BIG Changes for Hunters: MoP Beta Build 15851

A new build is being deployed on the MoP beta and it holds many significant changes for hunters. The patch is quite large (about 16 gigabytes).

Aspects

Aspects now have a one second cooldown.

Baseline Abilities

  • Readiness Is now baseline instead of being a lvl 60 talent. 5 minute cooldown (up from 3). Requires level 60. Can be cast while stealthed. When activated, this ability immediately finishes the cooldown on all Hunter abilities with a base cooldown less than 5 minutes (down from 6 minutes).
  • Stampede Now Instant (down from 3 second cast time). Cooldown 5 minutes (down from 10 min.). Summons all of your pets to fight your current target for 20 sec (up from 10). Your pets deal 25% of their normal damage while summoned this way. [Note: the tooltip appears to be bugged to display 175% at the moment. In-game testers report the correct value is 25%, which makes sense because the cooldown was halved and the duration was doubled].

Talents

  • Binding Shot Level 30, 20 focus, 30 yard range, instant, 45 sec cooldown (down from 60). You fire a magical projectile, tethering the enemy and any other enemies within 5 yards of the landing arrow for 10 sec. If targets move 5 yards from the arrow they are stunned for 5 sec (3 sec PvP) and will be immune to the effects of Binding Shot for 10 sec.
  • Blink Strike (New) Level 75, Instant, 30 yard range, 20 sec cooldown.Causes your pet to instantly teleport behind an enemy target and inflict 200% normal damage.
  • Dire Beast  Level 60 (was level 75). Summons a powerful wild beast to attack your target for 15 sec. Each time the beast deals damage, you will gain 5 focus.
  • Thrill of the Hunt Level 60. You have a 15% chance when you fire a ranged attack that costs Focus or Kill Command to cause your next Arcane Shot or Multi-Shot to be free (changed from “causing your next ranged attack that costs Focus or Kill Command to be free).”
  • Wyvern Sting Level 30. A stinging shot that puts the target to sleep for 30 sec. Any damage will cancel the effect. Only one Sting per Hunter can be active on the target at a time (No longer includes “When the target wakes up, the Sting causes 3,033 Nature damage over 6 sec).”

Pets

  • Roar of Courage (Cats) The beast lets out a roar of courage, increasing the mastery of all party and raid members by 3000 (down from 3500) within 100 yards.

Major Glyphs

  • Glyph of No Escape Increases the ranged critical strike chance of all of your attacks on targets affected by your Freezing Trap by 20% (up from 6%)

Racials

  • Night Elf
    • Elusiveness Reduces the chance enemies have to detect you while Shadowmelded. (No longer increases your speed while stealthed by 5%.)

 Gear

  • New hunter gear will be listed in a separate post.

For a complete list of changes datamined in this build see MMO Champion: Mists of Pandaria Beta – Build 15851

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