So not wanting my work to go to waste I thought I'd post it anyway.
Well if you consider 500s every second, sure.
If it's hitting for 500s, you suck. Most of them hit me for way more than that. Btw, are people using ferocity or Cunning in PvP? Ferocity would only buff it right?
I find it just shocking that no one that complains about this ability really knows anything about it.
First and foremost stampede's dmg is lack luster at best. Even with high pvp power it's not going to kill you by itself. Lynx rush was the reason hunters were retardedly overpowered at the start of the season. Although Stampede was nerfed early in the season it was the spirit beast heal that was the focus of that nerf.
Now lets talk about stampedes mechanics - I'll start by posting a tool tip
25 Focus-3sec CD
Claw the enemy, causing ((1.5 * (118 + 166 / 2 + RAP * 0.168))) damage. Deals 100% more damage and costs 100% more Focus when your pet has 50 or more Focus.
(Claw is used as an example - Smack,bite,ect are primary attacks for different pets that behave the exact same way. Every pet has one)
Now stampede does 25% of normal pet damage to start with but with each stampede pet starting with 120 focus (as BM only) they can get 3 primary attacks in with this 100% dmg buff. The first attack costing 50 focus brings the stampede pets focus pool down to 70, and the second attack bring it down to 50 and the third bringing it down to 0.
Now if the pets are CC'ed during this time they will naturally regen focus based on the hunters focus regen I will use my rapid fire hasted focus regen of 7.25 for this example. At 7.25 regen per sec it would take about 6.8 sec to regen 50 focus. Well within the time of a 4-6 sec CC + time to run back to it's target with 50 focus and hit it again for the 100% bonus dmg.
Now we will talk about % dmg modifiers in regards to stampede and where they come from.
BW - 20%
Mastery - 30-35% (based on gear and buffs)
Rapid Fire - 3200 pvp power (2pc bonus) ~12% pvp power
>50 Focus buff - 100%
Stampede dmg reduction - 25% of normal dmg.
For a grand total of 162-167% bonus dmg. Before Stampede dmg reduction
So now we will do some math for real numbers. These numbers will be unbuffed.
For normal melee attacks from a pet on resil ~ 3.5k *.25 (Stampede dmg reduction)
Real dmg ~ 875 (depending on armor)
So the 1k dmg posted on the first page is a realistic number with different buffs rolling.
For special attacks such as claw/bite/smack ~8k*.25 (stampede dmg reduction)
Real dmg ~ 2000 (depending on armor)
Now we will add the other % dmg buffs
Melee 875 + 65% ~ 1443
Special attack 2000 + 165% ~ 5300
Pet attack speed 1.75 or 1.92 depending on pet spec. We'll average the 2 and use 1.83(I will not be counter frenzy stacks as they are very random. )
This means that over stampede's 20sec duration the stampede pets will attack 10.9 (11) times. for a total of 15.8k per pet for a total of 63.4k dmg over it's 20sec duration from JUST melee. 1443*11*4
Special attacks have a 3sec CD and as discussed above their can be a MAX of 4 special attack possible with the 100% dmg buff.
5300*4*4 ~ 84800
84800+63400=148200 dmg over 20sec ~ 7.4k dmg per sec with a 5min cool down. Adjusting the dps for the cool down we come to 24.6
Seeing how Lynx rush was nerfed and is no longer a factor I will use a present ability to compare how little dmg stampede really does.
I will use this video as a reference point
4 power shot crits 112k, 200k, 200k, 158k
Average dmg - 167.5k
Cast time - 3sec (adjusted by haste)
DPS(over a 3sec duration) - 55.8k
CD - 1 min
DPS(adjusted for 60sec CD) - 930.5
I think this post speaks for it self. Stampede is used by most hunters for the buffs the pets bring to buff the burst of other abilities. Not for raw damage.