Recently we heard that Blizzard had upped the dps on higher ilvl bows and guns, and that they had one other smallish buff in mind for hunters, in an attempt to bring hunter dps up to snuff. I had my fingers crossed in hopes that the buff would also buff pet tanking, and to my pleasant surprise it did!
So what do we get from this?
First, what do we have? 200 extra AP, but if you are like me you have Improved Hunters Mark, and the Glyph of Hunters Mark, for 30% and 20% increases to hunter’s mark, respectively. I’m fairly sure that these stack additively, so we would get 300 AP from this buff. If you don’t have these bonuses to Hunter’s Mark, perhaps this will convince you to pick them up.
So, from 300 AP, we get 26% direct scaling (with talents) to the pet’s AP, or 78 AP.
We also get an extra 450 threat per growl, or 128 extra TPS for the pet.
Considering the fact that our pet’s are in need of more threat, and this is not a global player dps increase, I’d say this is a very welcome buff. Your thoughts?
UPDATE: Intial testing suggests that the AP does not scale to growl. Sad Panda.