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3-03-2011 @ 2:32AM
Thanks for yet another great post - I always learn something.I'm happy that BM is at least respectable again in Cata. It was embarrassing running BM in WotLK. Now I can pull out that vanity pet with pride.Also, for some reason, I feel like I do more AoE damage in MM than SV - possibly because of the lower focus cost of Multi-shot. Am I missing something?And lastly, for possibly the first time in my interwebz history, dare id write it? I do: first!
3-03-2011 @ 5:40AM
SV aoe dps comes from Multi Shot coupled with Improved Serpent Sting and Serpent Spread. Without those, your Multi Shot is the same as the MM one, but with higher focus costs. Could be you're just not specced ideally.
3-03-2011 @ 1:47PM
Are you using your [Explosive Trap] as part of your Survival AoE rotation? It effectively doubles your AoE cap, and Survival excels at this since [Explosive Trap] is augmented by [Trap Mastery], [T.N.T.], and [One with Nature] (since it uses RAP in its damage calculation).Not only that, Serpent Sting is modified by RAP too, meaning it gains ever more benefit from the recent hotfix to Aspect of the Hawk. Add [One with Nature] to [Serpent Spread] and [Improved Serpent Sting] and you've got AoE sexy sexy time!
3-03-2011 @ 3:43PM
Serpent Sting and Explosive Trap are also affected by the Survival Mastery (+ elemental damage)
3-03-2011 @ 4:34PM
People, this is a First post. This is how one is executed and this is why it's getting upvoted.THRALL'S BALLS, PEOPLE, TAKE NOTES!
3-03-2011 @ 7:23PM
I agree, this is the best Beastmaster has been in a long time, and with the normalization of survival, it means that hunters are all on-level for damage, which has NEVER happened before.I play BM almost all the time, and when I'm on Magmaw, I am hurting a bit in the AoE department when it comes to taking down those maggots. So, I pop Bestial Wrath on the first Pillar of flame (The hardest one), which halves my focus cost, and I also pop...the ability that gives me 50 focus and I forgot what it's called, which should fill my focus up if it isn't high enough. With that in place, I can get off FOUR mutli-shots in a row before getting low on focus. At that point, the maggots are getting finished off, so I have time to drop a couple traps on our group, refresh my cobra-shot on Magmaw, and then jump-disengage to the next spot as the Pillar of Flame is spawned again.
3-10-2011 @ 4:53AM
i actually started looking for rares again when i heard they were trying to balance i finally get to use BM again and plan to while i can...also Frostheim my good man nice article its gotten to the point i suggest you to friends more than EJ. keep em coming :)
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