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Scorpid Sting
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  • Scorpid Sting
  • 5 - 35 yd  range
  • 11% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Ranged Weapon
  • Stings the target, reducing chance to hit with melee and ranged attacks by 3% for 20 sec. Only one Sting per Hunter can be active on any one target.
Usable by
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Other information
RequirementsRanged Weapon
Related debuff
Ability hunter criticalshot.png
  • Poison
  • Scorpid Sting
  • Chance to hit with melee and ranged attacks reduced by 3%.
  • Duration: 20 seconds
"How do you expect to fight when you are too weak to pick up your sword?"
—Bordrak Barrelblast

Scorpid Sting is a ranged ability that reduces the target's chance to hit with melee and ranged attacks by 3%.

Rank Table

Rank Level Cost
1 22 60s


  • Improved Stings
  • Efficiency
  • Hawk Eye

Patch changes

Template:Patch 2.0.3 Patch 1.4.0 (patch date:2005-05-05): Fixed a bug where it was not considered a poison. It can now be removed by poison curing effects. 

Tips and tactics

  • The old version of Scorpid Sting was of dubious utility, and was rarely used (it reduced agility and strength by a static amount). The new version may deserve a second look. When used against fast hard-hitting melee mobs, it can make a significant difference to damage taken by a tank. When a mob is dealing several thousand damage per hit, an increased miss rate greatly matters.
  • Scorpid Sting does not apply to spell hit, and is useless against casters. However, using Scorpid Sting against Warriors and Rogues should be considered.
  • Scorpid Sting does not stack. If there are multiple hunters in the group or raid, designate one to use Scorpid Sting when appropriate. Additionally, it does not stack the hit reduction effect from Insect Swarm.
  • Scorpid Sting doesn't cause damage, and so won't break various crowd control effects (like Freezing Trap or Polymorph) unlike Serpent Sting. Since only one sting can be active at a time, this can be useful for removing Serpent Sting.


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