Scatter Shot
Ability golemstormbolt.png
  • Scatter Shot
  • Level 20 Marksmanship hunter PvP talent
  • 20 yd range
  • 20 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Ranged Weapon
  • A short-range shot that deals (25% of Spell power + 4.4616% of Attack power) damage, removes all harmful damage over time effects, and incapacitates the target for 4 sec. Any damage caused will remove the effect. Turns off your attack when used.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 20 seconds
Other information
Level available 20
Related buff
Ability golemstormbolt.png
  • Scatter Shot
  • Disoriented.
  • Duration: 4 seconds

In the TCG.

Scatter Shot is a Marksmanship hunter PvP talent that causes a disorient effect.

Tips and tactics

  • If you need to interrupt a spell or ability, Scatter Shot can do it.
  • If you need to escape, Scatter Shot is a very good choice. Scatter Shot the enemy, then immediately turn on [Aspect of the Cheetah] and run. You will outrun most enemies this way provided you have a small head-start, which Scatter Shot can give you. This Scatter Shot > Flee tactic is less effective when you're beset by two or more enemies, as Scatter Shot's cooldown is too long to use on both of them.


Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Converted from a rank 25 honor talent to a PvP talent. Damage is now a combination of spell power and attack power (was 35% of weapon damage).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Re-added as a Marksmanship honor talent. Now removes all harmful damage over time effects from the target and deals 35% weapon damage (down from 50%).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Now shares diminishing returns with [Freezing Trap] and [Wyvern Sting].
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-04): Scatter Shot will now properly break when damage is dealt by any source.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Scatter Shot's disorient effect should no longer sometimes be broken by the hunter's Auto Shot.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer talented, available to all hunters.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): This ability will now trigger [Kill Command] when it critically strikes.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13):
    • Should now cancel combat mode when used.
    • The tooltips for quick Hunter shots have been updated to show them as instant abilities.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Special ability shots no longer add the ranged weapon speed or take into account ranged weapon haste when determining the actual cooldown. The tooltip and cooldown timers should now properly reflect the actual cooldown.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Now usable while moving and no longer interrupts ranged combat. Now properly reduces the ranged attack power contribution by the percent modifier.

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