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12-13-2010 @ 10:09AM
I have never played as Survival. I levelled my first hunter with BM, and then switched to MM at 80 for raids, since it did the best DPS. Since 4.0.1 was released, my second endgame hunter has remained firmly in her BM specc and loved it. However, I think I may just try out Survival. I dinged 85 yesterday, and don't have near high enough average item level for heroics, but it will be nice to prepare for it.I'm quite enjoying the return of trapping. I only played seriously during Wrath, so I wasn't around for the Trapping Hey-Days, but I'm getting a nice, warm feeling when a tank asks me to trap a mob. I became so used to being sighed at and viewed as a liability for the class I play, that it feels great to actually be needed for something. Although, I do pull my hair out at the many tanks who tell me to trap and then run ahead and pull while I'm activating my Trap Launcher. And then tell me off when their AoE tanking breaks my hastily-put-down trap. xD I wonder how long it will take for most tanks to realise hunters need to actually pull to trap successfully ...
12-13-2010 @ 10:13AM
Also: in Survival, is Steady Shot entirely replaced by our new Cobra Shot? As BM, I've sort of been eying Cobra Shot askance, not really knowing when I'm actually supposed to use it or even if it provides a decent DPS boost for the specc. I guess Cobra Shot is spammed to regen focus instead of Steady Shot?
12-13-2010 @ 10:40AM
Yep, as BM you will want to replace Steady Shot with Cobra Shot... All cobra shot does differently is extend your Serpent Sting by six seconds!
12-13-2010 @ 2:24PM
Note that we don't have to pull in order to trap successfully! Remember technique 2 on the list (also known as the only way to trap throughout most of hunter history).If the tank charges in, then abandon the trap launcher. Just drop a trap at your feet then distracting shot the mob to it.
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