Level 39 PvP Hunter Twink Weapons

A twink is a player character that is disproportionately powerful for its level, possessing potent items and high-end enchants that are generally way beyond the means of other players at that level. Twink items are acquired through rare drops, drops off of bosses in instances, as rewards from very difficult to complete quests, as gifts, or from the Auction House. Twink items on the Auction House are usually very expensive. The enchantments twinks typically have on their equipment can be performed only by higher level characters at the top of the enchanting profession and are usually very expensive. Therefore, twinking usually requires significant assistance from high-level alts, friends, and / or guild members. However, there are examples of self-made twinks that generate the necessary gold from Auction House trading or other in-game methods. Twinks are mainly used in PVP fighting or in Battlegrounds. WoW Wiki

Some careful planning and a little bit of luck is needed for this next level of PvP twinking and you’ll need the assistance of a high-level friend for the best kit. So, without further ado and in order of most desirable:

Bow of Searing Arrows

The Bow of Searing Arrows is a random-drop Epic bow that’s quite reasonably priced when it appears on the Auction House at about 150-200g. Bearing in mind that I’ll be sat at level 39 for quite some time and that this bow will be adequate to level with afterwards too, it’s money you can recoup easily.

Monolithic Bow

Now the Monolithic Bow drops from mobs inside Uldaman so you can either farm it or keep an eye on the Auction House for it.

Shadowforge Bushmaster

For the gun lovers amongst you, the Shadowforge Bushmaster can also be found in Uldaman.

The Silencer

A random drop, The Silencer is another gun to consider.

Twinking is all about planning—read the WoWHead comments about all these weapons, do some math yourself even and then having made a decision as to which weapon suits you, make sure you skill up with that weapon class especially if you’re switching from guns to bows or vice versa. Me? I’m undecided at the moment despite already owning the Epic bow (and the Bushmaster).

Don’t forget to stock up on Engineer-crafted Hi-Impact Mithril Slugs for your rifles or Precision Arrows for bow users—noting that it’s a right royal pain in the ass to get those arrows. That’s the ranged weaponry identified, now let’s look at the melee stuff:

Nightblade

Another Epic random-drop and taking up a slot in my bank, the Nighblade is a 2-handed sword with a proc and high maximum damage for some good ol’ button mashing melee-mode.

Advisor’s Gnarled Staff

This staff is a PvP reward from the Warsong Outriders and will set you back 938 Honor Points and 40 Marks of Honor. With +14 Stamina, +9 Intellect and +6 Mana per second recovery the automatic choice of Epix is no longer automatic.

Conclusion

Once you leave the battlegrounds at level 30 you need to start planning. What’s your ranged weapon of choice? Is it a case of sticking with your bow or are you switching to a gun? if so, you’ll want a gun now and get skilled with it—and vice versa. Same goes for your melee weapon too. Be sure to check out the accompanying Armor for level 39 twinks post to help plan your leveling strategy.

Epix: We has them

Nightblade and Bow of Searing Arrows

Now I haven’t been putting much effort into the Auction House this week but I’m only 42 gold down after buying these two babies for when I reach level 39 (plus a few other bits and sundries) and my next stopping point in the battlegrounds World Tour. I’ve compiled a list of armour and weapons ready for the article showing you what’s best for a level 39 hunter twink so stay tuned.

Update: 7 March.
Level 39 Weapons and armor posts are complete.

Level 29 PvP Hunter Twink Weapons

A twink is a player character that is disproportionately powerful for its level, possessing potent items and high-end enchants that are generally way beyond the means of other players at that level. Twink items are acquired through rare drops, drops off of bosses in instances, as rewards from very difficult to complete quests, as gifts, or from the Auction House. Twink items on the Auction House are usually very expensive. The enchantments twinks typically have on their equipment can be performed only by higher level characters at the top of the enchanting profession and are usually very expensive. Therefore, twinking usually requires significant assistance from high-level alts, friends, and / or guild members. However, there are examples of self-made twinks that generate the necessary gold from Auction House trading or other in-game methods. Twinks are mainly used in PVP fighting or in Battlegrounds. WoW Wiki

Some careful planning and a little bit of luck is needed for this next level of PvP twinking and you’ll need the assistance of a high-level friend for the best kit. So, without further ado and in order of most desirable:

Master Hunter’s Rifle / Bow

Obtained as a quest reward from the Big Game Hunter quest you can choose between the gun or the bow. The quest itself is the culmination of the four Mastery quests from Hemet Nesingwary Jr. and friends in northern Stanglethorn and involves the killing of King Bangalash, the great white tiger.

As soon as you hit level 28 head over to Hemet’s camp with an ungrouped high-level friend and pick up the first quest line, Panther Mastery. There are four parts to this quest with the final reward of Panther Hunter Leggings, very nice reward but as they are Bind on Pickup (BoP) we sadly won’t be able to put Clefthide Leg Armor on them. The next quest line is another four-parter for Tiger Mastery and gives Tiger Hunter Gloves as a final reward. The final pre-requisite is Raptor Mastery, again with four quests. The last quest requires the slaying of Tethis, a raptor hiding round the back of the Gurubashi Arena and rewards you with not only the unlocking of Big Game Hunter but also a Raptor Hunter Tunic. As you can see, we need to complete 13 quests for this rifle / gun and that’s a lot of XP. Start early, remain ungrouped, and just “tag” each beast with a shot before letting your friend finish it off.

Ironweaver

The Ironweaver is a random drop and therefore you’ll want to keep an eye on the Auction House. The slow-speed, high maximum damage is what beats the next (difficult to obtain) weapon.

Nightstalker Bow

It’s instance time! At level 23 you can get inside Razorfen Kraul (RFK) in the deepest South of the Barrens. But first, you’re going to clear the dungeon with your high-level main character as far as The Crone (Charlga Razorflank), making sure to leave Overlord Ramtusk and his two bodyguards alone as well as the Blind Hunter, a rare-spawn white bat. If the bat isn’t there, then you can reset the instance up to 5 times an hour. Once you get lucky, invite a high-level friend to join your group, make them the group leader and go get your hunter. Now you can kill Overlord Ramtusk, his bodyguards and the Blind Hunter. After all that effort the Nightstalker Bow is not a guaranteed drop from the Blind Hunter, but luckily for me it dropped first time.

Harpyclaw Short Bow

The Harpyclaw Short Bow can be found on the Auction House and has similar stats to the Nightstalker Bow, minus the +3 Agility.

That’s the ranged weaponry identified, now let’s look at the melee stuff:

Armor Piercer

The Armor Piercer drops from one of the two Razorfen Spearhides guarding Overlord Ramtusk in Razorfen Kraul. A polearm, you will want to seek out Archibald the Weapon Master for Undercity in order to equip it. With a nice +16 Agility you won’t want to leave home without it.

Corpsemaker

Controversially perhaps, I’m going to list the Corpsemaker here. It’s the two-handed axe that drops off Overlord Ramtusk. Sure it has +15 Strength, but +8 Stamina and a massive maximum damage can’t be ignored?

Thornspike

At level 20, hunters gain the ability to dual-wield so you may wish to pursue that route with some nice daggers. From RFK the Thornspike is an oft-dropping Bind on Pickup (BoP) weapon from Aggem Thorncurse with +8 Agility. Combined with the Scout Blade, a PvP reward item with +7 Agility and +3 Stamina these two daggers may be of interest. A lot of dual-wielding PvP hunters carry The Butcher for the extra stamina but do note that this is a sword, so train early if you plan to go this route.

Conclusion

Once you leave the battlegrounds at level 20 you need to start planning. What’s your ranged weapon of choice? Is it a case of sticking with your bow or are you switching to a gun? if so, you’ll want a gun now and get skilled with it—and vice versa. Same goes for your melee weapon too. Be sure to check out the accompanying Armor for level 29 twinks post to help plan your leveling strategy.

Level 19 PvP Hunter Twink Weapons

A twink is a player character that is disproportionately powerful for its level, possessing potent items and high-end enchants that are generally way beyond the means of other players at that level. Twink items are acquired through rare drops, drops off of bosses in instances, as rewards from very difficult to complete quests, as gifts, or from the Auction House. Twink items on the Auction House are usually very expensive. The enchantments twinks typically have on their equipment can be performed only by higher level characters at the top of the enchanting profession and are usually very expensive. Therefore, twinking usually requires significant assistance from high-level alts, friends, and / or guild members. However, there are examples of self-made twinks that generate the necessary gold from Auction House trading or other in-game methods. Twinks are mainly used in PVP fighting or in Battlegrounds. WoW Wiki

So let’s look at weapons. More precisely, let’s look at two weapons.

Venomstrike

The WoW Armory doesn’t give this as an option because it doesn’t offer any stat modifiers, but for level 19 you’ll be wanting to get yourself inside the Wailing Caverns instance to the south-west of the Crossroads in the Barrens and hoping Venomstrike drops for you off Lord Serpentis. Completing the 7-part quest chain starting with The Barren Oases will also earn you the Wingblade or the Crescent Staff. We’ll take the staff please Bob.

Now all you need to do is to grab all the Wailing Cavern quests (guess which one I forgot!) as early as you can, run with a high-level friend and hope that Venomstrike also drops for you before hitting level 20.

Twisted Chanter’s Staff

You might want to keep an eye out for the Twisted Chanter’s Staff on the Auction House. It’s a random drop, so not farmable and hence expensive.

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