Every Monday and Thursday, WoW Insider brings you Scattered Shots for beast mastery, marksmanship and survival hunters. Frostheim of Warcraft Hunters Union uses logic and science (mixed with a few mugs of dwarven stout) to look deep into the hunter class. Mail your hunter questions to Frostheim.
By now, most hunters with the desire to raid are starting to explore the new Cataclysm raids and practice shooting bosses in the face, which means it's time for Scattered Shots to start talking about hunter-specific tips for raid bosses. We'll be starting with a couple of the easiest boss fights, Magmaw and the Omnotron Defense System. I was debating for a bit whether to include Argaloth in the first roundup, but as Dawn Moore said when we were discussing it, "Whatever. Argaloth isn't even a boss." And you know, that's kinda true.
As always with these hunter guides, this is not a strategy guide for these bosses. I am assuming you are already familiar with the general boss strategy. Instead, we're just focusing on hunter-specific tips that the general guides tragically skip over. If you want to learn the basic mechanics of the fights, you can check out the Magmaw strategy guide and the Omnotron Defense System strategy guide here on WoW Insider.
Join me after the cut as we get into just how the vast hunter toolbox can simplify these fights not just for you but for your whole raid -- and, as always, how to maximize your DPS!