2% damage to be more than someone else's 5% damage, you would have to be doing 2.5 times as much dps as they are. So if you are doing 5000 dps, they are doing 2000. In that case, obviously you choose someone else to Tricks.
As for the threat issue, that was answered about starting with this post. In the situation where there is a question of threat, it is equally beneficial to TotT the tank, and increase the threat cap for the entire raid, allowing them to do more damage and raising rDPS.
My apologies then, I guess I missed those posts. 63 pages is a lot to sift through!
Since our guild is in need of one DK i rerolled from Retri to DK.
God i cant understand you. Everything at the Retri elitistjerks forum is easy and understandable but the way Dk forum is, is just weird. Why do you post a blood frost and unholy dps topic. There must be 1 superiour so why keep talking about the other 2? Its just a mess for someone who wants to learn Dk to read through all this nonsense. "I use this rotation" "I use that rotation". There must be 1 rotation for single dps for instance which is superiour to the rest.
The repair guy, close to the entrance, he seems almost, but not quite, entirely unlike some figure from Madmax, does'nt he? This struck me as a guild member wonderd why a goblin would ride on an ogre :-)
Just as I started to like the new hybrid spec, they screw it up. Now that the conflag damage has been completely nerfed, is it safe to say that 0/41/30 is a safe choice, or should I learn how to play affliction and spec that way?
I was thinking... shouldn't Cataclysm be pretty much a worthless spec? I mean, with the Life Tap glyph you're expected to life tap every 20 seconds so what difference would reducing mana cost of destruction spells make? It came to my attention as I was speccing for affliction and I noticed 1 spare point is left and it's put in to Cataclysm. Isn't there somewhere else that we could put that to get more use out of that point?