not instant cast to kill people, substitute shot for multi shot. (shared CD with aimed remember?).
Frost mages play a game for a perfect cc on healers/magicdispellers to shatter someone with a guaranteeded crit/kill, what kind of combo with steady re you talking about? dazed someone and spam steady while arcane and aimed re on CD to death?
You cant make this kind of comparison mage/hunter.
Obviously a good use from aimed arcanes and how to use steadys make a difference for good/perfect hunter. but you cant make arguments based on that
sorry for the horrible english too, its not my first language
Well, mages have to CC healers and dispellers because:
1) They have no MS.
2) They rely on shatter for burst, which is dispellable.
However, we have MS, and our burst comes from natural crit, not a dispellable debuff.
Now, a shatter combo consists of a mage casting frostbolt on a target (usually while KS'd, but now also while Deep Freeze'd), casting pet freeze on the target right as frostbolt ends, along with icelance.
This way, both the FB and the icelance benefit from the +50% crit, and the icelance benefits from the 300% damage bonus from the freeze.
So, very simply, a shatter combo is a cast time followed by an instant. This way, both hit the target at the exact same time.
A steady combo is the same thing. Steady shot followed by an instant, either aimed or arcane. A steady combo costs 2 GCD's, just like Chimera Shot does. However, it costs less mana, and does more damage.
Also, I don't need to use a pet ability to achieve my burst, because I have a 65% crit rate on aimed shot, and a 50% crit rate on arcane/steady, heh.