haraguroi, on 01 October 2012 - 02:44 AM, said:
sorry to say but your talanet builds for hunters needs work.
first tier is a take what ever you find more use for.
tier two- situational again
tier three-your highest survivability is actualy spirit bond. leveling to 90 on a pvp server here i'm the lower pop faction has shown that i can survive an insane amount longer with spirit bond then iron hawk. this was the same during ds befor the xpack hit.
tier four- do to the lack of a internal cd an the high proc chance thrill can allow for a more stable rotation. an yes do to it lack of a internal cd it can proc off its self an has constantly for my hunter.
tier five-less murder can do equal to or greater then 3600% pet damage over two minutes or greater then 1800% pet damage when its cd is one minute then your better option is actualy blink for your pet. its simple math realy for that teir plus the amount of focus saved/used between the three choices
lynx-1 minute 30 second cd=1800% pet damage vs blink 30 second cd=600% pet damage(2400% over 1 minute 20 seconds) vs murder 60 focus with a 2 minute cd...thats alot of cobra/steady shots need to make that up.
tier six- with the current gear glaive is your better option do to it not needing haste to do better damage. power shot an barage both benefit from haste an from rapid fire. i tested barage on a world boss with rapid fire up an it chanele was reduced by almost 1/3rd. over all though glaive is the better choice for a more solid dps rotation. one gcd vs 2-3 for over all durations depending on your haste rating.
sorry if that seemed long but i wanted to make sure i had details for each tier.
You do not need to be sorry, but I disagree on several points.
Tier 1 and two are situational, which is something we explain in the talents page. The whole idea of situational for tier 1 is that it depends on what you want from the talents and what is going on in the encounter. So, we give the pros for each of the talents.
Tier 3 - leveling content is totally not what this guide is about. It's a raiding guide, so anecdotal evidence of how one talent is better while leveling is totally besides the point. Damage reduced is always better than damage healed, and this applies to Hunters in raids as well. One problem with Spirit Bond is that it keeps doing what it does even when you're at full health, at which point it's effectively wasted. Not to mention that its healing is pathetically slow. It's never going to save you in an emergency. No healer is going to think, in an intense raid-damage situation, "I won't heal him, I'll just let Spirit Bond take care of it". You'll get topped off and your Spirit Bond will be useless.
Tier 4 - sorry, even though Thrill of the Hunter is nice, it's just not better than Dire Beast. It's simply the way it is right now. And again, you need to look at the overall picture here. Yes, if you get a lucky string of 18 Thrill of the Hunt procs off of one another, then it's going to be amazing on that fight
, but that's not how chances work.
Tier 5 - A Murder of Crows is the best DPS gain talent, mathematically proven. That's all there is to it. When this changes, we'll change the guide. One thing you aren't taking into account is the fact that Blink Strike, due to its low cooldown, means that you spend a lot more global cooldowns casting it than you do A Murder of Crows. Anyway, we purposefully stay away from theorycrafting here (even though we do it behind the scenes), to make the guides easier to read and understand.
Tier 6 - Glaive toss is better. I'm glad we agree
Sorry if I sound harsh, it's not my intention. I always appreciate it when people post comments, and I appreciate yours especially for being argumented.