Hunter Beta Issues Update

Thank you for the increased level of feedback over the last few days to help assuage some fears with the beta build! It’s greatly appreciated.

Suggestion: at the “not a bug” section, add a link and summary of the WoW Classic “Not A Bug” List Hunter specific findings (to help those who may not look to all available resources - I know the text is there already).

Edit: My post was unclear haha. I know the text is there, but a link to the not a bug list should be added as it’s the more centralized source (possibly more likely to be updated in the remaining time on this forum with incorrect bug reports that may affect Hunters but may not be Hunter specific). Sorry - it has been a long day, and my iPad and I are not always in agreement. . . I edited the body to add more clarity unless my iPad and I are still in disagreement over my post haha.

P.S. Death to virtual keyboards, autocorrect, and predictive text! :rage:Long live the physical keyboards! :heart_eyes:

I’m not surprised by the scatter shot/trap DR, it’s not a tactic I remember using in vanilla

Have you guys looked into the issue of melee attacks resetting auto shot swing timer? Is that a bug or is it working as intended?


I tested this 2 days ago after a recent patch. Its fixed. I wanted to know if it was finally working. It was fixed in the same patch they made pets properly use dash and dive.

Its legit. They are supposed to have separate DR. But it was bugged in 1.12… And they were accidentally all on the same DR for the small time period 1.12 was live. But this project is “warts and all” so Hunters are literally stuck with a bug here.

Many are and will be absolutely livid, as you can imagine.


Excellent thank you x

I originally thought the same thing, but there is a data reference point from October 3rd, 2006 10:24 AM PST. I’m unsure of whether Wyvern Sting shared diminishing returns with the Freezing Trap and Scatter Shot.


Q u o t e:
Polymorph and Dragon’s Breath are on the same Diminishing Returns timer just like Scatter Shot and Freeze Trap ;).

Not anymore (in both cases).

I believe this is actually a bug, but I’m unsure if this was ever actually resolved or not. I didn’t find another mention of Frost Trap breaking stealth in my searches, however.

Poster: Tetsumi at 8/4/2006 11:31:33 AM PDT
Subject: [BUG] Frost Trap Aura
I had assumed this was WAI; however, given the following I must add it to the list.

Hortus: Likewise as I understand most non-damage area of effect abilities (such as earthbind totem) should not break stealth.

Hunter’s frost traps’ slowing effect breaks stealth since 1.11. This was a new change that I had passed off as just another stealth nerf, but if that is not the case it seems that now would be the time to get it looked at. A confirmation one way or the other at least would be appreciated.

Reproduction: Hunter lays frost trap. Someone else triggers the frost trap. Stealthed rogue walks through the effect area and becomes unstealthed in addition to slowed.

I apologize if this has already been addressed.

[ post edited by Tetsumi ]

Poster: Hortus at 8/4/2006 3:50:14 PM PDT
Subject: Re: [BUG] Frost Trap Aura

Hi Tetsumi,

We are aware of the issue with frost trap and are looking into it.

Can you guys look into auto shot swing timer getting reset when doing melee attacks/abiltiies. (Happens on the same target and on 2 different targets) From looking through old vanilla videos that didnt seem to be the case.

Also probably related (but probably intended) is potions resetting all swing timers.

Any word on pet command delay? Since Legion pet ai is broken or atleast worse than before, same issue happens on beta.

Thank you for the great post on hunter issues!


Was anyone ever able to confirm if the feed pet “bug” is still present?

Clicking feed pet during a revive pet cast and then clicking the food at the very end of the cast should consume the food but not actually feed the pet. A GM explained to me that it was intended and had something to do with the revive pet animation having priority over the feed pet animation.

Where this may have popped up during patch 1.12 originally, it was not the ultimate outcome. As a pvp’er, many times you would scatter to bait a trinket so you could instantly FD-Trap the player and get distance. DR was not an issue. This is incorrect and should be addressed before the pvp patches.


so if you move really fast you wont ever trigger a trap that’s good to know for melee with 10-20 yrd hits.

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Mine would cast it non stop out of combat

Sounds like your remembering a different expansion… pvp trinkets do not break disorients. They don’t break freezing traps either for that matter



Going into the Pre-Launch test today we wanted to take a moment and edit the original post above with an additional status update.

I’ve added the following to the Not A Bug and Confirmed Fixed sections:

Not A Bug:

  • The rate at which pet focus regenerates is not always consistent
    • Note: While the actual amount of focus that can be generated per tick is inconsistent, the total amount generated over time is flat and consistent. There are slight variations in the time between ticks that cause this to display inconsistently.
  • Pet aggro radius is working properly and as expected. This is to say, it was extremely inconsistent in original WoW, and it remains inconsistent in WoW Classic

Confirmed Fixed:

  • Attacking in melee cancels the hunter’s active Auto Shot timer
    • Note: This remains a high skill-cap maneuver, but using a melee attack while an Auto Shot timer is active, then re-enabling Auto Shot for a ranged attack should be much more responsive now and should no longer completely reset the Auto Shot timer
  • When a Quiver or Ammo Pouch is equipped, the tooltip for Aimed Shot incorrectly reflects an attack speed bonus from the Quiver or Ammo Pouch that it does not actually receive
  • The Hunter’s quiver may occasionally appear in the Hunter’s hand instead of the Hunter’s equipped weapon
  • There is a slight delay on Hunter and Warlock pet’s auto-cast abilities
  • The Auto Shot sound and animation will cycle each time you change targets while Auto Shot is active
  • Hunter’s Mark can stack on a target with different ranks of Improved Hunter’s Mark
  • Multi-shot can hit totems
  • Hunter pet abilities are not automatically populated to the pet bar when trained
  • Eagle Eye and Farsight abilities will fail if targeted on a location that is more than 100 yards from the player

There is a very important hunter bug that nobody has mentioned yet, see here
I need someone in beta to test this, this bug was never fixed, it persisted until TBC when traps were allowed to be used in combat and CD was increased to 30 seconds.

I’m not sure if this works in PVE but it should work in PVP, you may need to spam “pet passive” in combination with “feign death” while moving so that you won’t trigger the FD CD.
This would mean hunters hunters have a 15s CD in combat traps without using feign death.
Someone please test this and get it in the patch notes

This doesn’t appear to work in Beta.

Attacking in melee still resets the auto shot timer.

For whatever reason, it’s no longer letting me post links, but if you type this quotes and in into google “its kinda like that hunter macro that lets you drop a frost trap by putting your pet on passive dropping you from combat for a sec”

You will find a link back from 2006 which gives an implicit example of the bug working after the warrior in combat charge bug was removed in patch 1.11. This was a very little known bug, It’s not easy finding references to it, but it was there.


Fixed! Thank you for the hard work Blizzard :slight_smile:

I noticed some very odd pet behavior in the stress test.
When sending my pet to attack a target with growl it would reach the target and stand still casting nothing then have to chase the target so it could use its ability.
After a target died there would be a significant delay before it returned to my side.
If I was attacked while the pet was on defensive there would be a significant delay until the pet noticed and started attacking.

I believe for some reason pet AI may be tethered to spell batching causing severe lag on pet responsiveness. I don’t know if this is intentional.


This issue exists outside of BGs still. Hindering PVE gameplay and world PVP as well.