It seems DKs of whatever talent tree are not in huge demand. I keep advertising my availability for the Arena but I rarely get a good partner responding. In fact I rarely get any responses and when I do they are from classes that are of not much assistance to a Death Knight, or from players who just haven’t got the gear. There’s no point in going into the Arena with poor gear and under 3,500 in resilience. You will be scanned and targeted immediately and dead in seconds.
I can understand the reluctance to partner a Blood DK, because they are so easy to avoid and immobilise with stuns etc… but my Frost DK can, with good partners, do a lot of damage. For example my Frost DK helped kill a Blood DK in seconds in the Warsong Gulch battleground. The Blood had support but I simply nuked, used strangulate, a couple of Necrotic Strikes, followed by a Frost Strike and maybe then a Heart Strike and he was dead. It was over very quickly and I took minimal damage. Of course in a 2v2 Arena Frost needs a very good healing partner that can preferably do some damage as well. Like most classes Frost is very vulnerable to Rogues and a good healer is a necessity.
Like most World of Warcraft players I hate Rogues. They seem so damn easy to play and surely it’s a nonsense that they can kill plate melee so easily. I loved that Blood DKs could kill Rogues in toe to toe melee, but Blizzard for some entirely stupid reason decided to listen to all the moaning, a lot of it ironically from Rogue players, and removed Vengeance from PvP play. Now Rogues can kite Blood DKs and kill them fairly easily. And lets not talk about what they do to Frost and Unholy! Being dead in a couple of hits is a joke, but Blizzard can’t see it apparently.
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