All Hunter Runes in WoW Classic SoD

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All Hunter Runes in WoW Classic SoD

Daniel Royte
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Hunters in World of Warcraft Classic have always been known for their versatility and ability to solo content effectively.
They have received a variety of new and powerful runes that improve the class in the Season of Discovery
Let’s look at all the Hunter runes available in the Season of Discovery and detail their effects.

Hunters in World of Warcraft Classic have always been known for their versatility and ability to solo content effectively. They have received a variety of new and powerful runes that improve the class in the Season of Discovery, including the potential for melee Survival builds to become viable. Let’s look at all the Hunter runes available in the Season of Discovery and detail their effects.

List of All Hunter Runes in WoW Classic SoD

Phase One introduced 12 Hunter runes, while Phase Two added 6 more runes. Each rune offers unique effects and abilities. Here's a list of all Hunter runes and their effects:

Chest Runes

  1. Cobra Strikes

    • Effect: Your critical hits with Shot abilities cause your pet's next 2 special attacks to hit critically.

    • Phase: 1

  2. Heart of the Lion

    • Effect: The hunter invokes the heart of a lion, increasing total stats by 10% for all nearby allies, and increasing total stats for the Hunter by an additional 10%.

    • Phase: 1

  3. Lone Wolf

    • Effect: You deal 30% increased damage with all attacks while you do not have an active pet.

    • Phase: 1

  4. Master Marksman

    • Effect: Increases your critical strike chance by 5%, and reduces the Mana cost of all your Shot abilities by 25%.

    • Phase: 1

Hands Runes

  1. Beast Mastery

    • Effect: Your pet's damage and health are increased by 20%, and its Focus regeneration by 50%. In addition, your pet's Growl now also Taunts the target to attack it for 3 sec.

    • Phase: 1

  2. Carve

    • Effect: A sweeping attack that strikes all enemies in front of you for 50% weapon damage.

    • Phase: 1

  3. Chimera Shot

    • Effect: You deal 100% weapon damage, refreshing the current Sting on your target and triggering an effect based on the Sting applied.

    • Phase: 1

  4. Explosive Shot

    • Effect: You fire an explosive charge into the enemy target, dealing Fire damage to all enemies within 8 yards. The charge will deal damage again every second for an additional 2 sec.

    • Phase: 1

Legs Runes

  1. Flanking Strike

    • Effect: You and your pet deal simultaneous instant 100% melee damage. Afterward, your Mongoose Bite and Raptor Strike deal 10% increased damage for 10 sec, stacking up to 3 times. Raptor Strike has a 20% chance to reset the cooldown on Flanking Strike.

    • Phase: 1

  2. Kill Command

    • Effect: Give the command to kill, increasing your pet's damage done from Claw and Bite by 60% for 30 sec. Each Claw or Bite done by the pet reduces the damage bonus by 20%.

    • Phase: 1

  3. Serpent Spread

    • Effect: Targets hit by your Multi-Shot are also afflicted by your Serpent Sting for 6 sec.

    • Phase: 1

  4. Sniper Training

    • Effect: Your Shot abilities gain 10% increased critical strike chance while you have not moved for the last 6 sec.

    • Phase: 1

All Hunter Runes in WoW Classic SoD

Waist Runes

  1. Expose Weakness

    • Effect: Your melee and ranged criticals increase your attack power by 40% of your current Agility for 7 sec.

    • Phase: 2

  2. Melee Specialist

    • Effect: Raptor Strike cooldown reduced to 3 sec and is now instant, Mongoose Bite cooldown removed, and Raptor Strike has a 30% chance on each attack not to trigger its cooldown.

    • Phase: 2

Feet Runes

  1. Steady Shot

    • Effect: A steady shot that causes 60% ranged weapon damage.

    • Phase: 2

  2. Dual Wield Specialization

    • Effect: Increases the damage done by your offhand weapon by 50%, causes your Raptor Strike to strike with both weapons when you are dual-wielding, and Raptor Strike deals 30% increased damage when you are wielding two weapons of the same type.

    • Phase: 2

  3. Invigoration

    • Effect: When your pet scores a critical hit with a special ability, you instantly regenerate 5% of your maximum mana.

    • Phase: 2

  4. Trap Launcher

    • Effect: Your Traps can now be placed at any location within 35 yards, and can be placed while you are in combat. Additionally, your Fire-based and Frost-based traps now have separate shared cooldowns.

    • Phase: 2

To find these runes, players have to complete missions and objectives throughout Azeroth, which include battling enemies, interacting with special NPCs, and getting specific items. As the Season of Discovery continues, new runes and challenges may be available, so stay tuned!


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Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.

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