Blizzard is asking for feedback on class balance in the Mists of Pandaria Beta. This article continues our coverage of hunter-related discussions in the thread. You’ll find all of the official posts regarding hunters in MoP in the WHH MoP Hunter Guide.
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Lokrick wrote, “Hunter level 90 talents (glaive shot, etc.) appear not to be triggering Marksman mastery. Is that intended? Murder of crows benefits from BM mastery, but Dire Beast does not. What’s the intent here (e.g., presumably Lynx Rush benefits from it)?” [link]
Zarhym replied, “The Hunter level 90 talents should trigger Wild Quiver, with the exception that Barrage has 1/6th the normal proc rate (so that it isn’t overwhelmingly dominant for Marksmanship). The next build will include a new version of Murder of Crows. It’s mostly a mechanic and visual change; the damage should remain roughly the same, including being affected by Master of Beasts. Dire Beast will also be affected by Master of Beasts in the next build (so that the entire talent row is consistently affected by it).” [link]
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Kennyloggins wrote, “Glaive Toss incurs a 1.5s global cooldown, unlike the 1s incurred by any other direct damage hunter ability. Is this intended?” [link]
Rygarius replied, “We noticed and fixed that yesterday, actually. Fixed for the next build.” [link]
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Zeherah wrote, “I’ve been trying to get accurate pet focus regen numbers but it’s difficult to test accurately in game given the limits of the display and the fact that none of it ends up in the log. Currently it looks like the base pet focus regen is around 5 fps, but is it possible a blue poster could confirm if that’s the correct number? It would also be extremely helpful if pet focus regen (and crit chance for that matter) were added to the pet display.”
Also if I’m testing correctly, it looks like spiked collar does not increase pet focus regen (even though it is called haste and not attack speed). Which haste and attack speed bonuses increase regen for pets has never been incredibly clear or consistent. The terminology doesn’t seem to be a reliable clue and measuring pet focus regen precisely is difficult. Is there a chance of this getting clarified at some point?
Vaeflare replied, “Base pet Focus regen is 5 per second (which is different from base hunter Focus regen, which is 4). Spiked Collar is indeed just attack speed, not actual haste; we’ve fixed the tooltip for the next build. Thanks for pointing that out. Same with Berserking; we’ve updated that to say Haste instead of Attack Speed.” [link]
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