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Scatter Shot
Ability golemstormbolt
  • Scatter Shot
  • Row 6 hunter talent
  • 20 yd range
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Ranged Weapon
  • A short-range shot that deals (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.
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 30 seconds
Talent required Ability ensnare [Entrapment] or Ability hunter traplauncher [Improved Traps] or Ability hunter huntervswild [Lone Survivor]/Spell nature protectionformnature [Nature's Endurance]
Improvements Inv misc steelweaponchain [Binding Shackles]
Related buff
Ability golemstormbolt
  • Scatter Shot
  • Disoriented.
  • Duration: 4 seconds
Scatter Shot TCG

In the TCG.

Scatter Shot is a row 6 hunter talent.

It is an exclusive choice node with Spell shaman bindelemental [Binding Shot].


Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP combat (was 4 seconds).
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 6 class talent (was a level 20 Marksmanship PvP talent).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available at level 20 (was 40).
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Now a PvP talent (was a rank 25 honor talent). Damage is now based on attack power (was 35% of weapon damage).
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Now replaces Ability hunter burstingshot [Bursting Shot]. Cooldown increased to 30 seconds to match Bursting Shot.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Re-added as a rank 25 Marksmanship honor talent (was a level 15 ability). Now removes all harmful damage over time effects from the target and deals 35% weapon damage (was 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 Spell frost chainsofice [Freezing Trap] and Inv spear 02 [Wyvern Sting].
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-04): Scatter Shot will now properly break when damage is dealt by any source.
  • Cataclysm Hotfix (2011-05-05): The Disorient effect from Scatter Shot should no longer immediately break if Scatter Shot hits the target immediately after a buff on the target fades.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Scatter Shot's disorient effect should no longer sometimes be broken by the hunter's Ability whirlwind [Auto Shot].
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now a level 15 ability (was a talent).
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Moved to tier 3 of the Survival tree (was on tier 5 of the Marksmanship tree).
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.2 (2007-06-19): This ability will now trigger Ability hunter thrillofthehunt [Thrill of the Hunt].
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): This ability will now trigger Ability hunter killcommand [Kill Command] when it critically strikes.
  • WoW Icon update 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 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 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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