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9-27-2010 @ 9:50AM
For the MM hunter mastery, the best way to keep the unique flavor and increase DPS would be to allow the Wild Quiver effect to proc from more than just Auto Shot. I tested this on the PTR with my hunter (I had about a 30% chance to score a Wild Quiver after trading extra Hit and some extra haste for Mastery), and ONLY Auto Attacks proc Wild Quiver. This is not mentioned in the tooltip, and is likely the reason why MM's mastery is so far behind the other specs. Both BM and SV buff almost everything they do, which is going to make Mastery a much better shot for them. MM's only buffs a small portion of their total damage and only gives them a chance at a small damage proc, which is seriously less than what BM and SV have for masteries. However, addding Aimed Shot and Steady Shot (possibly Chimera as well) to the Wild Quiver effect, should increase the value of Mastery enough to make MM value the stat as well.
9-27-2010 @ 10:56AM
Actually the MM mastery bonus doesn't buff any abilities at all. It just proc an extra free off-gcd attack 50% of wpn dmg which to me sounds quite poor (they taken the talent Wild Quiver and just turned it into a 51 point (31 in Cata) talent) compared to BM mastery, which buffs the pet dmg, and SV mastery, which buffs all magical damage.As Frostheim suggested, making MM mastery to increase physical damage by X% would probably bring MM Mastery up. But who knows what Blizz is planning, MM might end up having harder hitting shots that scale well with gear/weapon stats instead of mastery. And BM/SV might end up scaling more with Mastery instead of gear/weapon stats.
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