I’m not going to be able to call myself failDK anymore.
OK, so it’s mostly just an affectionate moniker for my DK, but I don’t have the same comfort level as I do on my mage.
Mage – I am master of the arcane! I shall obliterate anything in my path! Or flirt outrageously with it!
DK – Where the fuck is the back of this mob?
We set forth into ICC 10 again last night and as hoped, I was able to increase my ass-whooping potential.
This time it was a full guild run, no pug hunters telling us to keep vent PG-rated. As if. pfffftttt.
Quick refresher, first trip into ICC, from zone in through two attempts at Saurfang with no kill:
Take two, with 4-piece T9 and winning the Shawl of Nerubian Silk off Marrowgar right off the bat, bringing me up to a respectable level of expertise (on top of the bracers that Tir got for me, I think it pains him to see a DK in crap gear, lol):
This time we 1-shot the entire Citadel and cleared up through the puppies.
My position on the chart didn’t change, but I did see a 1300 DPS improvement.
And I forgot to flask after the first one ran out.
FailDK is failDK.
Now that my expertise is under control, it’s time to work on the next item on my “You’re Doing it Fucking Wrong!” list:
I had 30 for the evening.
I know a certain amount of parry is practically unavoidable in some of the larger clusterfuck trash pulls.
But 20 of my parries were on Saurfang.
Totally my bad (failDK is failDK, remember?) and I failed to notice when the tanks split up, one on each side of Saur instead of being neatly stacked on the door-side like they were when we started. At one point it was like they were waltzing about on the platform and I couldn’t keep track of who was leading.
So my parries were horrible and will be fixed next time.
I did do something right, and have brought proof to show Rurjaos that there are DKs that provide utility!
Mind Freeze is one of the yummiest spells I have on any character.
Mob: I’m going to cast a big, bad, ugly spell!
Inítrí: No! You’re going to suck down this blue-raspberry Slurpee until you feel like your head is going to explode with cold fire!
Or is that a brain freeze?
Getting the cloak drop means I don’t have to buy the frost cloak. I’ve got my eye on a ToCr 25 belt… I might be able to just save frost for T10 now…
Looks like I’m getting the hang of this melee crap. After I get parries fixed, what are the other big no-nos that I’m probably doing?