Category: Hunter Armor

Dragon Soul Hunter Loot

The difficulty path you seek is entirely up to you.  You can obtain gear from Raid Finder, regular Dragon Soul, or Heroic Dragon Soul. Weapons in Raid Finder are only available from Madness of Deathwing.  Each part of Raid Finder Dragon Soul gives you 250 Valor Points, giving you a easy way to obtain half of the valor you can get per week.

Here is the list:

Morchok

Hand
Sporebeard Gauntlets ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Morchok is the lottery boss in Looking for Raid. He has a chance to drop every Raid Finder token.  Too bad he doesn’t drop the same tokens in regular or heroic DS.

Gauntlets of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Gloves.
Leggings of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Legguards.
Shoulders of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Spaulders.
Chest of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Tunic.
Crown of the Corrupted Protector turn in for Wyrmstalker’s Headguard.

Warlord Zon’ozz

Hand
Gauntlets of the Corrupted Protector ( RF | Normal | Heroic ) turn in for
Wyrmstalker’s Gloves ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Range
Horrifying Horn Arbalest ( Normal | Heroic )

Yor’sahj the Unsleeping

Legs
Leggings of the Corrupted Protector ( RF | Normal | Heroic ) turn in for
Wyrmstalker’s Legguards ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Two-Hand
Spire of Coagulated Globules ( Normal | Heroic )

Hagara the Stormbinder

Shoulder
Shoulders of the Corrupted Protector ( RF | Normal | Heroic ) turn in for
Wyrmstalker’s Spaulders ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Feet
Treads of Dormant Dreams ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Finger
Signet of Grasping Mouths ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Ultraxion

Chest
Chest of the Corrupted Protector ( RF | Normal | Heroic ) turn in for
Wyrmstalker’s Tunic ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Wrist
Bracers of Looming Darkness ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Warmaster Blackhorn

Head
Crown of the Corrupted Protector ( RF | Normal | Heroic ) turn in for
Wyrmstalker’s Headguard ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Trinket
Starcatcher Compass ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Waist
Belt of the Beloved Companion ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Spine of Deathwing

Trinket
Wrath of Unchaining ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Madness of Deathwing

2-Hand
Kiril, Fury of Beasts ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Range
Vishanka, Jaws of the Earth ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Shared Boss Loot

Trinket
Vial of the Shadows ( RF | Normal | Heroic )

Trash Mobs

Range
Ruinblaster Shotgun – For a dwarf hunter, this is a powerful range weapon, because of the racial. It only drops from trash mobs in Normal Dragon Soul.

I hope the list helps. Good luck in the newest raid and good luck when it comes to drops. Raid finder is evil.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Note: I realized after I originally posted the post that I forgot to add in the links to the tier sets themselves. I will come around to do so in the near future.  At least I hope to do so, probably could have done it by now if I didn’t type up this disclaimer. Done!  I do have a nice little write up about the tier set bonuses right here.

4.3 Valor Point Priority

It is now a lot easier to hit Valor cap.  You can get 500 Valor Points from LFR (Looking For Raid) from doing both parts. If you are raiding you can accumulate the rest from the Dragon Soul raid or the new 5 mans (Well of Eternity, End Time, and Hour of Twilight).  With that I’ll leave you with a new valor point priority list:

Neck
Cameo of Terrible Memories – 1,250 Valor Points

Ring
Emergency Descent Loop – 1,250 Valor Points

The neck and ring slots are best in slot and should be the first items you get.

Waist
Cord of Dragon Sinew – 1,650 Valor Points

Back
Batwing Cloak – 1,250 Valor Points

Depending on what you have the waist can take priority over getting the back.  If you obtained Dreadfire Drape from normal Lord Rhyolith there isn’t much improvement except a nice chunk of stamina, if you have the heroic version of Dreadfire Drape then you wouldn’t waste any Valor on a new cloak.  The heroic version of Dreadfire Drape is BiS.

Boots
Boneshard Boots(BOE) – 1,650 Valor Points or Gold

Wrist
Dragonbelly Bracers(BOE) – 1,250 Valor Points or Gold

The feet and wrist are both BoE. I recommend using a alts Valor or gold to obtain both.  These 2 slots are dependent on what you already have or if you obtained gear from normal Dragon Soul or Dragon Soul LFR.  The wrist isn’t that good and you can refrain from getting them until the prices go down.

Trinket
Kiroptyric Sigil – 1,650 Valor Points

For the Trinket Slot it really depends on what you already have or if you obtained any from normal Dragon Soul, Dragon Soul LFR, or Firelands.  I personally play as a BM hunter and would rather enjoy this on use proc of thick agility and use it combined with Kill Command.  Frostheim wrote a nice write up on the new trinkets at Wow Insider.

Head, Chest, Hands

The priority of what pieces you obtain is impacted by the order you obtain the tier 13 pieces from regular Dragon Soul, Dragon Soul LFR, or Alizabal in Baradin Hold. For BM hunters the head, Zeherah’s Dragonskull Crown(2,200 Valor Points), is BiS. It is especially sexy since it’s named after Zeherah from FemaleDwarf.com.  The chest, Dragonflayer Vest(2,200 Valor Points), would be of the highest priority if your luck is running low.  I would save the hands, Arrowflick Gauntlets(1,650 Valor Points), for absolutely last since you might be able to get the tier gloves, Wyrmstalker’s Gloves, from either version of DS or BH.

Well… I’m pooped.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Well of Eternity, Hour of Twilight, and End Time Hunter Loot

Time to look at the loot from the new 5-mans coming out in 4.3.

Well of Eternity

Peroth’arn
Has nothing useful for a hunter.

Queen Azshara
Breastplate of the Queen’s Guard – A nice chest piece.  This will not replace your tier 12.

Mannoroth and Varo’then
Thornwood Staff – Cheap alternative to Ranseur of Hatred.

Mannoroth’s Signet – Sexy new ring that will be good for BM hunters.

Legguards of the Legion – A nice leg piece.  This will not replace you tier 12.

Hour of Twilight

Acurion
Has nothing useful for a hunter.

Asira Dawnslayer
Dawnslayer Helm – For those unfortunate enough who did not win a head token from Ragnaros.  Does not replace tier 12.

Archbishop Benedictus
Betrayer’s Pauldrons – For those unfortunate enough who did not win a head token from Majordomo Staghelm.  Does not replace tier 12.

End Time

Echos Shared Loot
Dead End Boots – If you did not get the boots off of Gatekeeper Baleroc.

Sylvanas
Cloak of the Banshee Queen – Sylvanas is a hunter at heart.  She is the only boss that drops stuff for us hunters.

Windrunner’s Bow – Sexy ass bow from a sexy boss.  She can string my bow anytime she wants.  Even if she is undead.

Murozond
Arrow of Time – This trinket will replace any 359s and 365s.

That’s the list.  Should give you a good idea which slots you can replace.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Firelands Hunter Loot

9.14.11 EDIT: Fixed grammar and other errors. No more rushed posts.
EDIT: I forgot a neck and some links.

Better late than never huh? I really didn’t want to post a list until I got in to Firelands and started to raid more. Actually most of my time has been spent playing the game. I recently server transferred to a high pop server and expect to see more action soon. More on that later… for now the list.

Shannox

Head – Scalp of the Bandit Prince – 2nd BIS until you get your tier 12 token from Ragnaros. This helm is easy to get considering it’s pretty much the first boss you can take on. Firelands is odd like that where you can choose which boss you want to fight.

Beth’tilac

Shoulders – Flickering Shoulders – Drops with 4 random enchants. This piece is also 2nd BIS until you get your tier 12 token from Majordomo Staghelm. Based on stat priority a MM or SV hunter would want the “of the Windflurry” and BM would want the “of the Windstorm” shoulder. It really is a matter of personal preference but it also depends on luck.

Ring – Widow’s Kiss – An easy ring to get and you don’t need valor to purchase it, unlike Splintered Brimstone Seal.

Lord Rhyolith

Back – Dreadfire Drape – This will replace your rep cloak, Sleek Flamewrath Cloak, if you haven’t got it already. It is especially useful for its 2 gem slots. Stick 2 Delicate Inferno Rubys in there and you win with a 100 Agility increase over the rep cloak.

Chest – Flaming Core Chestguard – 2nd BIS until you get your tier 12 chest, Flamewaker’s Tunic, from Valor points. If you are lucky enough to get this while raiding with your guild then save your Valor points for the other stuff and get your tier 12 chest piece last.

Crossbow – Arbalest of Erupting Fury a nice drop to get unless you have already obtained Lava Bolt Crossbow from trash. BM hunter will prefer Arbalest over the Lava Bolt. Dwarves will still want their PVP gun.

Baleroc, The Gate Keeper

Feet – Decimation Treads – The only set of boots you can get from this patch.

Alysrazor

Legs – Moltenfeather Leggings – 2nd BIS until you get your tier 12 legs. If you are lucky to obtain these use your Valor points on the other stuff before you get your teir 12 legs, Flamewaker’s Legguards. I was lucky enough to get my legs from BH.

Majordomo Staghelm

Shoulders – Flamewaker’s Spaulders is from the token Mantle of the Fiery Protector. They will replace the shoulders from Beth’tilac.

Hands – Grips of Unerring Precision – 2nd BIS until you get your tier 12 gloves, Flamewaker’s Gloves. If you are fortunate enough to get this while raiding with your guild then save your Valor points for the other stuff and get your tier 12 hands last.

Trinket – The Hungerer – A good trinket. Debatable but still good. I would take it just for the more consistent agility.

2H Weapon – Fandral’s Flamescythe – If there is a feral druid with you please pass on this so they can turn in to fire kitties. If there isn’t one, stand in Stormwind and mock the druids. Hunter’s will want the polearm Ranseur of Hatred which is from trash.

Ragnaros

Head – Flamewaker’s Headguard is from the token Helm of the Fiery Protector. They will replace your helm from Shannox.

Neck – Choker of the Vanquished Lord – It is better than the one you get from valor points, Necklace of Smoke Signals.

Trinket – Matrix Restabilizer – BIS trinket.

Bow – Arathar, the Eye of Flame – BIS range weapon and it’s sexy.

Trash

Polearm – Ranseur of Hatred – This is for the hunters not the druids.

Bracers – Hide-Bound Chains – It’s good especially if you need hit. The Valor point ones are better.

Crossbow – Lava Bolt Crossbow – Since they changed it, the bow is now better for MM and SV.

Reputation Rewards – Avengers of Hyjal

Friendly – Cape – Sleek Flamewrath Cloak 2nd BIS until you get the drop from Lord Rhyolith.

Honored – Belt – Firearrow Belt – BIS. There aren’t anymore belts after this one.

Revered – Trinket – Ancient Petrified Seed – For this guy I would say try it. As BM I can see this being beneficial during Bestial Wrath. If you are MM or SV I would skip it.

Exalted – Ring – Viridian Signet of the Avengers – BIS slot ring.

If you want to gear up some before Firelands I recommend doing the Molten Front dailies. They offer some good 365s. There are 3 patterns that a hunter would need. The vendors are unlocked after you turn in a bunch of Marks of the World Tree.

Molten Front Rewards from the Vendors

Trinket – Ricket’s Magnetic Fireball

Ring – Matoclaw’s Band – Replace any 359 ring you might still have.

Ring – Band of Glittering Lights – Replace any 359 ring you might still have.

Feet – Lancer’s Greaves – Replace any stinky 359 shoes you might still be wearing.

Molten Front rewards from the patterns, 8 Truegold, 5 Chaos Orbs, and some other stuff…

Gun – Extreme-Impact Hole Puncher – This gun does less DPS than a 378 if you are a dwarf.

Scope – Flintlocke’s Woodchucker – BIS scope.

Polearm – Witch-Hunter’s Harvester – I would get this if you are still wielding a Jindo’s Verdict.

This list should prepare you for what drops you should be expecting from Firelands and some gear you could easily obtain before hand. Good luck and Happy Hunting.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Zul’Aman and Zul’Gurub Hunter Loot

EDIT: Updated for 4.2 to reflect the changes to Valor and Justice Points.  You can get better gear from Firelands trash runs and daily quests.

The revamped instances have good gear that will replace your 346 items.  Even earning 140 Valor Points per instance will help you get 359s a little bit easier.  Beware the new instances can take a few hours to complete.

Zul’Aman

Akil’zon
Wristguards of the Predator – A good piece until you get the wrist from Chimaeron in Blackwing Descent.

Nalorakk
Pauldrons of Nalorakk – A good shoulder piece until you get your tier 11 token from Cho’gall in Bastion of Twilight.

Halazzi
Breastplate of Primal Fury – A good chest piece until you get your tier 11 with 2200 Justice Points.

Hex Lord Malacrass
Waistband of Hexes – Most of us should use the crafted item Corded Viper Belt.  If you didn’t have a leatherworker friend or enough gold to make the 359 then get this belt.

Daakara
Headdress of Sharpened Vision – Unless you are a engineer pick up this piece until you get your tier 11 helm token from Nefarian who is in Blackwing Descent or Arion’s Crown from Bastion of Twilight.

For completing Zul’Aman in a timely matter you could win the most famous cloak of them all the Recovered Cloak of Frostheim.

Zul’Gurub

Bloodlord Mandokir
Amulet of the Watcher – The neck you will pick up until you replace it with a 359.

Edge of Madness
Handguards of the Tormented – Grab it until you replace it with the tier 11 gloves.

High Priestess Kilnara
Arlokk’s Signet – Easily replaceable.

Zanzil
Zombie Walker Legguards – Grab it until you replace it with the tier 11 legs.

Jin’do the Godbreaker
Jin’do’s Verdict – Until you get Malevolence grab this staff.

Mandokir’s Tribute – This bow is good for every single race except Dwarves.  The Gun from arena’s Vicious Gladiator’s Rifle is still better for dwarves.

That is all for now.  I’m thinking of making a list for feral druids.  I haven’t found any online but decked out my druid in epics from these 2 instances. Sadly I’ve been running them for Chaos Orbs so I could craft and sell some BoEs to make some gold.  But that, my friends, is another post or two posts.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

 

Hunter Loot – Baradin Hold

Baradin Hold is the raid you do after you defend Tol Barad, do it! Defend the Baradin’s Wardens or whoever is the Horde version of the battle ground.

The most important PVE drops for those who PVE is our,

PVE Tier 11 Legs and Hands

Legs

Lightning-Charged Legguards

Hands

Lightning-Charged Gloves

Then we have our PVP gear,

PVP Legs and Hands

Legs

Vicious Gladiator’s Chain Gauntlets

Hands

Vicious Gladiator’s Chain Leggings

PVP Offset

Cape

Vicious Gladiator’s Cape of Cruelty – Critical strike rating

Vicious Gladiator’s Cape of Prowess – Mastery

Waist

Vicious Gladiator’s Links of Accuracy – Hit rating

Vicious Gladiator’s Links of Cruelty – Critical strike rating

Trinket

Vicious Gladiator’s Medallion of Cruelty – Critical strike rating – It also removes movement impairing effects.

Vicious Gladiator’s Medallion of Tenacity – Resilience rating – It also removes movement impairing effects.

Neck

Vicious Gladiator’s Necklace of Prowess

Ring

Vicious Gladiator’s Ring of Accuracy – Hit rating

Vicious Gladiator’s Ring of Cruelty – Critical strike rating

Feet

Vicious Gladiator’s Sabatons of Alacrity – Haste rating

Vicious Gladiator’s Sabatons of Cruelty – Critical strike rating

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

4.0.1 Gemming

EDIT for Patch 4.0.3:  I added in the Haste gems.

Gemming your hunter is important. Here is a list of gems to help you gear up your hunter. Use epic gems for gear item level 232 or above. Remember Jewelcrafter’s can use 3 Dragon’s Eyes. You are going to gem your hunter mostly with Agility gems. Match socket bonuses when the bonus is +4 Agi or greater.

Red

Delicate Cardinal Ruby

Delicate Stormjewel – rare drop from fishing daily

Delicate Dragon’s Eye – Jewelcrafter’s only

Orange

Remember to match a socket bonus if it is +4 Agility or above. +6 or +8 Agility would be better.

Deadly Ametrine

Deft Ametrine 

Yellow

Quick King’s Amber

Blue

You would rarely try to meet a socket bonus for a blue gem unless the socket bonus is +6 or +8 agility.  I included the hit ones just in case you are short a few hit. 30 hit = 1 % hit. 246 Hit for 8% hit rating. Reforge the rest.  You can also enchant your weapon with Accuracy for +25 hit.

Rigid King’s Amber

Rigid Stormjewel – rare drop from fishing daily

Rigid Dragon’s Eye – Jewelcrafters only

Purple

Glinting Ametrine

Meta

Relentless Earthsiege Diamond – 3% increase critical damage is what makes this a winner.

To save gold buy gems with Justice Points or Honor Points.

That’s all for now. Next time I do this it will be for Cataclysm.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

When is Quel’Delar worth it?

As you can see the 2H sword can’t even be replaced by a pair of 264 axes. Even if we add in the enchants they still fall short.

With +26 Agi

With +65 AP

Quel’Delar looks like its going to be worth it for MM Hunter’s until you pick up the 2H from the Lich King. If you don’t mind rolling with Haste than any 2H will do. < SV or BM hunters!

Go to hunterloot.com to figure out which would work best for you. If you are short 88 Hit roll on a Shaft of Glacial Ice.

It looks like I won’t be rolling on any melee 1H or 2H weapons until Lich King.  I forgot to mention that if you utilize the hit from the 1H enchant Accuracy then it might be worth it to have two 1-handers.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Ruby Sanctum Hunter Loot

Ruby Sanctum is here. Hunters should know what loot to roll on so here it is:

Returning Footfalls – Feet – 25 man – This will probably replace your Rock-Steady Treads.

Returning Footfalls – Feet – 25 man Heroic

Sharpened Twilight Scale – Trinket – 25 man – Trinkets are even harder to come by in ICC.  I do not have ICC trinket and only saw 1 drop once.

Sharpened Twilight Scale – Trinket – 25 man Heroic

Signet of Twilight – Ring – 25 man – Rings are hard to come by in ICC.

Signet of Twilight – Ring – 25 man Heroic

Twilight Scale Shoulders – Shoulders – 10 man – Probably the most useful upgrade if you haven’t gotten your tier 10 shoulders.  If you have Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Spaulders, then pass on this piece.

Twilight Scale Shoulders – Shoulders – 10 man Heroic

I updated this list.  It should be more complete than it was before the patch went live.