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.
A hunter without a range weapon is like a chef without a steak knife. This is why I’m bringing you a comprehensive list of what food buffs and flasks you should bring with you into ICC.
Spiced Mammoth Treats can be purchased this with 3 Dalaran Cooking Awards. You get DCAs by doing the Dalaran cooking daily you find in Dalaran. What is nice about this recipe is that you only need a 400 level cooking to learn it. Who said cooking was useless?
The Mammoth Treats increase your pets Strength and Stamina by 30 for 1 hour.
You can find Mammoths all over Northend but my favorite place to farm Chunk ‘o Mammoth is in Storm Peaks. This when you take out your tenacity pet and work on your AOE grinding skills.
As of patch 4.0.1 this still buffs your pet but does not show up as a buff when you focus on your pet.
Blackened Dragonfin another recipe that costs 3 DCAs. Besides Fish Feast this is another reason why hunters should be leveling fishing. This is a cheap alternative to Fish Feast and some argue it’s better.
The best place to fish Dragonfin Angelfish are from the schools in Dragonblight above Moa’ki Harbor in Lake Indu’le. If you haven’t found a Weather Beaten Journal, I recommend you find one at your earliest convenience. Find Fish allows you to see schools of fish on your mini map.
Fish Feast costs 5 DCAs. Unlike the previous cooking recipes this one requires a cooking level of 425. It feeds your whole raid. It also costs more mats to make.
You’ll find yourself in Borean Tundra fishing for Musselback Sculpin, Grizzly Hills for Glacial Salmon, and Sholazar Basin for Nettlefish. There are other locations but the ones mentioned above are my favorite. I choose Sholazar Basin because you can farm the Nettlefish while you fish up the Phantom Ghostfish for one of the fishing dailies. Borean Tundra is another area you go to for a daily. You could always fish the waters in Lake Wintergrasp for each fish but their drop rates vary.
Flask of Endless Rage counts both as a Battle and Guardian Elixir. Can be made by your local friendly alchemists or guild mate. I just buy them off the AH for about 22 G a piece. You can’t go wrong with 180 more attack power.
Each buff alone doesn’t look like a nice DPS increase but when you stack them up things add up. Prior to patch 4.0.1 and using my current gear it was a DPS increase. That’s like getting a upgrade to a gear slot without having the expense of gemming and enchanting it.
Don’t tell me how to spec or gem. Don’t send a in game whisper and tell me that something about my hunter is wrong. Don’t tell me to replace my trinkets because I know that already. I don’t care if you have a leet hunter in your guild. With my current gear and spec and gems, I know what works for me. Before I go out to raid with my changes, I test them out on the target dummies. I ask other hunters who have similar gear with better dps for advice and I frequent the Wowhead Hunter Forums.
At level 80 you have a 8% chance to miss an attack on a level 83 elite mob that you find in a 10 or 25 man raid like in ICC. If you increase your Hit you can reduce that chance so that you never miss a shot and in short increase your DPS. As of patch 4.0.1 if you are at 7.99% Hit Chance, 7.99% Hit Chance transfers to your pet.
30 Hit = 1% Hit Rating
246 Hit = 8 % Hit Rating
You are now going to gem some hit to match socket bonuses mentioned in the Gemming guide or reforge to get hit.
It is 3 am so I’m adding more when I think of it on this blog post.
Title: Cataclysm suggestion for Engineering
A new line of Gathering Robots. Made by engineers. Consumable. 10 min – 1 hour up time? 1 time use. Stacks x20.
Different versions. Gathers mats for you from mining nodes, skins dead beasts for skinning, gathers herbs, for fishing have one fish besides you, for enchanting have one DE when a enchanter is not present, or have another that auto loots for you while looting, the one for engineers could skin mechanicals for you. Only usable by required profession?
Maybe have them take a decent amount of mats from the professions they represent. Mostly made up of the new metals of Azeroth and a few mats from the professions for each type of gathering robot they represent. Example skinning version requires some hides to get the scent of the animals it’s skinning. The fishing version could require a high level fishing pole. They could even use some old world mats to get people farming those areas again and make them profitable.
Maybe have the ultimate version like Jeeves and gathers everything for you. Obtained through quest line after all the versions of the bots have been discovered. Only used by engineers.
The screen shots posted on various sites are beautiful. Getting to those new and old revamped zones and seeing things first hand will be exhilarating. I feel the screen shots fueled the excitement but removed that inital spark. It ruined it for me.
Imagine riding or even flying around those zones and seeing things for the first time. Not having expectations or a clue of what is coming up around the next corner. I want to be in the alpha or beta stages just so I can be surprised after every mind altering patch. The screen shots just don’t do justice to a major change to a game like this, we are missing out on the sounds, movements, textures, and more.
Azeroth is a world for many of us. We spend hours a week inside this place. The change is going to effect us like if our hometowns were changed, destroyed, or altered. It’s like having a new building in the neighborhood, a new restaurant, or even a new mall. Even worst, having a tornado sweep some buildings, or a hurricane blow roof tops, and after all the disaster to see the “New” after the recovery.