I don't see why you feel that it needs to be an amazing ability? Just use it for some extra damage and call it a day. Who cares if the ability isn't godmode, it's just an ability.
my main issue isn't that it needs to be amazing. but it should be at least useful. i mean it's our level 87 ability for crying out loud.
BM hunters are a plague on this game and have been since day one of this expansion, but marksman and survival hunters haven't caused any tears as far as i can tell, yet they're affected by this nerf almost as much as bm hunters.
i'm not asking for it to do more damage, i'm not asking for it to be gamebreaking.
i just want it to give the buffs it used to give us before the change.
i understand why they can't use bite, stampede pets spawn with 100% focus and use bite twice in a row at 200% damage of normal. that's why it needed to be changed.
but they should still be able to use abilities like web, serpent's swiftness, and spirit beast blessing. the buffs like mastery and might that hunters provide that only last for 60 seconds but provide valuable synergy to every team they try to compliment.