Sneaking in just under the wire with the patch 5.1 changes… Aspect of the Hawk (and Ironhawk) has been buffed to now boost hunter attack power by 15%, up from 10%.
This is not something that was on the PTR and is instead a quick little hotfix that Blizzard slipped in under the wire.
This is a flat out buff to all hunter specs dps, and is a great thing to see. Hunters were at best performing a bit low in raid content in Mists of Pandaria up until now, and while Patch 5.1 had some nice things that would help dps (and MM dps in particular) it didn’t look like enough to bring hunters out of the Meh area on the meters.
Now with cobra/steady shot on the move with no fox and an extra 5% attack power for all hunter… it’s good times in Mists of Pandaria!
Thanks to Goldthwait for the tip and David Dashifen for confirming it in game.