Hunter Runes & Locations for Phase 3 of Season of Discovery (WoW Classic SoD)

Hunter Runes & Locations in Season of Discovery (SoD)

Rune Engraving is a new system for Season of Discovery. It allows each class to tailor their gameplay experience by unlocking new unique abilities! In this guide you’ll find all of the runes that are currently available for Hunters in Phase 3 of SoD. You can also see them all in our Season of Discovery Talent Calculator.

Phase 3 Hunter Runes

Here are the new runes for Hunters in Phase 3 of Season of Discovery, sorted by the gear slot they can be applied to.

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Bracers
Bracers
Bracers
Helm
Helm
Helm

Phase 2 Hunter Runes

These runes for Hunters were added in Phase 2 of Season of Discovery.

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Belt
Belt
Belt
Boots
Boots
Boots

Phase 1 Hunter Runes

Here are the Hunter runes that were released with Phase 1 of Season of Discovery. We have detailed walkthroughs for where and how to find each one!

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Chest
Chest
Chest
Chest
Gloves
Gloves
Gloves
Gloves
Pants
Pants
Pants
Pants

Hunter Skill Books

In addition to runes, there are also skill books in the game that will teach you new spells. Here are the skill books that are available for Hunters in Season of Discovery.

Skill Book
Spell
Discovery

Hunter Rune Starting Locations & Level Requirements

The table below can help you plan your route or simply see if you’ve acquired all of the runes in your current zone. Levels with a single asterisk (*) are runes that have a specific level requirement while those with a double asterisk (**) are our recommendations based on the level of enemies in the area or other factors such as abilities that will make the process easier.

Rune
Starting Locations
Level
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Teldrassil
Durotar, Mulgore
2*
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Teldrassil
Durotar, Mulgore
4**
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Teldrassil
Durotar, Mulgore
4**
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Teldrassil
Durotar, Mulgore
4**
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Teldrassil
Durotar, Mulgore
10*
Wow Alliance Crest Darkshore, Westfall
Silverpine Forest, The Barrens
10**
[Reputation Required]
10**
The Barrens
10**
Wow Alliance Crest Darkshore, Loch Modan, Westfall
The Barrens
20**
Hillsbrad Foothills
25**
Stonetalon Mountains
25*
Wetlands
25**
* – Required level, such as unable to accept quest or spell requires a certain level to train
** – Recommended level, based upon NPCs needed to kill, zone, etc
.

Hunter Rune Guides

Below you’ll find a quick overview of how to get each of the SoD Hunter Runes. Refer to our individual guides for more detailed walkthroughs!

Beast Mastery Rune

Beast Mastery is a Hunter Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Darkshore:

  • Kill Blackwood furbolgs in Darkshore until one drops Crab Treats. You can also get this item by fishing in Darkshore.
  • Use the Crab Treats on a Young Reef Crawler along the coast of the zone to get the rune.

Silverpine Forest:

  • Kill Ferocious Grizzled Bear in the northern part Silverpine Forest until a Grizzled Protector appears, a level 16 elite.
  • Kill it to loot your rune.

The Barrens:

  • Drop a Freezing Trap in the path of a Patrolling Cheetah north of Camp Taurajo in The Barrens.
  • Kill it to loot your rune.

Westfall:

Carve Rune

Carve is a Hunter Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Dun Morogh:

  • Kill Rockjaw Troggs in Gol’Bolar Quarry in Dun Morogh until one drops a Rabbit Musk.
  • Use the Rabbit Musk when near a Rabbit and then use your Tame Beast ability on the critter.
  • Speak with Toby at Amberstill Ranch (64, 50) to trade the rabbit for the rune.

Durotar:

  • Kill quillboars in Durotar until one drops an Adder Pheromone.
  • Use the Adder Pheromone when near an Adder and then use your Tame Beast ability on the critter.
  • Speak with Razzil at Razor Hill (52, 44) to trade the adder for the rune.

Mulgore:

  • Kill gnolls in southern Mulgore until one drops a Prairie Dog Musk.
  • Use the Prairie Dog Musk when near a Prairie Dog and then use your Tame Beast ability on the critter.
  • Speak with Takoda Sunmane at Bloodhoof Village (46, 60) to trade the prairie dog for the rune.

Teldrassil:

  • Kill furbolgs in Teldrassil until one drops a Deer Musk.
  • Use the Deer Musk when near a Deer and then use your Tame Beast ability on the critter.
  • Speak with Relaeron in the Cenarion Enclave in Darnassus (40, 9) to trade the deer for the rune.

Chimera Shot Rune

Chimera Shot is a Hunter Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Dwarf:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest Trek Through the Caves from the Hunter Trainer in Dun Morogh.
  • Enter the cave in the south of Coldridge Valley and loot the rune from a Frostmane Loot Cache chest.

Night Elf:

Orc:

Tauren:

Troll:

  • Reach level 2 and pick up the quest Rugged Terrain from the Hunter Trainer in Durotar.
  • Kill nearby Scorpid Workers until one of them drops the rune.

Cobra Strikes Rune

Cobra Strikes is a Hunter Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

Dual Wield Specialization Rune

Dual Wield Specialization is a Hunter Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Go to the area north of Grom’Gol in Stranglethorn Vale, around 32, 16, and run around until you get the Danger! debuff.
  • Use Track Hidden and Flares to locate the source of the debuff, a Bloodscalp Guerilla.
  • Kill it to loot the rune.

Explosive Shot Rune

Explosive Shot is a Hunter Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Kill one of the following enemies to loot the rune:
    • Arra’chea, a level 11 in Mulgore
    • Edan the Howler, a level 19 rare in Dun Morogh
    • Old Icebeard, a level 11 elite in Dun Morogh
    • Rageclaw, a level 10 in Teldrassil
    • Sarkoth, a level 4 scorpid in Durotar
    • The Rake, a level 10 rare in Mulgore

Expose Weakness Rune

Expose Weakness is a Hunter Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

Flanking Strike Rune

Flanking Strike is a Hunter Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

Dun Morogh:

Durotar:

  • Kill boars in Durotar until one drops a Durotar Pig Meat.
  • Use the Durotar Pig Meat on the northern island of the Echo Isles to summon Raluk.
  • Kill it to loot the rune.

Mulgore:

Teldrassil:

Heart of the Lion Rune

Heart of the Lion is a Hunter Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Enter the cave just north of Dun Algaz in southern Wetlands (53, 64).
  • Kill Carrodin, a level 25 elite owl, to loot the rune.

Invigoration Rune

Invigoration is a Hunter Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Buy an Entomology Starter Kit from Amaryllis Webb in western Swamp of Sorrows (24, 54).
  • Open the Entomology Starter Kit to get a Bug Catching Net and a Field Guide.
  • Use the Bug Catching Net to catch bugs at the following locations:
    • Stranglethorn Vale: on a tree stump at the Venture Co. Base Camp (45, 19)
    • Arathi Highlands: the stable at Northfold Manor (31, 28)
    • Desolace: the Kodo Graveyard (51, 59)
  • Return to Amaryllis Webb to trade the bugs for the rune.

Kill Command Rune

Kill Command is a Hunter Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

Lone Wolf Rune

Lone Wolf is a Hunter Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Visit Grizzby inside the inn at Ratchet in The Barrnes.
  • Purchase a Rune of Lone Wolf from him for 3 gold and use it to get the rune.

Master Marksman Rune

Master Marksman is a Hunter Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Use Hunter’s Mark on a Rustling Bush in any of the following places:
    • Dun Morogh: near Brewnall Village (29, 50)
    • Durotar: west of Razor Hill (40.5, 52)
    • Mulgore: northeast of Bloodhoof Village (59, 54)
    • Teldrassil: near the center of the zone (47, 46)
  • Kill the mob that spawns to loot the rune.

Melee Specialist Rune

Melee Specialist is a Hunter Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Speak with the Dalaran Agent at Ariden’s Camp in the northeast of Deadwind Pass (52, 36) to get Ariden’s Sigil.
  • Equip Ariden’s Sigil and look for locations where you get the Dark Presence buff:
    • Arathi Highlands (60, 40)
    • Badlands (58, 54)
    • Deadwind Pass (43, 29)
    • Desolace (65, 25)
    • Duskwood (23, 47)
    • Swamp of Sorrows (69, 28)
    • The Barrens (52, 36)
  • In each of the above locations, use Ariden’s Sigil to summon a Dark Rider, a level 41 elite, and kill it to loot a relic.
  • When you have all seven relics, return to the Dalaran Agent to trade them in for your rune.

Serpent Spread Rune

Serpent Spread is a Hunter Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Hand in Waylaid Supplies crates until you reach Friendly reputation with Wow Alliance Crest Azeroth Commerce Authority or  Durotar Supply and Logistics.
  • Purchase the rune from a Supply Officer. Supply Officers can be found near the Auction House in each major city.

Sniper Training Rune

Sniper Training is a Hunter Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

Darkshore:

  • Pick up a Gnarled Harpoon that is sticking out of a rock along the northern coast of Darkshore.
  • Throw the Gnarled Harpoon at Paxnozz, a level 20 elite thresher off the northern coast (48, 15).
  • Kill it to loot the rune.

Loch Modan:

  • Kill Kackle, an elite crocolisk on the southern island in The Loch (53, 56).
  • Loot the rune.

The Barrens:

  • Buy a Fishing Harpoon from Kilxx at the dock in Ratchet in The Barrens.
  • Throw the Fishing Harpoon at Bruuz, a level 20 elite shark off the coast (65, 40).
  • Kill it to loot the rune.

Westfall:

  • Kill Defias Scout, an elite near Sentinel Hill (52, 56).
  • Loot the rune.

Steady Shot Rune

Steady Shot is a Hunter Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Kill Needletooth, the level 35 fish in the pond at Witherbark Village in Arathi Highlands (68, 66).
  • Loot the rune.

Trap Launcher Rune

Trap Launcher is a Hunter Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Pick up the quest Highway Robbery from an Extinguished Campfire near the Kodo Graveyard in Desolace (47, 54).
  • Speak with Bibbly F’utzbuckle at the northern crossroads in Desolace (63, 39) to progress the quest to On the Lam.
  • Speak with Tokal inside the inn at Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale (27, 77) to pick up the quest Cherry for Your Thoughts?.
  • Buy a Cherry Grog from the nearby vendor, Nixxrax Fillamug, and bring it to Tokal to get the quest No Honor Among Thieves.
  • Use the boat on the southern shore of Arathi Highlands near the bridge (53, 91) to travel to the east coast.
  • Speak to Illari Duskfeather and either agree with her (Alliance only) or fight her to get Illari’s Key.
  • Use the key to open the nearby Jewel-Encrusted Box to loot the rune.

 

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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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Nate the Hunter
Nate the Hunter
6 months ago

looks epic, think im gonna go huntard in SoD😎 thanks for posting this

anon
anon
Reply to  Nate the Hunter
6 months ago

yup. me2

Fares
Fares
5 months ago

have anyone found the Cobra Strike Rune ?

William Decker
William Decker
5 months ago

Sniper Training fell for me from a Defias Scout sitting on the hill right behind the Inn in Westfall. Was level 15.

Xem
Xem
6 months ago

looks like aspect of the lion is the blessing of kings for the horde…. but you would need 8 hunters to give it to the full raid as oppose to 1 paladin… what a joke

Raven
Raven
Reply to  Xem
6 months ago

Please explain? It says ‘All Nearby Allies’ not ‘Party Members’

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