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BRK gives me Hunter Advice
comment 4 Written by on June 4, 2008 – 8:18 am

Ok, not me personally.

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BRK’s Top Ten Things a Level 69.999 Hunter Should Know About Level 70

10. Hitting 70 means getting a flying mount. – no check. working on it though – about half way there. With two other 70’s, you’d think I’d be better about it, and now that school’s out and I have summertime off, I’m planning to hit the grind hard. Technically I have the gold to buy one flyer, but I’m waiting until I can buy it for both the shaman and the hunter – that way I can farm stuff to buy the third for the priest.

9. Start an arena team and get your Vengeful Gladiator’s Waraxe. WTB Arena Team – PST!

8. When you start doing heroics, consider respecing to get at least 17 points in the Survivalist Tree. CHECK! Angoleth is currently specced 7/20/34 and loving it

7. Get two pieces of the Beast Lord set, don’t settle for the Desolation gear. NO CHECK, but not going to happen – skipped the level 70 instance grind and got dragged through Karazhan. Yay for being a loot trashcan!

6. Leatherworking rocks for hunters. CHECK – 363 (grr)

5. Get a cat/ravager/raptor pet for DPS. CHECK – level 70 cat, level 68 windserpent

4. Cooking is the single most important and profitable generic-profession for hunters. CHECK – 375

3. Your ranged weapon is your life. CHECK – Sunfury bow of the Phoenix.

2. You cannot put off learning the Jump Shot any longer. CHECK – I’m not the best at it, but doing my Rhok’delar quest definitely taught me to Jump Shot.

1. Once you hit 70, the time has come for you to teach someone. CHECK. a very special someone, in fact. My husband and I have rolled our baby hunters (level 25 now!) and I’m helping him with the fine art of huntering. It’s a lot of fun.

* The above screenshot is something I had to look quite hard to dig out… back from the days when your pet didn’t auto despawn when you were mounted.  I miss having my pet kitty run alongside my riding saber.

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4 Responses to “BRK gives me Hunter Advice”

  1. I miss my hunter. Unfortunately, I no longer have any space on FM for another character, and I don’t feel like playing on the RP-PvP server that my hunter is currently confined to. =(

    Despite that, though, I can still check off numbers 6, 4, and 2. =)

    Also, if you’re still looking for an arena team come July, let me know. I’d be happy to help out, if I can. Although, I don’t know if a Holy Paladin who is neither specced nor geared for PvP would be of any use whatsoever.

    By Gryphonheart on Jun 4, 2008 | Reply
  2. I would probably still advise getting two pieces of Beastlord for the trapping set bonus. I know my girlfriend (SSC / TK gear) sometimes pops them on to trap with if she needs to, minus four seconds on your cooldown is not to be sniffed at.

  3. I’ve got myself a level 70 kal’dorei huntress all decked out in shiny purple epics and I still carry at least two pieces of my Beastlord set at all times. We’ve had raids in Tempest Keep where we were horrendously low on either rogues or mages before and so we relied heavily on traps to keep mobs occupied while we burned down other targets. While we had four hunters at the time and so could manage a trap rotation (we three huntresses did it without prompting or discusson, which I always thought was cool!), having that couple of extra seconds helped immensely.

    Concerning Survival, I go back and forth on that matter. If you find that it helps you significantly as you try to get a grip on some of the more basic roles of a hunter, then it’s a wonderful thing. You can, however, trap successfully and repeatedly as anything other than Survival — even in heroics!

  4. Yeah – I’m just really *really* pressed for online time that isn’t raiding. I raid Wednesday through Sunday evenings on various characters, and Mondays I’m nearly always doing RL stuff.

    Though I’m off work for summer (yay school district), so I may try be able to pick up the beastlord stuff during the day.

    As it were, I’m survival because I really like the playstyle. I like beastmastery as well, and I’ve done all three hunter specs, but survival is just fun for me. If I were to switch, I’d go back to beastmastery (but Angoleth will likely never be marksman specced again, for RP reasons)

    By Anna on Jun 5, 2008 | Reply

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