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3-19-2012 @ 3:16PM
"I think it increases Beast Master's damage by 80% while they're out""since Ghostcrawler referred to it as a hunter ability rather than a beast mastery ability"Seems to me he is specifically saying it is a BM ability. If each pet increases a hunter's damage by 20%-ish, then 4 more out would be +80%. I don't think he's saying you get +80% damage from just the hunter, in addition to what the extra pets are doing, is he?Anyways, I see it as a mostly (awesomely) cosmetic PvE ability. Not really jumping for joy for a long-cooldown PvP nuke that can just be frozen in place or feared for it's full, short duration, doing no damage. I wonder, will BW affect all 5?
3-19-2012 @ 3:41PM
Not necessarily... Given that BM's mastery boosts pet DPS, it makes sense that they'd get the greatest DPS boost from an ability that summons all their pets at once, and thus this may just be a case of "And look how big a boost this is to the hunter spec that has been trailing behind for the past several years" type of comment.
3-19-2012 @ 4:49PM
That wasn't how I read it. I interpreted his comment to say, basically, that all hunters will get the ability. For the duration of the CD, hunters will gain the increased DPS associated with having 4 more pets out. However, in the case of BM hunters, in addition to the quintuple-ish pet damage, BM hunters will receive an 80% buff to their OWN damage. I could be wrong, but that was how I read it.
3-19-2012 @ 6:05PM
If it was a BM ability, it would be something you'd gain at 10 (or immediately upon speccing BM) and not at 87. Simply by virtue of being a level 87 ability, it has to be class-wide.
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