Where to Find All Hunter Runes in WoW Classic Season of Discovery (SoD)

Class Runes help enhance your equipment to better embody the class you’ve chosen in World of Warcraft (WoW) Classic: Season...
Where to Find All Hunter Runes WoW Classic Season of Discovery SoD
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Class Runes help enhance your equipment to better embody the class you’ve chosen in World of Warcraft (WoW) Classic: Season of Discovery, and the Hunter is no exception. While some can be hard to find, there are plenty of handy Runes you’ll want to track down while playing WoW.

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All Known Locations for Hunter Runes in WoW Classic Season of Discovery (SoD)

The Hunter Runes are a combined case of preset tasks such as using pheromones to draw a specific animal based on your race and faction, and random drops in WoW Classic. As this is a developing story, details will be added with locations for any Runes not yet found.

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All Hunter Hand Runes in WoW Classic SoD

RuneRune EffectLocationWhat to Do
Beast MasteryYour pet’s damage and health are increased by 30%, and its Focus regeneration by 80%. In addition, your pet’s Growl now also Taunts the target to attack it for 3 sec.Alliance: Westfall
Horde: Silverpine
Alliance: Get Goretusk Haunch from Goretusks, use as bait at Coyote Dwelling, and fight Silverspur
Horde: Kill Ferocious Bears in Silverpine, 10-12 kills, and defeat Grizzled Protector that spawns
Chimera ShotYou deal 125% weapon damage, refreshing the current Sting on your target and triggering an effect:

Serpent Sting – Instantly deals 40% of the damage done by your Serpent Sting.

Viper Sting – Instantly restores mana to you equal to 60% of the total amount drained by your Viper Sting.

Scorpid Sting – Attempts to Disarm the target for 10 sec. This effect cannot occur more than once per 1 minute.
Starting Area Quest RewardDwarves: Trek Through the Caves
Night Elves: A Hunter’s Strength
Orcs: Hunt for the Rune
Trolls: Rugged Terrain
Taurens: A Hunter’s Strength
Explosive ShotYou fire an explosive charge into the enemy target, dealing (Ranged attack power * 0.14 + 103 / 100 *)-(Ranged attack power * 0.14 + 155 / 100 *) Fire damage. The charge will blast the target every second for an additional 2 sec. Cooldown shared with Arcane Shot.Dwarves: Dun Morogh yeti caves
Orcs & Trolls: Valley of Trials desert biome
Taurens: Mulgore
Dwarves: Random drop from Fyodi
Night Elves: Random drop from Rageclaw
Orcs & Trolls: Random drop from Sarkoth
Taurens: Random drop from Arra’chea
CarveA sweeping attack that strikes all enemies in front of you for 50% weapon damage.Dwarves: Amberstill Ranch
Night Elves: Darnassus
Orcs & Trolls: Razor Hill
Taurens: Bloodhoof Village
Dwarves: Tame a rabbit for Toby
Night Elves: Tame a deer for an NPC in Darnassus
Orcs & Trolls: Tame an Adder for Razzil
Taurens: Tame a prairie dog for Takoda Sunmane

All Hunter Legs Runes in WoW Classic SoD

RuneRune EffectLocationWhat to Do
Kill CommandGive the command to kill, increasing your pet’s damage done from special attacks by 60% for 30 sec.  Each special attack done by the pet reduces the damage bonus by 20%.Stonetalon MountainsComplete Wild Wyvern Wrangling for Jixo Madrocket
Sniper TrainingYour Shot abilities gain 10% increased critical strike chance while you have not moved for the last 6 sec.Dwarves: Southern island at Loch Modan
Night Elves: Along the shore in Darkshore
Horde: The bay at Ratchet
Dwarves: Fight Kackle
Night Elves: Find a harpoon off a beached sea turtle and use it on Paxnoxx
Horde: Talk to Kilxx, buy a Fishing Harpoon, then use it on Bruuz in the bay
Serpent SpreadTargets hit by your Multi-Shot are also afflicted by your Serpent Sting for 6 sec.Orgrimmar: Valley of Strength
Thunder Bluff: Between The Hunter Rise and The Spirit Rise
Undercity: In the middle of the city
Stormwind City: Middle of the Trade District
Ironforge: The Commons
Darnassus: North area of Tradesman’s Terrace
Horde: Attain Honored status with Durotar Supply and Logistics and you can buy from Jornah in Orgrimmar / Dokimi in Thunder Bluff / Gishah in Undercity

Alliance: Similar process, but with Azeroth Commerce Authority and you can buy from Elaine Compton in Stormwind City / Tamelyn Aldridge in Ironforge / Marcy Baker in Darnassus
Flanking StrikesYou 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.Dwarves: In a cave northwest of Karanos
Night Elves: Between Shadowglen & The Oracle Glade
Orcs & Trolls: Northernmost of the Echo Isles
Taurens: West of Bloodhoof Village
Dwarves: Use Dun Morogh Pig Meat and kill the enemy it summons
Night Elves: Use Teldrassil Bird Meat and kill the enemy it summons
Orcs & Trolls: Use Durotar Pig Meat and kill the enemy it summons
Taurens: Use Mulgore Bird Meat and kill the enemy it summons

All Hunter Chest Runes in WoW Classic SoD

RuneRune EffectLocationWhat to Do
Master MarksmanIncreases your critical strike chance by 5%, and reduces the Mana cost of all your Shot abilities by 25%.Dwarves: South of Brewnall Village
Night Elves: Along the road northwest of Dolanaar
Orcs & Trolls: West of Razor Hill
Taurens: Northeast of where the road forks just east of Bloodhoof Village
Use Hunter’s Mark on the Rustling Bush you find here
Aspect of the LionThe hunter takes on the aspects of a lion, increasing total stats by 10% for all nearby allies, and increasing total stats for the Hunter by an additional 10%.  Only one Aspect can be active at a time.Spider Cave in the Wetlands to the southKill the Carrodin
Lone WolfYou deal 15% increased damage with all attacks while you do not have an active pet.Grizzby in RatchetComplete the following quests:
-Shredder Turbochargers
-Dark Iron Insurgence
-Fish Oil

Completing these allows you to buy Lone Wolf Rune from Grizzby
Cobra StrikesYour critical hits with Shot abilities cause your pet’s next 2 special attacks to critically hit.Lake southeast of Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad FoothillsBuy Freshwater Snapper Bait from Zixil in Hillsbrad Foothills, then use it on a fishing boat in the lake. Defeat the Level 25 enemy that spawns to get this Rune.

As you can see, some of these Runes are particularly hard to track down in WoW Classic, yet it’s an appropriate thrill for the Hunter class. As more Runes are tracked down, be sure to check back for more details!

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