Chimaera Shot
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  • Chimaera Shot
  • 40 yd  range
  • 9 sec cooldown
  • 35 Focus
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Ranged Weapon
  • A two-headed shot that hits your primary target and another nearby target, dealing 660% Nature or Frost damage to each target.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown9 sec (GCD 1 sec)
Level required60
Other information
RequirementsRequires Ranged Weapon
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And now, to add that special finishing touch...
- Levander of the Sanguine Shot TCG Scourgewar

Chimera Shot is a hunter ability learned at level 60 for hunters who have chosen the Marksmanship specialization.

Modified by

Marksmanship Marksmanship specialization


  • With Chimera Shot, a Marksmanship hunter has three high-damage instant cast shots on different cooldowns ([Aimed Shot] (with [Master Marksman]), [Arcane Shot], and Chimera Shot), and four if you include [Kill Shot], which only works when the enemy is below 20% health. With all these instant shots, a hunter can deal a decent amount of burst damage without ever standing still. This gives Marksman hunters an edge in PvP where they generally do not have the opportunity to stand still for long periods of time.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (24-Feb-2015): Chimaera Shot damage increased by 30.4%.
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Chimera Shot has been renamed Chimaera Shot. It is now a two-headed shot that hits two targets, costs 35 Focus (down from 45 Focus), and deals Frost or Nature damage, but no longer heals the Hunter.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Chimera Shot now deals 25% more damage and heals the Hunter for 5% (was 3%) of their total health.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Chimera Shot’s overall damage has been increased by roughly 50%.; Chimera Shot’s particle effect animations should now display correctly.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Mana cost reduced from 16% to 12%.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The secondary effects of this shot will now still be triggered even when the target dies from the ability's damage.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added.

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