Monday, September 24, 2012

Bloody Tanking (Mists of Pandaria)

Blood tanking in Mists is a fight for survival.

It's certainly not for the faint-of-heart. From the moment the boss is pulled until that boss is nothing more than loot-laden carcass decaying on the ground, a Blood Death Knight must carefully time every button press, be mindful of every fight mechanic, and quickly analyze and react to any situation. This expansion is not going to be any easier than Cataclysm, and will severely punish any Death Knight tanking carelessly.

However, if you are a capable of playing a Blood Death Knight well, you will be an almost unstoppable force, more powerful than we were even in Dragon Soul.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Unholy DPS (Mists of Pandaria)

Unholy remains the most nuanced, under-rated, and under-appreciated spec among Death Knights in Mists- making it that much more lovable.

Mists of Pandaria has actually been pretty great for Unholy Death Knights. We gained several new tools, got several outstanding issues addressed, and perhaps most importantly the Unholy spec has gained much flexibility.

The list of significant differences is seemingly small, but they really change everything.