WoW: Beast mastery will not be OP after all – developers adapt buff

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from Philip Sattler
The upcoming WoW Patch 10.0.7 massively weakens the rare bow Neltharax the hunter in WoW and buffs the two ranged specs in return. The first adjustments would have made the beast ruler so strong that the developers quickly pulled the plug and trimmed the buffs properly.

Im already upcoming WoW Patch 10.0.7 many hunters are happy about a massive nerf, which will actually be a buff. The very rare bow Neltharax, enemy of the sky, is being completely nerfed and is “only” a very good bow in the upcoming update. So far it’s by far the best weapon you can carry as a Beast Mastery or Marksmanship hunter.

By weakening the bow, both hunter specializations get a buff at the same time, so all the lucky players who already have the bow don’t suddenly deal less damage after the nerf. With this buff, the developers probably meant it a little too well. Because after a few days on the PTR, they realized that the numbers are way too high.