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Final Boss Podcast – Death Knight DPS


I have a thirst for knowledge. I also have a long daily commute. But since I can’t read while I’m driving, I tend to prefer to get my information via podcast. Getting back up to speed with Death Knights, I began searching for podcasts discussing DKs. I lucked out when I found the Final Boss podcast, because a) it was a podcast, and b) they discussed DPS Death Knights with two top-shelf DK’s – Arv, formerly of Blood Legion and now a member of Vodka, and Mendenbarr of the guild Midwinter.

They also have the podcast in video format!

There’s an Aftershow as well, and you don’t get that in any podcast form. They’re doing it live!

SWTOR – Sith Marauder Leveling Build

Okay, with the Jedi Sentinel out of the way it’s time to lay out the groundwork for his evil twin classbrother, the Sith Marauder.

Sith Marauder Leveling Spec

Defensive Forms (1/2), (2/2)
Dual Wield Mastery (1/3) , (2/3), (3/3)
Enraged Charge (1/2), (2/2)
Narrowed Hatred (1/3),(2/3), (3/3)
Ataru Form (1/1)
Ataru Mastery (1/2), (2/2)
Execute (1/2), (2/2)
Enraged Assault (1/2), (2/2)
Blood Frenzy (1/1)
Towering Rage (1/2), (2/2)
Gore (1/1)
Rattling Voice (1/2), (2/2)
Erupting Fury (1/2), (2/2)
Sever (1/3), (2/3), (3/3)
Overwhelm (1/2), (2/2)
Massacre (1/1)
Malice (1/3), (2/3), (3/3)
Ravager (1/2), (2/2)
Brutality (1/2), (2/2)
Enraged Slash (1/3), (2/3),(3/3)

Shii-Cho Form until you receive Ataru Form

Quinn (Heals) until you receive Lt. Pierce (Range Tank)

Force Charge > Force Scream > Battering Assault > Smash > Ravage > Vicious Slash > Assault

At Level 30: Force Charge > Force Scream > Battering Assault > Gore > Ravage > Vicious Slash > Assault

At Level 40:   Force Charge > Force Scream > Battering Assault > Massacre > Gore > Ravage > Assault

SWTOR – Jedi Sentinel Leveling Build

Star Wars: The Old Republic is still quite a new game.  Which means it’s still a pain in the ass to find resources for builds and such.  Granted, the Jedi Sentinel is a pure DPS class so you can’t go wrong with any tree.  But this spec is a good place to start, especially if this is your first time through the game and you’re just looking to survive until you figure out what precisely the Hell you’re doing.

Jedi Sentinel Leveling Spec

Defensive Forms (1/2), (2/2)
Dual Wield Mastery (1/3), (2/3), (3/3)
Focused Leap (1/2), (2/2)
Steadfast (1/3), (2/3), (3/3)
Ataru Form (1/1)
Ataru Mastery (1/2), (2/2)
Opportune Attack (1/2), (2/2)
Righteous Zeal (1/2), (2/2)
Combat Trance (1/1)
Immaculate Force (1/2), (2/2)
Precision Slash (1/1)
Swift Blades (1/2), (2/2)
Temperance (1/2), (2/2)
Saber Storm (1/3), (2/3), (3/3)
Debilitation (1/2), (2/2)
Blade Rush (1/1)
Insight (1/3), (2/3),(3/3)
Master Focus (1/2), (2/2)
Swift Slash (1/2), (2/2)
Focused Slash (1/3), (2/3), (3/3)


Use the Shii-Cho Form until you receive Ataru Form.


Go with the T7 (Range Tank) right to 50.


Force Leap > Blade Storm > Zealous Strike > Force Sweep > Master Strike > Slash > Strike

At Level 30: Force Leap > Blade Storm > Zealous Strike > Precision Slash > Master Strike > Slash > Strike

At Level 40: Force Leap > Blade Storm > Zealous Strike > Blade Surge > Precision Slash > Master Strike > Strike

So there you have it.  Now go ye forth and kill, kill, kill.

Death Knight DPS Guide for 4.1

At the request of no one (except for Freaculano, which is almost like no one), I have included yet another class guide from the Manaflask folks – Death Knight DPS for Patch 4.1, by Daniie.  This covers the two DPS specs (Unholy and Frost), and you should read it because Manaflask (Ensidia) knows what the Hell they’re talking about.  If you think you’re pushing content, Ensidia has already bent it over and made dirty monkey love to it.  So, well, just read and educate.

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Cataclysm Dungeon Gear For Plate DPS

Can you imagine what the Heroic stuff looks like?

Heroics are hard.  We all know this.  Well, I shouldn’t say all because there’s some folks… like me… who haven’t gotten into Heroics yet.  In fact, I probably won’t even start Heroics until I’ve done every Regular dungeon a few times, just to get the hang of things.  Unlike the mewing kittens who need their milk, and stuff their bags with gear they can’t use just to sneak into Heroics through the back door.  Actually, those are probably the people who are getting buggered hard by Heroics – the ones that don’t have the right gear to heal, DPS, or stay alive in general.

Let’s fix that, shall we?

Once again, Matthew Rossi wrote a great article at WoW Insider regarding dungeon gear for Warriors.  Since this is a blog for folks who kill, not save or protect, I cleaned up the list and left only the juicy stuff (DPS, baby!)  Since many of the stats apply to Death Knights as well, everybody wins!

Well, everybody who wears plate and kills with extreme prejudice.  Let’s get to that list, shall we?

Blackrock Cavern

Throne of the Tide

The Stonecore

The Vortex Pinnacle

Grim Batol

The Lost City of the Tol’vir

Halls of Origination

There it is, plate-wearing murderers and mavens of mayhem.  Grind those dungeons and don’t be in such a damn hurry to get into Heroics.  You don’t want to be one of those Scrubs who cheat to get in, suck because they have inadequate gear, only to get gear they really don’t deserve because they really do suck that badly, do you?

Do you?

Of course not.  Now go kill, and kill right.