This guide is a short excerpt from http://www.wowtalentspecs.com/Bestblooddeathknightpvpguide.html :
Let me start by saying that I have a lot of experience in world of warcraft and considered myself one of the best in stormstrike until I retired a few months ago. I play every now and then just for kicks but devote most of my time sharing tips and tricks with others. I have played every class at 80 and know probably every trick there is to know. You don’t need the best gear, or enchants, and epic gems to win. You just need to be calm, and follow my guide.
As a blood death knight there are some classes you love to see running by themselves, and there are some that you avoid. All death knights hate two things, Shamans and other Death Knights. You probably hate fighting other death knights the most, but after this, maybe you will have a change in heart.
First of all let me recommend a deep blood build with dancing rune weapon and dip into frost for lichborne and annihilation. If you need specific builds, go to my website www.wowtalentspecs.com . This guide is based on a build similar to this with rune tap, hysteria, vampiric blood, lichborne, and dancing rune weapon. You also need to learn to key bind if you are not already. This is a huge help and cuts down on the time your eyes are off the enemy.
I will go through a lot of different scenarios with you. Along the way I will throw in some tips you may have never saw before and some strategies that I know you have never used.
Even though Unholy death knights seem to rule pvp, i have had just as much trouble with skilled blood death knights as any class or spec. Blood death knights have a ton of utility with the combination of class skilles and talented cooldowns that can make some wicked combination cooldowns. Over a 1 min fight, a blood death knight can possibly heal over 40k. To beat another blood death knight will be a lot easier of a fight if you learn to counter moves and make him burn cooldowns.
One thing that you will probably have going for you that the other death knight probably wont have is a self healing macro for lichborne. Also, you have dancing rune weapon, and most blood death knight still give that up for gargoyle. For this guides purpose, you will be fighting a blood knight with DRW and sub speced in unholy like most are.
Just like all the other death knights, the blood death knight will be spamming death grip on you from the start. Just let him death grip you and lets begin this battle.
This fight is a lot different from unholy and frost because you will need to save AMS for his mark of blood. You will start off by simply exchanging one rotation. You will use the IT,PS,OB,HS, then you will do the following in one solid rotation.
/cast mark of blood
/cast empowered rune weapon
/use (insert your trinket)
/cast dancing rune weapon
This can not all be macroed together for one button push, so it will require different buttons (for the mark of blood). You look at the rotation, you will see that you left one HS out for your MoB. Your goal is to suprise burst him fast enough that he blows too many of his cooldowns and is afraid to use hysteria on you because of his low health. You also want to make sure (just in case) that if he has blood gorged talent, that you get him below 75% as fast as you can to kill his damage.
After DRW wears off you need to /cancel hysteria. Then you need to use the following macro:
/cast vampiric blood
/cast rune tap
This will keep you at a descent health. I have no doubt that any blood death knight with DRW has hysteria, and they are probably macroed together. Hopefully he is to low to use this and only uses DRW, but either way, if you are not above 75% health right now you need to use the lichborne self healing macro:
#showtooltip Death Coil
/cast Death Coil
This will make the DRW/hysteria hurt less if he uses it, and may even deter him from blowing his cooldowns on you. This should keep you floating at 75% to 85% until it wears off.
Then /cast Ice bound fortitude.
The whole battle, you need to watch for him casting MoB on you, and right when he does, you need to use AMS. Save AMS for this and only this when fighting a blood death knight.
Honestly, the blood death knight should have been burst down unless he blew every cooldown to stay alive, and in that case, you should have a great lead on him. By this time, your rune tap should be coming back up and both of your pets will be dead due to HS. You will be 45 sec into the battle and have done 50K+ damage and 20k+ healing.
If the other death knight is not dead yet, (which he eaisly should be). Then you need to keep on with a solid roatation. Just keep IT and PS up with OB to make death runes and hit rune tap when it cools down in 10 seconds.
Make sure you are not wasting RP by capping it out and wait for your 4x HS part of the rotation to dump 2 death coils back to back and you will also get a sudden doom proc.
After this point in the fight, one of you will be dead, and if you followed this exactly, he would have died a long time ago. This takes some time to master and you need to remember that you can not button spam. You have to be smooth the whole battle so you don’t cause cliens side lag and distract yourself from hitting your cooldowns and the exact right time.
With this burst strategy, you should win in 20 seconds flat and come out with a rune tap healing you to full health. Your lichborne macro will give you an edge on closer fights and saving AMS for MoB will eliminate one of his major defences.
-Brandon C. ; Aka. darksun22