Peregrina at Piercing Shots: First: as they currently stand in the beta, hunters are mostly the same. Every spec has a their big nuke, and that nuke is hard-limited by a cooldown. Every spec uses a 2-second cast time focus generating shot and dumps excess focus using 1 or 2 abilities that don’t have a cooldown. The differences between the specs, as I see them, are:
- BM managing Focus Fire and Bestial Wrath.
- MM maintaining their 15% haste buff.
- SV managing an additional cooldown (Black Arrow) and Lock and Load procs.
Second: I do think that some of the talents look pretty close to mandatory, for PvE anyway. If you’re a raiding hunter and you’re not taking both Exhilaration (large heal when you Disengage) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chimera (reduced cooldowns on Disengage and Deterrence), you’re probably making a mistake. . . . Read full article