There is a rumor going around that Sic ‘Em! is horribly bugged. This isn’t the case.
The claim is that Sic ‘Em! is not applying its cost reduction to pets’ basic attacks. The thing is, it is applying a reduction, but it is 100% of the ability’s original cost, not 100% of the cost after Wild Hunt is applied. In other words, Sic ‘Em! will always reduce the ability’s cost by 25, regardless of whatever cost increases Wild Hunt applies.
- With zero points in Wild Hunt, Sic ‘Em! reduces the cost of Claw from 25 to 0.
- With one point in Wild Hunt, Sic ‘Em! reduces the cost of Claw from ~37.5 to ~12.5.
- With two points in Wild Hunt, Sic ‘Em! reduces the cost of Claw from 50 to ~25.
You can test this yourself by keeping your pet on passive and firing Arcane, Aimed or Explosive Shots at a target dummy until you get a Sic ‘Em! proc. Once you get the proc, manually cast your pet’s Basic Attack and see how much it reduces your pet’s Focus total from full.
In saying all this, I’m not arguing that Sic ‘Em! is working as it ideally should, merely that it isn’t bugged.