Hunter Luv...

I love my hunter.... well actually I love all my girls, but hunters are just damn cool! My hunter is beast-spec, which is so easy even I can do it.  But lately I've been working on my trapping skills so I won't suck quite so much when things go awry.  I even did a minor respec to put points into that trapping talent. Not that I actually plan to run instances with her, but you never know :)

So anyway, I'm goofing off in Shadowmoon since that's my current Primal Fire farming spot. After I complete my 60 motes of fire for the day, I decide to knock out a few Aldor quests to get my rep up. I'm at 3k Honored and I'd like to hit Revered for the neato DPS ring they have. My poor rogue missed out on that one since she went Scryer for the epic dagger and other goodies.

I keep telling myself that I need to quit and go to bed, but then about 11:30 someone starts asking for help with Gorefiend's Armor. Which I happen to have in my quest log. And they don't care what class, woot! So I volunteer and they are thrilled to have me. Well actually, what they really wanted was a healer which we ended up waiting another 30 minutes to find. And it turned out that these folks weren't terribly familiar with the quest. Luckily I had already done it with Kaliope and Krystella, so I knew what needed to happen for the most part.

On the other hand, I was pretty sure that I was going to be nominated for pulling duty. Since my hunter is 95% solo played, I was a bit nervous about this. Then they also decided that this would be a good time to use Misdirection, a spell I had learned less than a week ago and never used. Needless to say I missed the first pull of the dragon because I was reading the tooltip and trying to figure out how to use Misdirection. The next time Vhel'kur came by, I realized I wasn't in range for the pull. We had staked out the shorter mountain near Arvoar instead of the one by the Den Mother, my bad.

So we relocate to the Den Mother's mountaintop and I notice there's a small ledge partway down. It's small, but it's out of range of the Den Mother and no one wants to clear because our healer needs to leave ASAP and help her guild. So we decide to chance it and station the tank on the small ledge with the ranged folk at the top of the mountain for the fight. Now I'm really sweating this because I've always cleared the Den Mother and her minions and conducted the fight on the ground. Plus I know I'm in charge of making this pull work, how did these poor folks get so lucky as to end up with me?

I wait for Vel'khur to path by, fire up the Misdirection and shoot. The dragon whizzes by me and goes right to the tank. No one died, everyone is DPS'ing like good little team players and it was the smoothest kill I'd ever done on this mob. I was so tickled that it went like clockwork and I didn't mess up the pull, yay for me!

And if that's not enough to make me happy about my noob-huntering, I got a nifty blue helm to boot!

7 comments:

  1. I've leveled a mage and a priest to 70 and currently have a BM hunter at level 46, and I have to say, it's the easiest, most stress-free class I have leveled.
    Not that leveling a Shadow Priest was hard, but with a hunter it's just ez-mode :)

    The big question is, how many times did you fail the final step before managing to beat the guardian? :) Like most people, I failed the first time but managed to bit him the second time. That part is so much fun :D

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  2. Muahaha - I beat him the first time! It wasn't even a close fight, but that is primarily because I had done the quest twice already and knew to spam the heal and drain life buttons every time the cooldown was up. The first time I did it with my rogue, I failed on the first try and looked it up on Allakhazam to figure out the strat. I think I beat it the second time, armed with my new tips from other posters. I have to agree, that's a great quest. Maybe I'll write a post on that...

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  3. I have levelled a restoration chaman (mostly in small group), then a arms warrior (mostly solo) from 60 to 70.
    Recently I have started a brand new BM hunter from scratch (new cool race on Horde side) and I agree that it was easier than the two other ones.
    Vel’khur was also one of the first target on which I used Misdirection toward someone else than my pet ^^

    PS: do you plan to craft the Ebon Netherscale set ?

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  4. Well, my hunter is actually a Blacksmith and not a Leatherworker, so she'll be making herself the epic Axe with +92 attack power on it :) But I did craft the Felstalker and Fel Leather pieces for her to wear, in addition to a Necklace of the Deep from my Jewelcrafter!

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  5. I love BM hunters... they are easy to level and great for solo play. Hehe, I read your post here at work and keep thinking of all the fun quests I need to do in SMV. Hunters FTW.

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  6. I have mostly put my talent points into marks with a little in the other two. It is something like 5/44/11 I think. Overall I went into crit marks and longer trapping with more HP for the pet.

    Although I have MD I have no clue as to how to use it correctly. Can you sort of explain the exact way it is to be used to my advantage?

    As for the Gorefiend quests I was able to find a good group together and we wiped the three quests out in matter of seconds. No deaths. All bash and smash.

    Of course the overall funny thing is I am 70 lvl and running around with the complete 60 lvl PVP epic BG gear. So far I have been trying to get the entire 70 lvl but it is such a pain to get the required HP and marks.

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  7. Bobsin: Misdirection helps when you are in a group and need to shift aggro to the tank (after pulling). You click the MD button and then target your tank. When you shoot, the aggro you generate on the pull gets added to the tank's aggro table. As a result, you don't have to FD or whatever, the mob just goes straight to the tank as if he/she pulled it.

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