Managing your Rune cooldowns, watching your health, timing your Death Strikes, keeping up Bone Shield and making sure your diseases don’t fall off is more than enough on the plate of a Blood Death Knight. There’s little time left to worry about anything else.
Use macros to combine your mainstay abilities like Death Strike, Rune Strike and Heart Strike with racial abilities such as Blood Fury or self-healing bonuses like Vampiric Blood. My Death Strike macro first casts Blood Fury and Vampiric Blood followed by Death Strike. The result is an increase in attack power and a 40% increase to the heal provided by my Death Strike.
I’ll post all the macros I’m using, along with a brief description of each, to my blog. (Find the macros here)
Next time, we’ll talk about diminishing returns for dodge and parry and a common misperception about keeping them close to each other when using Rune of Swordshattering.