Hunter

Locked and Loaded: Legion alpha Hunter updates We’re now about three months into Legion alpha testing the Hunter class, so I thought it would be worthwhile to revisit each spec and see what has changed since my initial first impression columns (Survival, Marksmanship, Beast Mastery). This week’s build in particular comes with some exciting changes for Marksmanship.

Legion’s Beast Mastery Hunter Artifact quest Gnome Hunters are going to be the next big (small?) thing in Legion. As a Gnome player myself, I did the only thing I could: I jumped into the alpha, made a new Hunter, and set out to acquire an Artifact — alongside a pet that was larger than I was. And, as if having one...




Locked and Loaded: First impressions of Beast Mastery Hunters in Legion Hunters have really been turned upside down in Legion. We have one spec going melee, and another spec losing their pet. Being ranged and having a pet have been Hunter fundamentals since the beginning, so I understand if you’re resistant or concerned about these huge changes coming to Hunters. The good news is we still...

Legion’s item changes will scuttle many transmog sets Are you a Shaman or Hunter? Do you like collecting transmog sets? Well, then I have some bad news for you, although it’s good news for any transmog minded DK’s, Warriors and Paladins out there. You see, Legion is changing its transmog system, and as a part of that change, it’s changing the way armor...

Locked and Loaded: First impressions of Marksmanship in Legion Are you ready to give up your pets on your Hunter? That is what the new Marksmanship spec in Legion will ask of you. No, I’m not talking about the Lone Wolf talent. There is no option to summon your pets at all if you play Marksmanship in Legion. Pets are the primary reason I...

Locked and Loaded: Your Legion Hunter questions answered Happy New Year! Here’s to 2016 being another awesome year for the Hunter. As we wait for the Legion alpha to come back online — hopefully with a playable Marksmanship or Beast Mastery spec — I thought it would be a good idea to do another Queue-style post to get some discussion going, and answer some...




Locked and Loaded: Hunter Artifact weapons allow you to dual wield pets and more Artifact weapons are, without a doubt, my most anticipated feature in Legion. With each new alpha build we learn more, and I think we’re at a point where we can see the basic direction Blizzard is headed. A lot of the stuff we’re about to talk about will probably change in some way, but I think...

Locked and Loaded: First impressions of the melee Survival Hunter The new melee Survival Hunter spec is now playable in the Legion alpha test, with Beast Mastery and Marksmanship to follow sometime in the future. I spent some time playing it recently and I’m going to share my initial impressions, coming from someone who has only ever played ranged DPS in World of Warcraft. Quite...



Gnome Hunters bring Mechanical pets to Warcraft If you’ve been awaiting Gnome Hunters (and really, who hasn’t?) then we have some good news for you — the official announcement is here, and it comes with some news as to what kinds of pets our Gnome friends will be taming. All along, players have argued that Gnomes should be more attuned with engineering...

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Locked and Loaded: More Hunter changes for Legion, and your questions answered Last week was pretty exciting for Hunters. We found out we’re getting the biggest overhaul yet, and I think the reaction to the changes has been mostly positive. We all have questions or concerns about certain details, but most seem to agree that things are headed in a good direction. To address some of those concerns,...

Locked and Loaded: Say hello to your new Hunter class in Legion Hunters have been used to Beast Mastery, Survival, and Marksmanship as variations on the same theme and the same mechanics since, well, forever. In Warlords, Blizzard dabbled a bit in differentiating Hunter specs, but the changes were just baby steps. In Legion, it’s a glyphed Disengage. Off a mountain. With a Goblin Glider. As someone who has always played...

WoW Legion Hunter class preview Blizzard kicks off its ongoing series of Legion class previews with the Hunter class preview today. They start with identifying the core class fantasy with four distinct elements: masters trackers, master snipers, master trappers and tamers of wild beasts . Unfortunately, all three specs incorporate all those elements to one degree or another. In Legion,...

Locked and Loaded: Overpowered Timewalking gear for Hunters I think the best thing about Timewalking is it allows you to use fun tier set bonuses and trinkets from the past. These are either things you haven’t used in years, or things you never had the opportunity to use because you weren’t playing a Hunter at the time. Yeah, you can walk into Timewalking...

Locked and Loaded: Soloing raids on your Hunter Soloing older raids is always something I enjoy during these slow periods at the end of the expansion. They can be a challenge as well as a source of gold, transmog, and mounts (if you’re lucky). The current pinnacle of Hunter soloing was achieved by Shoot, who got the world first Highmaul solo and killed...

Locked and Loaded: The Survival Hunter fantasy – What is it? I was recently perusing the old Hunter talent trees and was pretty taken aback by how much flavor the specs have lost over the years. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer the modern talent system, but there was something cool about being able to spec yourself as a true Survival Hunter if desired. Talents that...

Locked and Loaded: What I want from the Hunter class hall When I look back at Warlords, my favorite moment wasn’t dinging level 100 for the first time or slaying Heroic Archimonde. It was doing a couple of little Hunter-specific pieces of content to tame new pets. Gara was something any Hunter could sympathize with, a loyal pet lost in a terrible place. Of course we’re...