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EU+US 101 Haste Frost DK?

Discussion in 'Level 100-109' started by Winterly, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Winterly

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    I was wondering for farming purposes, is it possible to have enough haste on a Frost DK to spam Howling Blast and have your rune regeneration fast enough to never run out of runes for Howling Blast?
     
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    What percent would you need to achieve this? Because I know over 100% has to be possible for plate as my mage has 85% and way less 840+ boes avail.
     
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    I have 0 clue, that's why I'm wondering :p
     
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    Im thinking you would need a good atleast 130% haste to do this maybe more
     
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    Can this be done with full 840s? Don't want to spend a lot of gold on just a test idea.
     
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    Possibly with full sockets and all haste gems and al armor types
     
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    To be honost, I would think somewhere close to 125-130% like shiny hero mentioned even with 840, but making sure you socket haste every socket. Do the math mate. Look up he haste on all best in slots,then find out your base haste, and then find out how much haste effects your class (haste / 1%) say. Guessing it's around 125% haste. To be honost tho bro, haste stacking blood is reeeally good. I do it at 80 which you can actually get more haste at 101. You can spam blood and heart strike constantly.
     
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    Winterly

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    Does Howling Blast do a good chunk of dmg?
     
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    Tbh this probably works like energy regen for rogue and the more haste you have the less effective it is. I don't think you'll ever be able to spam it.
     
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    Winterly

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    :(
     
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    Howling blast without the 300% Rime proc does not do enough damage alone to make your theory worthwhile, in my opinion. If you popped Remorseless Winter with the Gathering Storm talent (causes remorseless winter to extend its duration by 0.5 seconds and increase 15% damage for each rune spent) and could keep it going indefinitely then you have a very viable chain-pulling method of massive aoe damage.

    A different take on your theory would be stacking haste to spam frostscythe. With lots of haste (and a good amount of crit), Killing Machine would most likely proc often making your quad-crit Frostscythes doing incredible aoe damage. The drawback would be much less mobility since you would need to always be in the midst of your pulls to take full effect of the melee cleave.

    edit: For either situation, you would need many, many mobs in a close proximity for this to work. Most dungeons will have a mechanic, RP event, or specific mob that will make it very difficult to pull off giant pulls.
     
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    Does Remorseless Wiinter and Gathering Storm CD lower with more haste?
     
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    Remorseless Winter is one of those abilities that's unaffected by haste (20 sec). Gathering storm doesn't have a CD, it's simply a passive buff to Remorseless Winter.
     
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    I've been debating on making this a side project. I don't have access to godly BoEs and I'm still missing a haste ring (trying to hold out for a socketed or higher ilvl one). But I love stacking haste on my Frost DK despite it not being ideal at all. Haven't delved into other armor types since I don't think it's worth it, but if I can snag haste-related off armor pieces for cheap I can let you know how that goes.
     
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    Maybe try a paladin? I think haste would benefit them more. You could even go ret and offspec prot with all that haste and still do amazing aoe.

    I think I might just try that on my budget pally :)