Ability hunter aimedshot

Applies a poisonous sting to the target draining it for X mana over 8 seconds.



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


  • Only one sting may be active per Hunter
  • Can be cured


  • 8-35 yards


  • 60seconds

Casting Time

  • Instant


  • Efficiency (Marksmanship Talent): Reduces the Mana cost of your Shots and Stings by 2% per rank (5 ranks total).
  • Hawk Eye (Marksmanship Talent): Increases the range of your ranged weapon by 2 yards per rank (3 ranks total).

Rank Table

Level Mana Cost Mana Drained Training Cost
Rank 1 36 135 616 1Gold 40Silver
Rank 2 46 175 868 2Gold 52Silver
Rank 3 56 215 1108 4Gold 60Silver

Patch changes

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Now drains a percentage of maximum mana.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.6.0 (12-Jul-2005): Spells that drain mana will now properly report the amount of mana gained in the combat log.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.4.0 (2005-05-05): 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.

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