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.
Most death knights in pvp are unholy, but every now and then you will find a good frost death knight. My death knight was a 24/47 spec, and I could honestly take any class 1 on 1 with exception of a few great individuals (not classes). As i played my frost death knight i discovered the weaknesses and how other classes could exploit them.
You need to start by knowing most death knights will start the battle by death gripping just like unholy death knights. After you get death gripped you need to be ready to hit AMS. This is because the frost death knight is depending on being able to burst you down with IT, HB, FS and one of these will probably be with a tirnket poped and deathchill up. If you have AMS up, then HB will do half damage and the other damage will be cut to almost nothing. After you pop AMS, you should ruin a whole rotation of the other death knight’s and you will already be on your way to winning.
Remember that one of your main goals is to rush the enemie and get them into your game plan, and not the other way around. While you have your AMS up, you need to unload a little damage on the other death knight. You want to do a simple rotation of IT,PS,OB,HS,HS,IT,PS,HS,HS,HS,HS. This is a simple rotation and you will sitck with this thru the whole fight. If the frost knight decides to summon a pet, then all you have to do is passively kill it with heart strikes. Your pet should actually do more damage than the frost knight’s pet in this battle.
Remember to watch for the other DK to blow his AMS fast because he will panic when he is dropping faster than you. You want to make sure you don’t waste runes you dont have to. Also watch out for IBF, because most have a 6 second duration increase on this move.
Some really good frost knight will try to kite you with chains of ice, death coil, blood boil, howling blast, and icy touch with a snare. This is very effective actually and hard to counter if you are not quick to counter the chains of ice. You want to save the death grip until you think the frost knight may kite you. When he does, simply death grip and use chains of ice every 5 seconds. This will keep him under 50% movement the whole time and to counter he will waste frost runes, which he needs way more than you do. Only use this tactic if you are about to get kited.
Remember that you have a lot more cooldowns that he does, and you are about to start using them. You want to keep your health high to intimidate him and throw him off rotation.
Right when you see your health drop 5 or 6k hit your rune tap. This should have you at full health. The frost knight may counter with the same if he is blood sub spec, but this is what you want. You want to be leading the dance and not following.
Now you are 10 seconds into the battle and he is getting around 75%. You need to keep your simple rotation and now you should be ready to unload 4 HS in a row. This should proc some sudded dooms and make him blow a few cooldowns to live. Do not be suprised if he uses lichborne and IBF, and maybe even unbreakable armor and goes into frost presence.
You need to watch his rune bar because really smart frost knights will have 130 RP and be able to unload a massive combo that looks like this after 2 death runes…. IT,PS,HB,HB,FS,FS,FS,FS,IT,PS,BS,BS,HB,FS,FS all in 15 seconds in unholy presence. This is really deadly and you need to hit IBF as soon as his RP bar is close to full. I would say by the time you are in the middle of this, you are ready to pull out this macro:
#showtooltip Death Coil
/cast Death Coil
This will make death coil heal you every time you press this button while in lichborne. You want to invest in the glyph that make death coil 20 RP to heal.
Now this is the different part from fighting an unholy DK. The frost knight will have you in the middle of a long combo so you will need a little more health. Now you will use this right after the lichborne wears off:
/cast vampiric blood
/cast rune tap
This will get you to close to full health. You may also want to cast mark of blood when you get a blood rune back or if you have a death rune. (Fighting a frost knight this is what i always do)
After you are healed up and MoB is on the frost knight, you want to use this macro:
/cast empowered rune weapon
/use (insert your trinket)
/cast dancing rune weapon
This will will be what puts an end to the frost knight. Frost death knight are a lot easier to kill than unholy death knights, and if you got this far and you are still alive and landed most of you attacks, the other death knight will be dead. You will have put out a little over 40k damage in about 30 seconds or less not counting your pet. You will also have healed for 25k or more.
If you have trouble the first time then remeber not to waste you frost runes just because you are out of range for a second of two. Remember to use death coil becauseit ignores armor. Remember to never use blood boil on a frost death knight.
Most improtantly, when fighting a frost knight remember that you have to stop the kite fast with a death coil and chain “chain of ices”. When doing this remember not to spam buttons. Make the fight nice and smooth, you will cause client side lag if you spam moves and actually decrease the amount of special per second you can cast.
You need to watch your health carefully in this fight and use all of your tools to heal up before using hysteria. You will only be in hysteria for 10 to 15 seconds, but you need to remember that is 3k health. Master the lichborne/self heal macro and you will even get a sudden doom self heal proc every now and then, which is free 3 to 4k instant heal.
This all happens in 30 to 45 seconds, so practice and do it the same way every time. Odds are on your side to win every time with this strategy. Remember that world of warcraft is a game based on RNG so you will get unlucky some times, but 9 out of 10 times this will pull off the win easily. You will see a lot of wins only using the first half of this guilde. I wrote the rest for the matches agantist skilled opponents.
-Brandon C. ; Aka. darksun22