Improved Tracking
Ability hunter improvedtracking
  • Talent
  • Improved Tracking
  • {{{cast_time}}} sec cast
  • Requires Hunter
  • While tracking Beasts, Demons, Dragonkin, Elementals, Giants, Humanoids and Undead, all damage done to those types by the Hunter is increased by X%.
Usable by
Casting timeUnknown sec cast
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Level requiredN/A

Improved Tracking is a consolidated version of Monster Slaying and Humanoid Slaying.

Note that you do not have to change the tracking mode according to your target to get the bonus -- you have to have one of the tracking modes on.

Rank table Edit

Rank  % Damage Increase
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5

Notes Edit

Instead of being an x% increase in damage and x% increase in critical damage to the foe in question, it becomes a flat x% increase in damage. Point for point this provides less than the old versions for each type individually, but is superior for four reasons:

  1. More DPS increase total - 5% damage increase is usually better than 3% damage, 3% crit damage.
  2. Saves a talent point - you only spend 5 points total, not 6 like you would if you wanted to maximize the effect versus all targets.
  3. More versatile - works on Elementals, Demons, and Undead as well as everything the old versions did.
  4. Cleaner tree - no longer do you feel obligated to take 3/3 Hawk eye and then be forced into taking either a partial talent or Savage Strikes.

Patch changes Edit

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): The tooltip for Improved Tracking has been slightly re-written to indicate that it only works on the hunter, and works on melee damage as well.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): This talent has been slightly re-designed. Now reads: While tracking Beasts, Demons, Dragonkin, Elementals, Giants, Humanoids and Undead, all ranged damage done to those types is increased by 1/2/3/4/5%.
                Was "Increases all non-periodic damage done to targets that are being tracked 1/2/3/4/5%."
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added.

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