Cataclysm Hunter Guides
Here the Warcraft Hunters Union benefits kick in with with some tips and tricks and how-to hunter guides for WoW. These hunter guides are fully updated for Cataclysm, level 85 and patch 4.3, and we continue to update these hunter guides as Cataclysm patches come out and hunter abilities get tweaked. Just another benefit for hunters who pay their dues.
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When you see this logo on one of our hunter guides, that means that the guide has been reviewed for accuracy (often updated the week after a major patch). Below the logo is the date of the last time the guide was reviewed and the last major patch when it was reviewed.
This way you can know that our WoW hunter information is up to date. See the full Review policy Here.
WHU WoW Hunter Guides Notes
All of the WoW hunter guides for the WHU have been theorycrafted and, where possible, extensively tested in-game or in the PTRs to be as useful as possible to the largest number of hunters. We put in a lot of time on our hunter guides, a ridiculous amount of hours in front of the target dummy and on spreadsheets, and we also talk with some of the top theorycrafters in the community; and then we spend a lot more time rechecking everything after every patch, or investigating new theories or comments on new ways of doing things.
But, as always, there’s a but.
WoW is a very customizable game, and what is the right answer for the majority of hunters might not be the best way for you to optimize. Optimization changes not just by hunter spec, but also based on literally every piece of your gear, different bosses, different trash, and even your play style. The WoW hunter guides we present are generally going to be good advice for every hunter, and generally be the best advice for the majority of hunters — but it’s impossible for any guide or BiS list to always be the absolute best DPS option for you.
That said, even if you’re in the category where our gem suggestion or stat weight isn’t the absolute ideal option, our suggestions will be good, and the amount worse than the best will be incredibly tiny. But as always, if you want the absolute best to the fraction of a DPS, you need to be doing your own theorycrafting, and your own FemaleDwarf/Simulationcraft testing, and your own in-game testing.
If there are additional guides that you would like to see, feel free to let us know. We’ve had some requests for hardware guides (though I’m not sure what we’d say other than we love Razer mice and that in soviet russia, keyboard binds you!) but if there are enough hunters interested we could consider doing a runndown of the top computer peripherals we like, including what to kook for in keyboard, mouse, and headset options.
The one kind of guide that we have stopped doing is hunter tips for boss guides: there just isn’t enough interest to justify the work. When we did these (and we though they were pretty good too) they were the least popular things we posted. The great generic boss guides out there seem to satisfy the needs in this category.