I’ve been helping a couple of friends with gearing and gemming their characters recently and so I thought, “What if I just do a list, of gear which I’d aim for, if I levelled another hunter and had access only to heroics, excluding Frost Emblems?” So here is a list, aimed at Marksman hunters. I’ll also dedicate this post to Zal.
If you want to see other options: Pre-Raid Gear List.
*Windrunner’s Headpiece of Conquest – I’ve linked to the Horde version, but it’s the same for alliance. 50 Emblem of Triumph.
Enchant – Arcanum of Torment, Ebon Blade revered.
Gems – Meta: Relentless Earthsiege Diamond. Socket 1: Deadly Ametrine.
*Pauldrons of the Devourer/Epaulets of the Devourer – 1st Horde, 2nd Alliance. 45 Emblem of Triumph.
Enchant – Greater Inscription of the Axe, with helm and shoulder enchants being made BoA, I’ll assume you have a character who is exalted with Sons of Hodir. If not, the Lesser version is fine until exalted.
Gems – Deadly Ametrine.
*Crusader’s Dragonscale Breastplate – The same available for Alliance. Made by Leatherworkers, requires: 40 Icy Dragonscale, 8 Eternal Water, 8 Eternal Life, 8 Arctic Fur, and 8 Crusader Orbs.
Enchant – 10 Stats.
Gems – Red Socket: Delicate Cardinal Ruby. Blue Socket: Nightmare Tear. Yellow Socket: Deadly Ametrine.
*Crusader’s Dragonscale Bracers – The same available for Alliance. Made by Leatherworkers, requires: 40 Icy Dragonscale, 8 Eternal Water, 6 Arctic Fur, 4 Crusader Orbs.
Enchant – 50 Attack Power
Gems – Delicate Cardinal Ruby
*Windrunner’s Legguards of Conquest – The same for Alliance. 50 Emblem of Triumph.
Enchant – Icescale Leg Armor
Gems – 2x Delicate Cardinal Ruby. (If you decide not to get the crafted chest, this blue slot is another good place for a Nightmare Tear)
*Spiked Toestompers – The Icecrown crafted boots are better, but very expensive at the moment. These drop from Falric in Heroic Halls of Reflection.
Enchant – Cat’s Swiftness, hard to find, another alternative is Tuskarr’s Vitality. If you need the hit however, Icewalker.
*Accursed Crawling Cape – Drops from Devourer of Souls in normal Forge of Souls.
Enchant – 22 Agility.
*Broach of the Wailing Night – 19 Emblem of Conquest.
*Dexterous Brightstone Ring – 35 Emblem of Triumph.
*Band of Stained Souls – Drops from Scourgelord Tyrannus in Heroic Pit of Saron.
Main Hand Weapon:
*Quel’Delar, Ferocity of the Scorned – Rewarded from the Battered Hilt quest, Battered Hilt drops from certain trahs mobs in Heroic Frozen Halls instances, however, can be very difficult to get hold of one, another option is:
*Orca-Hunter’s Harpoon – Which drops from Marwyn in Heroic Halls of Reflection.
Enchant – Massacre, 110 Attack Power.
Gems – Delicate Cardinal Ruby.
*Felglacier Bolter – Drops from Ick in Heroic Pit of Saron.
Enchant – If you can get hold of one and need the hit, Hit Scope, however not only hard to get hold of, but they will be expensive, so otherwise use a Crit Scope.
*Needle-Encrusted Scorpion – Drops from Devourer of Souls in Heroic Forge of Souls.
*Darkmoon Card: Greatness – Reward from Nobles Deck. The agility version of course.
If you’re low on hit, there is a hit trinket which I personally am not fond of but for 50 Emblem of Triumph there is the Mark of Supremacy. There is a 20 hit enchant for gloves. There are also gems.