Warlords of Draenor: Aimed Shot to be marksmanship’s focus dump

I don’t think you’ll believe where I found out this little tidbit of news, but it was in the Twitch chat for tonight’s Legendary show. While the hosts were talking about the hunter crowd control changes, Lore and Celestalon — who were both in the chat — chimed in with this news about hunter focus dumps:


So, to clarify, survival and beast mastery will continue to use Arcane Shot as their primary focus dump, but now marksmanship will dump their focus solely with Aimed Shot. And yes, Aimed Shot is still a casted ability. This is going to make marksmanship feel a lot different from the other specs. I for one am excited!

I do hope they make the Glyph of Aimed Shot baseline though (unless their plan is to remove the glyph entirely). Note that you can play the spec like this today, so you may want to give it a shot because you’ll have to get used to not having Arcane Shot as a marksmanship hunter.  Earlier this week, while looking closely at the video here, I noticed that Aimed Shot’s focus cost was reduced by 20 during Thrill of the Hunt. It all makes sense now. 🙂 Reminder: This is all subject to change.

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6 thoughts on “Warlords of Draenor: Aimed Shot to be marksmanship’s focus dump”

  1. It’s unfortunate I only came here due to WI changes, but wanted to say I will be coming back often even though I only have a baby hunter. The pictures are amazing, and I like the transmog posts. Keep it up.

  2. Most people who are actually playing MM in PvE these days already play this way as you mentioned, so ToTH has been an unused talent for MM hunters since the beginning of SoO. I personally feel it is a better play style, so this is certainly great news.

    Glyph of Aimed Shot should definitely be baseline and perhaps changed to allow Powershot to be casted on the move.

  3. I was surprised by the amount of information that got released last night, Celestalon and Holinka must have burned out their keyboards at the rate they were tweeting. Nice catch on the Twitch stream though!!

  4. You know, I love Blizz’s new, more open and engaged community approach . . . but twitch chat and twitter are a little disjointed.

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