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?