More lovely news on the hunter balancing front — Serpent Sting has just been buffed by having its damage doubled and its focus cost reduced!
- Serpent Sting damage has been increased by 100%, and its cost has been reduced to 15 Focus (down from 25).
- Improved Serpent Sting now deals 15% of its total damage instantly (down from 30%).
It’s worth stressing that the Imp Sting change isn’t a nerf — it’s just a reaction to Serpent Sting buff to make sure the instant damage of applying Serpent Sting doesn’t change.
This is a flat DPS boost to all hunters, but it also seems like it might be a buff with an eye to making hunters a bit more effective at multi-dotting. It certainly makes it more attractive to try to maintain Serpent Sting on 2-target fights, regardless of your spec.
Even if it turns out not to be a viable multi-dot solution, it’s still great news for hunters.