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Attributes DPS Armor Types Cloth, Leather, Mail
Weapon Types Bows, Crossbows, Fist, Swords (2h), Axes (2h), Spears, Daggers, Staves, Thrown,
Races Dwarf, Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Troll
Health 26 Strength 0
Mana 63 Agility +3*
Stamina +1
Intellect 0*
Spirit +1
* - Denotes any major statistic.


Main article: Hunter races

The hunter class can be played by the following races:

Race Strength Agility Stamina Intellect Spirit Armor Health
Alliance DwarfDwarf Dwarf 25 19 22 19 20 38 66
Alliance Night elfNight elf Night elf 16 27 21 20 21 54 56
Horde OrcOrc Orc 23 20 22 17 23 40 66
Horde TaurenTauren Tauren 25 19 22 16 23 38 67
Horde TrollTroll Troll 21 25 21 16 22 50 56

Racial abilities

These are some relevant racial traits to hunters:

  • Dwarf maleDwarf femaleDwarvesGun Specialization increases critical strike chance with guns by 1%.
  • NightElf maleNightElf femaleNight elvesShadowmeld Provides the hunter with a second aggro-dump (for when Feign Death is resisted. Also allows the hunter to enter a stealth state (which breaks on movement); can be very useful for surprising unsuspecting PvPers (especially with a Cat)
  • Orc maleOrc femaleOrcsCommand increases pet damage by 5%. Blood Fury acts as an extra trinket (boosting your attack power).
  • Troll maleTroll femaleTrollsBow Specialization increases chance to critically hit with bows by 1%. Berserking acts as an extra trinket (boosting your attack speed).
  • Tauren maleTauren femaleTaurenWar Stomp Causes a short area-of-effect stun around the hunter, useful for getting out of melee range.

Other racial attributes can also be useful, but may not be specifically relevant to hunters as a class. As always, research into all the racial traits of each race will make a player's decision better informed.