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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.

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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.

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Veteran Crusader
Aliocha Segard - Argent Crusade Quartermaster


Argent Vanguard in Icecrown (87.5,75.6)
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Name
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Faction Rank
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Item Stats
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Tabard of the
Argent Crusade
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Zombie Sweeper
Shotgun
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Polished
Regimental Hauberk
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Cloak of Holy
Extermination
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.
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
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
Honored
Back

140 Armor

+39 Agility

+57 Stamina

Level 78

Equip: Increases your armor
penetration rating by 25

Increases attack power by 52

 

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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.

 

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Duchess Mynx -
Knights of the Ebon Blade Quartermaster

The Shadow Vault, Icecrown (43,20)

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Faction Rank
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Item Stats
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Tabard of the Ebon
Blade
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Reaper of Dark Souls

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Spaulders of the
Black Arrow

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Arcanum of Torment

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.
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

Revered

Shoulders

909 Armor

+58 Agility

+42 Stamina

+44 Intellect

Level 80

Equip: Improves critical strike
rating by 33

Increases attack power by 88

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.

 

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Lillehoff - Sons
of Hodir Quartermaster

Dun Niffelem, The Storm Peaks (66.2, 61.4)
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Giant Ring Belt

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Broken Stalactite

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Greater Inscription
of the Axe

Honored

Waist

659 Armor

+40 Agility

51 Stamina

34 Intellect

Level 78

Equip: Improves Critical strike
rating by 25

Increases attack power by 102

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

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.

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Tanak -
Frenzyheart Quartermaster

Sholazar Basin (55.5, 68.8)
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Exalted
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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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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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