I change my character’s name from Kurandir to Elsric a while back. I wanted to keep the naming convention from my main, Elskar, and Elsric had a nice “Old English” ring to it. So there it is.
I’m blowing the dust off this blog and will start regularly updating it to reflect what is going on in WoW. I also have an orc death knight on Medivh named Erishnak, and I’ll detail his travels here as well (he is currently on day 4 of the venomhide ravasaur mount quest).
Here’s a little picture from a couple of weeks ago from a guild ICC 10 run…Here we are positioning for the Deathbringer Saurfang fight. This was on my first alt, Meagosh.
Morning, folks! Last night at about 10 p.m. local, I went ahead and purchased my dual-talent specialization. I am officially broke now! A few of my guildies and I ran through the heroic ICC five-mans last night, and I acquired a new piece of tanking gear: The Second Helm of the Executioner. I was also able to pick up my second tier 9 tanking piece. I promised a list of my tanking gear, so here is an itemized list, by slot:
Shoulders: Thassarian’s Pauldrons of Conquest
Back: Cloak of the Enemy
Wrist: Cast Iron Shackles - Need tanking bracers
Hands: Mercy’s Hold
Waist: Skadi’s Iron Belt
Feet: Plated Greaves of Providence - Need Tanking Boots
Weapon: Edge of Ruin - Need to get a separate weapon with SSG rune
My goal for this week is get these gemmed and enchanted, and try to hunt down a necklace, rings, trinkets, bracers, boots, and a weapon! Then, I think I’ll finally be able to try tanking a few heroics.
Hello, there. My name is Kurandir, and I’ll be your guide through the world of death knights. First, let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I have been playing World of Warcraft for about two and a half years now, since the fall of 2007. My first character was a human paladin, who I still play. Recently, I have absolutely fell in love with playing my death knight, Kurandir.
Currently, Kurandir is only specced as an unholy death knight. That will change this week. I am planning on going with a blood tank spec as well, which I will detail here as things progress. Here is a highlight of what I am planning to do:
It will be 58/8/5. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the spec:
Tier One: 5/5 Blood Barrier
Tier Two: 5/5 Bladed Armor, 3/3 Scent of Blood, 2/2 Two-Handed Weapon Specialization
Tier Three: 1/1 Rune Tap, 5/5 Dark Conviction, 3/3 Death Rune Mastery.
Tier Four: 3/3 Improved Rune Tap, 3/3 Spell Deflection
Tier Five: 3/3 Bloody Strikes, 3/3 Veteran of the Third War
Tier Six: 3/3 Bloody Vengeance, 1/2 Abomination’s Might
Tier Seven: 2/2 Improved Death Strike, 3/3 Sudden Doom, 1/1 Vampiric Blood
Tier Eight: 3/3 Will of the Necropolis, 1/1 Heart Strike, 3/3 Might of Mograine
Tier Nine: 5/5 Blood Gorged
Tier One: 3/3 Improved Icy Touch, 5/5 Toughness (15% armor).
Tier One: 5/5 Anticipation (5% dodge).
Minor Glyphs: Horn of Winter, Pestilence, and Raise Dead
Major Glyphs: Death Strike, Death and Decay, Vampiric Blood
I chose death and decay for more damage (and more dmg = more threat per second), and vampiric blood for the Oh Crap! button effect. The Death Strike glyph should be a given.
Again, it should be obvious – Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle.
Right now, this is just an introduction into what I will be doing. Later I’ll add the gear that I currently have for my tanking (which is pretty basic and introductory). Until then, Suffer Well!!