Hello, I've been playing my DK quite frequently and am currently gearing up through heroics and 10 man naxx as dps.
I've been interested in Tanking and have duel spec for it as well, but I'm having issues finding a solid spec on here thats not directly related to ulduar and that level of gear.
For tanking heroics and 10mans, I presume at the low level of gear I will have/attain, that I should take a frost spec. I've read the unholy requires more avoidance to make Bone Shield last longer, and that without the correct gear I may have threat issues, so I would appreciate it if someone could help me out with a build for starting out tanking at 80.
Strength is our best stat that is offered from Well Fed, so [Dragonfin Filet] would be the most beneficial. 40 STR is equivalent to 115.6 AP, using the table from the OP. Please do some reading before posting next time.
You didn't use your characters name in your profile, so I can't look at your armory to see how much armor pen you have, but using a fish feast is the wrong choice of food. The attack power doesn't get buffed by Rune of the Fallen Crusader or Blessing of Kings. If you want the most out of your character I would suggest using [Dragonfin Filet]. Depending on your gear Hearty Rhino might be better, but I'm assuming your not at that gear level yet because I can't see your armory.
Edit: Delete Post, question answered a couple minutes earlier.
What the last poster stated is correct, the Dragonfin is your best choice, however, if you have to choose between the other two for whatever reason (cost?/availability?) then the Armor Pen food is better.
This can also easily be determined by reading the first post and comparing the Armor Pen stat weights to Attack Power.
I apologise if this has been asked multiple times and actually has a thread already about it, but so far the threads on dual wield spec I've seen have not had the answer I needed (or did but I could not find it) and there is just SO much information to sift through.
Basically, if i wanted to go dual wield frost dps:
1. How much is needed, with Nerves of Cold Steel (3/3)?
2. How much expertise do I need, assuming I have Tundra Stalker (5/5)?
3. Aside from Razorice, what is the best rune for my second weapon? (is Fallen Crusader really dead?)
My guild ran Malygos two weeks in a row where we had no rogues or hunters and both times, Hailstorm dropped, so it went to me, twice.
4. Is a pair of Hailstorms a good pair to dual wield? (even if its not, it'd have to be almost as cool, if not cooler than dual wielding Armageddon... whenever I put on those swords, I see a vision of my dk feeding off the tears of hunters and rogues.)
I currently dps in frost spec using Claymore of Ancient Power. Our hunter already had it and the weapon speed is nice.
i just repsec MM yesterday and tried 25 man naxx last night... my overall DPS increased but i dont know about boss, some times it seems its over or under from my SV dps. i'm using SrS,CS,KS glyph now and i've been reading from this thread and some of you said you prefer SrS,CS,AiS glyphs over SrS,CS,KS glyph. i didnt know im gonna like playing MM. i've been BM all my hunter's life till SV... i love SV coz of the S=dps and after trying MM.. ive been liking it after last night run. i know i need more work but some inputs from knowledgeable people would be appreciated. TY
The Titansteel Destroyer looks to be better on paper, but because of the different types, I lose 5% crit, 5% crit damage, and 5 Expertise (I'm an orc) and without that 5 expertise, I'm at a total of 6 expertise. I didn't even add in the crit loss from losing the 68 crit dmg on the Axe itself.