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So I'm purchasing heirloom weapons for my hunter. Is there a commonly-accepted "best weapon" here? I'm assuming that DWing the swords or daggers is best. I was thinking perhaps one of each? Or would DWing the two daggers be better?
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It boils down to Agility+Hit on the dagger v/s Stamina+Crit on the sword. Honestly, I'm thinking the two daggers simply b/c I might like to reuse them for leveling a rogue someday...
I went with 2X daggers for my Tauren alt hunter; the Agil & Hit seems best overall, I'll be able to use them on my Rogue and Troll Shaman alt once he can DW.
At lower levels the +15 agility enchants will help far more than the minimal stats on the weapons themselves.
Note that the 2H Axe or Sword can still work pretty well for a Hunter below 20, if you have one for a platey, especially if you put +25 Agil on it. Yes it has Strength on it, but still useful before Dual Wield and especially before you get the Pet at 10.
Once he can DW though... Daggers
I got the BoA gun and it lasted me until I was in my 70's before I replaced it. It was always a BIG improvement to whatever was available to me at a given level. I never had much issue getting decent melee weapons so I opted to not get the BoA ones.
True... Priority for getting Heirlooms should be:
Shoulders > Chest > Gun or Bow > Melee weps > trinkets
assuming you have the other stuff and are ready to get melée weps, Daggers make the best ones for a Hunter.
Yeah, I'm using the chest, shoulders, trinket (and two maces) on my Enhancement Shaman right now. So the weapons would be the only things I can't use for a hunter. However, I get the impression that 2h weapons end up being better than 2 one-handers... assuming I can keep a steady supply of good ones as I level.
2h weps do end up better than dual wield in most cases, but really only once you get to Northrend.
In the case of Heirlooms, all the 2h have Strength, except the mace that Hunters can't use, which makes the Daggers best.
I'd only recommend using one of the 2h Heirlooms if you already have it for a warrior/pally/DK or plan to and get champ's marks quick enough to buy the daggers later. Otherwise starting with a single dagger is good enough.
However, if you don't already have an heirloom bow or gun, then get one of those first. Which doesn't matter a lot unless a racial bonus applies, and per which currency you want to spend.
Also, don't worry about building weapon skills for later; it's very quick at 80 to build skills by clearing Stocks or RFC.
Old post but I'd like to have my 2 cents worth...
If you want to level in BGs I'd go for 2 swords myself, because of the extra stamina and the higher damage range on your raptor strikes, and because +hit isn't as important. However, if you want to run dungeons, I'd go daggers. It would be difficult to stay BiS with 2h drops, even though they are preferable. Of course, a good compromise would be to go for the sword in main hand and dagger in off.. that way you don't waste badges/points on a wep which may be redundant for other toons.
And because the previous post was so old, I should add that you don't need to worry about training wep skills anymore.
Old post but I'd like to have my 2 cents worth.
Why even bother responding to a post over a year old? Idiot.
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