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PVE Gear For PVP in 6.2.3

Fellas, it’s like the ladies tell ya – it’s all about making the most of what you have. Especially when it comes to what you’re packing. Equipment, your gear is what I’m talking about here, and not the kind that can be buffed with Extenze.

Clothes make the man, or Orc, Gnome, what have you. Much like in real life, I try to have one outfit that will work in multiple situations. In game, it’s called being practical. In RL, it’s called being lazy and/or style deficient.

Hypedown, the PVP Unholy (and occasional Frost) Death Knight wrecking machine, made a discovery recently that allows certain items of PVE gear to be used in PVP situations without it being scaled down. It’s crafted gear too, so with the right mix of professions and elbow grease it’s possible to outfit your character with goodies that will not only be amazing-balls in PVE, but you can jump into PVP and not have to worry about replacing those items.

The rings and necklace Hypedown discusses are primarily for Frost Death Knights, but you can find any of these items with the stats you need for whatever class you play. So peep the video, pick up some knowledge, and go get them upgrades!


6.2.2 Frost DK PvP Survival

Frost Death Knight


It doesn’t matter what your iLevel is, a dead man’s DPS is zero.

A couple of weeks ago during the battleground event weekend, I learned a thing or two about myself. I discovered that I’m not that bad at the whole PVP thing. Also, fun fact, if I’ve got someone throwing heals at me I can wreck some serious face.

Such is the dilemma of a Frost Death Knight. I can pull some serious deeps, but staying alive can be a bit of an issue without a pocket healer. That’s where my boy Hazzed comes into the picture. He is one of the top Frost DK’s in the PVP scene, and he’s a great teacher too. The man can drop some serious knowledge.

For example, Hazzed turned me around as far as my thinking about self-heals go. Blood Death Knights are damn near unkillable. Frost DK’s tend to be a little more squishy. That all changed once Hazzed showed me the light when it came to keeping my ass alive. Who knew that Frost Death Knights had such great heals?!

Check out his video below.  Watch. Learn. Survive.

And kill.


Arena Skirmish Weekend


I aim to misbehave.

As a Rank 6 Brawler (impressive, right?), I know a thing or two about throwing down. (Literally. Like maybe two things. I don’t know how I’ve lived this long.) So when I heard that this weekend’s bonus event was Arena Skirmishes, I was naturally all over it.  I pull decent deeps, have a good iLevel, and have some pvp experience. Time to farm some honor, baby!

Yeah, about that. I got a win or two, but for the most part my arena time looked like this:

*rush into the room*




Uh, okay guys let’s disc-*dead*

Back off-*dead*

Leave me alon-*dead*


Now there’s many ways to approach a situation like that. You can tuck tail and run, or you can learn. Reddit’s PVP Page didn’t offer too much help, but it did point me in the right direction. I don’t know if it’ll make much difference for me this weekend, but I intend on checking sites and videos to see if I can lessen the suck and increase the pwn.

If you’ve ever been curious about getting into arenas, this is the time to do it. It’s fast 2v2 action, a wide cross-section of player experience will be doing it, it won’t take up much of your time, and usually the other person has already bailed out before they can tell you that you suck. At the very least, it’s 24 honor for a loss. Even losses add up if you get enough of them. Silver lining and all that.

Seriously, if you’ve ever even remotely considered it, this weekend is a good time to get your feet wet.

Do you do the pvp dance? Are you trying the skirmishes this weekend, or would you rather pull out your fingernails with pliers?

One Button Frost DK Macro For Patch 6.2

Time to chill!

Time to chill!

Everyone wants an easy way to play their class. Some folks just can’t wrap their head around rotations, priority, and the like. Granted, there are plenty of folks who are more cutting edge players, squeezing every last drop out of their class. But there are plenty of players who just want to compete not suck. For those people, wowlazymacros is a great site to help set them up.

I’m starting to play around with this one button frost death knight macro, created by Amanda Nicole Hedrick for a Dual Wield Frost Death Knight. I’ve experimented with a few macros on Herculees, who admittedly doesn’t have the best gear. But this one gave me the highest burst and highest sustained dps for my gear. Plus, I like not having to think about Blood Tap.

Sequences[‘FrostDW’] = {
PreMacro = [[
/console Sound_EnableSFX 0
/targetenemy [noharm][dead]
/cast [nostance: 2] Frost Presence
/cast [combat] Pillar of Frost
/cast [combat] Anti-Magic Shell
‘/cast [mod: alt] Soul Reaper’,
“/cast Howling Blast”,
“/cast Frost Strike”,
‘/castsequence Plague Strike, Obliterate, Death Strike’,
‘/cast Blood Tap’,
‘/castsequence Blood Tap, Plague Leech, Blood Tap, Blood Tap, Plague Leech, Blood Tap’,
PostMacro = [[
/use [combat]13
/script UIErrorsFrame:Hide();
/console Sound_EnableSFX 1

Now to use this, you’ll have to use the mod Gnome Sequencer. It can be a bit tricky to set up, so I’ll let Kephas explain how to do it.

I’ll probably start using this in PVP while making a few changes to talents and glyphs. For now, let Icy Veins be your guide for such things.

One-Button Macro For Frost Death Knights



There is a definite divide when it comes to using macros in WoW. Some people see it as lazy gaming or even cheating, while others take a more enlightened view and see it as maximizing their potential. The truth, as they say, lay somewhere in the middle.

And we know what happens in the middle of the road - squish like grape.

And we know what happens in the middle of the road – squish like grape.

Everyone has their reason for using macro shortcuts. There are visually impaired players who use macros. There are people who are just looking for an edge, usually PVP folk. And some, like a freshly boosted 90 who has no idea what they’re doing but thought it’d be cool to play “insert class here” at end game, just don’t want to outright suck donkey balls when grouped with other players. I respect that. I’d much rather have boosters use a bunch of brainless macros than hitting auto attack and LOL-ing the group to death.

In Warlords of Draenor, my Frost Death Knights (yes, as in multiple DKs) are going to be played quite casually. I was curious to see if there was a one-button macro that I could spam and make things die. Turns out there are, and they’re not too bad.

To pull off this button-mashing mastery, you’ll need something to extend your macro beyond the usual 255 characters. Macro Toolkit is perfect for this. So download it, enable your addon in-game, and open your toolkit. Create a new macro, and make sure you EXTEND it so your 255 character limit grows faster than the results of an Extenze commercial.

Enhancing your game in all sorts of ways.

Enhancing your game in all sorts of ways.

Here’s the macro I found for a Dual-Wielding Frost DK. I picked it up at wowlazymacros and it seemed to work fine when I tested it. Simply copy and paste the following code:

#showtooltip Howling Blast
/castsequence reset=10/target Howling Blast, Plague Strike, Soul Reaper, Frost Strike, Howling Blast, Howling Blast, Frost Strike
/cast [combat] Plague Leech
/cast [combat] Blood Tap
/cast [combat] Pillar of Frost
/cast [combat] Empower Rune Weapon

Now for a Two-Handed Frost DK, I found a Youtube video that had a good macro.

If you missed it, here’s the macro:

#showtooltip One
/castsequence reset=5/target Plague Strike,Obliterate,Frost Strike,Howling Blast,Frost Strike,Soul Reaper
/cast [combat] Pillar of Frost
/cast [combat] Anti-Magic Shell
/cast [combat] Empower Rune Weapon
/cast [combat] Remorseless Winter
/castsequence reset=60 Dark Simulacrum
/castsequence reset=30 Death’s Advance
/use Horn of Winter

Does this make for a mindless playstyle? We’re talking about World of Warcraft here. It’s not like we’re finding the cure for anything. If people can use these kinds of macros and it helps them to be a more productive player, more power to them. These macros will not have players topping the DPS charts. Only traditional button mashing can do that. But it should, at the very least, make them more efficient (as in they won’t be completely horrible). They’re macros for the casual player.

If only there were a macro for the antisocial douche gamer.

Now if only there were a macro for the antisocial douche gamer.