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.
Races for Hunters
Hunters have 3 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.
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
- 25 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
- Phase 3, Patch 1.13.3 Known Issues List: Dec 10th
- Warsong Gulch Vendor Details and Clarification
- Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley Guides and Official Preview
- WoW Classic Honor Calculation Bug Update: December 9th
- Classic Phase 3 and Patch 1.13.3 Notes
- Why Diablo 2 Still Holds Up After 20 Years - Book Excerpt
- BlizzCon Winning Cosplays Interview
- Detailed Honor System Clarifications and Stats Issues Addressed
- Quests Completed for Classic
- Weapon swing Timers
- Pet Talent redo
- Classic honor system
- Pet Aggro vs Hunter Aggro
- Classic: Lock Spell Damage question
- New Expansion
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