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Return of Trueshot Aura

In Wrath of the Lich King, the Marksmanship hunters will return with a bang.

We’ll change Silencing Shot to be a proper interrupt (PvE).

Trueshot Aura will now be raid wide.

The announcement was made in the Wrath of the Lich King beta forums yesterday. Both the 31-point and 41-point talents will no longer be sub-par to the other trees.

Trueshot Aura will most likely remain unstackable, but this provides the opportunity for the few Marksmanship hunters still running around to provide a raid-worthy buff. One Marksmanship hunter per raid? That’s good enough for me since I’m the only one in my guild running as a full marksman.

A lot of people had begun to shy away from Silencing Shot. I stand by my judgment. It is still a very useful shot, and not taking it removes one of the appeals of the tree. I’m not sure what is a “proper interrupt”, but I’ll take it as a good thing if they are fixing it.

In addition, the new talents Wild Quiver and Rapid Recuperation will change in the upcoming beta build. Now if only we had a beta account to try all these new shiny things out.


2 responses

  1. The Silencing Shot fix should make the shot act like a rogue’s Kick ability. A good example of how this changes Silencing Shot is the Shade of Aran fight. Currently, hunters are unable to interrupt any of Shade’s spells because he is immune to silencing affects and our shot does not have an interrupt effect. A rogue’s Kick ‘inturrupts’ a spell cast but does not silence the mob (unless spec’d into it with Improved Kick). After this fix, the Silencing Shot should ‘interrupt’ a spell cast even if the mob is immune to being silenced. Both very good fixs. I hope that in addition to the raid wide TSA buff change, they change it from a set amount of AP to a % of AP so it will scale better.

    14 August 2008 at 12:36

  2. Thanks for clarifying, Papewaio!

    14 August 2008 at 13:08

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