Patch 3.0.9. It got the opener, and it’s going to be applied very soon.
The patch notes for patch 3.0.9 are finally up on MMO Champion. And by finally, I mean “where the hell did it come from?”
In any case, despite the fact that this came from nowhere, there are some things for hunters worth looking at.
- Kindred Spirits (Beast Mastery): This talent now grants 20% pet damage at max rank.
- Serpent’s Swiftness (Beast Mastery): This talent now grants 20% pet attack speed at max rank.
…and everything is back to normal. Almost. Unleashed Fury is still nerfed to 15% compared to it’s former glory, but these talents are now back to normal. This should put our DPS back to where it should be!
Not to where it was, where it is supposed to be. On equal footing with Marksmanship and Survivalists.
If there was a song for this…
- Lava Breath now reduces the target’s casting speed by 25%, down from 50%.
- Poison Spit now reduces the target’s casting speed by 25%, down from 50%.
They seem to be nerfing cast-time increases across the board. If everything else is getting nerfed, this shouldn’t be a surprise. A cast-time increase is still a cast time increase. If you need this, then use it.
So, what’s the moral of the story?
Patience helps. BM is back to where it’s supposed to be: topping the damage meters. Cast-time increases are reduced by almost half.
And all should be well for the hunter class. For once, all three trees will be somewhat close to one another! That’s my prediction anyway.