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9-11-2008 @ 5:48AM
The new Kill Shot really does less damage then Arcane Shot? I find it hard to believe that 200% weapon damage plus a smaller scaling factor is actually less then Arcane Shot (but with no access to beta I could be wrong).
9-11-2008 @ 8:55AM
Exactly. I think the author is ingoring the enormous amount of attack power that gear will have. Double AP Scaling sounds better in my opinion.
9-11-2008 @ 9:31AM
No, you're right; Arcane Shot 9 deals [(RAP * 0.15) + 492] without talents, and Kill Shot deals (weapon damage * 2) + [(RAP * 0.3) + 400]. I don't think there's any circumstance where Kill Shot will do less damage than an untalented Arcane Shot.However, Kill Shot doesn't do *much* more damage than Arcane Shot (previously, Kill Shot was (weapon damage) + [(RAP * 0.15) + 2500], which was a marked improvement); it doesn't ignore armor like Arcane Shot does; and it has a knockdown effect, which renders the hunter vulnerable for two seconds after he casts it.For a shot that dealt a minimum of 2500 damage, the knockdown and lack of armor piercing were acceptable. Without that massive damage output, Daniel's assessment of its relative utility is just about spot-on.
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