The change to Disengage in patch 5.4 to allow it to work out of combat was one of the best modifications made to the hunter class this entire expansion if you ask me. Such a simple change, but oh so fun.
If you haven’t been using the Glyph of Disengage, I highly suggest equipping it. When you combine with with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chimera and Assurance of Consequence you’re looking at a mere 7 second cooldown. I sincerely hope readiness rating in Warlords will still apply to this. There are 3 awesome things about Disengage:
- You can move around significantly faster unmounted by using the jump-disengage technique.
- You can survive falls from any height without slow fall.
- AFKing in cities is fun again. In Dalaran, I ran laps. Now, in Shrine, I do hunter parkour.
Surviving falls just requires you do hit the button shortly before landing. Using it resets your falling height that Blizzard uses to calculate fall damage. Just be careful, as even with a 25ms ping, I have a decent amount of lag before it activates. I use this on places like the Timeless Isle all the time. In SoO, it’s handy for jumping off the Galakras towers without taking damage and in Malkorok for not taking any fall damage when you get knocked into the air. Oh, and that pesky trash before Thok that carries you up to the ceiling and drops you.
That’s all I wanted to say really. Just a friendly reminder to use this amazing ability more (and so help me Blizzard, if you remove it in the ability squish…).