Update: The raid utility has been announced. See here for details.
In the latest alpha patch notes, Blizzard stated they are currently working on adding a new “minor raid utility” ability for hunters in Warlords of Draenor. When asked on twitter, Celestalon replied that they are still open to suggestions.
@DeicideUH Always open to suggestions.
— Celestalon (@Celestalon) May 23, 2014
I’ll get us started with a few ideas here:
- The Hunter’s Focus: Reduce the resource cost of all party and raid member spells (mana/rage/energy/etc.) by xx% for x seconds.
- Lay of the Land: Reduce AoE damage taken by raid and party members by xx% for x seconds.
Vicious Talons: Increase all party and raid member’s Multistrike rating by xxx for x seconds.(multistrike raid buff didn’t exist at the time of this post)
- Hunter’s Mark: Expose a weakness on your current target, increasing the critical strike chance of all party and raid members by xx% for x seconds.
- Pack Leader: All party and raid members can cast all spells while moving for x seconds.
Be sure to post your own ideas in the comments (or tweet them to Celestalon) and maybe we can get Blizzard to read them all. Just post whatever comes to mind. Even if it sounds ridiculous, it could spawn another idea. You may want to read the raid utility section of the official patch notes to learn more about their plans for it in Warlords. You’ll notice a lot of raid-wide damage buffs were removed, so something more defensive or utility oriented is probably more likely.