I’ve been spending too much time on math-centric posts over at the Thrill of the Wild, so while hanging out in Nagrand doing some trapping, I thought it might be fun to cover why exactly, it’s the greatest hunter zone in Draenor.
Getting Around in Style — on Talbuks
The amazing part about Nagrand is it takes the awesomeness of being a hunter, and just multiplies it. Everyone already knows that hunters are the premiere class in World of Warcraft, with the greatest toolkit ever present in the game, but when you add in being able to do all we can do, while mounted, the awesomeness is almost too much to handle. If you don’t have the stables in your Nagrand outpost, worry not; the price just went down, go switch right now.
You know those pesky crags that support classes have to run all the way around? A common hunter trick has always been to jump-spin-disengage across them, and now we can do so while mounted!
Are there too many mobs between you and that large timber you’re trying to cut down, but you don’t want to waste time killing them all? We can camo while mounted! Even the Predator can’t do that.
Ever see a great spot to use a goblin glider, but you don’t bother because you don’t want to have to re-mount afterwards? Well, now you can this:
Kiting on Talbuks
There’s a lot more awesomeness than just getting around in style, though. As the greatest kiting class in the game, you might find yourself thinking “I don’t need some silly talbuk when I can already kite so well”. Well you’d be wrong. There’s always room for more awesomeness, and kiting while mounted is just plain awesome.
Accidentally pull a few dozen elite mobs with Barrage? It’s not a problem. Stay out of range with ease and just pick them off one at a time. Or run back and forth through them. No mob is so elite it can keep up with a mounted hunter kiting it.
This may not have anything to do with being a hunter, but there are some weird sites in Nagrand. My favorite so far is this guy who apparently drank himself to death. Lightweights who can’t handle their booze… He must not have been a hunter. Or, perhaps he was a hunter, trying to dull the pet-less pain from playing too much Lone Wolf.
There’s also a strange box of Murloc on an island just off the coast. I still have no idea what’s going on there.
Have y’all found any fun hunter tricks while playing in Nagrand? Any other zone you feel is even better for hunters? Answer in the comments. Thanks to Bendak for the great Dwarf Hunter screenshots.