Archive for rep grinding

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2009 by Korby

Using the site lootrank.com, I put together a list of the best warrior DPS gear that I could obtain outside of any raids. I’ve managed to get my hands on all but 5 of them, so it’s nice to feel self-sufficient, but the desire to raid Naxx is still churning within me. Speaking of Naxx, I actually got to join a 25-man raid today. I only linked for one of the drops, and wasn’t awarded it, but the opportunity presented itself to me at least, so that’s pacifying to my need to see some endgame content. Military and Arachnid wings went into my achievements. Hopefully I’ll be able to benefit from more Naxx runs, so that I’m not left out in the cold wanting to see Ulduar too.

I worked my way to exalted with Sons of Hodir, mostly because I wanted to save enough money to build myself a motorcycle, which costs about 18k in total materials to build. Kind of a rip when you consider the flying machine was almost entirely player gatherable aside from a few vendor purchased items. Anyways, so I reach exalted, take a look at what is now available to me from the quartermaster, and I see the Grand Ice Mammoth for 8k. So I’m curious about what makes that mount so damn awesome that it costs 8k. Turns out it’s because it has 2 empty seats on it for other people to ride with you. Hrm, 8k for a 3-person mount, or 18k for a two person mount. Yeah, to hell with the motorcycle. It may look really cool, but it’s a rip off. The Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth that can be bought in Dalaran for 16k (at exalted with Kirin Tor), also is a 3-person mount, but it has vendors in those two extra seats, so that’s why it costs twice as much. Again a rip off if you’re an engineer, since you can cheaply build repair bots out of 10 saronite bars.

Now I’m saving money for my DK’s epic flight. He’s currently 65, so I figure that my the time he’s 77, I’ll be able to afford the training for him. That’s just 567 gold per level. I can do that. I’m really impressed by the efficiency with which he kills things. I’m specing him 18/0/53 Unholy, and I’ve found that I can kill most anything at or near my level with just 5 key strokes. Icy Touch, Plague Strike, Death Strike, Scourge Strike, and Death Coil. Typically, just hitting those abilities in that order keeps me at or near full health and kills whatever I’m attacking. Elite mobs require going through a few more cycles of that rotation, with heavy emphasis on Plague and Death Strike, and Blood Boil plus Summon Gargoyle to add a little more DPS to the mix. When they say that playing a DK is like putting the game into easy mode, they’re right. It’s just ridiculously easy.

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