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Viper Sting
Ability hunter aimedshot.png
  • Viper Sting
  • Level 36 hunter talent
  • 5 - 35 yd range
  • 8% of base mana
  • 15 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Requires Ranged Weapon
  • Stings the target, draining 4% mana over 8 sec (up to a maximum of 8% of the caster's maximum mana), and energizing the Hunter equal to 300% of the amount drained. Only one Sting per Hunter can be active on any one target.
Usable by
Class Hunter
Properties
School Nature
Cooldown 15 sec
Other information
Level available 36
Improvements [Efficiency], [Improved Stings], [Hawk Eye]
Related debuff
Ability hunter aimedshot.png
  • Viper Sting
  • Drains 1% mana every 2 seconds, restoring 300% of the amount drained to the Hunter.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

Viper Sting applies a poisonous sting that drain 4% mana over 8 sec (up to a maximum of 8% of the caster's maximum mana). Only one Sting per hunter can be active on any one target.

Notes

Viper Sting.jpg

Viper Sting is a poison, and thus can be cleansed by druids, paladins, and shamans, as well as any mob that can cleanse poison. Rogues can dispel it with [Cloak of Shadows], and dwarves with [Stoneform].

Viper Sting is used against spell casters or any class with mana.

Improvements

  • [Efficiency] (Marksmanship Talent): Reduces the mana cost of your Shots and Stings by 2% per rank (5 ranks total).
  • [Improved Stings] (Marksmanship Talent): Increases the mana drained by your Viper Sting by 6% per rank (5 ranks total).
  • [Hawk Eye] (Survival Talent): Increases the range of your ranged weapon by 2 yards per rank (3 ranks total).

Tips and tactics

  • When used with wound and deadly/mind numbing poison it's very annoying for a priest in PvP, especially if they're not specced holy.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Now drains a percentage of maximum mana.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Spells that drain mana will now properly report the amount of mana gained in the combat log.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): This spell can no longer be used on warrior and rogue targets. In addition, while it can be used on a druid target at any time it will only drain mana when the druid is in caster form.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.10 (2004-09-18): Mana damage has been increased.

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