Dreadplate blood hybrid spec, no threat

A poster on dk.info was wondering about this hybrid spec, probably best called Dreadplate Blood, 21/41/5.

It takes a lot of Frost talents, but then goes into blood for some nice survival options (rune tap and Vot3W). I was curious to see how it stacked up in threat, because in theory it should be fairly weak.

dreadplate blood

Simulation confirms Dreadplate Blood is low in threat:

  • Deep blood does 17% more threat with the same gear.
  • Unholy, does 21% more threat ( in 3.22 with no-reaping).

So I wouldn’t use that hybrid spec, ever, but not just because of the threat problems.

Because: for survival-oriented build I’d prefer deep blood for vampiric blood rather than unbreakable armour, improved death strike rather than 3% avoidance, and WotN instead of 2% less damage, or deep Unholy for bone shield goodness.

Quick aside, for Unholy in 3.22, use the IT Glyph not the Dark Death glyph. Generates more threat. You can also read more on this no-reaping spec. In 3.3, we’ll go back to a more traditional deep unholy, which I’ll post more about this week.

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Settings: with 10-man raid buffs in i226 gear, tank options: 2.0 speed 50% avoidance, 150ms latency.

Ability Total % Landed Hit% Crit% Miss% Average TPS
HeartStrike 349421362 32.2 154459 75.7 18.6 5.7 2262.2 1341.7
RuneStrike 285293988 26.3 101582 76.2 23.8 0 2808.5 1643.2
MainHand 126505178 11.7 84131 80.5 13.8 5.7 1503.7 485.8
DeathStrike 112504997 10.4 45912 75.9 18.4 5.7 2450.4 432
FrostFever 61935174 5.7 167846 100 0 0 369 237.8
BloodPlague 61709715 5.7 167235 100 0 0 369 237
DeathCoil 26673413 2.5 18486 89.7 3.5 6.8 1442.9 102.4
PlagueStrike 24064248 2.2 23891 81.1 13.1 5.7 1007.3 92.4
IcyTouch 22353897 2.1 23979 89.8 3.6 6.7 932.2 85.8
Ghoul 13220098 1.2 114452 89.9 10.1 0 115.5
Horn 0 0 11307 100 0 0 0 0
DPS 2007
Total Damage 1083.68m in 150h
Threat Per Second 4684
Generated in 60s
Template: Blood tank main
Priority: Blood
Presence: Frost
Sigil: None
RuneEnchant: None
Pet Calculation: False

Ability Total % Landed Hit% Crit% Miss% Average TPS
RuneStrike 225655475 24.2 97842 81.2 18.8 0 2306.3 1299.7
Obliterate 206928083 22.2 74631 60.1 34.1 5.8 2772.7 794.6
MainHand 115274391 12.4 94854 85.6 8.6 5.8 1215.3 442.6
BloodStrike 80503618 8.6 78026 74.5 19.8 5.7 1031.8 309.1
FrostStrike 77568591 8.3 39377 49.5 44.6 5.9 1969.9 297.8
BloodPlague 55267960 5.9 148700 100 0 0 371.7 212.2
FrostFever 55247975 5.9 148630 100 0 0 371.7 212.1
IcyTouch 41949235 4.5 29728 44.9 48.4 6.7 1411.1 161.1
HowlingBlast 33576564 3.6 9670 0 93.4 6.6 3472.2 128.9
PlagueStrike 25217123 2.7 29741 83.1 11.3 5.6 847.9 96.8
Ghoul 13714884 1.5 118884 89.9 10.1 0 115.4
Horn 0 0 7346 100 0 0 0 0
BloodTap 0 0 7912 100 0 0 0 0
UnbreakableArmor 0 0 7912 100 0 0 0 0
DPS 1724
Total Damage 930.9m in 150h
Threat Per Second 3986
Generated in 58s
Template: Dreadplate blood
Priority: Frost
Presence: Frost
Sigil: None
RuneEnchant: None
Pet Calculation: False

Ability Total % Landed Hit% Crit% Miss% Average TPS
RuneStrike 284543352 25.5 111692 78.1 21.9 0 2547.6 1638.9
BloodStrike 115038526 10.3 96573 82.7 11.3 6 1191.2 441.7
ScourgeStrike 111625820 10 48287 77.2 16.8 6 2311.7 428.6
MainHand 91601868 8.2 74427 82.4 11.7 5.9 1230.8 351.7
BloodPlague 88150779 7.9 154638 100 0 0 570 338.5
FrostFever 87992217 7.9 154341 100 0 0 570.1 337.9
Necrosis 75221426 6.7 186119 100 0 0 404.2 288.8
PlagueStrike 63769477 5.7 48287 77.2 16.9 5.9 1320.6 244.9
DeathCoil 61593861 5.5 36350 91.9 1.6 6.5 1694.5 236.5
IcyTouch 50933885 4.6 48288 91.8 1.6 6.6 1054.8 195.6
BloodCakedBlade 46050487 4.1 52894 94.1 0 5.9 870.6 176.8
WanderingPlague 13824418 1.2 36342 93.6 0 6.4 380.4 53.1
Ghoul 13016180 1.2 112684 89.9 10.1 0 115.5
UnholyBlight 12306535 1.1 36350 100 0 0 338.6 47.3
Horn 0 0 6205 100 0 0 0 0
BoneShield 0 0 7629 100 0 0 0 0
BloodTap 0 0 7629 100 0 0 0 0
DPS 2066
Total Damage 1115.67m in 150h
Threat Per Second 4838
Generated in 56s
Template: Unholy tank no reaping 12-8-51 with epidemic
Rotation: Unholy 1DC
Presence: Frost
Sigil: None
RuneEnchant: None
Pet Calculation: False

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See my Kahorie page for the xml source files I use.

Also commented on thread at dk.info.

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4 comments to Dreadplate blood hybrid spec, no threat

  • ubuntuno

    I’ll look forward to that deep unholy post. Still the idea was in fact the survival, as it turns out is where it’s said to be an “issue”, which led to lots of QQ and possibly some rerolls (into dps or other class alltogether). So perhaps a simulation of incoming damage would be pertinent although i realize it’s hard to come up with something viable to the diversity of bosses in current content.

  • Greg Rodrigue

    Could you please let me know what your rotation is. I am pvp with my DK and want it to be the best it can be.

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