You may not realize it, but if you’ve decided to play a Hunter in World of Warcraft, you’ve already picked one of the best classes to level. The Hunter has some great advantages, especially with the Pet, that makes this class ideal for power leveling your character to level 70. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at what makes the Hunter so great and what kind of talents you should be spending points in to design the best PvE Hunter build.
Now, if you’re interested in fast leveling and don’t want to worry about being ganked by other players, I’d stick with a Player vs Environment server. You won’t have to do everything solo and can still get together with your buddies for big raids, but you won’t have to worry about anyone sneaking up behind you and sticking a shiv in your back! And when you go AFK you won’t come back to find you’re self in the middle of a fight.
So if you’ve decided to build a PvE Hunter build, then you’re going to want to primarily spend your points in the Beast Mastery Tree. Being able to tame your Pet and take advantage of all of the Pet’s abilities makes a big difference to your leveling speed because the pet acts as a tank for you. Instead of you being the brunt of attacks, your pet will take the damage. Or, if you have a good DPS pet, your pet will deliver some really good damage for you. Basically, having a pet (which is something unique to hunters) is a nice boost to your own stats.
There’s a lot of different ways you can go with Beast Mastery, but these are some of my preferred talents:
Endurance Training – Increases your pet’s health. You’ll really need this if you plan on leveling solo most of the time.
Bestial Swiftness – for making your pet move faster on land
Ferocity – Increases Pet damage (10% bonus, critical strike) and you’ll need it to get Frenzy
Frenzy – this provides a 30% increase to attack speed after critical strikes. This is a must have!
Make sure you also spend talent points in Unleashed Furty, Improved Mend Pet, and Intimidation to round things out.
You also want to give your own DPS abilities a kick, so don’t be stingy on spending points on marksmanship skills. While you mostly will be sticking to the Beast Mastery tree for your PvE Hunter build, some talent points spent to improve your rifle and bow skills will make a big difference.
From the Marksmanship tree, Efficiency is good for mana cost reduction, then Lethal Shots for the crit strike bonus.
If you’re main concerning is having the best build for solo leveling and grinding, then the Survival tree isn’t anything you need to bother with. just stick to mainly Beast Mastery with some points in Marksmanship just to round things out a bit and improve your ranged weapons skill. Between your superior Marksmanship and the flexibility of your Pet as both tank and damage dealer, you won’t anyone getting near you often enough to even need Survival talents.
Phil Vassar is returning to Indian Ranch in support of his new album "American Soul" on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Phil is as driven today as he was when he first left his Lynchburg, Virginia home to pursue –and realize –his dream of making his mark in entertainment. A career that has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards and the launch of his own Rodeowave Entertainment label continues to expand and evolve. Tickets are now on-sale at www.indianranch.com.
American Soul was produced by Vassar and his longtime vocalist/guitarist and collaborator Jeffery Smith. Vassar and CMA and ACM Song of the Year winner Tom Douglas co-wrote the upbeat title cut, which makes reference to iconic American imagery. In addition to Douglas and Smith and one song he wrote solo, co-writers on the 11-song album include Billy Alcorn, Charlie Black, Scooter Carusoe, Aubrey Grant, Pete Kipley, Layng Martine, Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Tim Ryan and Craig Wiseman.
As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years”by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money”by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” New artist David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012.
Phil continues to churn out incisive, soulful lyrics and infectious melodies that capture the heart and soul in the unique and special way that only he can, and his latest single, “Love Is Alive,” is no exception. For Phil, his philosophy about songs has never changed during his time spent writing hits for himself and other artists, it’s important for a song to carry a message and make the listener feel something.
His critically-acclaimed holiday release Noel included five original and five classic songs and a slight dose of irreverence. Sandwiched between “Away in a Manger” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Santa’s Gone Hollywood” is an equal opportunity offender for everything good and pure about jolly ole St. Nick. He supported the album with a Christmas tour, which he plans to make an annual event.
The Virginia native, who received the 2012 VAB Distinguished Virginian Award by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters is definitely no stranger to a good time,and he makes sure with every performance that his fans feel exactly the same way. Years of playing clubs, and even owning his own nightspot at one point, helped Phil cultivate the easygoing, fun-loving manner he displays on stage and the infectious energy that infuses every single show he does.
Excited at the limitless possibilities of the freedom of running his own label, he is also extending the knowledge and experience he has gained over the years to other artists. The full-service record label/promotions/management company not only handles details of his own career but has promoted music by The Lumineers, Neal McCoy, and new artists Miss Willie Brown, High Valley, Old Dominion and Sam Riddle. The company is also the launch pad for television and film projects.
No stranger to television, Phil was nominated for an Emmy Award in the "Outstanding Original Song" category for his composition "Live For Today," which performed and produced for a recurring series on NBC's Today Show. When not on the road performing for adoring fans or at home taking care of the business that surrounds Phil Vassar, he can be found picking up his two daughters from school and spending the afternoon just being “Dad.” He has been a featured artist on Charlie Daniels’ annual Christmas 4 Kids concert, and he regularly lends his time, talent and name to organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Second Harvest Food Bank and more.
Phil Vassar is an artist who has endured his share of ups and downs in life and in the “biz.” He is one who is not only riding a diverse wave of success but sharing it with others. “I’m not going out there to try and change the world, but for me, this is my thing, this is my little world that I can control now, and I’m really excited about this journey, getting new music out to the fans and working on other avenues to entertain people. For me that’s what it’s all about.”
Indian Ranch offers music lovers a chance to see some of the greatest country, classic rock and pop bands steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Nestled between pine trees, the amphitheater offers the ability to see the stage from anywhere in the audience.