Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hunter Consumables for Cataclysm

Cataclysm has brought with it some really nice changes for hunters when it comes to consumables. I used to bring elixirs to raids but those plus my pet's buff food and arrows and life as a raiding hunter got expensive

But that was then and this is now.  And now is good for the raiding hunter. 


In Cataclysm all the flasks provide the base stats while elixirs provide secondary stats such as crit, haste, hit and mastery. For Hunters the agility flask means we can die like everyone else!

Scrolls count as elixirs now and won’t be overwritten by other buffs like they used to. Lets say you are on the last attempt of the night and your flask is down then using a scrolls is an inexpensive alternative to dropping a one hour flask.


There's no need to worry about going over the haste-cap with Potion of Speed anymore!  Potion of the Tol’Vir gives us a straight up agility boost for 25 seconds.

It’s always good idea to bring a health potion or two just in case. The healers are more strained in and it will be very rare to see everyone in the raid at 100% health.  Its possible that during some encounters will die without some extra self-healing like a heal pot or a Healthstone.


In Wrath of the Lich King it was not worth it for MM or SV to use the Fish Feast. In Cataclysm they decided that Fish Feasts should be the best possible thing for everyone to eat so now all the Fish Feast equivalents provide “+X of a useful stat”.

Seafood Magnifique Feast isn't on my list.  For most guilds this is a rough one to get.  To get the recipie your guild must complete the achivement That's A Lot of Bait.  That's a lot of fishing. 


Other buffs

The old scrolls & drums are not needed provided you have done your pet research and filled your stable with buffing pets.

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