Category: Hunter Training

Sholazar Basin – First Run

Aye,

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…

! Guntitan

Hunter Glyphs 101 – Basics

Updated for Patch 3.1

Aye!

Glyph Slots

You get glyph slots based off of your level. Blizzard explains this on their website. No mystery here.  I added in the picture so you wouldn’t have to go their website.  Currently at level 73 I have 2 major glyph slots and 3 minor glyph slots.

glyph-sheet

Where do you get them?

You can buy glyphs from the Auction House or have your guild’s Scribe make one.  

How do I inscribe them on my sheet?

You no longer need to be near a Lexicon of Power to inscribe a glyph on your glyph sheet.  It works like any type of usable item.  Just open your glyph sheet, right click your glyph and inscribe.

How do I choose which glyph to get?

Choose glyphs based off of your play style.  If you play different than me you’ll want different glyphs.  For example, if you use Serpent Sting often.  You might want the Glyph of Serpent Sting.

Why do you want glyphs?

They give you bonuses you otherwise wouldn’t have.  E’nuff said.

Don’t play like me.
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Which pet vs Casters?

AOE tanking for casters doesn’t work. Why are we AOE tanking casters in the first place? They don’t follow your pet around like melee attackers. They attack from afar and they are squishy. If you know you’ll be going on a quest that requires you to kill casters like the reputation grinds for Scryer or Aldor, then bring your cat, raptop, devilsuar, or any ferocity pet.

Take on the casters one at a time. Your cat will cause them to bleed to death. Your cat will level. You will be happy killing them faster than you did with your gorilla. Now you can feed your fish you got from fishing to your kitty too.

Glyph of Feign Death
Requires Level 30
Use: Reduces the cooldown of your Feign Death spell by 5 sec.

It’s a glyph that lets you wipe aggro faster.  Would be good in a situation where your Gorilla took on more than he can handle.  Dies!  Then the mob comes after you with teeth and claw.  You revive pet after the mob dissipates.  You try again and the same things happens.  But this time the pet doesn’t die and the mob just rushed in.  Duh!  Cower bug.

Glyph of Mend Pet
Requires Level 15
Use: Your Mend Pet spell increases your pet’s happiness slightly.

I hate taking up an item slot just for pet food.  Especially since I can’t remember where I can get Mushrooms and Fruits for my gorilla.  Spirit Bond and this glyph replace the need to carry around food.

Glyph of Possessed Strength
Requires Level 15
Use: Increases the damage your pet inflicts while using Eyes of the Beast by 50%.

Geezus!  What good does this glyph do us?  Well… I pondered and pondered about this glyph since I first saw it.  Then I read something somewhere on a forum or something.  They use Eyes of the Beast to raid towns.  LoL!  Now why didn’t I think of that.  IDK.  So raid ‘um and with this glyph you’ll be extra powerful.  A time killer while waiting for something to sell on the AH?  I guess so.  Beats fishing that’s for sure.

Glyph of Revive Pet
Requires Level 15
Use: Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting Revive Pet by 100%.

While casting Revive Pet your cast time will not get set back by a given amount if you are attacked.  I looked up pushback and found it on WoWWiki.  Good for any situation where your pet dies a lot.  People it’s called Mend Pet.

Glyph of Scare Beast
Requires Level 15
Use: Reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting Scare Beast by 75%.

Scram beast scram!  IDK.  What good is this for?  Damn druid get off my leg.

Glyph of the Pack
Requires Level 40
Use: Increases the range of your Aspect of the Pack ability by 15 yards.

Run!  Big Dragon after us!  Run Gorilla run!  Oh sh!t.  My Gorilla was too far away.  /pet dies

Aye!

I made it to my “new home base,”  Shattrath City, and tried to fish outside of it.  During the quest Rather Be Fishin’ for Seth’s Graphite Fishing Pole, I ran out of eels to kill.   While waiting for them to respawn I tried fishing.  “Requires skill level of 400” or something like that.  WTF?  I’m only at 195.  I remembered a response to a post I put up on Wowhead’s forums that gave me a good fishing site.  Here it is:

http://www.elsanglin.com/

Yes.  I spent hours and hours in Feralas catching fish to level my fishing skill and cooking.  I’m not even done.  I think I should head back to Outlands.  I’m so tired of fishing.  The ironic news is that when I went to visit Nat Pagle to increase my max fishing skill  there was a level 80 leveling his fishing skill.  At least I’m not him.

I would hate to be someone who would be tempted to run some battlegrounds or instances to acquire some epic gear drops.  I’m just in Outlands trying to reach level 80 before some other expansion hits.  I am the king! <== couldn’t think of anything else to say.

I joined Scryer.  Is that bad for me?  Or it doesn’t matter ’cause there is better stuff in Outlands?

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Gorilladin leveling pics.

This is what killing with a gorilladin looks like… Dead bodies everywhere…

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I’m bad at taking screen shots. I need to turn off Quest Helper and Omen Threat Meter and try to center my objects in between my menus.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

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Here is the bow that I picked up before I entered Outland.

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 This is the bow I got from a quest reward in Hellfire. Notice the critical chance rating? 0%.

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What’s wrong with my crit chance? I panicked. I thought about writing to good ol’ Big Red Kitty. I thought I discovered something borked. Maybe Blizzard screwed up Outlands when they made Northend. “Maybe it’s because I don’t have a scope equipped,” I thought.

My first night in Hellfire I was so pissed I logged out. There was also a horde with a White Doggy of Doom hunting alliance for no reason.

I thought wrong. I left Outlands the next day. Flew to Stormwind to sell stuff on the AH. Then headed out to Burning Steppes so I could do a mining run. I forgot about switching out my supposedly new bow and started to fire away at some worgs and scorpions…
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Aspect of the Viper version 3.0.3

Aspect of the Viper

Instant
1 sec cooldown
 
The hunter takes on the aspect of the viper, causing ranged and melee attacks to regenerate mana but reducing your total damage done by 50%.  In addition, you gain 4% of maximum mana every 3 sec.  Mana gained is based on the speed of your ranged weapon. Only one Aspect can be active at a time.

I was on Wowhead and reading a bunch of comments on how this became borked.  Tauren shit!

Just think about it for a second before you open your mouths.  Before we had to be in combat to receive a mana regenearation buff.  Now we can sit idle or ride our mount to our destination and still receive a mana regeneration buff.  We don’t have to be in combat.  When we are in combat we will receive more mana.

Here is a scenario in which this works out for us.

In battle let’s say our pet is almost dead.  We turn on a Mend Pet.  Heal! Heal! Heal!  All the mobs die but our pet is still low on health.  We are out of mana.  Turn on Aspect of the Viper.  Wait a little while then Mend Pet again.  We aren’t in combat but we can still regenerate mana.  E’nuff said.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

Gorilladin.

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I caught me a gorilla.  I didn’t really pay attention to BRK’s methods on how to sucessfully use a gorilladin.  So this is what I ended up doing:

  1. Turned off cower.
  2. I’ll figure out a good way to distribute skill points.
  3. Aspect of the Hawk.
  4. Turned on everything else.
  5. Hunter’s Mark first bad guy.  He’ll die first.
  6. Made the gorilla attack all nearby bad guys.
  7. If I cared about the pet’s focus I would of turned off everything.
  8. Ideally use Volley then Thunderstomp.  I had everything on.  My gorilladin did Thunderstomp when he wanted to.
  9. I might not have been the most successful hunter but I had fun killing 3 things at once.

Here is what I did for my pet’s talents.  Gorilladin.

I took on every stamina increasing talent.  My gorilla’s purpose is to take on multiple mobs at once.  I need a lot of health for that.  Spirit Bond is based off of total health.  I don’t want to use mana often with Mend Pet.  I’ll let spirit bond do the healing.

Mana should be used for Volley.  With Aspect of the Viper we don’t have to worry about mana so much but in battle our mana use has a priority.  You don’t want to be trying to replenish your mana while 3 mobs are attacking your pet.  Our priority is to kill things quickly and Aspect of the Viper decreases our attack power.

You want Boar’s Speed  or Charge so that your Gorilla can approach each mob quickly.  With Guard Dog you can keep the mobs on your pet and not you.

The way you roll your talents is up to you.  I did it my way cause it made the most sense to me.  I’m sticking with Beast Master you can reroll Marksman if you want.  If it works better let me know.  I’ll consider it.

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan

BRK’s talents spec for his Gorilladin.

Aspect of the Viper

Aspect of the Viper

100 yd range
Instant
The hunter takes on the aspect of the viper, causing ranged attacks to regenerate mana but reducing your total damage done by 50%. Mana gained is based on the speed of your ranged weapon. Only one Aspect can be active at a time.

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What can I say about this?  As of 3.0.2 we have Aspect of the Viper.  Hunters needed a faster way to replenish mana.  Blizzard fixed US.  No more running away and no more running out of mana.

Now I can blast away with Aspect of the Hawk, then when I’m out of mana I can throw on Aspect of the Viper, fill up my mana bar, switch back on Aspect of the Hawk, and fire away until the mob or mobs are dead.

I’m still feeling my way around as a revamped Hunter.  Blogs will be posted at a minimum until I can figure out myself.  I still need to find me a gorilladin but I’m waiting until I hit level 53.

Now WTH is shot rotation?

‘Til next time…

! Guntitan