Hi Beast Masters. We’ve been reading your feedback and trying different sets of changes for Beast Mastery Hunters internally and on PTR.
To start, we are reverting all 7.2.5 changes we’ve made so far to how Appel sauvage
triggers. Instead, Bête féroce
and Tir acéré
will have 2 charges baseline. The Mantelet de domptage
(legendary shoulders that currently add +1 charge to Bête féroce
) will be changed to instead further increase the proc chance of Appel sauvage
Overall, this will result in more Focus for all Beast Mastery Hunters, resulting in a more active rotation. Additionally, this gives all Beast Mastery Hunters access to a Bête féroce
with 2 charges playstyle that is more engaging and fun, allowing you to make decisions on when to use the buttons, instead of feeling like you should most often simply push them on cooldown.
We’ve been trying other iterations of changes surrounding Bête féroce
and Appel sauvage
, including increasing Bête féroce
Focus generation or versions that avoided changing the legendary shoulders drastically, but ultimately reached the conclusion that giving 2 charges to the abilities baseline, which many of you have asked for, was the best change for the spec at the current time. We appreciate your patience while we try different iterations on PTR.
We are also making a few other less major changes to the spec in the next PTR patch, including:
- Aspect de la Nature will reduce the global cooldowns of your damaging abilities by 0.2 seconds, allowing you to more reliably spend the Focus you’re generating while it's active, especially with Bête féroce/Tir acéré going off.
- Ordre de tuer and Tir acéré will cause your pet/Hati to charge up to 40 yds (up from 25 yds) to the target, matching the max range of your ranged abilities.
- When your pet casts Célérité, Hati will also gain Célérité for the same duration.