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Starting a demon hunter

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So, you're thinking of playing a demon hunter? This page is intended to give a short overview of the class, just to get you started on the right path. If you're looking for more detailed information on the class's abilities, see the main demon hunter page. For more advanced topics, see Demon hunter tactics.

Things to consider when picking a demon hunter:

  • Do I like to tank?
  • Do I have the patience to wait until I unleash my attacks?
  • Do I like spotting items which are out of sight?
  • Do I like having extra mobility?

For a more general overview on starting out playing WoW, see the Newbie Guide.

Introduction

The demon hunter is a class of either Tanking or DPS. For tanking, you can stand on your own as you have planty of options for self heal. For dps, one must charge up before unleashing their attacks.

Race selection

Alliance Night elfNight elf Night elf

Horde Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf

  • [Arcane Torrent] returns 15 focus on a 2 minute cooldown, and is not on the global cooldown. It also silences enemies, which is good for PvP.

High leveling

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Talent specialisations

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Armor and weapons

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  • Best stat for hunters: agility.
  • Avoid items with strength, intellect, or spirit, as those stats are useless for hunters.

Demon Hunter Quests

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On soloing and grouping

Soloing

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See also: Demon hunter tactics

Grouping

For more in-depth information, see: Demon hunter tactics

Useful professions

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Primary professions

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Secondary professions

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Heirlooms

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Long-term goals

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