[Hunter] Twink Guide (Level 19)

[Hunter] Twink Guide (Level 19)

Hunter Twink Guide (Level 19)
Patch Version: 3.0.3

Patch 3.1 bought massive changes to twinking. I'm busy IRL and adapting to these changes but I'll try update this as soon as I can! Peace.

Introduction

Hunters make great twinks in the 10-19 PvP bracket. They are versatile and fun to play, and are one of the most powerful class's at this level. Hunters fill the role of DPS/Support in WSG; they can carry the flag but this is best left to other class's who can do this more efficiently. Hunters have the ability to kite an enemy near endlessly with the use of Concussive Shot and Wing Clip (the latter able to be spamming on multiple enemies to keep your Flag Carrier safe, or to delay the oppositions Flag Carrier support) and to provide tactical information such as enemy location via the use of Eagle Eye and Tracking. Also, Hunters can dish out mean damage while taking hits from multiple enemies making them one of the most sort after class in this bracket.

Version History

v2.0 - Complete reformat, updated for Patch 3.0.3 changes, added Horde information, added Gear Walkthrough
v1.3 - Updated for Patch 2.4.1 changes, added Strategy
v1.2 - Updated for Patch 2.3.0 changes
v1.1 - Added Professions, Pets and Talents
v1.0 - Started Guide

Races

Alliance: Dwarf, Night Elf or Draenei

Stoneform is a great talent which increases the already crazy survivability of twink Hunters but could be outweighed by Shadowmeld, depending on your playstyle. If you like to hide in the shadows and destroy your enemies with burst damage (much like a rogue) then roll a Night Elf. On the other hand, if you like to rush head first into battle and take all the hits (allowing your silly clothies to survive for that extra second Sticking out tongue) then roll a Dwarf. If you like to be different, roll a Draenei!

Horde: Orc, Troll, Tauren or Blood Elf

Orc Hunters benefit from increased pet damage, reduced effect of stuns and increased attack power every 2 minutes making them the survivability counterpart for the Horde while Troll Hunters benefit from increased critical with bows, reduced movement impairing effects and increased attack speed every 3 minutes; like a Night Elf on steroids. Blood Elfs might would be an ideal counter for casting twinks with their AoE silence and great looks Sticking out tongue. Tauren's no longer receive as much of health boost (+5% base instead of +5% stam which is ~30hp max at level 19) but their stun racial is very useful in PvP and they start with a boost to Herbalism which is useful if you plan to level that profession.

Gear

Head: Lucky Fishing Hat/Green Tinted Goggles
Neck: Sentinel's Medallion/Scout's Medallion
Shoulders: Serpent's Shoulders
Back: Sentry Cloak
Chest: Tunic of Westfall/Blackened Defias Armor
Wrists: Forest Leather Bracers
Gloves: Scouting Gloves of the Monkey/Gloves of the Fang
Waist: Deviate Scale Belt
Legs: Scouting Trousers of the Monkey
Feet: Nat Pagle's Extreme Anglin' Boots/Footpads of the Fang
Ring: Seal of Wrynn/Seal of Sylvanas
Ring: Protector's Band/Legionnaire's Band
Trinket: Insignia of the Alliance/Insignia of the Horde
Trinket: Arena Grand Master
Melee: Twisted Chanter's Staff
Ranged: Venomstrike

Gear Walkthrough

The following items are BoE and can be bought off the Auction House:
Sentry Cloak - 100g
Forest Leather Bracers - 5g
Scouting Gloves of the Monkey* - 5g/Gloves of the Fang - 10g
Deviate Scale Belt - 15g
Scouting Trousers of the Monkey* - 10g
Twisted Chanter's Staff - 25g

*If you can find Scouting Gloves of the Monkey with +4 Stamina/+4 Agility use these, otherwise use Gloves of the Fang. Similarly, look for Scouting Trousers of the Monkey with +5 Stamina/+5 Agility.

The following items are crafted and can be obtained any time after you level Engineering:
Green Tinted Goggles - 4xMedium Leather, 2xMoss Agate, 1xFlying Tiger Goggles

The following items are BoP require and instances and quests to obtain:
Serpent's Shoulders - Wailing Caverns
Tunic of Westfall - Deadmines/Blackened Defias Armor - Deadmines
Footpads of the Fang - Wailing Caverns
Seal of Wrynn - Stockades/Seal of Sylvanas - Shadowfang Keep
Venomstrike - Wailing Caverns

The following items are obtainable via PvP and should be obtained after you are decently geared:
Sentinel's Medallion/Scout's Medallion - 65 honor, 20 WSG Marks
Protector's Band/Legionnaire's Band - 65 honor, 20 WSG Marks
Insignia of the Alliance/Insignia of the Horde - 2805 honor

The following items are very difficult to obtain and require much time:
Lucky Fishing Hat
Nat Pagle's Extreme Anglin' Boots
You will need 225 fishing to catch the rare fish. There are 3 uncommon fish that you can catch in Tastyfish schools during the STV fishing contest from 2pm-4pm server time every Sunday. Tastyfish schools spawn all over the coast. You can fish until 4pm, even after someone wins, and have until 5pm server time to turn in. For the hat, the fish you want is a Keefer's Angelfish. For the boots, the fish you want is a Brownell's Blue Striped Racer.

Arena Grand Master
Starting at 12am server time, every 6 hours there is a chest dropped in the center of the Arena in STV. The Arena is Free For All, so bringing some buddies along would be wise. You need to open the chest and take the 'Arena Master' (100% chance of appearing) and right click this to start the quest 'Arena Grand Master'. Collect 11 for Arena Masters and hand this in for your trinket.

Enchantments

Head: Lesser Arcanum of Voracity
Back: Enchant Cloak - Lesser Agility
Chest: Enchant Chest - Greater Stats
Wrists: Enchant Bracer - Superior Stamina
Gloves: Enchant Gloves - Superior Agility
Legs: Nethercleft Leg Armor/Nethercobra Leg Armor
Feet: Enchant Boots - Minor Speed/Enchant Boots - Boar's Speed/Enchant Boots - Cat's Swiftness
Melee: Enchant 2H Weapon - Agility
Ranged: Accurate Scope

A level 20 or higher character must attach the scope and a level 60 or higher player must attach the leg armor.

Professions

The professions every twink needs are Engineering and First Aid. Mining, Skinning and Herbalism are all viable options as a second primary profession now with the release of Echoes of Doom. You will need fishing if you are aiming to obtain the fishing gear but cooking has limited uses; Rumsy Rum currently has the best food buff a level 19 can obtain and this cancels out anything you cook. Here is a Engineering guide found on WoW-Pro which might assist in leveling: Engineering 1-300 by Dusi.

Talents

Survivability
Endurance Training (5/5)
Improved Concussive Shot (2/2)
Hawk Eye (3/3)

Efficiency
Lethal Shots (5/5)
Improved Concussive Shot (2/2)
Careful Aim (3/3)

Damage
Lethal Shots (5/5)
Mortal Shots (5/5)

Pets

With the release of Echoes of Doom, boars are no longer the best pet in this bracket as Charge is now only trainable at level 20. Replacing the boar are:

Hyenas
Tendon Rip slows the enemy by 50% for 6 seconds, on a 20 second cooldown. This is a huge assist when trying to initiate kiting an enemy and helps deter people trying to harm your Flag Carrier.

Spiders
Web prevents movement for 4 seconds, on a 40 second cooldown. Yes, you read that correctly: after using web, your enemy will not be able to move for 4 seconds. Using this on the enemy Flag Carrier will allow your team to catch up in most situations, potentially turning the tide of the battleground.

Strategy

Your key role in WSG is simple: dish out as much damage as possible (in most cases by kiting). To kite, begin with using your pets slow, followed up bu running at the enemy and doing an instant Raptor Strike followed by a Wing Clip. Run back the other way, firing Arcane Shot whenever possible and keeping Serpent Sting applied. Every time Wing Clip is about to run out, repeat the charge. Save concussive shot for when you need the extra slow, such as when you get interrupted during kiting and need to get the enemy back at range.

When involved with supporting the Flag Carrier you will want to slow any enemies (by spamming Wing Clip) to prevent them from returning their flag. When trying to return your own flag, use your pet ability (Tendon Rip or Web) on their FC and then send your pet onto one of the oppositions healers, thereby slowing their heals.

If your pets health falls low, heal it with Mend Pet. Try to resurrect your pet when not much is going on as it it liable to being interrupted. Lay Immolation Traps at choke points such as doorways and in the tunnels. Use your Multi-Shot wisely as it is the only move you have that hits multiple targets at once, but does add viable damage nonetheless versus a single target. Aspect of the Monkey is best used when targeted our when carrying the flag, otherwise Aspect of the Hawk will provide a decent damage bonus.

Conclusion

Twinking is a long and expensive process, but if done correctly can provide a blast of a time in battlegrounds. If you enjoyed reading this guide, found it helpful, spotted a mistake or have any advice; please leave a comment as I would appreciate feedback.

Special thanks to Jezza (aka. Melador) who helped me heaps through the making of our twinks Smiling.

Felador
Guild: Twinkology
Realm: Ursin
Battlegroup: Shadowburn

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