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Originally Posted by kurokaze
Assuming all important buffs are covered (which is handled by a single enhancement shaman to cover both Blood and Frost buffs, as the unique auras are trivial), the DPS loss for stacking EP appears to be significantly less than the DPS loss between the top Unholy and the top Blood/Frost parses. Hell, I just posted nearly 6K DPS on a 3 minute Patch kill (virtually all of the 6k+ parses are 2-2.5 mins) while fighting for my EP stack and generally losing.
If you're that concerned, you can have some of them switch to 32/39 variants, but IMO that spec is a good bit harder to play well than 17/0/54 or even 0/20/51, and will probably require some gearing up in the weapon department.
You're very much entitled to your opinion. I still think it's better to have two Blood DKs MoB'ing to help the tank out (especially if it's a warrior), and one Frosty to help the Shammy clear those points up for other talents. I would never, ever take 7 EPB DKs on a raid. 3 I could live with, but those 3 points are still useless for 2 of them if it's a regular raid makeup. I think we can agree that their DKs are doing something very, very wrong though.
Anyways, question time.
DW tanking. Stack Expertise to completely push boss parries off the table, or is it viable even with 'normal' expertise (3-6%)? I'd read the DW tanking thread, but it's bloody 100 pages =/