Here is the thread on the spell id concerning the GCD.
By Cialbi (11,422 – 3·9·90) on 2010/11/06 (Patch 4.0.1)
This does trigger the GCD, for those of you who thought about putting this in a macro.
I just wish that Longevity would affect this, as it used to affect the CD of every ability that you found in the BM tree (these were Intimidation, Bestial Wrath, and The Beast Within pre-4.0.1). Still is an awesome ability.
Last edited by Cialbi on 2010/11/06 (Patch 4.0.1)
Vitaropago on 2012/11/22 (Patch 5.0.5)
Just to make it very clear: This does NOT trigger the GCD in Pandaria and can hence be put in a macro just fine. This ability is back on the GCD in 5.1.0
By BigRed (1,839 – 6·19) on 2011/11/01 (Patch 4.2.2)
Given all the negative feelings about it being on the GCD, I wanted to add my 2 cents.
My current usage (no idea whether this is optimal) is to use this at the beginning of the fight: Serpent Sting, 2 Arcane Shot, and Kill Command exhaust my focus -- at this point I've the choice between firing a Cobra Shot or using Fervor.
The shot takes longer than the GCD and returns less focus, which means that I'll fire the next Arcane Shot or Kill Command later than if I used Fervor and would have to follow this up with another Cobra Shot.
Using Fervor on the other hand means for instance firing off 3! additional Arcane Shots (given passive focus regeneration) before I have to use the first cobra shot.
By Isotropic (136 – 0) on 2010/12/20 (Patch 4.0.3)
because its on the gcd it dosnt get that much use.. maybe use in bossfights for max dps?
By Adieu (483 – 3) on 2010/09/19 (Patch 3.3.5)
Looks like Thistle Tea ( Thistle Tea ) for hunters. Costs only one point, a must have for both PvE and PvP in Cata
Last edited by Adieu on 2010/09/19 (Patch 3.3.5)
By snow72 (585 – 6) on 2011/01/24 (Patch 4.0.3)
if used on each cooldown this would give about 5% more focus regen. which is BAD, since hunters already have a reduced focus regen (60% of energy regen speed). this also costs 1 global cooldown so i don't know if the extra focus is actually worth in terms of DPS. it could have an use in pvp if you can't use those cobra shots, for extra burst.
still very bad compared to rogues 30% increased energy regen (which is like 10 times more powerfull.)
i'd like to see this changed into a flat +focus regeneration tbh
By Neazy (4,884 – 4·63) on 2010/11/29 (Patch 4.0.3)
Being on the GCD really sucks, and since the beast within only lasts 10 seconds you really can't afford to use 1 of the 10 GCD's on an ability that does no damage. Better to use it before you pop your cd's.
Edit: Since people are wondering, I'll add a little more info, even though there really isn't much to worry about with this ability. It restores 50 focus to you and your pet and that's it, so it's pretty straightforward: use it when you're low on focus and make sure you don't cap out. Try to use it early so you can use it as many times as possible in a fight. The only things you need to know are:
1) It's on the GCD. That means don't use it during TBW (like I already said above) and use it when your Kill Command has 1+ second left on its cooldown (so you don't delay your next KC by using this).
2) Since it restores focus to your pet as well, the best time to use it would be when you and your pet are low on focus.
That means you can wait a little bit for your pet to get low on focus before you pop this, but don't wait too long; using this ability 3x in a fight is always better than using it 2x in a fight, even if your pet doesn't get the full benefit out of those 3 uses.
Last edited by Neazy on 2011/11/04 (Patch 4.2.2)
BigRed on 2011/11/01 (Patch 4.2.2)
I'm a bit surprised about this statement - unless you've completely burned all your focus immediately prior to The Beast Within (something that you'd have very much control over), the 50% focus reduction means that you never need any focus replenishment in the first place. From personal experience, the only things I press when under the effect are Arcane Shot and Kill Command, no Cobra Shot and therefore of course also no Fervor.
ROFLOLMAO! reading must be hard for ya man, did u even notice all the posts whining bout fervor on gcd is from patches 4.x where else posts in patches 5.x state its OFF the gcd. ROFL!!!! and agian there was a bug after 5.1 that made many think it was back on gcd but was fixed. so uhm, who's the fool? heres a protip actually play the game instead of believing everything you just glance at on the interwebz.