Choosing a Hunter Race

WoW Hunter Races

Thinking about starting a hunter..? Maybe you’re considering a race change for an existing hunter?

Want to know which race is the best option for your hunter..?

Well, hopefully this guide will help you decide. 🙂

First off… I’ve never really considered myself much of a role-player type, but I think that a player’s choice of race should depend largely upon which race they ‘like’ best. I’m talking about the ‘feel’ of the class… the look, the emotes, the animations, the lore, etc… These are all very important, because after all… you’ll be the one playing this character for countless hours, so you may as well pick a race you’re fond of.

Obviously, faction is just as important as the choice of look and feel, if not more so. Do you want to fight for the Alliance or for the Horde..?

That said, if you’re just trying to decide which races are ‘the best’, then here’s a handy guide that can help you choose which race is best for your hunter, based upon which racial traits are going to help your hunter the most. To keep things simple, I’m mainly focusing on PvE and PvP. I figure anyone looking for ‘the best choice’ is doing so for raiding or PvP, however, if you are looking for the best ‘gathering’ hunters, then I can tell you that Worgen and Tauren are the best. 😉

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The Journal of Huugg Staffshatter, Son of the Frostwolf Clan

Day One of the Second Year In The Warchief’s Charge

Huugg, Orc Hunter

It has been a long, cold journey to Northrend…

Many of the soldiers on the journey with me have been severely frostbitten. A troll named Tar’jit fell asleep in the bottom of the zeppelin, never to awake. He had died of hypothermia.

I spoke with some of the other warriors in the Second Legion while we made the trip from Orgrimmar to Warsong Hold. One of them had been stationed in Dragonblight for a month before he’d been sent back to Kalimdor to be treated for wounds sustained while fighting at the Wrathgate. He spoke of the legendary empire of the undead Scourge, tales of behemoth spiders withering away from thousands of years of decay, and of the hated Lich King, Arthas.

He told many stories to those of us new to Northrend. Most were frightening tales, worse than any I had heard before. Nothing I had experienced during my tour of duty at Hellfire Peninsula one year previous would even come close to the horrors I was likely to encounter in Northrend.

Yet, there was one story of his that enchanted me… one that grabbed me…

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A fun diversion

Those of you that have been following my blog for awhile may recall that I rolled an orc hunter last year. In addition to the joys of leveling another hunter, I did this because I wanted to experience the game from the horde perspective before Cataclysm tears Azeroth apart. Although I’ve not played him much in the past couple of …

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More News from the Other Side

Since life outside the game has compromised my raid availability the past few weeks, I’ve been doing most of my Huntering on my low level Orc. I gotta tell you though… 40-49 BGs are a refreshing change from the end game grind. I’m also really starting to enjoy this whole PvP server atmosphere. It adds an unpredictable and exciting element of game play, that’s for sure.

Once I leveled out of the 30-39 bracket, I decided my next mission was going to be the taming of one of my all-time favorite rare pets.

Old Cliff Jumper

Old Cliff Jumper

To me, he’s one of the coolest pets in the game. For one, he’s super rare. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve seen him with other Hunters over the years. He’s pretty tough to get because he spawns only 1-2 times per day, plus he’s in a high traffic area. This is only the second time I’ve ever tamed him, and I have to say it’s one of the more exciting “Old World” tames, especially for a Horde character.

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