Vocaloids BIS Hunter Gear for Wotlk: Special Edition

Vocaloids BIS hunter gear for Wotlk: Special Edition

Weapon:*[{Oathbinder, Charge of the Ranger-General}]* ICC (LK)/ (before LK <Wrathful Gladiators Halberd/Claymore/Sunderer>pvp vendor (3v3)/{Distant Land} ICC (pve)/<Wrathful Gladiators Pike/Greatsword/Decapitator> pvp vendor (2v2))

Head:* [{Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Headpiece}]*PMoS

Neck:* [{Sindragosa’s Cruel Claw}]*ICC/ *Rimetooth Pendant*ICC

Shoulders: *[{Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Spaulders}]*PMoS

Back: *[Sylvanas’ Cunning] (Horde)*ToC (doner only) or *[Vereesa’s Dexterity] (Alliance)*ToC (doner only) / [Shadowvault Slayer’s Cloak] (SV spec)ICC (gunship Armory) /(Non-Donors *{Recovered Scarlet Onslaught Cape}*50 EoF)

Chest: *[{Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Tunic}]*PMoS

Wrist: *[Scourge Hunter’s Vambraces]*ICC (Non donors *{Toskk’s Maximized Wristguards}*ICC until gunship 25 fixes)

Hands:*[{Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Handguards}]*PMoS

Waist: *[{Nerub’ar Stalker’s Cord}]*ICC

Legs: *[{Leggings of Northern Lights}]*ICC

Feet:*[{Returning Footfalls}]*RS (doner only)/*Treads of the Wasteland*ICC/*Rock-Steady Treads*LW

Rings: |Signet of Twilight| RS (donor only)/*[{Ashen Band of Endless Vengeance}]*ICC(rep farm)/*[{Frostbrood Sapphire Ring}]*ICC/[Band of the Bone Colossus]ICC (Note: choose based on hit rating)

Trinket: *[{Sharpened Twilight Scale}]*RS (donor only)/ *[{Deathbringer’s Will}]*ICC /{Death’s Choice}(Horde)ToC or Death’s Verdict (Alliance)ToC/ (Non-doners until gunship 25 is up* Whispering Fanged Skull*ICC)

Ranged Weapon:* [{Fal’inrush, Defender of Quel’thalas}]*(pve)ICC (LK)/ (before LK <Wrathful Gladiators (Recurve/Shotgun/Repeater)>pvp vendor (3v3)/{Zod’s Repeating Longbow} ICC (pve)/<Wrathful Gladiators (Longbow/Rifle/Heavy Crossbow)>pvp vendor (2v2))

For people who really want to max out every aspect of there hunter

Bags: Foror’s Crate of Endless Resist Gear Storage (36 slot bagl) (donors only & not available on retail)/Portable Hole (24 slot bag)Vendor/ Dragonscale Ammo Pouch (28 slot bullet bag)LW/Nerubian Reinforced Quiver (28 slot arrow bag) LW (note: LW projectile bags are available in vote shop)

Projectile:Iceblade Arrow Gnome Eng/ Shatter Rounds Goblin Eng

Shirts & Tabard’s: NA (wear what you like)


Vocaloids Suggested Donor items (can’t be gotten in game on molten)

Trinket: Sharpened Twilight Scale

Back: Sylvanas’ Cunning or Vereesa’s Dexterity

Credited Sources and Reference Key
Note: I have marked each item on the list in a way so people can identify my original source material.

*Donorbashed MM pve guide/Chitka* (Note: This guide was specifically written for MM hunters)
[Elitist Jerks/Midnight]
{Alexander0810}
*[{Symbols can be combined based on source}}*
Items in Italics are credited to myself Vocaloids
<Goony> (Suggested adding viable pvp options) Same dps ranked pvp weapons are listed in (Pole arm/sword/axe) order and ranged weapons are list in (Bow/gun/xbow) order to save space.

Special thanks to Canumah for suggesting we change the list to a priority order geared mainly at MM hunters.

Thank you OpdpsOfDW for informing me that RS drops are glitched so you can only get them by donating. Also thanks for pointing out other issues I did not notice with the list. You are always a great help.

Thanks |ForTheLichKing|for helping me solve a critical issue with one of the rings. I would have never solved that issue alone.

Item links are credited to Wowhead
Fun pics where found on Google

Code
Note: most of these are official but the ones I didn’t know I made up for this guides purposes

ICC = Ice Crown Citadel
RS = The Ruby Sanctum (drops are broken on molten)
LW = Leatherwork profession (Why I often suggest LW to hunters who don’t want to be Jewelcrafters, Blacksmiths, &/or Eng)
ToC = Trial of the Crusader (End drops are broken on molten)
EoF = Emblems of Frost
PMoS = Protector’s Mark of Sanctification (obtained from bosses in ICC)
Wotlk = Wrath of the Lich King
BIS = Best in Slot
Eng = Engineering Profession
LK=The Lich King (ICC final boss) Note: Alternative items are listed
pve= Player vs. environment
pvp=Player vs. player

Dear Readers

I hope you enjoyed Vocaloids BIS Hunter Gear for Wotlk: Special Edition.

This is a recolored & improved for Donorbashed’s Hunter Emporium’s Special Edition of my original BIS list from molten-wow. This list was created by combining material from not just our own MM guide, but also uses other sources that I have enjoyed over the years  in order to help produce a more full list to better help hunters of all spec types.

I hope the time I spent formatting, linking, taking feedback, & coding this list was helpful to you as it took a lot of time & effort to figure out how to present a lot of information in one small consolidated place. It is my hopes that this list will not only help people like you max out your DPS but will also help you max out all aspects of your hunter that are not best left to other types of hunter guides.

I’d like to take this chance to thank everyone who has assisted or inspired me in the creation of this list. I first would like to thank Donorbashed for allowing me to reproduce this article in a more public location as the original was posted where few people where ever going to see it. I also must thank all the authors who’s guides & articles where used in the creation of this BIS list & for taking the time to teach people like me how to gear the hunter class. Thanks also has to go out to the Molten-wow Staff for all your effort in keeping the site I play on running & for the gift coins you gave me. Choosing a BIS item for myself with the gift coins molten gave me is what inspired me to write this list in the first place. Plus, I have thank all the members of molten-wow for all the time you spend on this game. Without players like you, I would have no reason anymore to keep coming back to World of Warcraft. Lastly, I would like to thank you the reader for giving me a reason to keep on perfecting this list into something more then just my personal notes. I hope because of you readers, this list is now something everyone can enjoy.

Thank you so much,

Vocaloids of Molten-wow

Donorbashed’s PvE MM Guide 3.3.5a Version 2.0

Donorbashed’s MM PvE Guide 3.3.5a Revision 2.0
Table of Contents:

A. Foreword:


So I was thinking about what to say about my guide for the second revision. The one thing that I can say is “wow”. When I was originally writing this guide I had no idea that it would blow up as big as it did, nor did I realize how much of an effect it would have on my WoW experience, and on the Molten hunter community.

When I wrote the guide originally I was younger and less experienced with the hunter class and Molten in general. Through the almost 500 responses to my guide I’ve gained the information on how to fully complete this guide. With this version 2, I want to become the most accurate resource on Molten for MM PvE!

 

Thank you guys!

 

B. What is MM?

The hunter class has three specs. These are Beast Mastery, Survival, and Marksmanship. As of WotLK 3.3.5a, Marksman is your top spec for PvE, though Survival and BM are both very close in comparison to the point that really all three specs are completely viable. However what sets MM apart is that it is the easiest out the three.

Does this mean it’s bad? No, it doesn’t Infact the best hunters on Molten use MM in both PvE and PvP. Obviously I do, because I’m writing this guide. I play MM because I like the playstyle, and its challenging for me because I play one-handed, and it helps me improve my performance.

Among the three specs, Survival is about magic damage, Beast Mastery is about physical damage, and Marksmanship is about a mix of the two. When you’re MM 35-50% of all your DPS comes directly from Auto Shot.

This means two things: Marksman hghly dependent on physical damage, and is also very dependent on your standing still during the whole fight. To really get the full potential that MM has, minimization of movement is absolutely essential, and not everyone can do it effectively.

 

C. Movement Management

Everyone on Molten says “What is the best gear set for the MM hunter?” and “What is the best pet for me?” I’ll be the first to tell you that gear and pets are not nearly as important once you get into the endgame as movement management. Even if you have full heroic gear you can’t pull more than 14k DPS without efficient movement management.

Here are my tips for movement management: Whichever D-Pad you use to move, either WASD or the arrow keys, change the keys you use to turn left and right to strafe left, and strafe right. That way, when you need to move to the side, you’re not jumping over to scoot, or turning and running manually. Instead, you’re simply moving to the right.

Another thing you can do is make plans about every fight in ICC. For example, when I’m on LK, I stand in between the ranged and melee dps so I have a good focus view of the big guys, and LK which gives me an easier viewpoint so I can target switch with the least amount of interruption of the DPS.

 

D. Talent Builds

The talent builds listed here are pretty standard, but each are customized for different ingame uses.

The first talent build is for newly turned 80 hunters who want to begin farming for gear in instances such as FoS/PoS. This is also a decent 10Man build that can be used with instances like VoA, OS, and Onyxia. This build should be used as long as your passive ArP (ArP without gems) is below 400.

http://wotlk.openwow.com/?talent#cxbZ0eVsRhzGIoguqox00b

This second build is strictly an introductory 10-Man and beginning ICC build. This is to be used after you have above 400 ArP. You’ll notice that it drops Imp. Arcane Shot. I’ll explain this in the ArP Section. I’ve kept Rapid Recuperation because in this gear stage (If you’re using this when I’m telling you) hunters generally do not have enough of a mana pool to DPS to the end of any encounter without going OOM.

http://wotlk.openwow.com/?talent#cxbZzeVoRhzGIkguAox00b

This third build is my build for ICC-10 and 25, as well as any HC I might do. Any hunter in the know can see that it is just the normal endgame spec that drops RR in favor of Wild Quiver and Imp. Steady Shot.

http://wotlk.openwow.com/?talent#cxbZceVoRhzGIsxuAox00b

 

E. Rotation/Shot Priority/DPS System

The main abilities used as MM are:

  • Serpent Sting
  • Chimera Shot
  • Aimed Shot
  • Steady Shot
  • Auto Shot
  • Kill Shot
  • Readiness

Other guides tell you that MM is a shot-priority spec, where you shouldn’t fire in a set repetition of shots, but instead prioritize the highest damaging shots. Since I’ve come to Molten, I’ve realized that this isn’t exactly right. While it does have certain aspects of a shot-priority system, it is actually primarily a rotation spec.

Allow me to explain: MM does the highest DPS when you prioritize shots. This is true. But, because of the way the shot cooldowns line up, and the number of shots, MM really starts to take on properties of a Rotation. There are still rotation properties, where if Kill Shot is ready, then it takes priority over everything else, and if Serpent Sting isn’t on the target, but Chimera Shot is ready, Serpent Sting still takes priority.

That being said the general shot rotation goes something like this:
Rapid Fire > Serpent Sting > Chimera Shot > Aimed Shot > Arcane Shot(if below 400 ArP.) > Readiness > Refresh Rapid Fire (Don’t cut it off.) > Chimera Shot > Aimed Shot > Arcane > Steady Shotx4 > Repeat.

 

F. Armor Penetration and Hunters: Bad marriage 101


Hunters and ArP have had a bad marriage since ArP was released. Sometimes it’s good for us, sometimes it sucks, and sometimes it will give us 204573567345357564657 extra DPS(not really but you get the point).

The reason ArP is sometimes good for us, and yet sometimes bad is because unlike Warriors and Rogues who only have abilities that cause physical damage(poisons aside), us hunters have a mix of physical (Steady Shot, Auto Shot, Aimed Shot, Multi Shot, Volley, Wild Quiver) and magic-based damaged(MM’s magic based damage is primarily Nature and Arcane based – Chimera Shot, Arcane Shot, Serpent Sting). This means that we have to balance our two damage types – physical and magic based.

Before explaining any further, please read http://www.donorbashed.com/2013/01/31/armor-penetration-rating-explained/

So that you understand exactly what ArP is, and so we are all on the same page. If you understood about the ArP, good job! You just became a better player than 50% of the Molten Community! ArP is a hard concept to understand, yet it is one that I personally believe is necessary to play this class effectively.

Because this guide is tailored towards new hunters, I will simplify the concept a little bit. Since we have two different damage types, that means we have a ratio of physical:magic damage. ArP will only increase our physical DPS. (Our physical DPS is about 55-60% of our DPS without ArP) so we can figure a ratio of about 60:40, or 6:4.

Since ArP benefits us more, and more as we get more of it(explained in the link above), that means we can’t get any real benefit over using Agility until we can get to about 800 passive(the ArP we have on our gear without using gems) ArP, after which point we start seeing more and more of a benefit from using ArP. So if you want to use ArP endgame, you need to focus on getting gear with ArP on it. I would recommend getting up to 950 passive ArP before you start to change over your gems because at 800 passive ArP exactly, the benefit from ArP and Agility is about the same.

CAUTION:

Since ArP only increases our physical DPS, and most of our physical DPS requires us to be standing still (Steady Shot, Auto Shot) Any amount of movement whatsoever will severely limit your DPS to about 30-40% of what it should be. You should only move when absolutely necessary.

 

G. Dropping Arcane Shot

Everyone seems to have an affinity for Arcane Shot. It was your buddy, and your protector while leveling. The amount of beasts, and nagas you’ve slain with it is innumerable. Sadly, and I know it sucks, everything has an end.

As you get more ArP, the damage from your Steady Shot increases, and at a point Steady Shot will begin to do more damage than Arcane Shot. Once this happens, Arcane’s viability as a damage shot goes to near 0. Zip. Gone. Once you get passed 400 passive ArP you need to stop using Arcane Shot unless you have to move, or for some reason can’t fire Steady Shot(Casting Speed Slows).

H. AddOns and Making an Effective UI

Here is the list of AddOns that I use in raids every day. Most of the them can be found on the AddOn list(http://forum.molten-wow.com/showthread.php?t=51521). If it’s not listed I’ve given an independent link.

Little Trouble – http://www.wowinterface.com/download…uble.html#info Ignore the outdated warnings. This is the version I use. It works fine.

SimpleUnitFrames – These are the player frames I use. WoW vets may have noticed I have all kinds of things in the frame, percentages, and the like. It’s lightweight, minimalist, and functional. A+ Hunter addon.

Heatsink – I really only use this so that OmniCC can display my item’s internal CDs. It’s a pretty nifty feature I discovered when I first came here. http://www.wowinterface.com/download…0310&aid=46890

Mik’s Scrolling Battle Text – Excellent Addon for raiding. If you are savy with this addon already, create a new trigger called Exploit Weakness. This is the T10 2piece set bonus, and it will tell you know when it procs so you can refresh serpent sting.

Recount – Necessary if you want to track your progress.

TidyPlates – Helpful in add fights like LDW and Ony.

OmniCC – Shows the cooldown on the action bars. You can see it in my screenshot below.
Snowfall Key Express – Triggers your spells when you click the key, not when you release it. Useful with high latency.

NPCScan/NPCScan Overlay – Generally only for pet collectors. I like it because it shows me my tracking radius.

Bartender/Dominoes – An action bar addon really is essential for a hunter of any spec. Too many things to click, and not enough room. We operate best with a minimalistic UI.

Here is my AddOn and bartender set up:

db addon set up

I. Glyphs

Glyphs are an important part of being a hunter, as with any class. The glyphs that all MM hunters should have are Glyph of Steady Shot, Glyph of Trueshot Aura, and Glyph of Kill Shot. I don’t think I really need to explain why exactly these are considered by me and the majority of the hunter community the best, but if there are a lot of questions about it later I will.

 

J. Stats

There is a lot to explain about stats, so I’ve put it here: http://www.donorbashed.com/2013/02/07/gems-and-stats-pve/

 

K. BiS Gear List

The list was really long and bulky so I just put it on a post:

http://www.donorbashed.com/2013/02/02/mm-hunter-level-80-pve-bis-gear-list/

 

L. Gems

Generally you go with one Nightmare Tear, and the rest are full Fractured Cardinal Rubies, or Delicate Cardinal Rubies  depending on whether you are stacking one or the other. If you happen to go above 1400 ArP and are 10 or more ArP over the cap, simply replace an ArP gem with an agility gem. It’s better to be 10 under the cap, than 10 over.

More information on the hunter Gem choices can be found here http://www.donorbashed.com/2013/02/07/gems-and-stats-pve/

M. Professions

The best professions for an Endgame Geared MM Hunter are Jewelcrafting, and Engineering. I would recommend also using both the nitroboosts, and parachutes for raids. Both are extremely viable and can increase your DPS more than any other enchant, particularly in high movement fights, or fights with high AoE mitigation needed. Nitroboosts will mean the difference between a live hunter and a dead hunter. Obviously the parachute is a safety feature for when the boosts shoot you into the air, in addition to the +23 agi it gives ya.

For more in-depth information about my position on professions please view http://www.donorbashed.com/2013/02/02/professions-explained/

 

N. Macros

I have an arsenal of macros that I use in all my raids and encounters. I’ve also integrated a large amount of PvP functionality into a system that I really like. These are made personally for me, so please feel free to edit them to git you wherever you need. Also, if you adopt my system of macros as is, you must use most of the shot macros because they are designed to work together.

Rapid Fire:

#showtooltip Rapid Fire
/cast Prowl
/cast Rapid Fire
/cast !Kill Command
/cast Rabid
/cast Furious Howl
/cast Call of the Wild
/cast Serpent Sting
/petattack

This macro is a general opener macro, that uses all of your damaging CDs, and utilizes every little ability that your pet has to increase its damage. Most hunters overlook them.
Chimera Shot:

#showtooltip Chimera Shot
/cast !auto shot
/cast Chimera Shot
/cast !Kill Command
/cast !silencing shot
/run UIErrorsFrame:Clear()

Aimed Shot:

#showtooltip Aimed Shot
/cast Aimed Shot
/cast !Auto Shot
/cast !silencing Shot
/cast !Kill Command
/petattack
/run UIErrorsFrame:Clear()

Arcane Shot:

#showtooltip Arcane Shot
/cast !Kill Command
/cast !Silencing Shot
/cast Arcane Shot
/run UIErrorsFrame:Clear()

Kill Shot(I added cancelaura lines in there for PvP ^^):

#showtooltip Kill Shot
/cancelaura Deterrence
/cancelaura Hand of Protection
/cast Kill Shot
/cast !Kill Command
/cast !Silencing Shot
/run UIErrorsFrame:Clear()

Steady Shot:

#showtooltip Steady Shot
/cast !auto shot
/cast Steady Shot
/cast !Kill Command
/cast !Silencing Shot
/run UIErrorsFrame:Clear()

Tranqulization Shambling Horror Macro(Used in the Lich king fight.):

#showtooltiip Tranquilizing Shot
/target Shambling Horror
/cast Tranquilizing Shot

Aspect Switch Macro w/ Trueshot Aura:

#showtooltip
/castsequence Aspect of the Dragonhawk, Aspect of the Viper
/cast Trueshot Aura

Misdirection:

#showtooltip Misdirection
/target focus
/cast Misdirection
/assist

Master’s Call:

#showtooltip Master’s Call
/target DonorBashed
/cast Master’s Call
/targetlasttarget
/target Donorbashed
/cast Roar of Sacrifice
/targetlasttarget

Set Tracking Type Macro:

/run for i=1,GetNumTrackingTypes() do local n, t, a, c = GetTrackingInfo(i); if string.find(n, UnitCreatureType(“target”)) then if t~=GetTrackingTexture(i) then SetTracking(i); end end end

 

O. Bugs

One of the more heated discussions on hunters are the bugs. Thankfully, most of this is PvP stuff. The only real bugs that affect the MM PvE hunter are the pet scaling, wild hunt, auto shot, and MD Bugs.

Pet Scaling: Pet scaling is the term for the transfer of stats from hunter to pet. Even though this has been bugged since Molten Day One, it’s not been fixed. The common sense of this issue is not for me to debate, but regardless it hurts us. Should pet scaling be fixed, hunters should expect about a 5-10% increase on their DPS. Pet scaling was partly fixed about 6+ months ago, but only for stamina. We still get no resilience, hit, and only a part of our attack power transferred to our pets.

Wild Hunt: Wild Hunt is the top tier pet talent of the ferocity pet tree. It should increase our pet’s attack power and stamina scaling by 15% and 20%, (1/2) and 30% and 40% (2/2) it gives us somewhere around 10% with 1/2.

Auto Shot: At times, our autoshots doesn’t stop firing once we switch targets, and though you still receive the damage, certain recount like addons don’t count the auto shots because they aren’t hitting the boss, and since auto shots make up generally 30-50% of your DPS depending on gear, this is a big hit.

MD: Misdirect will sometimes glitch itself, and giving you the agro-redirection aura permanently making it so that you never generate aggro. You can reset/stop this by a relog.

 

P. Pets and their talents

Pets are a large and complex part of a hunter. There are large debates about which pet is the best to have as a DPS class, but the community consensus is the Ferocity Wolf (please see http://www.donorbashed.com/2013/02/01/the-ultimate-post-about-pets/.) Though you should really pick the pet that benefits your raid’s overall DPS over your own personal.

Here is the optimal Ferocity pet talent build:

 

pettalentsmmpve

PvE Gems and Stats Explained

As a hunter you have around six individual stats to worry about. These stats are hit, agility, armor penetration, crit, attack power, ranged attack power, and haste. Some of these stats are more important than others, obviously. That’s why we have a thing called Stat Priorities. These are stats that you should worry about first.

General Stat Information and Conversions:

Hit: 32.79 hit rating = 1% hit; Molten Hit Cap: 9% (295.11)*
Crit: 45.91 rating = 1% Crit**; Theoretical crit cap: 104% Highest Achievable crit cap: 68% or so.
Haste: 32.79 Rating = 1% Haste***; Haste cap: 523 (1.5 secs)
ArP: 14 ArP Rating = *up to* 1% ArP****;ArP cap: 1400 (100%)

*-Molten is bugged. You need 9% hit as a hunter to guarantee a hit.
**-104% is where we actually stop all benefits from crit.
***-Haste is not very important. It’s nice to get your steady shot down to 1.5secs casting time, but ultimately not needed.
****-Up to means every 14ArP rating, your attacks can penetrate up to X amount of armor.

 

Stat Priority List:

  1. Hit
  2. Agility/ArP (see below)
  3. Ranged Attack Power(RAP)
  4. Crit
  5. Attack Power
  6. Haste

 

“Ranged Attack Power”? What’s that?

As a hunter you have two distinct types of Attack Power. You have normal Attack Power which affects all of our melee abilities, as well as the attack power of out pets, and then you have Ranged Attack Power which is our normal attack power augmented by spells, abilities, talents, etc. Hunter’s Mark is an excellent example of an ability that boosts Ranged Attack Power.

 

Agility vs. ArP:

To fully understand the Agility vs. Attack ArP debate, you must first understand ArP itself. If you haven’t already, please read http://www.donorbashed.com/2013/01/31/armor-penetration-rating-explained/ .

Now that we are all on the same page about this, we can go further indepth as to why Agility is in most cases better for all hunters than ArP, but when the right conditions are met, ArP takes over.

First off, Agility increases all of our DPS abilities because all of our shots are at least partially based on them. ArP only increases our “physical shots” i.e. Auto Shot, Steady Shot, Aimed Shot. Before you had an understanding of ArP, you might have said “well how in the hell is ArP better than Agility in any situation?” And you said that because, again, you didn’t understand ArP, but now you do. Let’s move on.

Since we know that essentially ArP gives us more of a raw DPS increase per point as you get more of it, then it goes without saying that at a point ArP’s benefit to us will become better than Agility’s. That point is estimated to be 800 passive ArP. This factors in gear level, and weapon damage. A good rule to use is to be more than half iLevel 251 items with a 251/264 ranged weapon.

 

What does that mean for gemming?

That means you shouldn’t even think about touching those beloved Fractured Dragon Eyes/Fractured Cardinal Rubies until your gear has enough ArP on it to be near 800 ArP Without Any ArP Gems. Go with 1 Nightmare Tear, and the rest should be Delicate Cardinal Rubies + 3x Delicate Dragoneyes. Then, when your ArP from gear alone (green text) is near 800, replace your gems with the Fractured Cardinal Rubies/Dragoneyes.

 

General gear choices:

In PvE you have three general subsets of melee gear: Tank, Hit/Crit, and Crit/ArP. You as an MM hunter should usually, if not always go for the ArP/Crit combination gear. The exceptions of course are Signet of Twilight, Ashen Band of Endless Vengeance and (Sanctified) Ahn’kahar Bloodhunter Handguards. If you follow my gear list, you should be squared away with the stats. Still, always feel free to customize!

Note about leather items (because some leather items are good hunter items until they can be replaced with BiS pieces): always keep in mind that leather items give no intellect, and therefore give no mana and more importantly attack power because of the conversion of intellect -> attack power that we get from our talent tree (Careful Aim gives you attack power equal to 100% of your intellect).

General MM PvP Information

So what is PvP as a Marksmanship Hunter? It’s quite simple really, and can be very clearly described in two words: Pew, and Pew. But seriously, in this guide I’ll be going over the basics of Marksmanship PvP.

1) Key Hunter Abilities

Serpent Sting: Stings the target causing Nature damage over 21 seconds (or 27 seconds if you are using Glyph of Serpent Sting). Casting Chimera Shot whilst the target is stung by Serpent Sting refreshes the DoT and causes an additional 40% damage done by Serpent Sting.

Scorpid Sting: Stings the target, reducing chance to hit with melee and ranged attacks by 3% for 20 seconds. Casting Chimera Shot whilst the target is stung by Scorpid Sting refreshes the DoT and attempts to disarm the target. Continue reading “General MM PvP Information”

MM Hunter Level 80 PvE BiS Gear List

Here is my personal gear list:

 

Head:
Sanctified Ahn’kahar Blood Hunter’s Headpiece

Neck:
Rimetooth Pendant/Sindragosa’s Cruel Claw

Shoulder:
Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Spaulders

Back:
Vereesa’s Dexterity(Alliance)/Sylvanas’ Cunning(Horde)/Recovered Scarlet Onslaught Cape(Non-Donor)

Chest:
Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Tunic

Wrist:
Scourge Hunter’s Vambraces

Hands:
Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Handguards

Waist:
Nerub’ar Stalker’s Cord

Legs:
Leggings of Northern Lights

Feet:
Returning Footfalls/Treads of the Wasteland/Rock-Steady Treads (From best to worst.)
Rings:
Ashen Band of Endless Vengeance
and
Signet of Twilight/Frostbrood Sapphire Ring

Trinkets:
Sharpened Twilight Scale
and
Deathbringer’s Will

Stat-Stick:
Oathbinder, Charge of the Ranger-General

Ranged:
Fal’inrush, Defender of Quel’thalas

 

Recovered Scarlet Onslaught Cape is the only option for nondonor BiS, Shadowvault Slayer’s Cloak is not an option because you replace ArP (which equals agility when you have ArP cap) with haste.

The Ultimate Post about Pets

One of the most asked questions about the hunter class that I’ve seen is the question on Pets. Hunters have the widest variety and choices of pets than Warlocks and Death Knights Combined. (Honestly who here really wants to only have five pets that every other Hunter has regardless of Spec?) Pets also provide us with endless hours of fun hunting rare pets. True, some hate hunting rares but I myself am an avid pet hunter and have personally caught Loque’nahak, Skoll, Gondria, King Krush, Aotona, Sambas, Terrorpene, Ghostcrawler, and many others that I’ve encountered in my days.

The main question that this wide variety, and the only problem with having such a wide variety of pets is How do I pick which pet will work for me? Well, to start figuring out which one is best, we need to do something we always have to do when you read my guides: Understand the question being asked before answering the question. 

The basics of pets are actually just this, basic. Pets have three talent trees that they use, just like we do. It’s just that instead of talent trees, they are called types. These types are as follows: Ferocity – damage, Cunning – Versatility, and Tenacity – Soloing/Survivability. They are called types because each pet only has one of these talent trees. Wolves are Ferocity, Turtles are Tenacity, and Spiders are Cunning. It’s as simple as that.

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