Hunter Hotfixes

Posted: by Arth


We’ve had a few small changes come through in the last couple weeks. Here they are:

General:

  • Aspect of the Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 35% (up from 25%).

Hunter Pets:

  • Core Hound: Lava Breath now reduces the target’s casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Fox: Tailspin now reduces the target’s casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Goat: Trample now reduces the target’s casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Sporebat: Spore Cloud now reduces the target’s casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).

First, I don’t know if the AotH buff is just a tooltip thing or an actual buff. If the latter, awesome. As for the hunter pet nerf, I know PvPers won’t be happy, but I’m pretty sure this was intended as a balancing issue to align it with abilities of other classes. In any case, they thought it was too big an edge. With luck, this won’t nuke these pets’ usefulness entirely.

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  1. Eeta says:

    The AotH change was a change to both tooltip and an actual buff. They mentioned in that hotfix announcement that a few classes were under-performing, thus necessitating the changes.

  2. LittleYeti says:

    Hunter pets weren’t the only ones to receive this nerf. Other classes that had the cast speed debuff also had the percentage reduced. I only point this out because in this particular case it isn’t a hunter specific PvP nerf.

  3. Kheldul says:

    A few classes got power buffs. And yes, a 10% casting speed reduction makes those pets kinda worthless compared to other pet abilities.