Aimed Shot
Inv spear 07
  • Aimed Shot
  • 40 yd  range
  • 50 Focus
  • 2.5 sec cast
  • Requires Ranged Weapon
  • A powerful aimed shot that deals 500% Physical damage. Castable while moving.

    Enhanced Aimed Shot (Level 92+)
    Your Aimed Shot critical strikes grant you 20 Focus.
Usable by
Casting time2.5 sec cast
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required10
Other information
RequirementsRequires Ranged Weapon
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One shot. One kill.

Aimed Shot is a hunter ability learned at level 10 for hunters who have chosen the Marksmanship specialization. It is a powerful opening shot.

Modified by

Ability hunter focusedaim Marksmanship specialization

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.0 (23-Jun-2015): Aimed Shot now deals 15% more damage.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Aimed Shot no longer interrupts Auto Attacks, and can be cast while moving.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Aimed Shot now deals 450% ranged weapon damage (up from 350%)
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Aimed Shot cast time has been reduced to 2.5 seconds (was 2.9 seconds).; Aimed Shot now deals 10% more damage.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Aimed Shot and Steady Shot should no longer start casting Auto Shot on a new target when the "Stop Auto Attack" option enabled.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2011-02-22): ""Aimed Shot damage has been decreased to approximately 160% weapon damage (at level 80+), down from 200%.""
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Aimed Shot weapon damage has been increased to 200%, up from 150%. In addition, the base cast time has been reduced to 2.4 seconds, down from 3.; Aimed Shot no longer ignores the Fire! buff when cast by macro.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Added to Barrage and Improved Barrage talent.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Mana cost has been reduced from 11% of base mana to 8%, casting time reduced from 2.5 sec to instant. Cooldown increased from 6 seconds to 10 seconds and damage reduced.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.0 (25-Mar-2008): Hunters will no longer spin around if they cast Aimed Shot or Steady Shot while facing away from their target.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Added reduction of healing done to that target by 50%, shot time reduced by 0.5 seconds to 2.5 seconds. The reduced healing effect does not stack with Warriors' Mortal Strike or with Rogues' Wound Poison.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.6 (23-Jan-2007): Auto Shot is now reset when casting Aimed Shot.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.10.0 (28-Mar-2006): This ability now has its attack power normalized the same as melee instant attacks. This means that the attack power contribution from all ranged weapons will be the same, no matter what their speed. All weapons will contribute attack power as if they were 2.8 speed. Weapons slower than 2.8 speed will do slightly less damage than previously; weapons faster than 2.8 speed will do slightly more damage.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Fixed tooltip to correctly display shot time. Fixed bug where Aimed Shot wouldn't cancel properly when the target moves out of range.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 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.

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