I was super curious as to what our new Beast Mastery damage would look like and what other nifties we were getting (or loosing) in the upcoming patch. So I downloaded the PTR and compared my new numbers listed by the tooltips.
Char info Pandaren Hunter, 110 Titanstrike ilvl 878 /876 using Ferocity Raven pet
Old/ current patch :
Cobra shot : 115, 089
Aspect of the Beast (ferocity) : 35,598
Chimera Shot : 55,383 x 2
Barrage : 668,787 / 334,393
Multi shot : 25,384 (this is a little off since my legion version has a slightly higher relic in that slot)
Murder of Crows : 1,183,968
New / PTR / 7.1.5 :
Cobra shot : 112, 297 ( looks like we lost some damage there. Like this needed a nerf?) Lost 2792 points in damage. However it's minor enough it may be because of the slight change in my stats.
Aspect of the Beast ( Ferocity) : 69,447 Gained : 33849 points in damage.
Chimera Shot : 86,462 x 2 : Gained : 31079 points in damage ( per shot)
Mulit shot : 28,145 : Gained around : 3078 points in damage.
Murder of Crows : 1138192 - So it looks like we lost a bit of damage on this too. Again why? it's minor enough it may be because of the slight change in my stats.
Barrage : 564,205 However the tool tip now says to all enemies in front of you. Does that mean each enemy now gets hit for the full number? Or does it divide it evenly between them all? If it's ALL enemies that's a considerable bump even if we've lost damage on the 'original' target.
Sure I like hitting harder on more targets, but I still feel like we don't do nearly enough on single target.
So there is some damage increase for me, but when I went hunting about the bears outside the Trueshot Lodge I can't say I felt like I was taking them down any faster. Without being able to use Recount or Skada I can't record better sim of what our new damage will be for an encounter.
What have you all found out or like about the potential changes? It's nice to have traps back, BM gets two it seems. Sadly it doesn't appear to allow us to bind it to disengage yet. I'll have to see if there is a glyph that will let us do that again. I'd LOVE to have it back.
I do plan to go sneaking about to see if any new tames have popped up but I haven't had a chance to seek.
I'm not sure why the PTR had my crit strike, mastery and versa drop, other than the Warpblade Flux relic i lvl 845, it was a 42 lvl item with 1 rank of focus of the titans, and of course the ptr just restared so I can't double check the Titanstrike stats. I'll do that once it's back up.