Today on WoW Insider I go over hunter racial optimization in details. We covered the bare bones of which race was best for Alliance and Horde here a while ago, but at WoW insider I cover ever race, and rank them all in order. Best of all, I kinda accidentally made fun of a lot of races while I was at it. Every time I make a dwarves are cool and XX race is not joke, there’s always someone who takes offense. Well, this article will manage to offend nearly everyone then. I can’t wait to see the comments:
Not all races are created equal. Dwarves, for example, have rugged good looks, wit, and unparalleled charm, all of which are amplified by drink. Orcs, on the other hand, are green, smelly, and think that bodily functions are the height of sophisticated humor. Alas, these too are amplified by drink.
But when we talk about races in WoW, we’re usually talking about racials — the bonuses each race gets and how these work in synergy with the hunter class. Racials tend not to be a big deal to casual players but are so important to progression types that even the support classes care about them.
It’s important to note that racials are not balanced, and never more so than in Cataclysm.
Before we get into the specifics of which racials help the hunter class the most, let me stress that it’s not that big of a deal for most players — at best, something around a 1% gain to your DPS. Play the race you like best (as long as it’s a dwarf). Hunters can be any race except gnomes, and as the video above shows, with enough liquor, even they can manage. But if you really want to squeeze the last ounce of raiding prowess out of your hunter, then your racials are one of the variables you’ll want to optimize…. Read More.