Hunters are one of the most devastating Player versus Player combat classes in World of Warcraft. The hunter in player versus player (PvP) combat is one of the most versatile classes that can fill a number of of roles in PvP and group play, such as damage per second (DPS), crowd control and tanking.
Hunters who use pets are sometimes accused of cheating in World of Warcraft, but in player versus environment (PvE) combat in World of Warcraft, hunter pets serve to keep enemies the hunter is fighting away from the character.
The hunter’s attack power is based on the agility and strength stats. The pet adds to the hunter’s damage and helps balance the fact that warriors and other pure melee characters or caster characters are capable of dealing more damage by themselves than a hunter.
Hunter PvP Basics
Hunters are a ranged class. Virtually all of the damage abilities that hunters get in World of Warcraft are about increasing the character’s effectiveness in ranged combat. Because the hunter is a ranged combat class, the first thing a hunter must do in PvP is avoid getting involved in melee combat. This is difficult for the hunter, as paladins, warriors, rogues, and feral druids exploit this weakness.
Abilities like freezing trap can give the hunter an edge in moving speed. Hunter spells like aspect of the pack are best not used because any hit a character takes while the spell is active will stun the hunter.
The Classes a Hunter Can “Pwn” in PvP
A hunter can easily do more damage than a mage, warlock, or priest as long as he has decent spell resistances. The ranged class in World of Warcraft can also keep caster opponents from their full effectiveness through using class abilities like viper sting, which drains the mana of an opponent and concussive shot which can be used to stop a healer, mage, or warlock from casting a spell.
While dueling is not necessarily one of the best ideas for a hunter, according to the Almost Gaming forums, the pet and the ranged abilities of the class make it a desirable addition to the battlefields and PvE raids.
The hunter should keep the hunter’s mark on his intended target at all times in both PvP and PvE combat as the spell increases the damage dealt and use the arsenal of instant cast spells the hunter has at his disposal.