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For the hunter pets ability, see Spell nature slowpoison [Sting].

Stings are nature-based poisons that are exclusive to hunters.

Stings were previously like warlock curses, with only one being applied at a time to a target by the hunter, and a variety of different effects which were useful in PvP.


The following stings were removed in patch 4.0.1:

  • Ability hunter criticalshot [Scorpid Sting] - Reduces the target's chance to hit with melee and ranged attacks by 3% for 20 seconds.
  • Ability hunter aimedshot [Viper Sting] - Drains mana over 8 seconds.

Removed in patch 8.0.1:

  • Inv spear 02 [Wyvern Sting] - Puts the target to sleep, incapacitating them for 30 sec. Damage will cancel the effect.

Removed in patch 9.1.0:

  • Ability hunter criticalshot [Scorpid Sting] - Reduces the target's physical critical strike chance by 50% for 8 sec.
  • Hunter pvp spidersting [Spider Sting] - Stings the target with potent spider venom for 5 sec, causing their next offensive spell cast to silence them for 4 sec.
  • Ability hunter potentvenom [Viper Sting] - Reduces the target's healing done by 30% for 6 sec. Viper Sting is removed if the target casts a non-instant cast healing spell.