The most recent beta build is light on the class changes, but heavy on the pet changes! Ever since alpha/beta started, there have been a large number of pets that should have been tameable but were not. Most of those, but not all, have been fixed this build!
Tier 17 Set Bonus Adjustments
- T17 MM 4-piece: While Rapid Fire is active, your critical strike damage increases by 3% per second. (Old: 5% per second)
- T16 SV 4-piece: When you hit a target with Explosive Shot, your multistrike damage is increased by 50% for 3 sec. (Old: 25% for 3 sec)
It makes sense since Marksmanship’s bonuses was the strongest and survival’s was likely the weakest. Unfortunately there’s no other number tuning at the class level. Survival is still drastically behind by all counts. Marksmanship is looking best for single target, and BM is decimating the AoE numbers. Survival seems to be doing worse than MM even in the AoE department! And knowing how crummy MM’s AoE is, that’s saying a lot. The entire hunter community is absolutely baffled with what’s going on with the survival spec right now. On one hand, we have Blizzard telling us it was doing “slightly too much” damage, and on the other hand you have things like these latest SimC numbers. SimC is still very much beta, so who knows how truly accurate this is. I’m not panicking yet, but 6.0 is really darn close… it’s getting harder to say “don’t worry, things will be OK, number tuning yadda yadda.”
However, if you are excited about new pets, you’ll like this next bit. 🙂
Almost everything that should be tameable is now tameable. Rylaks everywhere, including that white one above (Amaukwa in SMV). Draenor hydras of every color, the new talbuks, and also those black wolves that have been taunting me for months outside of my garrison.
The biggest news, of course, is the Teroclaws. They’ve been added to the Carrion Bird family (though one of them seems to have been added to the bird of prey family, we’re not sure if that’s intended yet). Teroclaws come in both ground (as seen in this post’s header image) and flying form, and the flying ones come in several colors.
I will have another post detailing all of the Teroclaws in the near future, in the meantime here’s one of the flying ones.
Oh, and I did check out Anzu. Sorry, not tameable.