Greeting folks. Today I’m blogging from 30,000 feet as I fly home from the big 100th episode extravaganza. I’ll post about that tomorrow, but suffice it to say a great time was had by all, although Minnesota was a little too cold for my tastes (yes, even at this time of year).
Today I wanted to briefly talk about the the T13 set bonuses that Blizzard announced yesterday.
- 2P — Steady Shot and Cobra Shot generate double the amount of focus.
- 4P — Your Arcane Shot ability has a chance to grant 25% haste to you and your pet for 10 sec.
No math or science here, this is just me “eye balling” it. I like that fact that the two bonuses compliment each other, and I think Beast Mastery and Survival will benefit greatly from them.
Think about it, more focus regen from Cobra Shot, means fewer Cobra Shots in our rotation. Fewer Cobra Shots means more Arcane Shots. More Arcane Shots means more haste, which in turn means faster Cobra Shots. As I said, this is very nice for BM and SV, but what about Marksman?
I think these bonuses will be less than ideal for Marksman. The problem is they will still need to cast Steady Shot in pairs to get the ISS buff. It may be harder for MM to reduce Steady Shots from their rotation, which means they may quickly find themselves focus capped more often than not.
Not only that, but they’ll need to fire Arcane Shot for the haste buff, which could reduce the number of Aimed Shots and make it harder to use Aimed Shot for their focus dump. We’ll know more once we start testing.
Anywho, this is all sleep deprived, sub-standard coffee, sitting in a cramped airplane speculation on my part. Be sure to tune into the Hunting Party Podcast episode 101 this week to get the full set bonus scoop.
Oh and if you find yourself traveling on a plane that offers wi-fi, just pony-up and pay for it. It’s so worth it.