Hunter Changes PTR 5.3 April 22nd

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hunters now have 50 pet stable slots, up from 20.
Aspect of the Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 25%, up from 15%.
Revive Pet now has a cast time of 4 seconds, down from 6 seconds.

Aspect of the Iron Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 25%, up from 15%.
Binding Shot is no longer a talent and learned by Marksmanship Hunters at level 30.
Blink Strike has been renamed Blink Strikes and turned into a passive ability. The pet’s Basic Attacks deal 50% increased damage, can now be used from 30 yards away, and will instantly cause the pet to teleport behind their target.
Intimidation is now a level-30 talent available to all Hunter specializations and no longer learned by Beast Mastery Hunters at level 20.

Beast Mastery
Beast Cleave now deals 75% of the original damage, up from 50%.

Bombardment now increases the damage of Multi-Shot by 60%, up from 30%.

Item Sets
PvP 2-piece set bonus has been redesigned. Using Arcane Shot now causes the Hunter’s PvP Power to increase by 800 for 6 seconds.[/bluepost]


First of all THANK YOU FOR GIVING US MORE STABLE SLOTS! And now back to the rant.

For the most part I am happy with the changes. Blink Strike is my go to first used spell in battle. Simply because I want my pet ticking away the targets life, in my case, of other players. The changes I can live with but of everything currently listed as of April 22nd the one thing that PISSES ME OFF THE MOST is putting Intimidation on the talent list. We lose a stun or interrupt under BM. It’s bad enough that ours are WAY shorter than other classes but other classes rely on theirs to basically finish you off. Warlocks chain fear, a Pally will stun and burst, Warriors will chain stun and Priest will fear / nuke. Hunters now get a 3 second window VS on average 8 seconds + for other classes.

It’s bad enough that on average, in full PVP gear, I crit for around 40k. Blink Strikes has averaged 50k sometimes. These are AVERAGES only. Realistically I see a lot of 26 to 35k hits and we have a 3 second stun now. Take a Warlock for example who can chain fear you AND crit for over 100k a pop. I had a lock hit me for 186k one time and the other day I was hit twice in a row by a frost DK, while asphyxiation was taking place, for double 110k crits.



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