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Arcane Shot
Ability impalingbolt
  • Arcane Shot
  • 5-35 yds  range
  • 6 sec cooldown
  • 25 Focus
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Ranged Weapon
  • An instant shot that causes [RAP * 0.15 + X] Arcane damage.
Usable by
ClassHunter
Properties
TypeOffensive
SchoolArcane
Cooldown6 sec
Talents
Improvement
talents
Ferocious Inspiration, Cobra Strikes, Improved Arcane Shot, Rapid Killing, Improved Steady Shot, Survival Instincts, Hunting Party, Efficiency (hunter talent)
Other information
Ranks11
RequirementsRequires Ranged Weapon
A hunter's deadly accuracy doesn't just seem like magic; sometimes, it is.[1]

Arcane Shot is an instant shot that causes 15% of your RAP + X arcane damage.

Rank Table

Rank Damage Level Cost
1 15 6 1Silver
2 23 12 6Silver
3 36 20 22Silver
4 65 28 80Silver
5 91 36 1Gold 40Silver
6 125 44 2Gold 34Silver
7 158 52 4Gold
8 200 60 5Gold
9 273 69 17Gold
10 402 73 30Gold
11 492 79 30Gold

Cataclysm table

Level +Damage
1 3
2 3
3 3
4 3
5 4
6 4
7 5
8 5
9 5
10 7

Notes

Arcane shot isn't as efficient as Steady Shot, but its instant cast speed makes it useful when it comes to burst damage. It is very useful in PvP and for kiting.

  • Damage Formula:

$ RAP * 0.15 + x $

  • Arcane Shot deals arcane damage which is bypasses armor, but can be partially resisted.
  • Though it deals magic damage, Arcane Shot is not considered a spell and gains no benefit from spellpower, spell hit, or spell critical strike.
Arcane Shot TCG

In World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

Tips and tactics

During long fights, Arcane Shot's mana inefficiency can make it a less attractive ability. However, that doesn't make it useless. Working in a few shots, especially in fights that end before mana becomes an issue, can boost your dps.

Arcane shot can be very powerful in PvP. Mobility is the key in PvP, especially for ranged classes, and the burst nature of this shot is also welcome. This is an often overlooked fact because arcane shot deals arcane damage, which bypasses the heavy armor of Warriors, Paladins and Death Knights.

If you are specced Survival, forget this. Explosive Shot deals more damage, and hits three times. It also costs only 2% more base mana.

In high-end raids, Marksman Hunters eventually get enough (300-400) Armor penetration from their gear, making Steady Shot better choice. It still can't be fired while moving, so it still has it uses.

Glyphs

Glyph of Arcane Shot

Patch changes

References

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