So after 7.1.5 hit many of us MM hunters swapped away from the sidewinder build and have gone to either the trickshot build or the “meme” build depending on personal preferences. After a few weeks of adjusting to the changes as well as raiding in the Nighthold I’m curious as to what other MM hunters like as well as dislike about the current play style of MM? For myself:
1. RNG with vulnerable – I know this one has been expressed in the community quite a bit. Our damage has been tuned around us having vulnerable on the target so when we get a bit of bad luck and don’t get a proc, or you don’t get them at the right time, it feels punishing almost. I will say that with the increase amount of procs in 7.1.5 I don’t feel this as often as before, but nevertheless the problem still remains at certain times.
2. Gear dependency – I feel that for MM the tier set bonuses, the Convergence of Fate trinket, as well as the legendary boots all have a drastic impact on the spec. Personally I feel that trueshot gives us control of our damage in the sense that we control our procs and how we utilize them. Being able to use trueshot more often feels incredibly powerful, but that ability to have a lower trueshot cooldown is locked behind gear that some players may never obtain.
1. Versatility – This is a big thing for me. I really enjoy the ability of MM to swap talents around for whatever the situation presented would be. Single target, 2-3 target cleave, burst AoE, and spread out AoE can all be done by MM with just a change of our talents. I enjoy making use of more of our talents whereas before we were kind of locked in with the sidewinder build to a set selection almost regardless of the fight.
2. Pace – Probably one of the main reasons I hear about why some people don’t enjoy BM as much is the downtime as well as the pace of the spec. “BM feels slow” is a common statement when discussing BM. With MM I don’t feel that way at all. I feel like for the most part you are always doing something, and with the move away from the sidewinder build we once again have control over our focus regen. We have very slight downtime now and I personally enjoy going back to a play style where I’m using something almost every global.
So those are my main likes and dislikes of the MM play style in 7.1.5. What are yours? I’m curious to hear what other MM hunters like as well as dislike at the moment.