Hunter Class Overview

Last updated on Nov 19, 2023 at 21:10 by Lavender 1 comment

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.


Hunter Specializations

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

Hunters can be played as Night Elves and Dwarves for the Alliance and Orcs, Tauren, and Trolls for the Horde in Classic.


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.


Hunter Trainers

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


Horde Hunter Trainers


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.



  • 19 Nov. 2023: Updated for Season of Discovery.
  • 25 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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