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2-20-2010 @ 10:46AM
Maybe if Beast Mastery offered more than just a cooldown which you need to slam two points into to gain the full benefit, an extra 4 pet talent points, the abilitiy to tame a few more pets, and a crappy stun, then it would be a raid viable spec.Maybe Ghostcrawler should take that into consideration before screwing up the Hunter class even more than he has since the start of Wrath. We turned from viable in Season 5 to crap in further Arena seasons. Not only that but we've gone from raid viable by pushing 1 - 2 buttons to only raid viable if we push 5 - 8. Under those standards, Arcane should be nerfed to hell for only using 3 buttons and doing overpowered above raid viable DPS.What I mean is BM stat scaling is awful. If you don't believe me, take this into consideration:- Serpent Sting has really bad scaling (only 20% of Ranged Attack Power)- Steady Shot has awful scaling (was 20% of RAP, now 10% since the BM overnerf of 3.0.8)- Arcane Shot STILL scales from 15% RAP. No wonder BM in early Wrath was aboout spamming one bloody button. Your higher mana costing instants do less damage, and awful damage at that.Heres what I think will make BM raid viable::- Increase the scaling from Arcane Shot by another 8% so it scales from 23% RAP. Buff the Arcane Shot damage increase in Ferocious Inspiration by a lot and remove Improved Arcane Shot from MM.- Increase the scaling from Serpent Sting by another 10% so its 30% RAP.- Integrate Bestial Wrath and The Beast Within into one talent.- Add a new talent which will be an instant pet attack, similar to what the old Kill Command used to be (except its on the global cooldown, and it deals much more damage)
2-20-2010 @ 10:51AM
I also forgot the really bad stat scaling from pets:- Pets gain a small amount of your RAP, and your total Hit chance as well as some Stamina and 100% of your Resilience- Pets DO NOT gain Armor Penetration, Haste, Expertise (except from talents) or Crit from either Agility or Crit Rating (except where shown below)- BM DOES have a talent where if you crit with Steady Shot, Kill Shot or Arcane Shot, you get upto a 60% chance to allow your pet's next 2 special attacks a 100% chance to crit. Thats the only way pets technically "scale" from Crit, and its a crap one.
2-22-2010 @ 8:47AM
Actually, pets gain expertise from your hit rating as well."Thats the only way pets technically "scale" from Crit-"Go for the Throat?
2-24-2010 @ 7:46AM
@GnoshI suppose, but its one of those talents where one point is sufficient, but adding two Talent Points into it is just a waste.
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