Hello ladies and gents!
I was wondering if anyone of you has ever tried these 2 specs for raiding, and what were the results? unfortunately I am guildless at the moment (and quite bored from beast mastery) so I just had a look at the talents and was wondering what you guys think about these 2 "alternative" specs?
While Ive personally never tried either of the builds u have suggested for PvE, an easy way to compare between them and the cookie cutter builds would be to download and play with Cheeky's Hunter spreadsheet which can be found here :-
Im using the 0/31/30 build in PvE atm, alot of my gear is aimed towards that build as well, as you can see on my armory profile in the Avatar. It's a decent DPS build, usually give the mages a run for the money, but not on par with BM hunters, usually 0.5 - 1.0% behind in pet friendly fights.
For none aggro dependant fights (Karathress) this spec is pure evil.
One big advantage with this build as i see it is my survivability, with fast pulls and no MD up survivability is crucial, this build gives me that.
Other then that its only TSA i can hand out groupwise so no big group buff, so arguably going for Expose Weakness would be more raid benefitial.
Last edited by Elithuzad : 07/10/07 at 7:00 AM.
I have one hunter specced for Expose Weakness currently. He has a 31% crit rate unbuffed, with 688 agility. EW is up almost 100%, about the only time it drops is when he has to stop attacking for some reason. With 688 agility, thats 172 AP to the entire raid, compared to 125 to five people. Granted, his DPS is a little less than a BM spec, but I feel the benefits of this one talent make up for it.
The great thing about Expose is it's a mob debuff and applies to all physical attacks.
The bad thing about Expose is it's a mob debuff not a group buff.
The problem is, while it's a really amazing buff, the hunter can get put into the most useless of groups and receive very few group buffs themselves.
Something to watch out for as it greatly damages your personal dps if you are used to doing much more as BM.
That aside, SV is infinitely more fun to play and the benefit of one SV hunter in the raid can't easily be matched.
Last edited by Kabuto : 07/10/07 at 10:15 PM.
I would suggest instead of putting the points in Combat Experience, move them over to the Ranged Weapon Specialization. The 2% to Agility and 6% to Intelligence is not really that much when you think about it. For every 100 agility you are gaining 2 extra and for every 100 intelligence you are gaining an extra 6 points which is only 90 points of mana. I could be wrong on the mana gained, but overall the talent isn't worth it when you really begin to look at the numbers.