Moar Roar

Hunters have recieved another update to pet abilities on in the Cataclysm beta. Here is the short run down and some of my thoughts.(Source)

Roar of Courage (Cat)The beast lets out a roar of courage, increasing the Strength and Agility of all party and raid members by 549.32 within 100 yards. / Instant, 45 sec cooldown
Wait a minute! So the Cat is the new Wolf? If this is the case, then give the wolf back his Furious Howl with the 400 Attack Power boost. I thought the point of changing some of the pet abilities, namely the Wolf’s Furious Howl, was to make sure hunters were open to taking a variety of pets into a dungeon/raid environment. Did the developers just say screw that thought process?

Froststorm Breath (Chimaera)The Chimera channels a frozen breath attack, causing 2645.41 Spellstorm damage over 10 sec to to all enemies within the area. / 20 Focus, 35 yd range, Channeled
This has been changed to an AOE spell with its damage property returned. Interesting. I see it as another Beastmastery boost. Are the developers making up for slights that Beastmastery received during WoTLK?

Horn Toss (Rhino)The Rhino punts the enemy with its mighty horn, knocking them back a great distance. / 30 Focus, 5 yd range, Instant cast, 1.5 min cooldown
ROFLOL. I wish the cooldown was shorter on this ability. I see it being very fun in a battleground situation. Just think of the fun that can be had at the Lumber Mill in Arathi Basin.

Burrow Attack (Worm)The Worm burrows into the earth, shaking the ground above dealing x Nature damage over 8 sec. / 30 Focus, 35 yd range, Channeled, 30 sec cooldown
Tremors anyone? I wonder if the Worm can still be targeted while underground?


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Posted on September 22, 2010, in Abilities, Pets, Post. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Interesting stuff. IMO, the worm should be untargetable/unattackable while using the ability, but would take any DoT damage applied prior to it and could essentially die mid-channel.

    Glad to see the Chimera get damage back. I tamed the Netherstorm rare but hardly use it because its damage is low. I feel bad for cunning pets most of the time.

    • I agree with you on the worm.

      Cunning pets have gotten the shaft most of the time. Their overall utility has not been on par with others outside of PVP.

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