Mushan at Mushan, Etc.: WoW Hunters Hall brought to my attention, just now, a thread regarding the rather large changes Black Arrow was undergoing in Mists of Pandaria.
For comparison’s sake: Black Arrow is currently a 31-point ability in the Survival tree, an instant shot with a 24-second cooldown that damages the target over 20 seconds and can proc Lock-and-Load (via T.N.T.), which gives two cooldown-free, no-cost Explosive Shots. It’s a staple of the SV rotation.
In Mists of Pandaria, Black Arrow was changed to have a 2-second cast, dealing instant damage with a smaller 20-second dot to the target and any other targets in its path while becoming our only source for Lock-and-Load procs.
I’ve heard/read a variety of reactions to these changes, although the range seems to be “tepid-to-angry.” . . . Read full article