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Wrath of the Lich King Reputation Guide for Hunters

Updated Tue, Mar 31, 2009 by Martuk



Reputation can yield a lot of good rewards for the persistent grinder. As a hunter you'll want to utilize the various factions to gain some of their items and make yourself just a little more deadly. The only thing you need to get what you want is time and patience.

There are several factions in Northrend that you can scavenge a few items from and they are the Argent Crusade, the Ebon Blade, Frenzyheart, and Sons of Hodir. There are several others, but these are the main ones for the hunter. Each faction has a large assortment of items, but you'll need to work up each of them to get some of the better hunter items. This can take a bit of time as you'll need to earn faction by doing quests, daily quests, and you can gain some by championing a faction in level 80 dungeons by wearing their tabard.

You can use the Argent Crusade tabard to earn faction in dungeons.

The first faction we'll cover is called the Argent Crusade. The reason we choose this faction first is that as a hunter your most important piece of equipment is your weapon. When it comes to faction reputation, the Argent Crusade provides the best hunter weapon with the Zombie Sweeper Shotgun that you can buy once you reach the reputation rank of honored. You can also grab the Polished Regimental Hauberk for a nice agility and hit rating boost and the Cloak of Holy Extermination at honored which makes a good hunter cloak. Melee isn't really the hunters thing, but you can fill your melee weapon slot with something that will provide a useful stat. For now you can use this hauberk if you don't have anything better. Later, you will be getting your hands on some one hand weapons that will increase your hit rating from a couple of other reputation vendors.

There are many quests you can do that provide reputation with this faction and once you reach friendly you can purchase the Tabard of the Argent Crusade from their quartermaster and earn reputation by killing in level 80 dungeons. Some of the higher reputation quests for this faction include the Imprints of the Past quest chain in Dragonblight which yields around 1000 total reputation once completed. You can find additional quests that yield Argent Crusade faction in Zul'Drak, the Howling Fjord, Dragonblight, and Icecrown.

Veteran Crusader Aliocha Segard - Argent Crusade Quartermaster
Argent Vanguard in Icecrown (87.5,75.6)
Name
Faction Rank
Item Stats
Tabard of the Argent Crusade
Friendly
Equip: You champion the cause of the Argent Crusade. All reputation gains while in level 80 dungeons will be applied to your standing with them.
Zombie Sweeper Shotgun
Revered
Gun
238-444 damage
speed 2.90
(117.6 dps)
Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 18
Improves hit rating by 14
Increases attack power by 68
Polished Regimental Hauberk
Exalted
Chest
1254 Armor
+89 Agility
+69 Stamina
+68 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus +4 Hit Rating
Level 80
Equip: Improves hit rating by 49
Increases attack power by 104
Cloak of Holy Extermination
Honored
Back
140 Armor
+39 Agility
+57 Stamina
Level 78
Equip: Increases your armor penetration rating by 25
Increases attack power by 52

 

The Cloak of Unholy Extermination is one of the useful hunter items from the Argent Crusade.

The next faction you should turn your attention to is the Knights of the Ebon Blade. Here you will find a dagger that will improve your hit rating. As a hunter, your hit rating will be one of your most important stats and should be increased every chance you get. You'll also find a shoulder item that will give a nice boost in agility, attack power, and critical strike rating. The last item you may choose to grab is an enchantment item that will increase your critical strike rating and attack power for a head slot item.

In order to build your Ebon Blade faction you will first need to do some of the quests located in the Shadow Vault. After that you can continue to work on faction giving daily quests or buy the tabard and grind it out in some level 80 dungeons. You can find reputation giving quests for the Ebon Blade in Zul'Drak and Icecrown. One good quest line for increasing your reputation with the Ebon Blade is called Parting Gifts and it can be found at Shadow Vault in Icecrown. Completing this quest chain will yield a large amount of reputation, but there are several other quests in the same area you can grab and do at the same time to increase your faction more quickly.

 

Duchess Mynx - Knights of the Ebon Blade Quartermaster
The Shadow Vault, Icecrown (43,20)

Name
Faction Rank
Item Stats
Tabard of the Ebon Blade
Friendly
Equip: You champion the cause of the Knights of the Ebon Blade. All reputation gains while in level 80 dungeons will be applied to your standing with them.

Reaper of Dark Souls

Revered

One-Hand Sword
281-422 damage
130.2 dps
Speed 2.70
+24 Stamina
Level 80
Equip: Increases attack power by 66
Improves critical strike rating by 26
Improves hit rating by 33

Spaulders of the Black Arrow

Revered

Shoulders
909 Armor
+58 Agility
+42 Stamina
+44 Intellect
Level 80
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 33
Increases attack power by 88

Arcanum of Torment

Revered

Level 80
Use: 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.

 

Your next stop is with the faction The Sons of Hodir to earn a dagger that will increase your hit rating a bit more. You'll also be able to pick up a belt that will boost your agility and another enchantment for a shoulder slot item. This faction starts out aggressive so you'll need to do the quest chain They Took Our Men! to boost your faction with them. After that you can find a number of daily quests available in The Storm Peaks that offer reputation with this faction and you can cash in Everfrost Chips to Calder (The Storm Peaks 67, 61) and Relics of Ulduar to Lillehoff (The Storm Peaks 66.2, 61.4) for additional faction. Everfrost Chips can be found as random spawns in northeastern Storm Peaks and Relics of Ulduar have a chance to drop off of enemies in Storm Peaks.

For the items you need from this faction you only need to reach revered unless you want the enchantment in which case you need to be exalted. This process can take roughly about 16-18 days to go from friendly to revered if you just do the daily quests, but you can cut that down a bit if you do the Everfrost Chips and Relics of Ulduar turn ins.

 

Lillehoff - Sons of Hodir Quartermaster
Dun Niffelem, The Storm Peaks (66.2, 61.4)
Name
Faction Rank
Item Stats

Giant Ring Belt

Honored

Waist
659 Armor
+40 Agility
51 Stamina
34 Intellect
Level 78
Equip: Improves Critical strike rating by 25
Increases attack power by 102

Broken Stalactite

Revered

One-Hand Dagger
187-281
Speed 1.80
(130.0 dps)
26 Agility
Level 80
Equip: Improves Hit Rating by 28
Improves critical strike rating by 33
Increases attack power by 48

Greater Inscription of the Axe

Exalted

Use: Permanently adds 40 attack power and 15 critical strike rating to a shoulder slot item. Does not stack with other enchantments for the selected equipment slot.

 

The last two faction that will provide you with some useful goods are the Frenzyheart. The downside is that when you become cozy with the Frenzyheart tribe you make yourself very unpopular with the Oracle faction. Both factions can be found in Sholazar Basin and you can begin the faction by doing the quest Playing Along ending with A Hero's Burden. Your choice in this quest will determine which faction you become allied with and which one wants to see you dead.

The faction you should try to work on is the Frenzyheart Tribe. They have a very nice trinket for hunters to use that improves haste rating and increasing your damage output for 10 seconds when you slay an enemy that gives honor or experience. This is really the only item they have that is useful for a hunter, but it can be a very good trinket for a while. Unfortunately, you have to be exalted to buy it, so be ready for a grind. In order to build your reputation you will need to work on the daily quests for the Frenzyheart. Getting your reputation up to exalted will take a bit of grinding, but in most cases it can be completed in about 20 days or so.

Tanak - Frenzyheart Quartermaster
Sholazar Basin (55.5, 68.8)
Name
Faction Rank
Item Stats
Frenzyheart Insignia of Fury
Exalted
Trinket
Equip: Improves haste rating by 71.
Equip: Upon killing a creature that grants you experience, you grow furious, dealing significantly more damage for the next 10 seconds.

 

Reputation factions can yield some useful items, but there is certainly better out there. Until you find those uber items these should serve you well enough in battle. Just be ready for a lengthy grind to get what you want.

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