10-19 Classic 19 Twink Hunter Guide

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    (Classic) WoW Version 1.13


    Table Of Contents


    I. Introduction

    II. Choosing Your Race

    III. Gearing Your Hunter

    IV. Enchantments

    V. Hunter Talents

    VI. Choosing Your Pet

    VII. Training Your Pet

    VIII. Mastering Your Class



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    I. Introduction



    About the Author: I go by the in game name Samhain, I've played in the nineteen bracket from Vanilla all the way through Warlords of Draenor. I originally played rogue but throughout the years I have played every class in each of their expansions and have become very knowledgeable about every aspect of every class. With the announcement of Classic WoW servers at Blizzcon 2017, I am making this guide to help the players that didn't get to experience the nineteen bracket as it was at the games original release.



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    II. Choosing Your Race


    Alliance________________________________________________

    Dwarf
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    Base Stats
    Str:22 - Agi:19 - Stam:24 - Int:19 - Spi:20

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20594/stoneform - While active, grants immunity to Bleed, Poison, and Disease effects. In addition, Armor increased by 10%. Lasts 8 sec.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20595/gun-specialization - Guns skill increased by 5.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20596/frost-resistance - Frost resistance increased by 10.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=2481/find-treasure - Allows the dwarf to sense nearby treasure, making it appear on the minimap. Lasts until cancelled.

    Night Elf
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    Base Stats
    Str:17 - Agi:28 - Stam:20 - Int:20 - Spi:21

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20580/shadowmeld - Activate to slip into the shadows, reducing the chance for enemies to detect your presence. Lasts until cancelled or upon moving. Night Elf Rogues and Druids with Shadowmeld are more difficult to detect while stealthed or prowling.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20582/quickness - Dodge chance increased by 1%.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20585/wisp-spirit - Transform into a wisp upon death, increasing speed by 50%.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20551/nature-resistance - Nature Resistance increased by 10.

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    Orc
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    Base Stats
    Str:23 - Agi:20 - Stam:23 - Int:17 Spi:24

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20572/blood-fury - Increases melee attack power by X, but reduces healing effects on you by 50%. Lasts 15 sec.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20573/hardiness - Chance to resist Stun effects increased by an additional 25%.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=21563/command - Damage dealt by Hunter and Warlock pets increased by 5%.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20574/axe-specialization - Skill with Axes and Two-Handed Axes increased by 5.

    Tauren
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    Base Stats
    Str:25 - Agi:18 - Stam:23 - Int:15 - Spi:23

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20549/war-stomp - Stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yards for 2 sec.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20550/endurance - Total Health increased by 5%.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20552/cultivation - Herbalism skill increased by 15.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20583/nature-resistance - Nature Resistance increased by 10.

    Troll
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    Base Stats
    Str:21 - Agi:25 - Stam:22 - Int:16 - Spi:22

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20554/berserking - Increases your casting and attack speed by 10% to 30%. At full health the speed increase is 10% with a greater effect up to 30% if you are badly hurt when you activate Berserking. Lasts 10 sec.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20555/regeneration - Health regeneration rate increased by 10%. 10% of total Health regeneration may continue during combat.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=26290/bow-specialization - Skill with Bow Weapons increased by 5.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20558/throwing-specialization - Skill with Throwing Weapons increased by 5.

    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20557/beast-slaying - Damage dealt versus Beasts increased by 5%.





    Class Bonus
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    Hunters get an additional +3 Agility, +1 Stamina and +1 Spirit.

    Race Base Stats
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    III. Gearing Your Hunter



    Gearing your hunter you will want to discover the areas you need to do your quests in before hand and do your quests at the earliest level possible. Keep in consideration you also need to make sure you get your pets as early as possible to keep them equal with your level when you reach nineteen.


    Quests by earliest level
    (10) Wingblade (H)
    (14) Tunic of Westfall (A)
    (15) Trailblazer Boots (H)
    (15) Talbar Mantle
    (16) Engineer’s Cloak
    (16) Seal of Wrynn (A)
    (18) Screecher Belt (H)
    (18) Seal of Sylvanas (H)
    (18) Quiver of the Nightwatch or Bandolier (A)
    (19) Bow of Plunder (H)


    HEAD
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19972/lucky-fishing-hat
    (Recommended 225 fishing) In Stranglethorn Vale on Sunday from 2PM - 4PM server time, fish School of Tastyfish along the coast until you get Keefer's Angelfish , turn into Fishbot 5000 in Booty Bay to receive your hat.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=4385/green-tinted-goggles
    Crafted from engineering, requires an engineering skill of 150 to use this head piece.

    NECK
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20444/sentinels-medallion (Alliance Only)
    Requires honored with Silverwing Sentinels, compete in battlegrounds to win marks of honor you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Illiyana Moonblaze located in southern Ashenvale.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20442/scouts-medallion (Horde Only)
    Requires honored with Warsong Outriders, compete in battlegrounds to win marks you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Kelm Hargunth located in northern Barrens.

    SHOULDERS
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=10657/talbar-mantle
    The quest item Glowing Shard that starts the chain drops from Mutanus the Devourer the event boss in the Wailing Caverns dungeon located in the Barrens. You must kill all 4 of the leaders of the fang bosses (Lady Anacondra , Lord Cobrahn , Lord Pythas , and Lord Serpentis ) in order to speak to Disciple of Naralex at the start of the dungeon to begin the event. Once you've looted the Glowing Shard take it to Sputtervalve in Ratchet located in the Barrens and follow up with rest of the quests to receive your shoulders.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=5404/serpents-shoulders
    Drops from Lady Anacondra in the dungeon Waling Caverns located in the Barrens. If you ever manage to raid Naxxramas on your main and manage to get Might of the Scourge (26 attack power and 1% crit) you can enchant them onto a pair of white shoulders and trade them to your twink . The reason Serpent's Shoulders are the best option is because they will become rare quality in The Burning Crusade and give 9 agility Serpent's Shoulders but will become souldbound to your twink.

    CLOAK
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2059/sentry-cloak
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6667/engineers-cloak
    This quest chain begins in Ratchet located within the Barrens, the quest https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=1483/ziz-fizziks is given by https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=3442/sputtervalve, find Ziz Fizziks in a small shelter just before entering the Windshear Crag in Stonetalon Mountains and turn in to pick up the next quest https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=1093/super-reaper-6000, you then must kill Venture Co. Shredders until you receive the blueprints needed to turn in upon completion you will receive the quest https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=1094/further-instructions to return to Sputtervalve in Ratchet and receive the second part of https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=1095/further-instructions where you must return to Ziz FIzziks to pick up the final quest https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=1096/gerenzo-wrenchwhistle, you then must climb the mountain side above Windshear Crag to access a bridge to kill https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=4202/gerenzo-wrenchwhistle and loot the https://classic.wowhead.com/item=5736/gerenzos-mechanical-arm return to Ziz Fizziks to complete and receive your cloak.

    CHEST

    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2041/tunic-of-westfall (Alliance Only)
    The quest chain starts with The People's Militia you receive the quest from Gryan Stoutmantle at Sentinel Hill in Westfall, once you've completed that chain the next chain The Defias Brotherhood will become available with the last quest sending you to kill and loot the Defias Messenger , after that an escort quest becomes available from The Defias Traitor after you have escorted the traitor safely to Moonbrook return to Sentinel Hill to receive the final quest to enter the Deadmines dungeon in Westfall and kill the last boss Edwin VanCleef for his head.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=10399/blackened-defias-armor
    Drops from Edwin VanCleef , the last boss of the Deadmines dungeon in Westfall.

    WRISTS
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=15331/wranglers-wristbands of the Monkey 4/4, of Agility 5
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=3202/forest-leather-bracers
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.

    HANDS
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6586/scouting-gloves of the Monkey 4/4
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=15115/rigid-gloves of the Monkey 4/4
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.

    WAIST
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6468/deviate-scale-belt
    Crafted from leather workers, can be bought in the auction house.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16987/screecher-belt (Horde Only)
    The quest chain begins at Sun Rock Retreat located in Stonetalon Mountains with the quest Harpies Threaten you get the quest from Maggran Earthbinder after completing the first quest the second quest Bloodfury Bloodline will become available, finishing the second quest will reward you the belt.

    LEGS
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=10410/leggings-of-the-fang
    Drops from Lord Cobrahn in the Wailing Caverns dungeon located in The Barrens.

    FEET
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=1121/feet-of-the-lynx
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=10653/trailblazer-boots (Horde Only)
    This quest chain starts from https://classic.wowhead.com/item=10621/runed-scroll and is dropped by https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=5797/aean-swiftriver she patrols the southern Barrens with three other mounted rare elites. After you have looted the the scroll continue to the border of the Barrens and Ashenvale and find https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=8582/kadrak on the second level of the guard tower and turn in to accept the next quest https://classic.wowhead.com/quest=3514/horde-presence which brings you to Stonetalon Peak the very most northern area of Stonetalon Mountains to place down https://classic.wowhead.com/item=10622/kadraks-flag and kill https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=8518/rynthariel-the-keymaster located within a den to the west area of Stonetalon Peak, afterwards return to Kadrak to receive the boots.

    RINGS
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20439/protectors-band (Alliance Only)
    Requires honored with Silverwing Sentinels, compete in battlegrounds to win marks of honor you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Illiyana Moonblaze located in southern Ashenvale.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20429/legionnaires-band (Horde Only)
    Requires honored with Warsong Outriders, compete in battlegrounds to win marks you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Kelm Hargunth located in northern Barrens.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2933/seal-of-wrynn (Alliance Only)
    Quest chain starts from an envelope that drops from Edwin VanCleef , last boss of the Deadmines instance in Westfall.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6414/seal-of-sylvanas (Horde Only)
    Pick up the quest at The Seplucher located in Silverpine Forest. You must fully clear the dungeon Shadowfang Keep located in Silverpine Forest and loot the head of the last boss Arugal.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=1156/lavishly-jeweled-ring
    Drops from Gilnid the goblin boss in the Smelting room in the Deadmines dungeon in Westfall.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=12006/meadow-ring of the Monkey 3/3, of Agility 5
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.

    TRINKETS
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=19024/arena-grand-master
    Chest spawns at the Gurubashi Arena in Stranglethorn Vale every three hours at 3,6,9 and 12AM and PM server times, loot Arena Master 12 times to turn into Short John Mithril the goblin in the stadium and receive your AGM.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18856/insignia-of-the-alliance (Alliance Only)
    Requires the PvP rank Corporal, compete in battlegrounds to win marks of honor you turn in to increase rank. Buy from Master Sergeant Biggins in the Champion's Hall, in Stormwind City, in the Old Town.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=18846/insignia-of-the-horde (Horde Only)
    Requires the PvP rank Grunt, compete in battlegrounds to win marks you turn in to increase rank. Buy from Brave Stonehide in the Hall of Legends, in Orgrimmar, just before the Valley of the Spirits.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=4381/minor-recombobulator
    Crafted from engineering, requires a skill of 140 engineering, get the schematic from Gagsprocket in Ratchet in the Barrens.

    ONE HANDED WEAPON
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=5191/cruel-barb
    Drops from Edwin VanCleef , last boss of the Deadmines dungeon located in Westfall.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6504/wingblade (Horde Only)
    This quest chain begins at Crossroads located in the Barrens. The quest chain begins with The Forgotten Pools and is given from Tonga Runetotem and finishes with Altered Beings . Once Altered Beings is complete a new quest Hamuul Runetotem will be available that sends you to Thunderbluff located in Mulgore, once you speak to Arch Druid Hamuul Runetotem he will send you to Nara Wildmane and she will then give you the quest Leaders of the Fang which requires a full clear of the dungeon Wailing Caverns located in The Barrens. You must kill all 4 of the leaders of the fang bosses (Lady Anacondra , Lord Cobrahn , Lord Pythas , and Lord Serpentis ) and loot each of their gems in order to turn the quest in at Thunderbluff and receive the sword.

    OFF HAND
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16768/furbolg-medicine-pouch
    Requires Honored with the reputation "Timbermaw Hold" to buy. To do this you must die in one of the two locations in Felwood where the rep can be farmed and as a ghost follow a lvl 60 escort that is in your group, you will gain rep without experience while dead. The two locations are south Felwood farming Deadwood Warrior , Deadwood Gardener and Deadwood Pathfinder or the north Felwood location farming Deadwood Shaman and Deadwood Den Watcher . You buy the off hand from Gorn One Eye , make sure you bring gold to buy it.

    TWO HANDED WEAPON
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=890/twisted-chanters-staff
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=15269/massive-battle-axe of the Monkey 5/5, of Agility 8
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.

    RANGED WEAPON
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6469/venomstrike
    Drops from Lord Serpentis in the Wailing Caverns dungeon located in The Barrens.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=13136/lil-timmys-peashooter
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20438/outrunners-bow (Alliance Only)
    Requires honored with Silverwing Sentinels, compete in battlegrounds to win marks of honor you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Illiyana Moonblaze located in southern Ashenvale.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20437/outriders-bow (Horde Only)
    Requires honored with Warsong Outriders, compete in battlegrounds to win marks you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Kelm Hargunth located in northern Barrens.
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=3742/bow-of-plunder (Horde Only)
    This quest is accepted in Tarren Mill located within the northern Hillsbrad Foothills, find the poster posted at the entry way to the Inn and accept https://classic.wowhead.com/object=2008/dangerous you must kill four different npcs spread out across Hillsbrad Foothills to complete this quest, turn into https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=2215/high-executor-darthalia to receive your bow.

    QUIVER & AMMO POUCH
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=3605/quiver-of-the-night-watch or https://classic.wowhead.com/item=3604/bandolier-of-the-night-watch (Alliance Only)
    The quest begins with The Night Watch and is given by Commander Althea Ebonlocke in Darkshire located in Duskwood. Do all three of the quests she gives and receive your quiver or ammo pouch.

    ARROWS & BULLETS
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=3464/feathered-arrow and https://classic.wowhead.com/item=3465/exploding-shot
    These require a level 30+ player to complete the quest to get these projectiles, The quest for alliance Strange Alliance starts from Captain Pentigast at Nijel's Point located in Desolace. The quest for horde Gelkis Alliance starts from Gurda Wildmane at the Kodo Graveyard located in Desolace. Once you have picked up the starting quest you must kill Magram Centaurs located in the south east of Desolace until you are friendly reputation with the Gelkis Centaur clan, then speak to Uthek the Wise . Follow through with the quests until you receive the quest Stealing Supplies upon completion you choose your reward of 200 Feathered Arrow or Exploding Shot . These can be sold in the auction house so be sure to watch for them because they are far superior than your lower level projectiles.


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    IV. Enchantments


    Head
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=11647/lesser-arcanum-of-voracity or https://classic.wowhead.com/item=11642/lesser-arcanum-of-constitution

    Cloak
    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=13882/enchant-cloak-lesser-agility or https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=25082/enchant-cloak-greater-nature-resistance

    Chest
    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20025/enchant-chest-greater-stats or https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20026/enchant-chest-major-health

    Bracers
    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20011/enchant-bracer-superior-stamina

    Gloves
    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20012/enchant-gloves-greater-agility or https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=25080/enchant-gloves-superior-agility

    Legs
    https://classic.wowhead.com/item=11647/lesser-arcanum-of-voracity or https://classic.wowhead.com/item=11642/lesser-arcanum-of-constitution

    Boots
    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=13890/enchant-boots-minor-speed or https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20023/enchant-boots-greater-agility

    Weapon
    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=23800/enchant-weapon-agility or https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=27837/enchant-2h-weapon-agility

    Ranged
    https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=3979/accurate-scope



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    V. Hunter Talents


    Glass Spec
    Improved Concussive Shot 5/5, Lethal Shots 5/5 - Standard glass cannon hunter build.
    http://db.vanillagaming.org/?talent#cZxV

    Stances Spec
    Improved Aspect of the Hawk 5/5, Improved Aspect of the Monkey 5/5 - Great for stance swapping in those situations when you get charged by a warrior or opened on by a rogue.
    http://db.vanillagaming.org/?talent#cxV

    Beast Spec
    Endurance Training 5/5, Thick Hide 3/3, Improved Revive Pet 2/2 - This spec is purely pet based it works best with more well rounded or defensive pets like the Boar.
    http://db.vanillagaming.org/?talent#cV0G

    Alternative Glass Spec
    Improved Aspect of the Hawk 5/5, improved Concussive Shot 5/5 - Alternative glass cannon hunter build that is more RNG based but can be devastating.
    http://db.vanillagaming.org/?talent#cxZx



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    VI. Choosing Your Pet


    Unlike current retail, hunters do not start with pets in Classic WoW, you have to reach level ten and then accept the quest that sends you through a chain of taming different beasts, upon the chains completion you learn Tame Beast and then can tame your first pet.

    Notable nineteen twink pet choices
    https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=5807/the-rake (Lvl 10) Fast attack speed
    https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=3862/slavering-worg (lvl 19) Fast attack speed
    https://classic.wowhead.com/npc=5842/takk-the-leaper (lvl 19) Pursuit speed nerfed
    Boar Best defensive choice
    Wind Serpent Armor penetration

    Below are the pet families, type, stat modifiers, skills and diet for all pets available at nineteen.
    All pet skills will be available at the release of Classic WoW which is set to release in patch 1.12.1
    Skills available in (Original Launch) Patch 1.1 - Bite, Claw, Cower, Growl
    Skills added in Patch 1.7 - Furious Howl, Scorpid Poison, Screech
    Skills added in Patch 1.8 - Lightning Breath
    Skills added in Patch 1.9 - Charge

    Offensive Pets

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    CAT Family
    Type: Offensive
    HP: Medium (-2%) • Armor: Low (+0%) • DPS: High (+10%)
    Learns: Bite, Claw, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Fish, Meat

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    RAPTOR Family
    Type: Offensive
    HP: Low (-5%) • Armor: Low (+3%) • DPS: High (+10%)
    Learns: Bite, Claw, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Meat

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    BAT Family
    Type: Offensive
    HP: Medium (+0%) • Armor: Low (+0%) • DPS: High (+7%)
    Learns: Bite, Cower, Growl, Screech
    Diet: Fruit, Fungus

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    OWL Family
    Type: Offensive
    HP: Medium (+0%) • Armor: Low (+0%) • DPS: High (+7%)
    Learns: Claw, Cower, Growl, Screech
    Diet: Meat

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    SPIDER Family
    Type: Offensive
    HP: Medium (+0%) • Armor: Low (+0%) • DPS: High (+7%)
    Learns: Bite, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Meat

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    WINDSERPENT Family
    Type: Offensive
    HP: Medium (+0%) • Armor: Low (+0%) • DPS: High (+7%)
    Learns: Bite, Cower, Growl, Lightning Breath
    Diet: Bread, Cheese, Fish


    Defensive Pets

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    BEAR Family
    Type: Defensive
    HP: High (+8%) • Armor: Medium (+5%) • DPS: Low (-9%)
    Learns: Bite, Claw, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Bread, Cheese, Fish, Fruit, Fungus, Meat

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    BOAR Family
    Type: Defensive
    HP: High (+4%) • Armor: Medium (+9%) • DPS: Low (-10%)
    Learns: Bite, Charge, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Bread, Cheese, Fish, Fruit, Fungus, Meat

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    TALLSTRIDER Family
    Type: Defensive
    HP: High (+5%) • Armor: Low (+0%) • DPS: Medium (+0%)
    Learns: Bite, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Cheese, Fruit, Fungus

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    CRAB Family
    Type: Defensive
    HP: Low (-4%) • Armor: High (+13%) • DPS: Low (-5%)
    Learns: Claw, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Bread, Fish, Fruit, Fungus

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    CROCOLISK Family
    Type: Defensive
    HP: Low (-5%) • Armor: High (+10%) • DPS: Medium (+0%)
    Learns: Bite, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Fish, Meat

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    SCORPID Family
    Type: Defensive
    HP: Medium (+0%) • Armor: High (+10%) • DPS: Low (-6%)
    Learns: Claw, Cower, Growl, Scorpid Poison
    Diet: Meat

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    TURTLE Family
    Type: Defensive
    HP: Medium (+0%) • Armor: High (+13%) • DPS: Low (-10%)
    Learns: Bite, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Fish, Fruit, Fungus


    Well-Rounded Pets

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    CARRION Family
    Type: General
    HP: Medium (+0%) • Armor: Medium (+5%) • DPS: Medium (+0%)
    Learns: Bite, Claw, Cower, Growl, Screech
    Diet: Fish, Meat

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    HYENA Family
    Type: General
    HP: Medium (+0%) • Armor: Medium (+5%) • DPS: Medium (+0%)
    Learns: Bite, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Fruit, Meat

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    WOLF Family
    Type: General
    HP: Medium (+0%) • Armor: Medium (+5%) • DPS: Medium (+0%)
    Learns: Bite, Cower, Furious Howl, Growl
    Diet: Meat

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    SERPENT Family
    Type: General
    HP: Medium (+0%) • Armor: Low (+0%) • DPS: Medium (+0%)
    Learns: Bite, Cower, Growl
    Diet: Fish, Meat, Raw Fish, Raw Meat



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    VII. Training Your Pet


    Training your pet in Classic WoW is much different than it is today, there are several things that factor into a pets training, (feeding) pet happiness, pet loyalty, pet level, and the types of skills that your pet can learn and training the max rank available for those skills.


    Pet Happiness and Loyalty
    Keeping your pet "Happy" at all times is vital to gaining loyalty ranks. To do this make sure you always have the food in your pets diet available to feed him, even before taming a pet it is wise to have that pets food on hand because when you tame him he will be "Unhappy". Do not keep your pet dismissed for long periods of time when training loyalty this will lower his happiness. If your pet dies too much it will lose happiness. Keep your pet feed and happy at all times, a happy pet is a loyal pet. When your pets loyalty increases so will it's available training points to spend on pet skills and passive bonuses. There are six pet Loyalty Ranks.

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    5% of your current level is exactly one bar of experience. So it takes a maximum of 25% of your current level or 5 bars of experience to max loyalty with the exception of the time required while your pet is fully "Happy". Make sure you stop getting experience in between the time required phase to prevent unnecessary exp gain. The higher your pets Loyalty Rank the more training points it will have, the less you will have to feed him and the less likely your pet will leave you.


    Training Your Pets Skills
    In Classic WoW you had to actually learn the pet skill from a pet that has that skill upon being tamed to teach to your own pet. So in other words you have to tame a pet you more than likely will not want to keep in order to add that pet skill to your pets skill list.

    To do this you needed to find out what skills your pet can learn (I provided this in the "Choosing Your Pet" section), leave your pet at a stable master and go and tame the pet that has the skill you need and then use that pet skill in combat against other mobs in PvE until you see in your chat log that the ability has been learned.

    Luckily Moonsti created a brilliant list of pet skills and what pets can be tamed to learn them from all in an interactive youtube video, making our lives a whole lot easier!

    (Make sure you check "Choosing Your Pet" section to see what skills your pet can learn)

    Pet Trainers

    Alliance
    Stormwind - Karrina Mekenda
    Ironforge - Belia Thundergranite
    Darnassus - Silvaria

    Horde
    Orgrimmar - Xao'tsu
    Thunderbluff - Hesuwa Thunderhorn
    Undercity - None

    Once you have learned the abilities from the pet trainer press "P" to open your spell book.

    [​IMG]Select the "General" tab.

    [​IMG]Select the "Beast Training" icon.

    Here you can finalize all your pets abilities, it will display all the abilities you have learned from the beasts you have tamed and trained at your pet trainer as well as stamina, armor and resistance passive bonuses that can be trained at the pet trainers and the skill point costs.


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    VIII. Mastering Your Class


    Hunter_Role
    Ranged Damage


    Stat_Priority
    Agility > Attack Power > Stamina > Intellect


    Hunter Statistics

    1 Agility = 2 Ranged Attack Power / 1 Melee Attack Power / 2 Armor / X% Ranged Crit / X% Dodge

    1 Attack Power = 1 Ranged Attack Power / 1 Melee Attack Power

    1 Stamina = 10 Health

    1 Intellect = 15 Mana / X% Spell Crit


    Hunter Movement And Kiting
    The hunter is a ranged class and the most important thing when playing a hunter is knowing how to keep your range and kite enemies that are trying to close in on you.


    Back Strafing
    I know we've all been victims of that concussive shotting hunter that slowly walks backwards with the S button and while he can keep you at range while keeping concussive shot on cooldown, this is not the ideal way to play hunter and will not give you the maximum advantage, don't be that noob.

    First thing I will recommend is keybinding your S key to another ability and don't even give yourself the option to walk backwards. I use my S key for pet management with pet attack and pet follow which I will go over later.

    Back strafing is a movement that allows you to move at full speed backwards. To do this hold down your right mouse button using your mouse movement to change the camera angle and use the A or D button to Strafe in the opposite direction of your enemy. This will be uncomfortable at first but with practice will give you an advantage over other players.

    (Here is an example from master hunter Raziya.)

    Raziya also created an add-on you can see in his video above that times your auto shots so you can maximize your damage at all times while kiting. When the white bar is fully depleted stop to cast autoshot, when the bar is fully red you will shoot and then can continue kiting.

    Add-on
    Rais AutoShot Timer

    Below is an auto shot macro that will allow you to keep autoshot active without accidentally canceling it so long as you pull with the hotkey you have this macro bound to, change the (insert hotkey macro is bound to here) to the button you have the macro on. For example my autoshot macro is on button 1 so IsAutoRepeatAction(1) is in my macro description.


    No Cancel Autoshot Macro

    Map Placement And Track Humanoids
    Hunters have an advantage with track humanoids so make use of it, make it a habit to watch your mini map. I would recommend a mini map add-on that allows you to customize and move your mini map to a more visible location, like the simpleMinimap add-on.

    Add-on
    simple-minimap

    Map awareness and knowing where to place yourself on the field is the most important thing in Warsong Gultch, intercepting and killing flag carriers trying to cross the field, slowing targets with concussive shot that are attempting to connect with their group or get away and finding sneaky warriors trying to get in range to charge you. Good warriors can be very sneaky hiding behind the stumps in Warsong Gultch to get within charge range and before you know it you can find yourself permanently slowed with hamstring, catching the warrior with track humanoids before he charges is your best defense. I also would recommend enabling enemy name plates by pressing CTRL V this will show enemies health bars behind objects. Speaking of warriors that brings us to our next subject pet management.


    One Button Cycle Track Humanoids/Track Beasts



    Pet Management
    Pet management is important especially in Classic WoW where your pets health pool is so low, if you don't manage your pet you will quickly find yourself without a pet for most of the game. Below are some great hunter pet management macros that combine seven functions into two buttons.


    One Button Pet Attack, Follow And Assist Macro

    All In One Pet Macro (Feeds your pet the first item in your first bag, Dismisses, Calls and Revives Pet)



    When you see a warrior running towards you, it's not in your best interest to hope your arcane shot lands before his charge especially with the smaller range window in Classic, managing your pet as a barrier between you and a warrior is a great way to prevent a warrior attempting to charge you, simply have your pet attack the warrior and force him to back off or enter combat with your pet and allowing you to engage without being charged, if you see the warrior backing away trying to kill your pet simply call your pet back. Boars with charge a great for this with high defense and the ability to charge opponents.


    Aspect Swapping And Jump Turning
    In the event that you are charged by a warrior or opened on by a rogue there are a few things you can do depending on your race and the engineering skill to break away.

    The first thing that you should do is quickly swap to the Aspect of the Monkey to prevent as much damage as possible, be sure to keep your back turned away from the enemy, you cannot dodge when an enemy hits you from behind, likewise when trying to break away from a rogue, you need to master the jump turn and wing clip the rogue from behind, this is the best way to deal with rogues using evasion and shield blocking warriors.

    The second thing you can do is throw an engineering bomb just as hamstring is about to fall off to get enough distance to break off, keep in mind you need to keep the warrior in combat because he can charge again if combat drops.

    Lastly the Tauren can warstomp to break away like the bomb it also stuns the enemy for 2 seconds.


    Other Macros
    Try and bind as many abilities as possible, multi functional key binds means less buttons and a easier cleaner UI to work with. Below are some other simple key binds with abilities that go well together.


    One Button Aspect Swap Macro

    One Button Concussive Shot / Wing Clip

    One Button Mongoose Bite / Raptor Strike

    One Button Arcane Shot / Multi-Shot


    This concludes my hunter guide for the time being, if you have any questions about the hunter class at 19 that I may not have covered here, feel free to send me a PM and I will respond to you when I am available.
     
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    Great guide, ill be using this for sure when classic is here
     
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    Taki Best 19 Warlock in the World

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    Well Written Guide.
     
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    Amazing guide 10/10
     
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    Is there any single possible thing that you missed out on here? LoL, I got literally no words but praise for you m8! ;) Well, maybe except... this wow hunter guide on mmo sucks, hate the guy that reccomended it to me! Oh don't mind me, I just like when you read a guide, you put in your time, and you put out just what you wanted to know! Like me here about choosing the pet for instance - loved it! Now certailny gonna go with Raptor :)
     
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    There are actually two items I did not list but that is due to the fact that I am not 100% positive if these items will be available in classic wow as they are on pvt servers but I do not recall them ever being available in the original vanilla wow retail until the TBC pre-patch/TBC release and those items are https://classic.wowhead.com/item=3742/bow-of-plunder and https://classic.wowhead.com/item=10653/trailblazer-boots both horde only quest items, I will post them within the guide once I can confirm they are in fact available once classic wow is released.

    Also if you were planning on using a raptor to use Takk the Leaper, he will not have the huge advantage in pursuit speed due blizzard using the 1.12 client, all pets will have the same pursuit speed.
     
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    Can Confirm that Trailblazer Boots are in classic wow. They are in the stress test / Available right now a buddy got them with a group of 15's. !
     
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