So I'm trying to solo level my DK now that Cataclysm is live, and I went to Vash'jir and I'm noticing that Frost seems ridiculously hard to solo with.
They removed 99% of our self-heal, and when I first saw that, I thought "well, they're trying to make things a little interesting, the old blood was a bit overpowered".
But now that I actually try to see it in action, I'm thinking the spec is so utterly broken, that the only feasible way you're going to use this, is in groups when you have a healer following you around pumping heals into you.
Seriously, now that I've done Vash'jir long enough to get almost a whole set of armor (minus shoulders, I'm still wearing Triumph shoulders and one trinket), I'm seeing that I can *only* heal 2500 with Death Strike, and that is only available every, I dunno, 6-8 seconds or so?
I'm taking way more damage than 2500 every 8 seconds. In fact, I've only survived battle with a naga hunter+crab pet (like the ones you see in that first large creature you go inside of, I forget her name, Nashira or something?) once and that was only because I had Army of the Dead available, and even then I had <3000HP left. Then, another one respawned ontop of it and I died immediately.
Which is another little pet peeve of mine -- I played Wrath during the first 3 days of launch. You didn't see mobs repop ontop of you like I'm seeing several days after Cataclysm's release. There wasn't even very many people there, and mobs are insta-respawning ontop of me and sometimes I can't get out of an area, or even find a place to stand so I can eat something until I get something else attacking me.
Anyways, back on topic...
How the heck are we supposed to solo with no self-healing? If I wanted to be a Warrior, I'd roll one. And from what I saw, even they get more survivability than this, and they aren't limited by runes and runic power, but by rage which is almost full at all times unless they are spamming abilities left-and-right.
So what am I doing wrong, exactly? I've been trying to pump more Stam in hopes of actually getting decent heals on Death Strike, which has worked to some extent (started out healing 1400 now heals 2500), but honestly, I'm starting to lose patience with this, as my pet peeve is having to sit down to eat every few kills (which is why I don't often solo with my warrior).