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…).
12 thoughts on “I love Disengage”
Oh my god. If I weren’t already planning on boosting my hunter alt, that GIF would have changed my mind. Epic.
The best thing is, every time you do a disengage like that you feel like a complete badass. Every single time.
I felt like a badass /watching/ that.
Assuming your jump is on the spacebar, what key do you find best for binding Disengage to? (for a right-hander)
I have mine bound to ‘F’ — very easy to reach beside my movement keys there. Jump with thumb on space bar, and index finger to disengage.
I only have 1 problem with this lately. Lag. I’ve been playing a hunter since the beginning of BC and in this expansion I have the worst issue with latency. I will jump>turn>press and disengage FORWARD. I’m not sure what has changed with the coding since Mists. But I have varying success with jump-disengage.
I always volunteer for towers on Galakras. Hunter jumping is awesome!
Disengage is by far my favorite Hunter ability. Back in Cataclysm, during the Al’Akir fight if I got blown off the edge of the platform by Wind Burst I would Disengage back on.
I also recently found out that Posthaste stacks with Nitro Boosts for even more speed on demand!
In addition to all the things mentioned, I also use it pull the pesky roots on my farm.
Wow, I wish had thought of that before now…thanks!
Second only to Feign Death and Aimed Shot in terms of my favorite abilities.