Scattered Shots: Yes, beast mastery can raid


Every Thursday, WoW Insider brings you [hide]Scattered Shots[/hide] for [hide]beast mastery[/hide], [hide]marksmanship[/hide] and [hide]survival[/hide] hunters. Frostheim of [hide]Warcraft Hunters Union[/hide] uses logic and science (mixed with a few mugs of dwarven stout) to look deep into the hunter class. Mail your hunter questions to [hide]Frostheim[/hide].

Beast mastery hunters suffered on the DPS charts for the majority of Wrath of the Lich King. By [hide]just about any measure[/hide], hunters were giving up a lot of DPS by playing the BM spec — around 20% behind the leading hunter spec at best, one of the [hide]worst three specs in the game[/hide] in Wrath. That’s a heck of a lot of DPS loss for a raid leader to swallow.

This is not the case any longer. Take heed, raid leaders: BM is a viable hunter raiding spec!

I get a lot of emails from poor BM hunters whose raid leaders tell them that their beloved spec does far too little DPS to raid, without even giving the BM hunter a chance to prove them wrong. A lot of this is leftover knowledge from Wrath, when hunters took a huge DPS hit by speccing BM. I imagine this comes from raid leaders’ sporting bell-bottoms and giant, poofy ’80s hair, because these people are woefully out of date.

Join me after the cut as we take a look at the numbers and see where BM’s DPS stands and why we can’t trust the top 100 parses in this case. (Hint: It’s math that tells us not to trust it.)[hide]Continue reading Scattered Shots: Yes, beast mastery can raid[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Hunter[/hide], [hide](Hunter) Scattered Shots[/hide][hide]Scattered Shots: Yes, beast mastery can raid[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]
Every Thursday, WoW Insider brings you [hide]Scattered Shots[/hide] for [hide]beast mastery[/hide], [hide]marksmanship[/hide] and [hide]survival[/hide] hunters. Frostheim of [hide]Warcraft Hunters Union[/hide] uses logic and science (mixed with a few mugs of dwarven stout) to look deep into the hunter class. Mail your hunter questions to [hide]Frostheim[/hide].

Beast mastery hunters suffered on the DPS charts for the majority of Wrath of the Lich King. By [hide]just about any measure[/hide], hunters were giving up a lot of DPS by playing the BM spec — around 20% behind the leading hunter spec at best, one of the [hide]worst three specs in the game[/hide] in Wrath. That’s a heck of a lot of DPS loss for a raid leader to swallow.

This is not the case any longer. Take heed, raid leaders: BM is a viable hunter raiding spec!

I get a lot of emails from poor BM hunters whose raid leaders tell them that their beloved spec does far too little DPS to raid, without even giving the BM hunter a chance to prove them wrong. A lot of this is leftover knowledge from Wrath, when hunters took a huge DPS hit by speccing BM. I imagine this comes from raid leaders’ sporting bell-bottoms and giant, poofy ’80s hair, because these people are woefully out of date.

Join me after the cut as we take a look at the numbers and see where BM’s DPS stands and why we can’t trust the top 100 parses in this case. (Hint: It’s math that tells us not to trust it.)[hide]Continue reading Scattered Shots: Yes, beast mastery can raid[/hide]Filed under: [hide]Hunter[/hide], [hide](Hunter) Scattered Shots[/hide][hide]Scattered Shots: Yes, beast mastery can raid[/hide] originally appeared on [hide]WoW Insider[/hide] on Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:00:00 EST. Please see our [hide]terms for use of feeds[/hide].[hide]Permalink[/hide] | [hide]Email this[/hide] | [hide]Comments[/hide]

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