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Hello happy gamers,
I have a question about Blood DK's that are fully specced/geared as raid dps. Raiding is the only thing I do on my DK and being a DPS I am not at all interested in abilities that highten my survivability or anything like that. Please keep that in mind on the answer please.
Currently I am specced 51/0/20 ( The World of Warcraft Armory ).
Though I don't want anything other then DPS skills I had to assign talent points into Improved Blood Presence and Mark of Blood to move a tier up in the blood tree.
My question is why everybody says Blood DPS DK's should use Death Strike in their rotation. For example: IT PS HS HS DS (focus dump) DS HS HS HS HS (focus dump).
I myself use glyphed Obliterate which does as much, if not more, damage then fully talented (not glyphed) Death Strike (even without disease bonus). With a glyphed and talented Death Strike it indeed outdamages glyphed Obliterate, but when you also add the Tier8 4set bonus Obliterate would be a much stronger attack to make, right? My rotation is: OB IT PS HS HS (focus dump) HS HS HS HS OB (focus dump). The first diseaseless Obliterate might sound odd, but it does get you fast Death Runes in the middle of your rotation and does great damage (like i wrote before), then at the end of the rotation, your diseases are still up for like 3 seconds, when you cast another Obliterate to get a disease buffed Obliterate. The second rotation does not require a diseaseless Obliterate anymore, because continuing like: IT PS HS HS (focus dump) HS HS HS HS OB (focus dump) will make sure your Death Runes keep refreshing properly.
To me myself, after doing lots of calculations, testing, and having it thought over for a long time it seems that Obliterate (even if they removed the critical damage bonus from Might of Mograine) would outdamage Death Strike (with 4set Tier8 set bonus and the 20% Obliterate damage glyph). But I just cannot understand why every single forum says Death Strike is the way to go, or am I missing something (other then survivability)?
Note again, I chose to be a DPS to DPS, not to have survivability in raids and try and heal my own, that's what healers are for and I got lucky to have professional healers and friends in my regular Ulduar group.
Also Like I said before, raiding is the only thing I do, I don't want any PvE and absolutely no PvP advice.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and I am looking forward to your professional opinions!