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Windburst: Marksman Artifact in Legion

“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!”
William Butler Yeats


Windburst: Marksman Artifact Legion


Windburst
Artifact
20 Focus 40 yd range
1.5 sec cast 20 sec cooldown

Requires Ranged Weapon
Requires Hunter (Marksmanship)
Requires Thas’dorah, Legacy of the Windrunners
Passive

Focuses the power of Wind through Thas’dorah, dealing (1,000% of weapon damage) Physical damage to your target, and leaving behind a trail of wind for 5 sec that increases the movement speed of allies by 50%


Hunter’s rule, other’s drool.

I will gladly suffer all the Hunter Fart jokes about “wind burst”!

This is the Marksman Artifact foundation. Sure, damage is great but wowzers: look at that speed boost! Every raid and dungeon will love the Marksman Hunter, a 50% speed boost is huge. It is passive, so we can’t control it (which is a shame) but if the speed boost does not get nerfed it will well-happily replace Aspect of the Pack.

Pack was great for running back after a wipe. We called it Pack Taxi and would escort newly arrived players to our group. This Windburst tho, it is in combat!

I am so not a math guy but it looks like a 20 second cooldown and works for 5 seconds. So, can I assume that for every 20 seconds that 5 of those seconds those “in the path of my arrow” are getting this huge speed boost? Melee, send me flowers and chocolates!

I waded wearily through all the other Artifacts in the (proposed) game. No one offers a speed boost to the group at passive base. Even with RPPM (random proc per minute) this seems to be a super flavorful party benefit.

Woot!

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