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When you start to enter the raiding field as a hunter, you
will learn that gear isn't the only important part of your arsenal.
Finding the right gems and enchantments can help put a little extra
sting in your shots and make sure in some cases that you don't miss quite as
much.

There are a huge assortment of enchantments out there, but
we're only going to look at the ones that will mainly benefit the
hunter. Some enchantments are cheaper and can provide you with enough
benefit on an item to get by until you find a better replacement.
Enchantments aren't cheap, so using cost effective ones until you
settle on better gear is a pretty good option. After all, if you blow a
bunch of gold on rares and then pay to get a piece enchanted only to find a replacement the next week, you're not going to be too happy.

You can find enchantments in a number of forms. Reputation
factions provide some of the cheaper ones, but you'll have to build up
faction to get them. Enchanters make a large number of things,
engineers make scopes that can be applied to our ranged weapons and
leatherworkers can enchant their own gear or make some useful enchantments for others and even blacksmiths have a little enchantment power. All of these provide you
with various options for obtaining enchantments. Some are a bit more cost effective than others, but
you'll want to save the good stuff for that uber gear. Unless you're
already rolling in gold this is a must.

In the table below you will find multiple options for gear
enchantments based on your needs. Some of you may need to boost your
hit rating to the cap while others simply need a little more kick. The
options below are some of your best choices for both.

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id="enchants" name="enchants" />Hunter Enchantments

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Enchantment Name

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Slot

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Description

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Arcanum of Torment

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Enchant Chest -
Powerful Stats

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Master's Inscription
of the Axe

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Greater Inscription
of the Axe

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Fur Lining - Attack
Power

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Enchant Bracers -
Greater Assault

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Enchant Weapon -
Superior Potency

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Enchant Weapon -
Accuracy

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Enchant 2H Weapon -
Massacre

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Accurascope

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Heartseeker Scope

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Enchant Boots -
Icewalker

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Enchant Boots -
Superior Agility

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Icescale Leg Armor

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Nerubian Leg Armor

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Eternal Belt Buckle

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Enchant Gloves -
Precision

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Enchant Gloves -
Major Agility

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Enchant Gloves -
Crusher

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Enchant Cloak -
Major Agility

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Eternal Belt Buckle

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Enchant Ring -
Assault

Head

Reputation - Knights
of the Ebon Blade


Permanently adds 50 attack power and 20 critical strike rating to a
head slot item. Does not stack with other enchantments for the selected
equipment slot.

Chest

Enchanting

Permanently enchant chest armor to increase all stats by 10. Requires a
level 60 or higher item.

Shoulders

Inscription

Permanently adds 104 attack power and 15 critical strike rating to
shoulder armor. Can only be applied to your own armor, and doing so
will cause it to become soulbound.

Shoulders

Reputation: The Sons of Hodir

Permanently adds 40 attack power
and 15 critical strike rating to shoulder armor. Does not stack with
other enchantments for the selected equipment slot. Requires a level 60
or higher item.

Wrist

Leatherworking Self
Only


Permanently enchant bracers to increase attack power by 114.



Can only be used on the leatherworker's bracers, and doing so will
cause them to become soulbound. Fur Lining requires at least 400 skill
in Leatherworking to remain active.

Wrist

Enchanting

Permanently enchant bracers to increase attack power by 50. Requires a
level 60 or higher item.

Weapon

(One-handed)

Enchanting

Permanently enchant a melee weapon to increase attack power by 65.
Requires a level 60 or higher item.

Weapon

(One-handed)

Enchanting

Permanently enchant a melee weapon to increase critical strike and hit
rating by 25. Requires a level 60 or higher item.

Weapon (Two-handed)

Enchanting

Permanently enchant a two-handed weapon to increase attack power by
110. Requires a level 60 or higher item.

Ranged Weapons

Engineer

Attaches a permanent scope to a bow or gun that increases its ranged
hit rating by 30.

Ranged Weapons

Engineer

Attaches a permanent scope to a bow or gun that increases its ranged
critical strike rating by 40.

Boots

Enchanting

Permanently enchant boots to increase critical strike and hit rating by
12. Requires a level 60 or higher item.

Boots

Enchanting

Permanently enchant boots to increase Agility by 16. Requires a level
60 or higher item.

Legs

Leatherworking

Permanently attach icescale armor onto pants to increase attack power
by 75 and critical strike rating by 22.

Legs

Leatherworking

Permanently attach nerubian armor onto pants to increase attack power
by 55 and critical strike rating by 15. Enchanting the item causes it
to become soulbound.

Belt

Blacksmithing

Permanently attach an eternal belt buckle onto a belt, adding a socket
to the belt. Requires a level 60 or higher item.

Gloves

Enchanting

Permanently enchant gloves to increase hit rating by 20. Requires a
level 60 or higher item.

Gloves

Enchanting

Permanently enchant gloves to increase your Agility by 20. Requires a
level 60 or higher item.

Gloves

Enchanting

Permanently enchant gloves to increase attack power by 44. Requires a
level 60 or higher item.

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Enchanting

Permanently enchant a cloak to increase Agility by 22. Requires a level
60 or higher item.

Belt

Blacksmithing

Permanently attach an eternal belt buckle onto a belt, adding a socket
to the belt. Requires a level 60 or higher item.

Ring

Enchanting - Self Only

Permanently enchant a ring to increase attack power by 32. Only the
Enchanter's rings can be enchanted, and enchanting a ring will cause it
to become soulbound.

 

id="supp" name="supp" />There are a few supplemental enchantments you can use if you
want to wait on getting more permanent gear. These also work well if
you need more time to work up reputation or to get the materials needed
for the good stuff. While they aren't as good as what's listed above,
these enchantments can still add a nice kick to the hunter's attacks and provide a huge benefit to stats.

In the table below you will find cheaper enchantments that
still provide a nice boost to some needed stats.

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Hunter
Supplemental Enchantments
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Enchantment Name

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Slot

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Description

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Arcanum of Ferocity

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Enchant Chest -
Super Stats

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Lesser Inscription
of the Axe

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Enchant Bracers -
Striking

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Enchant Weapon -
Greater Potency

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Enchant 2h Weapon -
Greater Savagery

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Enchant Boots -
Greater Assault

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Jormungar Leg Armor

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Enchant Cloak -
Superior Agility

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Enchant Gloves -
Greater Assault

Head

Reputation -
Cenarion Expedition


Permanently adds 34 attack power and 16 hit rating to a head slot item.
Enchanting the item causes it to become soulbound.

Chest

Enchanting

Permanently enchant chest armor to increase all stats by 8. Requires a
level 60 or higher item.

Shoulders

Permanently adds 40 attack power
and 15 critical strike rating to shoulder armor. Does not stack with
other enchantments for the selected equipment slot. Requires a level 60
or higher item.

Wrist

Enchanting

Permanently enchant bracers to increase attack power by 38. Requires a
level 60 or higher item.

Weapon

(One-handed)

Enchanting

Permanently enchant a melee weapon to increase attack power by 50.
Requires a level 60 or higher item.

Weapon (Two-handed)

Permanently enchant a two-handed
weapon to increase attack power by 85. Requires a level 60 or higher
item.

Boots

Enchanting

Permanently enchant boots to increase attack power by 32. Requires a
level 60 or higher item.

Legs

Leatherworking

Permanently attach jormungar armor onto pants to increase Stamina by 45
and Agility by 15. Can only be attached to leg armor in your inventory.
Wearer must be level 70 or higher.

Back

Enchanting

Permanently enchant a cloak to increase Agility by 16. Requires a level
60 or higher item.

Gloves

Permanently enchant gloves to
increase attack power by 35. Requires a level 60 or higher item.

 

id="gems" name="gems" />Gems

Gems, like enchantments, can add a nice boost to hunter gear. There are a variety of different gems that can provide great benefits to gear. Most of the hunter gear most of us wear contain either red, blue, yellow, or meta slots. Certain gems like green and yellow can fit two different slots. You will find several options below that are popular Gem choices for the Hunter.

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Hunter
Gems
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Enchantment
Name

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Gem
Type

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Description

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Relentless
Earthsiege Diamond

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Meta

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Jewelcrafting

+21 Agility and 3% Increased Critical Damage

Requires at least 1 Red gems

Requires at least 1 Yellow gems

Requires at least 1 Blue gems

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Chaotic
Skyflare Diamond

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Meta

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Jewelcrafting

+21 Critical Strike Rating and 3% Increased Critical Damage

Requires at least 2 Blue gems

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Swift
Skyflare Diamond

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Jewelcrafting

+21 Critical Strike Rating and Minor Run Speed Increase

Requires at least 2 Yellow gems

Requires at least 1 Red gem

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Glinting
Dreadstone

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Purple

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Jewelcrafting

+10 Agility and +10 Hit Rating

"Matches a Red or Blue Socket"

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Rigid
Majestic Zircon

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Blue

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Jewelcrafting

+20 Hit Rating

"Matches a Blue Socket."

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Delicate
Cardinal Ruby

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Red

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Jewelcrafting

+20 Agility

"Matches a Red Socket."

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Deadly
Ametrine

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Orange

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Jewelcrafting

+10 Agility and +10 Critical Strike Rating

"Matches a Red or Yellow Socket."

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Shifting
Dreadstone

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Purple

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Jewelcrafting

+10 Agility and +15 Stamina

"Matches a Red or Blue Socket."

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Delicate
Dragon Eye

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Red

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Jewelcrafting

+34 Agility

*Jeweler's
Only Gem*
 

"Matches
a Red Socket"

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Nightmare
Tear

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Any

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Jewelcrafting

+10 to All Stats

"Matches any Socket.

Maximum
of one socketed in your equipment"

 

The Gems you eventually choose are really dependent on what you need at the
time. If your Hit Rating isn't capped you can consider placing Gems that add to your Hit in your gear or if your Hit is fine, you would
be better served to fill the slots with damage enhancing gems or Agility and Crit
enhancers. In the end what Gems you choose for your Hunter is entirely up to you. Gemming your gear can be a road filled with pitfalls but if you first think about what type of stat your Hunter needs the most and then gem accordingly you will find yourself on the right track.



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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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