Generally I’m not the kind of person who likes to wait in a state of unknowing for the big unwrapping. As a kid, I always searched for, and found, the Christmas presents my mum had hidden around the house long before Christmas. I’m far too impatient. So I’ve been pouring over every piece of information I can get on Wrath. Grrr, if only I could get into that beta lottery.
At first glance, I was most interested in the changes to the survival tree. Recently I’ve been experimenting with different specs, having been a die-hard BM up into 70. I’ve tried 0/20/41, 0/21/40, and 0/31/30 builds as well as variations on my good old 41/20/0 build. No I don’t think you’ll get me trying a 0/41/20 build this side of Wrath, nor probably come the expansion. Anyway back to Wrath talents, some of the survival tree looks yummy (giving mana, runic power, rage, etc. back to the raid, anybody?) Being someone who 10-mans with a melee light, caster heavy group, this is much more useful than expose weakness. However, paired with the awesomely drool inducing changes to pets and the introduction of pet talent trees, You’re probably going to find me sticking to BM for leveling during Wrath.
I’ll be updating this post with some experimental builds. Be interested on people’s comments.
The first is a heavy BM, focusing on dps. I was toying with careful aim in MM, or going down to get Clever Traps in Surv. I am not sure how some of the dps choices I have made in BM weigh up against not taking careful aim? I’m also likely to feel the need to take Clever traps for raids, as I am known for my trapping skills (when I have these talents).
EDIT: I wrote this post a little while back now, and boy have there been a lot of changes since. The changes have been coming so thick and fast they have made my head spin, and I have delayed writing a more detailed post to discuss talents, as it could all change again the minute I post.
I have noticed a lot of hits on this post though, so I will be writing something shortly. The builds seem to be solidifying a bit more, and people who are better theorycrafters (and I dare say hunters) than me have been crunching the numbers. I will try and pull my reading together with my beta experience into a summary of where we stand. So watch this space.
And as the commenter pointed out, my I was a bit dismissive of Marksman, which has received a lot of love. So I will try and make up for it in the coming post.