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How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 21 Jun 2011 16:39
by Killfreeze
So I do find it easy to kill some newbie DKs who don't know what Chains of ice is and blah blah blah, but going against a true PWNage death knight is difficult, so what are your tactics on defeating the Death Knight?

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 21 Jun 2011 19:36
by Flagg
Watching his power to know when he can spare one of those dk shadow bolts of pwnage, and not blinking unless they death grip you. Also, they generally don't have major CCs, so in 1vs1 situations it might be ok to blow a trinket in order to get rid of a silence debuff.
I suppose there's more to it, but that's basically what I can say and keep it short.

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 22 Jun 2011 22:19
by Gurdjieff
Some important tips ive found:
*The most important thing is just stay away from them, if you manage to do that you win.
*Also FROST WARD on ALL THE TIME. You absorb their frost spells without using your ice barrier.
*If they open with death grip I use frost nova and go still running or do deep freeze so I go on running, and put some cool frost bolts.
*Improved counterspell is so useful when you are far from them they get 4 seconds of no shield, no death coil, no chains... nothing.
*If they run to you and use the annoying chains, use frost nova and deep freeze, they do that in order to save death grip when you cant use blink, so dont blnk after it save it for DG.
*Save Ice block to absorb the damage when you can't control him: Youre deathgripped and blink or Deep Freeze is on CD=Ice block. The dk has anti magic shield and hes on you=Ice block.
*Its also cool to save mirrors when their shield is gone or when running away, those snares are great.
*if you can open with poly to gain some extra distance it is really useful.
*When silenced if you have enough distance just keep on running away from him, if hes on you= Iceblock.
I know some of the stuff i said could seem obvious but when youre figthing some obvious stuff isnt that obvious.
I hope I helped :D

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 24 Jun 2011 13:38
by Killfreeze
yea thats very useful man :D thanks

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 30 Jun 2011 06:57
by Gurdjieff
Hey i got another tip (i get raped by good dks too :D)
- Use Mage Armor. Strangulate and all of their snares will be half duration.
I've jst tried it. It is really helpful.

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 20:54
by djoka
but unholy dk not use too much frost so that FROST WARD isn't so much helpful :S but as you say mage armor is wery useful :D

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 22:48
by fabre
the way to fight a DK is very sensitive, too many options, but in the end you win if make them burn AMS DG and strangulate
you should be using the glyph of icy veins regardless of who you fight or where, that thing is awesome

let's assume you both have all cd's and that you have no outside influence (like a duel of sorts)
as soon as you see him you can put barrier and frost ward so their cd keeps rolling, mage armor is the way to go here so you can eat the half-duration strangulate, also you can jump their chains to gain a few feet of distance, if you're mounted is much easier to put that distance

if he's a good dk he'll try to cut as much distance with a mount and jumping and put chains on you, if you end outside his melee range when both engage you can start with a nova and deep of the bat so you get the kill with the next deep out of cd, if you end in melee of him you can wait for the root from your shield to get him and then deep him

a good trick against seasoned dk's is that they always expect you to save blink for grip, you can get advantage of that if you blink from their opener and they'll insta grip you, if they pop ams or strangulate or both afterwards feel free to use ice block and sit on it untill ams runs, then you can nova and lay waste on him removing the chains with icy veins

if they use ams when they are snare and/or outside melee range you got it easy afterwards because it means you're the one putting pressure, but if they use a chain of strangulate+ pet stun and ams you're in big trouble so feel free to use the trinket or any other panic button

the elemental is great to put pressure with the extra root, extra points if you catch both dk and ghoul on the same nova

your blanket silence makes a great cc chain for him, you can root him and silence then deep him when silence is about to fade, or you can use it if he's low on life and about to use death pact as long as you think you can kill him during those 4 seconds

Id say mages have it easy agaisnt dk's i think warriors and sub rogues are harder oponents

hunters, destro locks and good shadow priest are just a free trip to the GY

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 23:16
by Ragnorak
some serious necroing going on here

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 11 Feb 2013 17:16
by fabre
hah, i didn't realize, i'm a retail forum poster, so is an habit to assume anything i the front page has less than few hours up, my bad

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 11 Feb 2013 19:12
by Myaoming
http://www.truewow.org/forum/search.php ... ive_topics
This should help you find the active topics :P

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 08 Mar 2013 22:47
by Skaar
Any advice for arcane mages? ;3

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 08 Mar 2013 23:40
by Darchrow
yes. embrace death

Re: How to kill a Death Knight

Posted: 03 Jul 2013 03:13
by emsy
Glyph of Icy Veins = priceless (x2 with cold snap)