A mapping of talents from Cataclysm to Mists of Pandaria (update - 2012/8/19)

There have been a few changes from the old (early beta) which I have attempted to cover here. For a full list of MoP hunter specialization abilities, go here: http://mop.wowhead.com/spells=-12.3

Cataclysm Beast Master talents (mapped to Mists of Pandaria)

Tier1

  • Improved Kill Command - Kill Command is a BM only specialization, so there's no need for a talent that will boost its damage for BM. They can just change the base damage/scaling.
  • One with Nature - Gone. Aspect of the Hawk is a lot stronger in general though, having been changed from a flat AP boost to 10% AP increase
  • Bestial Discipline - Gone. Was pet focus regen.

Tier 2

Tier 3

  • Cobra Strikes --> Cobra Strikes BM specialization. No change.
  • Fervor - Now a level 60 talent (that tier has a focus regen theme) for any spec, with a 30 second CD. It seems to change every iteration, but as of this post it is off the GCD. It also restores 50 focus over 10 seconds so you can adjust your rotation around a 30 second window of burst focus and focus regen. All pets now have the old Wild Hunt pet talent inherently, although it's a simpler double damage at double focus cost. There's never any reason to try to force the double cost; it's just there to help prevent focus capping your pet. That won't likely happen often anyway - pets rarely get above 50 focus without Fervor anyway.
  • Focus Fire --> Focus Fire BM specialization. Restores 10 focus to the pet, up from 4. Increases ranged haste by 6% per stack, up from 3%. NOTE: This has been adjusted a lot lately in beta, so it's hardly static.

Tier 4

Tier 5

Tier 6

Tier 7

  • Beast Mastery --> Exotic Beast BM specialization. This really isn't a direct correlation. This lets you tame exotic pets, but pet talents are gone so there's obviously no benefit there. However, it does have the benefits of the old Longevity talent.

New BM specialization

  • Beast Cleave - cleave for the pet, bringing needed AoE for the BM spec.

 

Cataclysm Marksmanship talents (mapped to Mists of Pandaria)

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Tier 5

Tier 6

Tier 7

 

Cataclysm Survival talents (mapped to Mists of Pandaria)

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

  • Thrill of the Hunt - Now a level 60 talent for any spec although it behaves very differently. Lets you cast two arcane shots for free. This isn't as powerful as you might think, since arcane shot has a very low focus cost already - time is a more limiting resource here.
  • Counterattack - Gone, finally.
  • Lock and Load --> Lock and Load SV specialization. Bakes in T.N.T.

Tier 4

Tier 5

Tier 6

Tier 7

  • Black Arrow --> Black Arrow SV specialization. Now ticks 10 times over 20 seconds (every 2 seconds) to balance out the proc rate compared to explosive trap.

New SV specialization

  • Viper Venom - Gives 3 focus for every serpent sting tick. Kind of a replacement for Toxicology or Noxious Stings.