Mar 8th 2012 2:14PM You have to look at the PvP side of this as well, though. Currently, rogues and ferals run with 30%+ dodge in PvP. They also have refund type mechanics for their abilities when they get dodged by other players, which, obviously, hunters do not as we have never been able to be dodged.
We don't know yet what dodge %'s will look like in Mists, but if they are anything like they are now Hunters are going to need some major changes still in the PvP game. Getting long cooldown shots like Chimera or Scatter Shot dodged will be absolutely brutal, especially if the chance of it happening is 20%+. And it's not like hunters are doing well in PvP as it is, or as if they ever have.
Dec 20th 2011 9:05PM Merry Christmas!
Dec 9th 2011 4:01PM Technically, engineering was balanced pre-4.3 as well, just actively, not passively. Synapse springs, averaged out 480*(10sec/60sec) = 80. I'm not trying to say Engineering is in a good place right now, or that it's fun or anything compared to what it used to be. But people say it wasn't balanced or up to par all the time when it was. Yes, activated stats have different benefits than passive stats but they are roughly even.
May 27th 2009 10:55PM Explosive shot absolutely blows away Arcane shot as a survival spec. There is absolutely NEVER a situation when you should be using it as survival. Never. N-e-v-e-r. It should have been removed from your bars when you trained Explosive.
Either you do
ExS -> wait ~.5s -> ExS -> wait ~.5s -> ExS (the wait time depends on your distance from the target, aka the travel time of your shot)
Or you just go the lazy route
ExS -> Steady -> ExS -> Steady -> ExS
Also acceptable to swap an Aimed for a Steady (or a wait), or a reapplication of Black Arrow/Serpent.
May 21st 2009 7:40PM At the moment it looks like Gnome Shaman. Good luck with that buddy!
May 17th 2009 6:34PM Someone has already mentioned that the Transform is a physical ability and Imp. Counterspell doesn't work, but... I don't really understand the logic in the article even if it did work.
The fastest intervals that he casts transform are 5 seconds apart sub 50% health. The silence is 4 seconds (if it worked). Therefore, it would do nothing, correct?
You even mentioned yourself that a silence like Arcane Torrent will not work. I'm not trolling/flaming ya or anything, but I don't follow. >.>
Anyway though, from my personal experience, a reverb spec'd shaman and a Throwing Specialization spec'd rogue are generally the best options for Less-rabi. In addition to high dps of course.