Wowhead posted some new datamined information from the PTR today. It included lots of class tweaks, but only one for hunters… and it’s a good one.
Update (2011/03/04): This has now also been confirmed by Blizzard in the official patch notes: “Multi-Shot damage has been increased by 250%.” (Source)
- Multi-Shot: Fires several missiles, hitting your current target and all enemies within 8 yards of that target for 118% of weapon damage, up from 55%.
Blizzard previously mentioned that they wanted to balance the AOE dps the different classes and speccs do because currently on live realms the difference between the worst AOE and the best AOE is astronomical.
By buffing up Multi-Shot and (I’m guessing) nerfing Serpent Spread they’ll be able to achieve a more consistent AOE dps number for all hunter speccs rather than the way it is now with Survival providing fantastic AOE dps and Beast Mastery and Marksman just looking sad and possibly even crying in the corner during AOE encounters.
- Little Snail – Source unknown
No real comment here, just wanted it to be noted cause snails are cool! 😮