WHU: Major Buffs for MM and SV

Frostheim at Warcraft Hunters Union: Ghostcrawler recently posted a list of additional tuning adjustments for hunters in patch 5.2. These adjustments are in fact major buffs for SV and MM — especially MM — while leaving BM exactly where it is. This is an interesting change from Blizzard’s previous stance that MM was actually much better than it looked from raid representation (an assertion that was mostly backed up by hunter community modeling — though MM was still measurably behind the other two).

Here is the full list:

  • Aimed Shot damage: +10%
  • Chimera Shot damage: +50%
  • Steady Shot damage: +20%
  • Black Arrow and Explosive Shot damage: +15%
  • Hearing lots of concerns about Power Shot in PvP, so we may need a PvP-specific tweak here.

Now we don’t yet know for certain whether these buffs are buffs to overall shot damage, or just a buff to the coefficients; however, lately Blizzard has been pretty good about listing them as overall buffs. If so, this is a substantial boost to MM damage, with all the MM-specific shots getting a good boost . . . read full article

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