Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Patch 3.1.3 2nd June 2009

In patch 3.1.3

More good Hunter news!

  • Hunter's Mark: The ranged attack power bonus from this ability has been increased from 300 to 500.
  • Master Marksman: This talent now also decreases the cost of Aimed Shot and Chimera Shot by 5/10/15/20/25%.

The hunters mark is getting buffed so we'll now have an additional 200 AP on boss fights (marknig trash doesn't happen too often). This is pretty good news and even better for BM hunters as they will benefit from this more (They need some more loving). Probably not enough for them to catch MM/SV up though.

For all MM hunters, you will already have talented 5/5 into Master Marksman so our aimed and chimera shots will have their mana reduced by 25%! This is great news for encounters where we go OOM (Probably every boss fight in 10 man) so will be a direct improvement to our DPS. In 25 man where mana isn't such an issue it won't really benefit the hunters too much.

It's a good buff for us 10-man raiders and it shows Blizzard haven't forgotten about us when they buffed only 25-man ranged weapons! (Speaking of which, I've defeated KT in Naxx25 each of the last two weeks and still don't have the Envoy of Mortality, one time it dropped and I came 2nd in the rolls and the second time it didn't drop and I was the only hunter :( )

From a PvP perspective the mana saving will help as we will be firing both aimed and chimera as soon as they cooldown so, our mana at least, will last a little longer.

So 2 patches and 2 hunter buffs. Why you ask? Well I think it might have something to do with this: http://www.wowmeteronline.com/rank/classrank/dps/7/0/3/310 If you take an average of all the scores across all the Ulduar bosses we're about mid table - behind a few hybrid DPSers. For shame! (We should be up with the Rogues/Locks/Mages - the Pure DPSers)

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