it's such a fucking worthless 2-set I wish they would just redesign it to something lazy like an auto-shot. at least that would do dps
its already lazy. and its a lazy cd.
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ty for your post zehera. there is also a post i made that probably require more of your attention since you are so good with numbers, this is the post: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/to...8718556?page=1
i posted to see if ppl would go there and bump like/dislike and they started fighting eachother. will be amazing if u could review this post.
The first is Steady Focus - it gives us 15% ranged haste and makes our steady shot generate 3 additional focus. This buff lasts 20 seconds and is gained by casting two steady shots in a row. This is up 100% of the time.
The second is Master Marksman - it gives every steady shot a 50% chance to give a stacking buff. At three stacks aimed shot is instant and costs 0 focus.
As for what blkgunz said about only casting Aimed Shot when it's instant, that's wrong. In pretty much any gear level I've looked into, it's a damage bonus to cast Aimed Shot during any major haste buff (Rapid Fire and Heroism) and to forsake Arcane Shot during those times. This means that on live, if you don't stack Heroism and Rapid Fire (which you shouldn't), you can have nearly two minutes worth of hardcast Aimed Shots on a 7.5 minute fight and everything is timed properly. With 5.4, we'll be losing about 30 seconds worth of hardcast Aimed due the the Readiness removal.
I know that with the 2pc we'll have more rapid fires, especially since Aimed now lowers the CD as well, so hopefully it'll work out well.
"I will say, I think it passing odd that I am loved by one for a kindness I never did, and reviled by so many for my finest act."
Yes, you lose some auto shots which devalues Mastery a bit, but in my experience it's worth it and will only become more so.
I tested MM in a variety of spec configs / gearing and best as I can tell, there is a minimal difference between Crit and Haste with a hardcast Aimed spec, leaning more towards crit by a TINY percentage. That's even taking into account crit being devalued in lat T14 / early T15 when we hit the 25% softcap during Careful Aim. Take my words with a grain of salt though - I encourage everyone to do their own testing. It's entirely possible I may be overlooking something.