Hunter Class Overview
Azeroth is home to a wide variety of beasts. From the new world of Lordaeron to the old world of Kalimdor, all manner of creatures can be found. Some are friendly, some are ferocious and aggressive - yet they all have one thing in common. Each creature shares a special connection with Hunters. Hunters track, tame and slay all manner of animals and beasts found in the wilds. Whether they rely on bows or firearms, Hunters consider their weapons and pets to be their only true friends.
Hunter in Season of Discovery
Find our new guides for Hunter in WoW Classic Season of Discovery below! The new game mode will have players find and utilize Runes that can then be engraved onto their gear to provide them special bonuses that augment already existing abilities or allow the class to use entirely new spells.
With the introduction of new Runes in Season of Discovery, not only will old builds be increased in power, but Survival Hunter now has the option of being played as a Melee DPS.
Hunters have three talent specializations: Beast Mastery, Marksmanship, and Survival.
- Beast Mastery — This talent tree revolves around the special relationship a Hunter forms with their pets, increasing their damage and utility.
- Marksmanship — Just as a pet is important to a Hunter, so is their weapon. Marksmanship revolves around increasing the damage a Hunter can deal with their chosen ranged weapon.
- Survival — A good Hunter can spend days in the wild chasing their prey and Survival maximises their ability to do so, enhancing their survivability, trap, and melee abilities.
Resources as a Hunter
The primary resource used by Hunters is Mana in all specializations.
Races for Hunters
Gearing a Hunter
Hunters are able to wear Cloth and Leather at any level, as well as Mail after reaching Level 40.
Hunters are one of the most versatile classes and are able to use a huge variety of weapons, including Axes, Bows, Crossbows, Daggers, Fist Weapons, Guns, Polearms, Staves, Swords, Thrown, Two-Handed Axes, and Two-Handed Swords.
In order to learn skills and skill ranks, you will need to go to a Hunter trainer. Below is a list of all the trainers available to the Alliance and Horde.
Alliance Hunter Trainers
- Alenndaar Lapidaar — Ashenvale
- Ayanna Everstride — Teldrassil
- Daera Brightspear — Ironforge
- Danlaar Nightstride — Ashenvale
- Dargh Trueaim — Loch Modan
- Dazalar — Teldrassil
- Dorion — Darnassus
- Einris Brightspear — Stormwind City
- Grif Wildheart — Dun Morogh
- Jeen'ra Nightrunner — Darnassus
- Jocaste — Darnassus
- Kaerbrus — Felwood
- Olmin Burningbeard — Ironforge
- Regnus Thundergranite — Ironforge
- Thorfin Stoneshield — Stormwind City
- Thorgas Grimson — Dun Morogh
- Ulfir Ironbeard — Stormwind City
Horde Hunter Trainers
- Holt Thunderhorn — Thunder Bluff
- Jen'shan — Durotar
- Kary Thunderhorn — Thunder Bluff
- Kragg — Stranglethorn Vale
- Lanka Farshot — Mulgore
- Ogromm — Swamp of Sorrows
- Ormak Grimshot — Orgrimmar
- Sian'dur — Orgrimmar
- Thotar — Durotar
- Urek Thunderhorn — Thunder Bluff
- Xor'juul — Orgrimmar
- Yaw Sharpmane — Mulgore
Hunter Guides for World of Warcraft: Classic
For information on how best to play your Hunter in Classic, you can check out the following guides.
- Hunter DPS Guide for PvE
- Hunter PvP Guide
- Hunter Leveling Guide
- Addons and Macros Guide for Hunters
- Making Gold as a Hunter
- 19 Nov. 2023: Updated for Season of Discovery.
- 25 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
- Season of Discovery Hotfixes: December 4th
- SoD Metamorphosis Rune Changes Coming Today or Tomorrow
- Blizzard on Warlock's Metamorphosis Rune Acquisition
- Professions Capped at 150 Skill in Season of Discovery Phase 1
- Gates of Ahn'Qiraj Open on Season of Discovery Realms
- Metamorphosis Rune Found in Season of Discovery
- SoD Runes Do Not Work When Equipment Breaks
- World First Season of Discovery Blackfathom Deeps Raid Clear