Druid Leveling Guide from Restokin. Covers Feral Leveling Talent Spec, Spells & Abilities, Glyphs & Gear.
Baby Feral Druid Kitty Heirlooms
Zone (Level range)
Important Quest Chains
Gilneas City (1-5)
You are very limited and can’t leave the zone until you finish all the quests in the zone. Just grab the leather pieces with Agility and Stamina if you are leveling feral.
Finish off the zone with The Battle for Gilneas City and pick up Mace of the Blood Price.
Make sure you do Disturbing Connections and grab Silver Embossed Boots. Then do The Battle for Darkshore and grab Bracers of the Ancient Grove.
I still have to make my way to Duskwood. Why not Ashemvale? It’s now a Horde invested wasteland that’s why! On a serious note, for alliance there isn’t enough quests there with good enough rewards.
This should get you started. If you get lost just look at the bulletin boards in any main city, and it can put you on a quest to get you to your next zone.
Why druid? Feral Druids, rogues, and baby hunters (up to level 40) compete for the same gear in low level dungeons. Hunters will want leather gear up to level 40 and will follow the same questing path until then. I figured why not? I am having fun leveling my baby worgen feral druid kitty so much that I had to blog about it. Keep in mind that Hunters can use the same heirlooms up to level 40.
You could use some of these pieces for you hunter like the head, shoulders and chest until level 40. Then use the cape all the way until 85.
‘Til next time…
Awesome gear guide up on Wowhead Hunter Forums. Go check it out!
4.0.3 Cataclysm Pre-Raiding Gear Guide
I wanted to go down the Brewfest boss for the trinket that has the exact same stats as Mirror of Truth. Noticed a group looking for more on trade and whoa lah! Got a nice trinket! Coren’s Chromium Coaster from the Brewfest boss. Also the Ancient Pickled Egg dropped and Bubbling Brightbrew Charm dropped. You can kill him for each party member who has not completed the daily quest. You can kill him 5 times a day during Brewfest to get the drops you want.
What a good run. Then I remembered something. There’s a schematic in here for a repair bot that you need to make Jeeves. I explored a little bit and found it next to the Golem Master dude. Now I am on a mission to find the schematic for Field Repair Bot 110G, the schematic for Jeeves, and the mats to make Jeeves.
What a wonderful day for your neighborhood friendly engineering hunter…
‘Til next time…
Do all the Nessingwary quests related to the achievement Snows of Northend here for easy experiences points and fun kill quests.
There were only 2 pieces of armor that I picked up here on my Beast Master Hunter and they were:
Pauldrons of Resolution
Faceguard of Flawless Aim
I didn’t do any quests related to the Frenzyheart Tribe or the Oracles. I recommend doing a Wowhead filter to see what else you can get.
Didn’t catch the spirit beast but I did pick up Pitch as a throwaway pet. Having Pitch as a throwaway pet is good. You get to quest with a ferocity pet and prep yourself for end game content.
For professions I ended catching mineral nodes as I travel around, turning on Beast tracking and Mineral tracking as I go along.
‘Til next time…
Hey everyone I hit 75 the other night and figured that now is the time for a list.
I recommend setting your Hearthstone’s new home at Amberpine Lodge.
I replaced my gear with the following while questing in Grizzly Hills. I stacked Stamina and sacrificed some attack power and crit for about 1000 health points. My gorilla and I were dying too fast.
Gorilla also doesn’t hold aggro anymore. At level 74 I got myself a Grizzly Bear and I’m still testing it out so that’s another post.
For Alliance there is a nice set of 4 dailies that you can do near the Blue Sky Lodging Grounds. This will help you get about 80,000 experience points a day. There is a fifth daily near Amberpine Lodge that can easily be done. Netting you around 100,000 experience points in one day. Good luck!
Polished Staghorn Helm
Patched Trapper Pauldrons
Flame-Tested Chest Piece
Greaves of Sanctified Dissolution – Group Quest. You really need a group.
Talon of Hatred
I just listed the equipment for you. You’ll get them in an order on how you go through Grizzly Hills. I’m leaving out the links to the quests and starting NPCs this time. I had way too much fun questing in this area and learning more about the World of Warcraft lore.
Watch for and be careful around the giants. This area also has a lot of casters so spec your pet accordingly. At this level being able to sacrifice some gold to respec is necessary.
Til next time…
You are free my brothers!
Opps! How did that one get in here?
This is how I do it:
I search the Wowhead Database by zone. Example:
Database / Zones / Northend
I click on the zone I’m interested in. example: Borean Tundra
Scroll down past the map and choose the tab, Quest rewards.
[ click here for live example ]
Click on the tiny but useful Create a filter link.
Now here is the tricky part even with screen shots.
Next to Useable by click on the drop box and click on Hunter.
Click on the button Apply filter to narrow down the list.
Use the drop down menu under Slot to narrow it down by weapon or armor piece. Useful for just searching for the next perfect trinket, ring, or necklace.
Use the subcategory link to only display Mail armor. If you use the subcategory option and choose Armor then Mail, you will no longer see trinkets, necklaces, and rings. Then I use the Slot area to look for a specific piece like Chest.
Before I hit the shores of Northend I would use Add another filter to filter armor pieces that had Agility greater than 10. Now I find myself looking at weapons and armor that have Agility, Stamina, Attack Power, Hit Rating, and Critical Strike Rating. The stats you choose depend on what you want to do as a Hunter.
Wowhead also has a useful feature that lets you compare items. They have a rating system that you could use there.
I leveled to 67 while in Terrokar Forest. Then finished the killing spree in Zangarmarsh at level 68. I quested in Zagarmarsh for the reputation so I can get the Cenarion War Hippogryph later and pick up schematic for the Zapthrottle Mote Extractor!
At level 68, I left Zangarmarsh for the Alliance flight path in Shadowmoon Valley. I went there so I could come back later and pick up flying. Aye had too many beers before I left the Sporelings.
With 700 something gold, only mining and first aid maxed out, I headed to Northend.
I’m in Borean Tundra. I picked up my first couple of quests and headed into the battle field where there were a bunch of spiders killing soldiers. Now here I am in Valliance Keep making for lists for me fellow hunters and myself.
Northend – Hunter Quest Rewards – Starting Zones
Part 1 – Borean Tundra
Back – For the quest that yields you a Durable Worghide Cape it is a quest reward from a 4 part chain that starts in Borean Tundra. You end up catching a boat to Moa’ki Harbor in Dragonblight.
2H Axe – Blubber Carver. Easy to obtain. One of the first quests you can pick up.
Bow – Start with getting this Valiance Longbow. It is easy to obtain, you get it from killing six big spiders as one of your first quests entering Borean Tundra.
Guns – Yes Guns! You can get G.E.H.T.A. and Fury of the Raging Dragon from 4 part quest chains.
Hands – You finally get to mount a dragon with the second part of a chain that wields you Glimmering Ringmail Gloves.
Waist – You get Plainhunter’s Waistband from the last part of a 4 part chain starting with the quest What’s the Matter with the Transmatter?
Head – Sharkproof Coif is from the last part of a 3 part chain starting with A Father’s Words. Sounds easy!
Chest – Plainhunter’s Chestpiece
Legs – Rusty Mesh Leggings or Westrift Leggings
Shoulders – Choose from Ethical Epaulettes, Plainhunter’s Epaulettes, or Spiked Magmoth Mantle.
Tinket – OMG! I’m so in love with Death Knight’s Anguish.
Here is a list of Terokkar Forest quest rewards that are useful to Hunters. I’m skipping the explanations since most of us will pick up quests as we venture further into the forest. I had no clue what I was talking about when I wrote the Hellfire post. Just pick up quests as you go along. The rewards will come.
Head: Helm of Lupine Grace
Neck: Choker of Bloodied Feathers
Chest: Warpstalker Breastplate
Hands: Sha’tari Marksman’s Gloves
Wrist: Feathered Armbands
Legs: Stillfire Leggings
Feet: Fleet Refugee’s Boots
Finger: Heirloom Signet of Valor and Blessed Signet Ring.
Back: Consortium Cloak of the Quick
I’m using Wowhead and a quest reward item filter. You level 58 hunters are going to love this list.
Head, Chest and Head: Get Legionnaire’s Studded Helm (it looks so ugly on me) with the quest Waste Not, Want Not. Grab the second quest Laying Waste to the Unwanted and grab Scale Brand Breastplate. The second head piece quest chain starts a bit away. Wait until you grab the belt and leg piece before you start to head over there. Start a two part chain In Search of Sedai finish it. Start and finish Makuru’s Vengeance. Then start a 3 part chain that starts with Atonement. Finish the last part and grab Vindicator’s Chain Helm.
Chest: For the first mail chest grab Bonechewer Berserker’s Vest with Zeth’Gor Must Burn! Then refer to the first part of this post on how to obtain Scale Brand Breastplate. I’m not sure which one works better. They are both bind on pick up so I’ll just grab them both and post the results.
Legs: For Battle Scarred Leggings the quest starts at Mission: The Murketh and Shaadraz Gateways. This is the first quest to a chain but you don’t have to finish it unless you want the experience.
Feet: Boots of the Earthcaller
Waist: For Heavy Miner’s Belt start a chain with the quest When This Mine’s a-Rockin’. Finish the chain and grab the belt.
Necklace: Wind Dancer’s Pendant get it with the quest Avruu’s Orb. You need to kill Avruu to get the orb.
2H Axe: Rage Reaver. Get the it from the 2nd part of a chain with one of the first quests you’ll receive in Hellfire.
2H Sword: Helboar Carving Blade
Trinkets: Bladefist’s Breadth and Insignia of the Alliance.
Finger: At level 70 come back here to grab this awesome ring Ring of the Recalcitrant. If you are lucky to find a group of 25 players to do a raid and get the drop required. Grats!
‘Til next time…
Q: What’s good about being sick?
A: Being able to play World of Warcraft for hours until you collapse on your chair. Now that’s what I call a flu remedy.
List of quests in Un’Goro Crater that yield good Mail armor for Hunters:
- A Little Help From My Friends – Part of a chain but gives you Clayridge Helm.
- Beware of Pterrordax – Finish this quest and get Ghotslab Gloves.
- The Bait for Lar’korwi – Part of a chain but gives you Outrider Leggings. I didn’t keep it cause I got Infernal Trickster Leggings from Maraudon.
I completed all the quests that I could pick up in Un’Goro Crater as a level 50 beast master hunter. I would say most of them are pretty easy. Your basic kill quests and collection quests. The horde here aren’t always friendly so watch out.
The first Devilsaur that I encountered surprised me and killed me. Ganked a whole bunch after that. Sorry to anyone who was trying to come here and tame one.
Those Stone Guardians are really tough. Haven’t killed one yet. I would wait until they turn orange or yellow to you. They are still red to me.
‘Til next time…