Blizzard has announced upcoming changes to Hunters and their beloved Neltharax. The bow has been way too overpowered, making it a mandatory item for all the Beastmastery and Marksmanship Hunters during Dragonflight Season 1. Blizzard is going to nerf the benefit of Neltharax, but compensates the loss of damage by buffing Hunters themself.
Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky is going to be changed in patch 10.0.7. The bow has a bonus effect on it that was intended to be a boost to the Hunter’s auto-shot damage when shooting a single target, and we still want to keep it that way. The special effect from the bow was not intended to also increase the melee auto-attack speed of any summoned pets. The power gain from this special Equip effect, in addition to its rarity, has made a pretty big divide between Hunters who have this bow, and Hunters who don’t. We’re changing the bow to have an equip effect that increases your auto-attack damage, rather than auto-attack speed. This auto-attack damage bonus will only affect you, the Hunter, and your own auto-shot damage – nothing from your pets will be increased from having this special bow. We recognize that the power gain of this bow was very large, and are tuning up some Hunter abilities to compensate for the changes made to the bow.
Here is the new equip effect of the bow:
Tuning changes planned for patch 10.0.7, and will likely be in your next PTR build.
Beast Mastery Hunter:
As a reminder, numbers are still subject to change. Thank you all.
P.S. I hope you are still having nice weekends.