WoW Classic Best Hunter Weapons Guide

Last updated on Sep 26, 2019 at 22:19 by Impakt 1 comment

Weapons are very important for Hunters, specifically ranged weapons. Auto Shot Icon Auto Shot will be the majority of your damage while leveling, and Aimed Shot Icon Aimed Shot and Multi-Shot Icon Multi-Shot both scale off your weapon damage. Weapon upgrades are the most important upgrades to get while leveling, meaning it is extremely important to know where your next weapon is coming from.

1.

Hunter Weapon Skills

Hunters know how to use their starting range and melee weapons when created, but they can also learn how to use many other weapon types from Weapon Masters around the world.

Weapon Master location Weapon Skills available
Darnassus (around 57,46) Daggers, Fist Weapons, Staves, Bows
Ironforge (around 62,89) Guns, Axes, Fist Weapons, Daggers, Crossbows
Stormwind (around 57,57) Crossbows, Daggers, Swords, Polearms, Staves
Orgrimmar (around 81,19) Bows, Axes, Staves, Daggers, Fist Weapons
Thunder Bluff (41,62) Guns, Staves
Undercity (57,32) Crossbows, Daggers, Swords, Polearms

While there are many possible weapons in the journey from 1-60, the list of the best and easiest upgrades to get will be below. If you are leveling a Hunter as an alt and have access to gold, consider looking at the Auction House to buy weapon upgrades as you level. There lots of great weapons that can be purchased relatively cheaply from 1-50, with the weapons getting slightly more expensive closer to 60.

1.1.

Axes for WoW Classic Hunters

Axes, both one-handed and two-handed, are acceptable weapons for Hunters. Generally Hunters prefer 2H weapons for the higher single hit damage, but 1H weapons are acceptable if they provide better stats. Melee weapons really come down to what gives the best stats.

1.2.

Swords for WoW Classic Hunters

Swords, both one-handed and two-handed, are acceptable weapons for Hunters. Generally Hunters prefer 2H weapons for the higher single hit damage, but 1H weapons are acceptable if they provide better stats. Melee weapons really come down to what gives the best stats.

1.3.

Staves for WoW Classic Hunters

Staves are acceptable weapons for Hunters. Generally Hunters prefer 2H weapons for the higher single hit damage, so Staves are pefectly usable, if they have solid stats. Melee weapons really come down to what gives the best stats.

1.4.

Polearms for WoW Classic Hunters

Polearms are acceptable weapons for Hunters. Generally Hunters prefer 2H weapons for the higher single hit damage, so Polearms are pefectly usable, if they have solid stats. Melee weapons really come down to what gives the best stats.

1.5.

Daggers for WoW Classic Hunters

Daggers are less popular for Hunters, but are usable if they have strong stats.

1.6.

Crossbows for WoW Classic Hunters

Hunters primarily use ranged weapons for damage, which means these are the weapons you should care most about. Generally you will want to use whatever ranged weapon has the highest DPS, but you should also heavily prioritize slower weapons. Crossbows really are not worth using until Level 60, mainly because there are no good low level crossbows.

Carapace Spine Crossbow Icon Carapace Spine Crossbow specifically is the BiS pre raid Hunter ranged weapon.

1.7.

Bows for WoW Classic Hunters

Hunters primarily use ranged weapons for damage, which means these are the weapons you should care most about. Generally you will want to use whatever ranged weapon has the highest DPS, but you should also heavily prioritize slower weapons. Bows are readily available at all stages of the game, and will be your most used weapon while leveling.

It is worth noting that Trolls get +5 bow skill as a racial, which means you should prefer bows as a Troll. Additionally, Rhok'delar, Longbow of the Ancient Keepers Icon Rhok'delar, Longbow of the Ancient Keepers is your BiS weapon for phases 1 and 2, which is a bow.

1.8.

Guns for WoW Classic Hunters

Hunters primarily use ranged weapons for damage, which means these are the weapons you should care most about. Generally you will want to use whatever ranged weapon has the highest DPS, but you should also heavily prioritize slower weapons. Guns are not as common while leveling, but can be used. Dwarves get +5 gun skill, so it is worth looking twice at guns as a Dwarf.

1.9.

Thrown Weapons for WoW Classic Hunters

Hunters can technically use thrown weapons, but you should never use them. They are worse in every way than ranged weapons.

1.10.

Shields for WoW Classic Hunters

Hunters do not use shields.

1.11.

Fist Weapons for WoW Classic Hunters

Hunters do not use fist weapons.

2.

Leveling Weapons for hunters in WoW Classic

Since ranged weapons are the most important thing for Hunters, they are the only weapon upgrades that will be listed below.

2.1.

Alliance Bows

  • Hornwood Recurve Bow Icon Hornwood Recurve Bow - 2.4 DPS, requires Level 3, sold by Bow Vendors.
  • Ashwood Bow Icon Ashwood Bow - 3.8 DPS, quest reward from "Crown of Earth" in Teldrassil.
  • Laminated Recurve Bow Icon Laminated Recurve Bow - 5.8 DPS, requires Level 11, sold by Bow Vendors.
  • Reinforced Bow Icon Reinforced Bow - 7.5 DPS, requires Level 16, sold by Bow Vendors.
  • Raptor's End Icon Raptor's End - 12.1 DPS, quest reward in the Wetlands from "Ormer's Revenge."
  • Sturdy Recurve Icon Sturdy Recurve - 13.0 DPS, requires Level 27, sold by Bow Vendors in Darnassus and Ironforge.
  • Master Hunter's Bow Icon Master Hunter's Bow - 19.4 DPS, quest reward in Stranglethorn Vale from the quest "Big Game Hunter."
  • Massive Longbow Icon Massive Longbow - 22.0 DPS, requires Level 42, sold by Bow Vendors in Darnassus and Ironforge."
  • Verdant Keeper's Aim Icon Verdant Keeper's Aim - 28.2 DPS, quest reward from the Maraudon quest "Corruption of Earth and Seed."
2.2.

Horde Bows

  • Hornwood Recurve Bow Icon Hornwood Recurve Bow - 2.4 DPS, requires Level 3, sold by Bow Vendors.
  • Hickory Shortbow Icon Hickory Shortbow - 3.8 DPS, quest reward from "Securing the Lines" in Durotar.
  • Laminated Recurve Bow Icon Laminated Recurve Bow - 5.8 DPS, requires Level 11, sold by Bowyer Vendors.
  • Reinforced Bow Icon Reinforced Bow - 7.5 DPS, requires Level 16, sold by Bowyer Vendors.
  • Raptor's End Icon Raptor's End - 12.1 DPS, quest reward in the Wetlands from "Ormer's Revenge."
  • Sturdy Recurve Icon Sturdy Recurve - 13.0 DPS, requires Level 27, sold by Bow Vendors in Undercity and Thunderbluff.
  • Master Hunter's Bow Icon Master Hunter's Bow - 19.4 DPS, quest reward in Stranglethorn Vale from the quest "Big Game Hunter."
  • Massive Longbow Icon Massive Longbow - 22.0 DPS, requires Level 42, sold by Bow Vendors in Undercity and Thunderbluff."
  • Verdant Keeper's Aim Icon Verdant Keeper's Aim - 28.2 DPS, quest reward from the Maraudon quest "Corruption of Earth and Seed."

For more leveling information, please refer to our leveling guide for Hunters.

3.

End-Game Weapons for hunters in WoW Classic

Hunters have several end-game weapons at their disposal. Depending on what you are looking for, there are many different sources of weapon upgrades, but you will mostly find them inside dungeons and raids, with the occasional quest reward. The best of the weapons can be found listed below.

You can check the complete list for each type of Hunter weapon at itemization.info, a website that can filter weapons and armor pieces by phase, class, slot, and basically any parameter that you would need.

For more end-game gearing information, please refer to our gearing guide for Hunters.

4.

Changelog

  • 26 Sep. 2019: Added specific weapon sections.
  • 23 Sep. 2019: Guide added.
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