Dire Beast v. Fervor v. Thrill of the Hunt
Dire Beast may in fact sim out slightly ahead, but I really think the freedom and mobility Thrill of the Hunt gives you is worth more. Few fights are decided by +/- 5000 DPS. Many fights are decided by whether you died because you weren't standing in the right spot.
Dire Beast would probably be best for BM because it supposedly scales with BMs pet increases. I think Thrill of the Hunt is super awesome for leveling though because it will allow for quick and easy movement between quests and killing stuff...
My opinion is completely based upon my five minutes being 85 so take anything I say with a lake of salt.
08/30/2012 01:08 AMPosted by JordanielI tried all 3 and dire beast is legit but the focus regen is kinda small for that CD
It's a 50 percent uptime, and regens 40-55+focus per cast. The pet inherits your dps boosts immediately, so the damage is quite nice on it too. It's our highest DPF ability and among our highest possible DPCT abilities.
The reason it's the min-max pick is because focus just really isn't an issue like it was in early cata. Even moving forward into mists focus is much less of a concern than it was, and dire beast scales pretty well with stats too, so the damage should stay relevant.
I keep it for raids and just hard cast SrS, works wonders on AoE as well and movement is never an issue. That and we already have enough buttons to push, so adding in Dire Beast was kind of a pain(imo, even though its pretty great). But at this point PvE really isn't on the top of my list of priorities and grinding reputations and PvPing means that TotH comes out on top.
Dire Beast is probably better, but TotH can be loads of fun, albeit rather repetitive. Fervor just seems wonky and yet another cooldown to use that would really just be better used on Dire Beast.
PvP wise I would think ToTH for the mobility and lack of pet fear etc..
I rarely feel that TotH a or Fervor are wasted when used.
Maybe if Dire Best had unlimited duration it would be more worth while.
Remember your dire beast can be killed CCd outran anytime it's not hitting the target it's wasted DPS and Focus regen
08/29/2012 07:47 PMPosted by FekthDire beast all the way. I am never out of focus as a BM hunter, even in pvp. Plus its a very fun ability.
Dire Beast is bad for pvp. I don't see how you never run out of focus. Most of the time its cc'ed or your target gets killed a few seconds later. The damage isn't good with resilence and chain/plate armor classes.
09/11/2012 12:57 PMPosted by Optiimusi took TotH just to get rid of a button to click but like everyone else is saying it procs like mad and i love it
Same, Idk why but i get more dps from TotH than dire beast in surv, and i'm loosing rotation time pressing dire beast as well.
Personally, I use Dire Beast but I'm constantly tempted to try ToTH instead. The only reason I haven't so far is because DB works regardless of my range to the target, so if an opponent is putting distance between himself and I (mages blinking away to escape/Evo/etc. after CC'ing my pet), DB is more valuable than three proc shots you can't use.
As a MM hunter, I can say that when the proc from Multi shot goes off, and ToTH goes off, thats 3 free multi shots, and a free Multi shot can still proc another ToTH...
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