Hunter DPS Season of Mastery Phase 1/2 Gear

Last updated on Dec 19, 2021 at 19:50 by Impakt 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair for your Hunter DPS in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery. For pre-raid BiS, please refer to our Hunter DPS Gearing and Best in Slot guide for the Season of Mastery.


Hunter Season of Mastery Best in Slot (BiS) List for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

This is the gear we recommend you to chase while doing the first raids in the game: Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair. If you are instead progressing through Tier 2 / Blackwing Lair, Tier 2.5 / AQ40, or Tier 3 / Naxxramas, see our updated lists for later phases instead.

Hunter's Tier 1, Giantstalker Armor is an incredible set that will be your BiS setup for a long time if you are lucky enough to obtain all 8 pieces. While the 3 and 5 piece bonus do not provide any DPS benefit, the 8 piece bonus gives you 15% more damage on Multi-Shot Icon Multi-Shot and Volley Icon Volley, making it a very strong set in addition to providing an excellent assortment of stats compared to other pieces available. The set is so strong in fact, that once you have your full 8 pieces, you will not stop wearing it until you have the full 8 pieces of Tier 2 to replace it.

The list below contains gear from: raids, epic PvP sets (above rank 11) and world bosses, as well as some gear from dungeons and quests, when warranted.

Slot Item Source
  • BiS: Giantstalker's Helmet Icon Giantstalker's Helmet
  • Crown of Destruction Icon Crown of Destruction
  • Dragonstalker's Helm Icon Dragonstalker's Helm
  • Warlord's Chain Helmet Icon Warlord's Chain Helmet
  • BiS: Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • Reward from the quest given by the Head of Onyxia Icon Head of Onyxia that drops when you kill Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair
  • BiS: Giantstalker's Epaulets Icon Giantstalker's Epaulets
  • Warlord's Chain Shoulders Icon Warlord's Chain Shoulders
  • BiS: Cloak of the Shrouded Mists Icon Cloak of the Shrouded Mists
  • Puissant Cape Icon Puissant Cape
  • Cape of the Black Baron Icon Cape of the Black Baron
  • BiS: Giantstalker's Breastplate Icon Giantstalker's Breastplate
  • *Warlord's Chain Chestpiece Icon Warlord's Chain Chestpiece
  • BiS: Giantstalker's Bracers Icon Giantstalker's Bracers
  • Wristguards of True Flight Icon Wristguards of True Flight
  • BiS: Giantstalker's Gloves Icon Giantstalker's Gloves
  • *General's Chain Gloves Icon General's Chain Gloves
  • BiS: Giantstalker's Belt Icon Giantstalker's Belt
  • BiS: Giantstalker's Leggings Icon Giantstalker's Leggings
  • Dragonstalker's Legguards Icon Dragonstalker's Legguards
  • *General's Chain Legguards Icon General's Chain Legguards
  • BiS: Giantstalker's Boots Icon Giantstalker's Boots
  • *General's Chain Boots Icon General's Chain Boots
  • Windreaver Greaves Icon Windreaver Greaves
  • BiS: Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • BiS: Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • Tarnished Elven Ring Icon Tarnished Elven Ring
  • BiS: Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • BiS: Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
Melee Weapons
  • *BiS: High Warlord's Cleaver Icon High Warlord's Cleaver
  • BiS: Core Hound Tooth Icon Core Hound Tooth
  • BiS: Brutality Blade Icon Brutality Blade
  • Barbarous Blade Icon Barbarous Blade
  • Lok'delar, Stave of the Ancient Keepers Icon Lok'delar, Stave of the Ancient Keepers
Ranged Weapon
  • BiS: Rhok'delar, Longbow of the Ancient Keepers Icon Rhok'delar, Longbow of the Ancient Keepers
Quiver BiS: Ancient Sinew Wrapped Lamina Icon Ancient Sinew Wrapped Lamina From the same quest chain as Rhok'delar
  • Doomshot Icon Doomshot
  • Thorium Shells Icon Thorium Shells
  • **Thorium Headed Arrow Icon Thorium Headed Arrow

*While we are only listing the Horde versions of the PvP set and PvP reputation gear, equivalent versions can be found on the Alliance side, with the same requirements, cost and stats.

**You craft the shells using Engineering and exchange them for the arrows at an NPC in Orgrimmar or Ironforge.


Other Best in Slot Lists

As this list is meant to be used for Hunters in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, we have created separate gear lists for those interested in optimizing themselves for the "main" branch of Classic instead. If you are not playing in the Season of Mastery, it is recommended that you consult this gear hub instead.

In addition, because Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair may require the use of additional Fire Resistance, we have a separate guide below to optimize your gear for this stat if necessary.



  • 19 Dec. 2021: Added items from Phase 2 world bosses.
  • 15 Nov. 2021: Guide added for the Season of Mastery.
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