WOW Hunter Leveling & Quest Guide
The World of Warcraft Hunter is kind of the overseer or baby sitter of the group. The Hunter is often used to attract foe's from a distance and draw them close to the group to divide and conquer. As a Hunter part of your responsibilities are to be the early warning system for your group. Although the Hunter is unable to heal himself or resurrect himself, the Hunter stays clear of melee combat and is usually at the back of the group being defended by the other players in the group.
As a Hunter you will often be expected to store food and ammunition in your inventory and keep track of stuff like mobs, patrols and aggro. Don't think that the Hunter just cowards in the back of a group. Being the only world of warcraft character that is a master of long range weapons, the Hunter can use Auto Shot to rapidly fire long range weapons. Being able to tame the wild creatures of world of warcraft to fight with the Hunter is a great help to the Hunter when they have to leave the group and play solo.
As a Hunter you might struggle a bit in the begining but you can level up pretty quick and you will always be a welcome addition in any group.
Racial traits you should review for your Hunter:
As a Hunter you will want to take your time deciding on what race you wish to be, it will make a difference on how you will play world of warcraft. Although race selection is very important, deciding on Alliance or Horde is not as both work very well as a Hunter. If you are a Hunter for the Alliance, you may be a dwarf or night elf (draenei if you have the Burning Crusade expansion). Dwarves specialize in the use of guns which naturally makes them a good choice to be a hunter if this is your first one. Naturally stealth is beneficial when playing a Hunter so the night elf is a great choice due to Prowl and Shadowmeld abilities. The night elf is considered by many to be the most effective alliance side hunter. The draenei race has Heroic Presence and Gift of the Naaru which adds bonus to the hunter and the hunters pets along with healing properties.
If your for the horde a Hunter is also a great character to play.
With their Bow Specialization and Berserker damage per second bonus, the troll makes a fine Hunter. The troll is especially effective in disposing of beast type monsters due to their Beast Slaying skill. And to top it off they can use Regeneration for health restoration. Using the taurens Warstomp skill the Hunter is able to detain its foe's without going hand to hand with them. The orc race Hunter works a little differently, using its Hardness skill to resist an enemies stun attack by 15% and using Command to increase their pets damage by 5%. Finally if you have the Burning Crusade expansion you may choose the blood elf as a Hunter using Arcane Torrent as an effective strike against enemy casters and it also is a fast way to replenish the Hunters mana.
At the very start, no matter what character class or race you are playing I recommend keeping it simple. For the first several levels simply get a feel of your character and what you are able to do with it. Whenever possible don't stay in the heat of battle too long and get your character killed. Use range weapons and spells to keep your character out of harms way. Pay close attention to leveling and questing and be sure to do every quest you can get your hands on. Before moving to a new region check that you have completed every quest where you are now, this will help in leveling your character up.
WOW Hunter Leveling & Quest Guide