It’s definitely past time for 5.4 to drop. I feel like we’ve been on a roller-coaster with all the changes that have come through.And it’s left hunters in a blurry-eyed haze, where scraps from the latest PTR build either further enrage or worry hunters, because of the intense worry over losing Readiness.
But until then, here’s the new changes from the PTR. Get them while they’re hot!
- Arcane Shot additional damage increased by 21%.
- Lynx Rush damage and AP scaling increased by 30%.
- Kill Command base damage increased by 33% and AP scaling increased by 16%.
- Aimed Shot weapon damage increased by 12.5% and additional damage reduced by 2%.
- Explosive Shot damage and RAP scaling increased by 8%.
Curious lacks of Chimera tweaks, but oh well. Keep in mind that the Lynx Rush changes are coming after the recent Murder of Crows changes. After the loss of Readiness, both needed a solid bump, which they’ve both now received.
Buffs to the signature shots are a good thing, so these changes are positive in more ways than just pushing our overall numbers up.
The big question actually isn’t whether or not we’re better than we were in 5.3, but whether or not we’re better relative to other classes than we were in 5.3. Remember that it will be possible to do the exact same dps and be better off in the scheme of things. We won’t have in-depth testing and results for a little while – and I wouldn’t want to test it anyway before the changes are fully implemented – so the jury will be out for a little bit until we know exactly where we stand. But I do plan to try to tackle this question shortly after 5.4 drops.