These are interesting buffs. I like them more than the previous bonuses, but I’m still not totally impressed. I wonder what the refresh rate is for the pet AP buff? If it’s anything like an IAotH proc, then this could be pretty nice.
I’m also assuming that the new boss encounters must be pretty pet friendly, because otherwise the 4pc bonus is totally useless.
Hunter T9 Armor Set Bonus Revisions
- The damage done by your Serpent Sting ability can now be critical strikes.
- Each time you hit with a ranged attack, you have a chance to grant your pet 600 attack power for 15 sec.
I’m happy they’ve at least gotten away from the pet focus buff, although I’d rather see the AP buff go to the Hunter instead of the pet. Maybe drop it to 400RAP or something.
Right now these bonuses look pretty Marksman friendly. MM Hunters will have higher Serpent Sting ticks than the other specs, plus the pet’s AP boost will get a little bump from Trueshot Aura.
BM will see some nice gains from these bonuses as well, but I have a feeling that the Serpent Sting crits will occur at a much higher rate than the pet AP buff.