Mastery is the top concern for Blood DKs and if a piece of gear doesn’t have this stat then reforge it by reducing the weakest stat for Mastery. With melee attacks and abilities so important you want to reach the minimum pvp soft cap on hit at 7.5% as well as 7.5% Expertise. This will make sure you don’t miss or waste runic power. Parry and dodge are also very important in that they reduce incoming damage. Maintain around 2.5x parry to dodge. These stats do the following:
Mastery: Mastery reduces incoming damage by using the Blood DK ability Mastery: Blood Shield.
Stamina: This is more important in PVE for obvious reasons, but if you PVP without a healing on deck stack the crap out of it.
Expertise and Hit: With 7.5% in both Hit and Expertise you will no longer miss a melee attack or be dodged. You can increase Expertise to 15% and it will be impossible to passively parry your attacks, but the cost is so greatthat this is not worth it.
Parry and Dodge: These allow you to completely avoid physical attacks. Parry has less diminishing returns than dodge so you want around 2.5x parry too dodge.
Haste: Although last in priority Haste increases rune regeneration. This will increase both damage output and survivability.
Glyph of Pestilence
Glyph of Death Coil
Glyph of Vampiric Blood
Glyph of Death and Decay
Glyph of Anti-Magic Shell
Glyph of Icy Touch
Glyph of Icebound Fortitude
Glyph of Path of Frost
Weapon: Rune of Swordshattering
Weapon: Rune of the Stoneskin Gargoyle
Legs: Ironscale Leg Armor
Boots: Enchant Boots – Pandaren’s Step
Shoulders: Greater Ox Horn Inscription
Cloak: Enchant Cloak – Greater Protection
Chest: Enchant Chest – Superior Stamina
Bracers: Formula: Enchant Bracer – Mastery
Gloves: Enchant Gloves – Superior Mastery Sha Armor Kit
Belt: Living Steel Belt Buckle
For the min/maxer Blood DK the professions of choice will be Jewelcrafting and Blacksmithing. With these you have more options to increase Matery and Stamina which will free up points in other areas to further grow your build. The perks you will use with the above professions are:
Although the video above doesn’t show ability rotation very clearly it does illustrate the crazy survivability of the Blood DK post 5.2 update. Your damage will be low compared to the other talent spec lines, but your ability to survive and cause mayhem on the battlefield will be immense.
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This warrior is indeed too fast and too furious as well.