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Shaman and Hunter Changes to AP in WotLK

Discussion in 'WoW Stratics Announcements' started by WoWNews, Jul 20, 2008.

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    Shamans and Hunters seem to have an undocumented but confirmed change in the upcoming expansion to how Attack Power is generated and will be an extreme deciding factor in how both classes choose to gear in the future for DPS.
    Beta user Malan makes this observation:
    I happened to roll my mouse over the Agility line of the
    char screen and was surprised that it says I'm gettting 250 Attack
    Power from Agility and I definitely have more AP than I do on live with
    the same gear. (I am not spec'd into Mental Dexterity so its not
    Intellect doing it)
    Anyone able to verify this?
    For reference: with my full kit on my AP shows 1888. I remove the exalted hyjal ring (29 Agility and 60 AP).
    My AP on the char sheet drops to 1799, a difference of 89. 29 + 60 = 89. Its definitely giving me AP for my agility.*
    Further quirkiness: Only getting 1 AP from strength.
    I think Blizzard just fundamentally changed our class and didn't tell us. =(
    Blizzard Class Designer Koraa responded with this information:
    Sorry about that, it should of been in the patch
    notes. The idea is for DPS mail (with AGI and AP) to be viable for both
    Hunters and Shaman. Strength is mostly now only a stat for Death
    Knights, Warriors and Ret Paladins.
    So there you have it. People who have hunters or shamans might want to reconsider what type of enchantments and gems they purchase before the expansion is released.