Class Tuning Incoming on January 11th – Hunter Rune Buffs

January 11, 2024

More Class Tuning for Season of Discovery is about to be implemented tommorow! Several Hunter Runes will receive Buffs, aswell some changes to Priest.

Class Tuning on January 11th

Most of these changes are targeted towards underused Runes for Hunter and Priest, which should allow more freedom to pick another favorite playstyle then the generic Meta spec.

Tomorrow, we intend to make the following adjustments via hotfixes:


  • Chimera Shot weapon damage increased to 100% (was 85%).
  • Explosive Shot base damage increased by 25% before Attack Power modifiers.
  • Mana cost of Chimera Shot, Explosive Shot, Carve, Kill Command, and Flanking Strike reduced by 50%.
  • Beast Mastery rune bonus health and damage provided to Hunter pets reduced to 20% (was 30%).
  • Beast Mastery rune bonus Focus regeneration provided to Hunter pets reduced to 50% (was 80%).
    • Developers’ notes: We remain concerned that Hunter pets are still too powerful, and believe that the best way forward is to reign in the Beast Mastery rune while compensating via the Hunter’s main spells.


  • Base healing done by rune abilities reduced by 20%.
    • Priests are outperforming other healers significantly. This adjustment will apply to Prayer of Mending, Penance, and Circle of Healing.

We’ll confirm here tomorrow (January 11) when the changes go live to all Season of Discovery realms.

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