Okay, with the PTR up, we now know what our molten armor set bonuses are going to look like — mostly. Special thanks to Kenneth who actually dug this info up before it was even on MMO-Champ!
- Hunter 2 Pieces – Your Steady Shot and Cobra Shot have a 10% chance to trigger a Flaming Arrow, dealing X% instant weapon damage as Fire.
- Hunter 4 Pieces – You have a 10% chance from your autoshots to make your next shot cost no focus.
So this is really interesting. Obviously the balance of the 2-piece bonus depends on the amount of damage it does, but a 10% proc rate is pretty darned good. We’ll be seeing that flaming arrow pretty often. Interestingly, this set bonus reward you for using your steady/cobra more often… but to get it you’re ditching your t11 4-piece which really let you fire more often.
The 4 piece set bonus looks fricking sweet! I just have to mentally cross my fingers and hope they do it right: whatever buff you get when that procs (and again — 10% proc rate is nice and high!) needs to not go away if your next shot is a steasy/cobra. But this set bonus is pretty ridiculously huge — bitter than the t11 4-piece. And in a way somewhat similar, in that it lets us fire more shots. With a 10% proc, we’ll be able to fire a lot more Arcane Shots off during a fight — sure we’ll hope to get to use the proc on our expensive signature shot, but more often than not we’ll be burning it on an Arcane Shot, which is fine too.
Man, 10% proc rates? I kinda think they might be reducing that, and I really hope that they don’t. That is one sweet set bonus.
Oh, final thought: if it’s not normalized (and I’m guessing it’s not) then the 2-piece bonus favors a slower weapon, and the 4-piece bonus favors a faster weapon. Interesting.