WoW Classic 29 Twink Hunter Guide

Wow Classic 29 Twink Hunter Guide

Hunter’s are amongst the most fun classes and are one of the easiest to play as well.  In PvP the Hunter is best employed at range, with trap support and their pet Tanking, or running interference with a bit of DPS.  Hunters are also amazing at Crowd Controll (CC) with their Freezing Trap, Frost Trap and Concussive Shot abilities, as well as a decided advantage in Capture the Flag (CTF) with Aspect of the Cheetah.

  • Races:  What Races are available to Hunters and which racial traits are the most useful to a Twink?
  • Professions:  What professions are the best for a Twink Hunter?
  • Spells and Abilities:  What abilities are at the Hunter’s disposal and how can they be best employed by a Twink?
  • Talents:  What talents lend themselves best to PvP and what are the best builds for a Twink Hunter at level 29?
  • Gear:  What is the BiS gear for a level 29 Hunter and where can it be acquired?
  • Buffs:  Which Scrolls, Potions, Elixirs and other consumables are available at level 29 and which are the best to have for a Twink Hunter of the same level?

Hunters can be played by members of both factions and have a fair number of available races to choose from.  Here are the races that Hunters are able to play and the racial traits from those races, that are the best for Twinking a Hunter.

Dwarf:  Gun Specialization and Stoneform are, by far, the best racial traits that Dwarves have for Hunters doing any kind of PvP.  Being better at range and being able to escape any form of CC are invaluable in PvP.  With Frost Resistance you get a bit of moderate protection that is useful to any class.  Find Treasure is great also, just for the extra bit of gold you’ll earn from the chests you find.

Night Elf:  Any form of magical resistance is great, which makes Nature Resistance a useful trait to have. Quickness is great as well.  While Shadowmeld might not always be useful, when it is, it really is.  You can combine it with Disengage to great effect in PvP arenas and BGs.  Finally, Wisp Spirit might not seem like much, if you don’t have a Healer to resurrect, being able to get back to your body faster is important.

Orc:   One of the best orc racial trait for Hunters is  Command and it might just be the best racial trait at all for the class.  Axe Specialization can get that weapon skill up faster.  While Blood Fury is good if you find yourself in melee range, make sure not to do it when you are at low health.  Hardiness is one of the best racial traits for PvP and probably even out of the CC escape traits in the game, as it is passive.

Tauren:  As with Night Elves, Nature Resistance offers a solid passive damage resistance that is good for just about any class.  Endurance is nothing any Tauren ever complained about, as all classes benefit greatly from just having more health than other races.  War Stomp, which gives you a quick burst of CC, is another great trait that saves you from being overwhelmed, or can just stop a retreating foe from escaping.

Troll:  Trolls have the most abilities that are of use to a Hunter out of all the other races.  Beast Slaying, is great for dealing with enemy Druids, or the pets of other Hunters.  It’s also useful for when you are leveling.  Berserking increases your attack speed, which increases your DPS and more DPS is always a good thing for a Hunter.  Is probably more useful than Throwing Specialization, but if you really want to be a Troll Axe Thrower, you can.  Lastly, Regeneration is, by and large, the best racial trait that the Troll offers for any class at all.

There are a lot of professions to choose from, which can make deciding which ones to go with hard.  Fortunately, one of the coolest professions is also an absolute necessity for a Twink of any class. Engineering.  There are a plethora of gadgets, devices and bombs that are extremely useful within Battlegrounds and you won’t want to miss out on them.

While Engineering is a necessity, you’re other Profession is also important.  Which ones you’ll be interested in will largely depend on your class.

What follows is a description of each of the Professions that should be of interest to a level X Twink and why.

Engineering:  For any Twink, at almost any level, Engineering is important, but for a Hunter, it is an absolute must-have.  Not just because of the CC benefits of certain bombs like the Mithril Frag Bomb (the stun effect of which can work against even level 60 characters), or the advantage of items like the Parachute Cloak, and Discombobulator Ray, but also because of the large number of pre BiS guns and head gear that are to be had leading up to level 29.  Also, don’t forget about aid items like the Minor Recombobulator and the Goblin Jumper Cables, which can help with resurrecting when the healer drops.

Enchanting:  Enchanting is probably the best choice for players who are not supporting their Twink with another character.  It has few expensive reagents that must be truly gathered, most being products of disenchanting items you are already likely to pick up.  It also offers lucrative selling opportunities with the many materials you will acquire from breaking down all of the Green and Blue items you do not need.  It can also offset the cost of getting your own enchantments some, as higher level enchanters are sometimes on the lookout for lower level materials.

Alchemy:  If you are being supplied herbs and reagents by another character, then Alchemy can be an extremely useful Profession to endeavor upon.  The ability to simply create the many potions and elixirs that offer decided advantages in PvP at this bracket, instead of having to go shop for them, almost pays for itself.  Alchemy can also be a great way to make money, especially if the reagents and materials can be acquired cheaply.

Other Professions:   HerbalismMining, and Skinning should be avoided entirely, unless you are hoping to compliment your Engineering with Mining and take some pressure off of the character supporting your Twink.  Tailoring is useless to a Hunter as well, and Blacksmithing is of only minor value.  Leatherworking is a viable remaining, as it allows you to craft your own Pre BiS armor.

CookingCooking has but one benefit to any Twink at any level bracket.  The Well Fed Buff.  The food that offers the highest possible Well Fed bonus at this level is Soothing Turtle Bisque, which gives a +8 bonus.  You can get the recipe to cook these food from Kelsey Yance in Booty Bay.  Some players may wish to go for the Giant Clam Scorcho, as it is acquired through a faction based cooking quest.  This is still viable, but is more complicated to acquire than the Turtle Bisque.  The choice is, of course, yours.

First Aid:  The only thing to worry about here is to get your First Aid maxed as high as it will go, so that you can use the Heavy Runecloth Bandage, which can heal you almost completely full with just one bandage.  To do this, you will need the three books Expert First Aid – Under WrapsManual: Heavy Silk Bandage and Manual: Mageweave Bandage.  The only trouble is that, because you still can’t get your Secondary Skills up to 300 yet, you’ll have to find someone to craft the bandages for you.  Alternatively, you could simply purchase them off of the AH.

Fishing:  This skill is not as important at this level bracket, but it’s still a great way to increase your income, especially while you’re bored and waiting around near some water.  Take any opportunity you can to fish, because each time you fish is a chance to catch a rare fish that can earn you some good money. It’s also not a bad way to get Cooking and Alchemy reagents to increase those skills.

The  Hunter has access to some pretty gnarly abilities, especially at this level.  Make sure to familiarize yourself with all of them, so that you can employ them in the most efficient and exacting manner.  Below are all of the abilities available to a Hunter at level 29, that are pertinent to Twinking and PvP in general.

  • Hunter’s Mark:  Really great to use in tandem with another hunter.  Increases damage to a single target and stops Rogues and Druids from using stealth, or prowl.
  • Tame Beast:  A Hunter’s pet is one of the most important aspects of the class.  So this ability is worth mentioning.  After you’ve completed a Hunter class quest, you can use this ability to tame your first pet.
  • Eagle Eye:  This one is really great for spying on other groups and is kind of like a free Ornate Spyglass.  Really a good ability to have in a Battleground.
  • Immolation Trap:  Like all traps, this ability can be used only when not in combat and is very effective for setting up an ambush.
  • Aspect of the Hawk:  This is an ability that you will always want to have on.  With no cooldown, or time limit, to not have this active whenever another Aspect is not active, is just leaving Mana in the potion bottle.
  • Track Undead:  While not universally useful in PvP, Alliance players will find this of great help in tracking Forsaken players.
  • Concussive Shot:  This ability is one that you are going to get a ton of use out of.  The mild, but constant CC advantage that it offers is worth every point of Mana.
  • Track Humanoids:  Most other players are humanoids, so this is a pretty important ability and only the Hunter has it.
  • Mend Pet:  Never forget to heal your pet!  They’re not only the other half of your character, but they are also a living animal that you stole from the wild and have a responsibility for!
  • Eyes of the Beast:  Become one with your beast and see through their eyes.  Excellent for scouting when you have a pet that can Prowl.
  • Mongoose Bite:  Very situational.  Requires melee range and you need to have just dodged.  This is not a good thing, because you always want to be at range.  That being said, you can’t always control that aspect of a fight, so have some melee abilities isn’t a bad idea.
  • Multi-Shot:  Hit all of the enemies!  Really great when engaging other groups.
  • Aspect of the Monkey:  This Aspect can be of a great advantage if you have taken a lot of damage, or expect to and need a breather.  If not in this situation, then this Aspect should not be on at all and Aspect of the Hawk should be.
  • Revive Pet:  Allows you to bring your pet back to life.  You know, because you didn’t heal it, or take care of it.
  • Arcane Shot:  Not a whole lot of extra damage, but better than Auto Shot and an instant attack.
  • Wing Clip:  This one is good when someone is in melee range and was kicking the crap out of you a second before, but is now desperately trying to run away and you want to stab them in the leg so that they can’t.  Good times.
  • Scare Beast:  This one is awesome for a little out of nowhere CC for Druids and Shaman in animal form, as well as, other Hunter’s Pets.  No one expects you to use this, so bust it out when it’s least convenient for your enemies.
  • Raptor Strike:  Probably your best melee ability, but since you don’t want to be in melee range, it’s ok.  Keep in your bar for when foes get too close.
  • Serpent Sting:  Still your most damaging ability and the one you will be waiting to cast the most.
  • Aspect of the Cheetah:  This one is only kind of good for CTF, as the stun effect limits your ability to truly outrun your enemies.  That being said, if you couple it with a Swiftness Potion and put a great distance between you and your foes to begin with, this Aspect will carry you the rest of the way…hopefully.
  • Disengage:  This ability has limited use in PvP, where Threat is a non factor, but it does take you out of combat, which can have advantages, if you possess the ability to stealth, or otherwise turn invisible.
  • Freezing Trap:  The other main source of a Hunter’s CC repertoire.  Use these to lay down ambushes for unsuspecting foes.
  • Scorpid Sting:  This ability is fantastic to use against Warriors, Rogues, Paladins, Shaman and even other Hunters if you can.  Make them suck at doing damage so you can be awesome at it.
  • Track Hidden:  Being able to detect invisible enemies is priceless, but you must use it well and monitor your minimap for the creeping fools.  It’s always a good thing when you can lay down a trap for a Rogue that doesn’t know you’re there for a change.
  • Rapid Fire:  This is a great ability for when you want to do a huge amount of damage to a single foe.  Combine with Berserking, if you are a Troll, to really get that DPS into the stratosphere.
  • Frost Trap:  Just like Frost Trap, but effects multiple foes with a slow effect, instead of just freezing one.  Great if you are being assaulted by a large group, just place on the other side of a hill or the like, close to where the enemy is likely to approach.

As stated, the name of the game is range.  Keep your distance and let your pet and your allies do the mixing up, while you perforate your foes from afar.  If engaged in melee, hit back, but get back to range as soon as your able without taking a ton of damage.

Your main focus, as a level 29 Twink Hunter in a BG or Arena is simple.  Massive amounts of ranged damage. As such, not only your abilities, but your talents should be those that enhance your abilities as a ranged combatant.  To this end, the talent build suggested in this guide is the most straight forward for increasing ranged attack damage and efficiency.

To start, max out both Improved Concussive Shot to maximize that ability’s CC effect, and Efficiency to lower your mana cost.  Then max out Lethal Shots to increase your Critical Strike Chance and finish strong with Mortal Shots to increase your Critical Damage.

This build does not focus on any one ability for damage, but increases your capability to do damage with all of your spells and abilities.  This is the best spec choice to maximize damage, especially for players new to playing a Hunter.

That being said, if you think you might want to see all that the Hunter’s talents have to offer, go ahead and check out the Hunter Talent Calculator.  Feel perfectly free to throw out entirely the wisdom and expertise of a guide designed to walk you through the process of building the best level 29 Twink Hunter step by step.  You’ll probably be fine.

For Twink Hunters, the name of the game is range.  So you are going to want to focus on the gear that builds on Agility the most.  Acquiring all of this BiS gear won’t be easy and it is advised that you get financial backing from a Main to make the task much easier.  Listed below are all of your BiS gear slot items and how, or where to get them. Good Luck!

One of the most important aspects of any Hunter, Twink or not, is your Hunter pet.  Unlike in modern WoW, Hunters do not start out the game with their pets. At level 10 there is a quest called The Hunter’s Path, which has four different versions based on race and faction.  Upon completion of the quest, the Hunter learns the ability Tame Beast, which they can then use to acquire their first pet.

There are also far fewer choices of pets and pet abilities in WoW Classic, so the choice for a Twink Hunter is pretty straight forward.

The Feral Mountain Lion is the best Cat family pet at this level and Cats tend to be very good, because of their high attack speed and because they have a 10% increase in all damage they do.  Cats can also learn Prowl easily, which makes them ideal for the Hunter that wishes to easily scout.

If you want a pet with decent damage, but that is a bit more robust, try a wolf.  Wolves are about as fast as cats, across the board, but are a little more durable.  The Ghostpaw Alpha is a great choice at this level, especially as it comes starts with Bite at 4th Rank and Furious Howl at 2nd Rank.  Both of these are abilities that are hard trained, so starting with them higher is an advantage.

Level 29 is where Defensive pets become more viable in PvP, because Charge is much easier to acquire for certain pets.  The Rotting Agam’ar for example starts off with Charge at level three when tamed.  It’s also the best choice for a Defensive pet at this level.

Lastly, there is the Windserpent pet type, which might be the most useful for a Hunter Twink arguably.  The thing about the Windserpents is that they have the Lightning Breath ability, or at least can train to use it.  This pet ability allows the Windserpent to attack at range, along side their Hunter master.  This can augment your own ranged damage contribution to almost 30%.  That being said, while the Windserpect can engage in melee, there are other pets that do it a lot better.  So if you have to force your Windserpent into melee, they will likely be at a disadvantage.

If you are interested in such a pet, the Venomous Cloud Serpent comes trained with Lightning Breath at 3rd Rank and Arikara while still needing to learn Lightning Breath, is the highest level Windserpent to be had at this level.

The enchantments for your gear are almost as important as the gear itself.  Make sure to get all of the best enchantments for each gear slot item that can be enchanted.  If your Main is not an enchanter, then acquiring these enchantments will be expensive, so keep that in mind.  Here are all of the best enchantments for a level 29 Twink Hunter.

There are a plethora of buffs to be had at this level and some of them are incredibly useful.  If you’ve taken Alchemy, you’ll be able to acquire most of these, fairly easily.  Otherwise, you can get them through other players who are Alchemists, or simply from the AH. Some of them are often sold by vendors in a limited quantity as well.

Battle Elixirs

  • Elixir of AgilityAnything that increases you Agility, increases you Attack Power and more Attack Power is exactly what you want.

Guardian Elixirs

  • Elixir of FortitudeNot a single character in all of WoW has ever complained about having more health.  You shouldn’t either.
  • Mighty Troll’s Blood PotionThis one is great to pop right before a long fight.  It helps mitigate damage to you and let’s your Healer take it a bit easier.
  • Elixir of Greater DefenseMore armor is always a good thing, especially in these quantities.
  • Minor Magic Resistance PotionIt might seem like a small amount, but magical resistance to every type of magical damage is a great buff.
  • Lesser Invisibility PotionInvisibility.  Nuff’ said, right?  Yeah, it’s limited, but the other guy can’t see you.  It’s like being a Rogue, or Druid for like…a little bit.
  • Swiftness Potion:  These are fantastic for a quick escape, or to chase a straggler down.
  • Jungle Remedy:  You will have to farm for these in Stranglethorn Vale, but being able to cure both disease and poison is totally worth it.
  • Greater Healing PotionYou know them, you love them, you use them sparingly.
  • Mana PotionThis one may be in your bag for a bit before you actually use it, but when you need it, you will REALLY be happy you have one.
  • Scroll of Agility:  Use if you’d like to do a bit more melee crit damage.
  • Scroll of Protection II:  Don’t use with the Elixir of Defense, but if you don’t have one of those, it’s pretty great.
  • Scroll of Stamina:  More health and durability is always a good thing.  This might be your best choice of scrolls, in fact.
  • Scroll of Strength:  This is a great one if you plan on being in Bear Form doing melee damage for a long period of time.
  • Scroll of Intellect:  Great if you don’t have a Mage in the party, or if they’re busy and you want a bit more punch for your spells.
  • Scroll of Spirit II:  Again, not as good as Divine Spirit, but if you don’t have a Paladin in your party and are doing a lot of healing, this is fantastic.

You gain a solid benefit from just about all of the long term team buffs out there.  Arcane Intellect will increase your mana pool, while Power Word: Fortitude increases your health pool.  Blessing of Kings is also a great buff that the Paladin gets access to at level 20.  So if you are Alliance, get it.  Mark of the Wild is the class buff that likely offers the best bonus for a Hunter all around.

And so, you have learned all you need to now build the best possible level 29 Twink Hunter.  Acquiring all of that gear, equipment and getting your best pet will be a difficult task, but you’re surely up to the challenge.  If you weren’t you wouldn’t have read this whole guide to the end. So go now, to hunt, stalk and kill your friends. Have fun!

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