MoP Patch 5.2

The final version of Patch 5.2 Notes for hunters:

  • Targeting for Glaive Toss and Powershot has been improved. These abilities will now always hit the primary target and are much more responsive about which secondary targets they hit.
  • Aimed Shot cast time has been reduced to 2.5 seconds (was 2.9 seconds).
  • Bestial Wrath may now be activated when there is no line of sight to the Hunter’s pet.
  • Dismiss pet now has a cast time of 3 seconds (was 2 seconds).
  • Powershot now cancels Camouflage when the cast begins.
  • Silencing Shot now has a 24-second cooldown (was 20 seconds).
  • Steady Shot now deals 20% more damage.
  • Binding Shot no longer has a Focus cost.
  • Wyvern Sting no longer has a Focus cost, and its cooldown is now 45 seconds (was 60 seconds).
  • Glyph of Marked for Death has been removed and its effects are now baseline.
  • The Fetch ability from Glyph of Fetch no longer requires a target. When activated, the pet will automatically choose a nearby corpse to loot.
  • New Glyph: Glyph of Liberation. This glyph now causes Disengage to heal the Hunter for 5% of maximum health when used.
  • Beast Mastery
    • Beast Cleave now causes the pet to strike all other nearby targets for 50% damage (was 30%).
  • Marksmanship
    • Aimed Shot now deals 10% more damage.
    • Chimera Shot now deals 25% more damage and heals the Hunter for 5% (was 3%) of their total health.
  •  Survival
    • Black Arrow now deals 10% more damage.
    • Explosive Shot now deals 10% more damage.

See the complete patch notes on the official WoW blog.

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For a guide to all the 5.2 changes see Wowhead’s Patch 5.2 Guide.

For Throne of Thunder hunter raid guides see Throne of Thunder: Strategy Guides and Videos for Hunters

For information on the new hunter gear see Patch 5.2 Hunter Gear.

Read Frostheim’s 5.2 guide for hunters at Scattered Shots: Everything hunters need to know for patch 5.2.

Kalliope has a round-up of all the 5.2 pet info at Patch 5.2 KPoP Roundup.

See Euphyley’s Map of Rare Spawns on the Isle of Thunder for info on the new rare Champions.

For tips and tricks on running the new solo scenario as a hunter see Trove of the Thunder King Full Hunter Run and Troves of the Thunder King.

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