Season of Discovery Phase 2: All Hunter Runes and How to Get them!

SoD All Hunter Runes

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to our Season of Discovery Phase 2: All Hunter Runes blog post! In this post we will discuss everything regarding Hunter Runes, where you can find them, how you can obtain them, and what you will get when you learn them.

Season of Discovery is all about getting Runes in order to build up, increase the capability, ability and power of your Character, it’s like that for every Class and this includes the Hunter and Hunter Runes. By knowing where, how and why you should obtain these Runes, you will be one step closer in realizing your full potential on a Class.

If you wish to read more about All Class Runes, check out our post, or check out which Skill Books your Class has!

However, when it comes to specific Hunter Runes, keep on reading!

What are Runes or Rune Engravings in Season of Discovery?

In WoW Classic’s Season of Discovery, Runes serve as items that are slotted into gear, granting passive effects or unlocking new spells or abilities for the character. They are exclusive to this particular season and are not available in other iterations of the game. Blizzard has implemented the rune system as a means to explore new class fantasies and to address balancing issues by empowering weaker specs. Furthermore, some runes offer effects that enable classes to fulfill entirely new roles, expanding gameplay possibilities. For instance, a Warlocks and Rogue can become a Tank, Mages can be Healers etc.

Each rune is designed for a specific gear slot. Phase 1 of the Season of Discovery introduced runes for the Chest, Hands, and Legs slots. Phase 2 expands upon this by introducing runes for the Waist and Feet slots. Additional runes for other equipment slots are slated to be introduced in subsequent phases of the season.

Note: The notable features of runes is their flexibility. They can be swapped out at any time, provided your character is not in combat. You can expect to receive your first rune through a Quest from your Class trainer at level 2. As the Season of Discovery progresses through further phases, additional runes will be introduced, that will change the gameplay experience and providing everyone with more options for customization and specialization.

Why are Runes important to a Hunter?

Hunter Runes are important in SoD because of the effect that they have on the Class overall. We’ve known the Hunter to be mostly a Ranged Class, and this aspect of the Class is something that used to define it. However in SoD this is not the case, considering you can swap to being a melee Hunter and be like Rexxar. Hunters are well know to being at the top when it comes to Leveling and early on Raiding, especially in the beginning. Having the ability to get a pet to aggro off you, solo Quests that need Groups and to easily defeat any creature or mobs that you cross paths with.

However, with certain Runes that became available in Season of Discovery, the Hunter gameplay can change and you can choose to play without a pet, go into melee and be more like a Warrior, Enha Shaman and Rogue. So lets see which Hunter Runes are available in SoD Phase 2!

All Season of Discovery Phase 2 Hunter Class Runes

  • Expose Weakness (Waist Rune) – Your melee and ranged criticals increase your attack power by 40% of your current Agility for 7 sec.
  • Melee Specialist (Waist Rune) – Raptor Strike cooldown reduced to 3 sec and is now instant, Mongoose Bite cooldown removed, and Raptor Strike has a 30% chance on each attack not to trigger its cooldown.
  • Steady Shot (Waist Rune) – A steady shot that causes 60% ranged weapon damage.
  • Dual Wield Specialization (Feet Rune) – Increases the damage done by your offhand weapon by 50%, causes your Raptor Strike to strike with both weapons when you are dual-wielding, and Raptor Strike deals 30% increased damage when you are wielding two weapons of the same type. 
    Note: 
    This will change from the 28th of February and Dual Wielding two Weapons of the same-type will no longer give 30% increased damage.
  • Invigoration (Feet Rune) – When your pet scores a critical hit with a special ability, you instantly regenerate 5% of your maximum mana.
  • Trap Launcher (Feet Rune) – Your Traps can now be placed at any location within 35 yards, and can be placed while you are in combat. Additionally, your Fire-based and Frost-based traps now have separate shared cooldowns.

For a list of all All Class Runes in Phase 2 and how to obtain them, check out our Season of Discovery Phase 2: All Class Runes post!

Season of Discovery Datamined Hunter Class Runes – Phase Unknown (Not Confirmed)

  • T.N.T (Wrist Rune) – Increases the damage done by Explosive Shot and all your damaging traps by 10%.
  • Focus Fire (Wrist Rune) – Consumes all applications of Frenzy from your pet, increasing your ranged attack speed by 3% and granting 4 Focus to your pet for each application of Frenzy consumed. Lasts 20 sec.
    Note:
    Your pet gains Frenzy each time it uses a Basic Attack, increasing its melee attack speed by 6% for 10 sec, stacking up to 5 times.

How to get All Hunter Runes in SoD Phase 2

We will do our best to cover the first few Runes in order of their availability. Meaning there are some you can get only in the starting areas when you level and then we’ll move towards others that are scattered throughout Azeroth.

How to get Chimera Shot Rune for Hunter in SoD?

Once you reach Level 2, you will be given a Quest in your starting Zone. It’s different for most Races in WoW, so we’ll cover all of them individually.

Getting the Chimera Shot Rune as an Orc Hunter

  1. Get the level 2 Quest Hunt for the Rune from Jen’shan in the Valley of Trials at (42.8, 69.2).
  2. Kill Scorpid Worker until you get the Rune of Chimera.

Once you get it, simply learn to Engrave Gloves – Chimera Shot.

Getting the Chimera Shot Rune as a Troll Hunter

  1. Get the level 2 Quest Rugged Terrain from Jen’shan in the Valley of Trials at (42.8 69.2).
  2. Kill Scorpid Worker until you get the Rune of Chimera.

Once you get it, simply learn to Engrave Gloves – Chimera Shot.

Getting the Chimera Shot Rune as a Tauren Hunter

  1. Get the level 2 Quest A Hunter’s Strength from Lanka Farshot in Mulgore at (44.2 75.8).
  2. Kill Bristleback Battleboar in Brambleblade Ravine until you get the Rune of Chimera.

Once you get it, simply learn to Engrave Gloves – Chimera Shot.

Getting the Chimera Shot Rune as a Night Elf Hunter

  1. Get the level 2 Quest A Hunter’s Strength from Ayanna Everstride at (58.6, 40.6).
  2. Kill Githyiss the Vile at (56.8, 26.6) in the Cave in Teldrassil.
  3. Once Killed he will drop the Rune of Chimera.

Once you get it, simply learn to Engrave Gloves – Chimera Shot.

Getting the Chimera Shot Rune as a Dwarf Hunter

  1. Get the level 2 quest Trek Through the Caves from Thorgas Grimson in Coldridge Valley (29 68).
  2. Go to the Frostmane troll cave at (26.6 79.5).
  3. Find the Frostmane Loot Cache in the cave at (30.8, 80.1). It contains the Rune of Chimera.

Once you get it, simply learn to Engrave Gloves – Chimera Shot.

How to get Explosive Shot Rune for Hunter in SoD?

The Rune of Explosive Shot in Season of Discovery is located in the starting Zones for all Races. We will let you know exactly where and from which creature/mob it drops and where you can find them.

  • Dun Morogh

Drops from the following mobs:

  1. Fyodi near Brewnall Village. (28,42)
  2. Vagash east of Kharanos. (62,48)
  3. Old Icebeard southwest of Kharanos. (38,53)
  4. Edan the Howler west of Kharanos. (41,47)
  5. Mangeclaw in the east of Dun Morogh around (79,36.8).
  6. Drops from Bjarn west of Gol’Bolar Quarry.
  7. Drops from Timber at the lake next to Brewnall Village.

Once you defeat either of these mobs, loot them, and simply take the Rune of Explosive Shot and learn Engrave Gloves – Explosive Shot.

  • Teldrassil

Found by defeating Rageclaw at (45, 57). Once you defeat him, simply take the Rune of Explosive Shot and learn Engrave Gloves – Explosive Shot.

  • Mulgore

Drops from the following mobs:

  1. Mazzranache north of Bloodhoof Village.
  2. Arra’chea in the north of Mulgore, west of Red Rocks.
  3. Snagglespear south of Bloodhoof Village (around 51,70).
  4. Lurkmane in the west of Mulgore (31,62).
  5. Ghost Howl in the north and northwest of Mulgore.
  6. The Rake northeast of Thunder Bluff.
  • Durotar

Drops from Sarkoth in the southwest (40, 76). Once you defeat him, simply take the Rune of Explosive Shot and learn Engrave Gloves – Explosive Shot.

How to get the Master Marksman Rune for Hunter in SoD?

The Rune of Marksmanship is obtained in the starting Zones in Season of Discovery. Here is where you can find them:

  • Dun Morogh

  1. Find the Rustling Bush in Dun Morogh at (29, 49).
  2. Use Hunter’s Mark on it.
  3. Defeat the Razormane Poacher.

Once he is defeated you will loot the Rune of Marksmanship that gives you Engrave Chest – Master Marksman.

  • Teldrassil

  1. Find the Rustling Bush in Teldrassil at (46.7, 46.3).
  2. Use Hunter’s Mark on it.
  3. Defeat the Fallenroot Poacher.

Once he is defeated you will loot the Rune of Marksmanship that gives you Engrave Chest – Master Marksman.

  • Mulgore

  1. Find the Rustling Bush in Mulgore at (46.7, 46.3).
  2. Use Hunter’s Mark on it.
  3. Defeat the Venture Co. Poacher.

Once he is defeated you will loot the Rune of Marksmanship that gives you Engrave Chest – Master Marksman.

  • Durotar

  1. Find the Rustling Bush in Durotar at (46.7, 46.3).
  2. Use Hunter’s Mark on it.
  3. Defeat the Razormane Poacher.

Once he is defeated you will loot the Rune of Marksmanship that gives you Engrave Chest – Master Marksman.

How to get the Flanking Strike Rune for Hunter in SoD?

  • Dun Morogh

  1. Kill Boars in Dun Morogh and get the Dun Morogh Pig Meat.
  2. Use the Dun Morogh Pig Meat to summon Jorul in a Cave at (39, 43).

Once he is defeated you will loot the Rune of Flanking that gives you Engrave Pants – Flanking Strike.

  • Teldrassil

  1. Kill Strigid Owl in Teldrassil and get the Teldrassil Bird Meat.
  2. Use the Teldrassil Birl Meat to summon Mowgh at (48, 31).

Once he is defeated you will loot the Rune of Flanking that gives you Engrave Pants – Flanking Strike.

  • Mulgore

  1. Kill Swoops in Mulgore and loot Mulgore Bird Meat.
  2. Use the Mulgore Bird Meat to summon Mokwa at (36, 57).

Once he is defeated you will loot the Rune of Flanking that gives you Engrave Pants – Flanking Strike.

  • Durotar

  1. Kill Dire Mottled Boar all around Durotar to get Durotar Pig Meat.
  2. Use the Durotar Pig Meat to summon Raluk at (68.7, 71.4).

Once he is defeated you will loot the Rune of Flanking that gives you Engrave Pants – Flanking Strike.

How to get the Carve Rune for Hunter in SoD?

The Rune of Carve is obtained in higher lower levels(10+) in different starting Zones throughout Azeroth. Here is how and where you get them:

  • Dun Morogh

  1. Kill Rockjaw Skullthumper or any other Trogg in and around the cave until they drop the Rabbit Musk.
  2. Once looted, it will give you the ability to tame critters.
  3. As a Dwarf you have to do it on a Rabbit in Dun Morogh.
  4. After you’ve done it, take your new companion to Toby.

Once you do that, you will be rewarded with the Rune of Carve which teaches you to Engrave Gloves – Carve.

Note!!!: You do not have to abandon or dismiss your currently active pet, because taming the Rabbit is possible while you have your actual pet with you.

  • Teldrassil

  1. Kill Gnarlpine Augur or any other Furbolgs in the area until they drop the Deer Musk.
  2. Once looted, it will give you the ability to tame critters.
  3. As a Night Elf you have to do it on a Deer in Teldrassil.
  4. After you’ve done it, take your new companion to Relaeron.

Once you do that, you will be rewarded with the Rune of Carve which teaches you to Engrave Gloves – Carve.

Note!!!: You do not have to abandon or dismiss your currently active pet, because taming the Deer is possible while you have your actual pet with you.

  • Mulgore

  1. Kill Palemane Skinner or any other Gnolls in the area until they drop the Prairie Dog Musk.
  2. Once looted, it will give you the ability to tame critters.
  3. As a Tauren you have to do it on a Prairie Dog in Mulgore.
  4. After you’ve done it, take your new companion to Takoda Sunmane.

Once you do that, you will be rewarded with the Rune of Carve which teaches you to Engrave Gloves – Carve.

Note!!!: You do not have to abandon or dismiss your currently active pet, because taming the Praire Dog is possible while you have your actual pet with you.

  • Durotar

  1. Kill Razormane Quillboar or any other Quillboar in the area until they drop the Adder Pheromone.
  2. Once looted, it will give you the ability to tame critters.
  3. As a Tauren you have to do it on a Adder in Durotar.
  4. After you’ve done it, take your new companion to Takoda Sunmane.

Once you do that, you will be rewarded with the Rune of Carve which teaches you to Engrave Gloves – Carve.

Note!!!: You do not have to abandon or dismiss your currently active pet, because taming the Adder is possible while you have your actual pet with you.

How to get the Beast Mastery Rune for Hunter in SoD?

This Rune is obtained in the secondary leveling zones all around Azeroth. If you wish to get the Rune of Beast Mastery, then simply follow the steps below:

  • Westfall

  1. First off, you will have to Kill Goretusk boars in Westfall.
  2. They will drop the Goretusk Haunch.
  3. Use the Goretusk Haunch at (35, 38) to bait Silverspur.

Once you defeat Silverspur, you will loot the Rune of Beast Mastery and gain Engrave Gloves – Beast Mastery.

  • Darkshore

  1. If you have fishing, then you have to fish Crab Treats. Alternatively, you can kill Blackwood Pathfinder or any other Furbolgs that can drop it as well.
  2. Once you’ve done that, you have to use the Crab Treats and give them to a Young Rift Crawler that can be found on the coast of Darkshore around (37, 55) and (40, 31).

Once you’ve done that, you will be awarded with the Rune of Beast Mastery and gain Engrave Gloves – Beast Mastery.

  • Loch Modan

To get the Rune of Beast Mastery and gain Engrave Gloves – Beast Mastery in Loch Modan you have to find a cabinet that’s located inside the building behind Daryl the Youngling at (83, 65).

  • Silverpine Forest

In Silverpine Forest you will have to:

  1. Find and kill Ferocious Grizzled Bear or Giant Grizzled Bear until a mob spawns.
  2. The mob that spawns is a Level 16 Elite Grizzled Protector.

Once you defeat the Grizzled Protector, simply loot the Rune of Beast Mastery and gain Engrave Gloves – Beast Mastery.

  • The Barrens

  1. In The Barrens you will have to find a Patrolling Cheetah, that is located around (44, 55).
  2. Once you find it, place a trap on it’s path and it will remove the speed buff of the Cheetah.

When you defeat the Patrolling Cheetah, loot the Rune of Beast Mastery and gain Engrave Gloves – Beast Mastery.

How to get the Sniper Training Rune for Hunter in SoD?

In order to obtain the Rune of the Sniper, you will have to go and do different tasks depending on the secondary Zone you find yourself in. Here is where and how to get it:

  • Westfall

Find the Defias Scout, located at (52, 53) in Westfall. Once he is defeated you will be able to loot the Rune of the Sniper and get Engrave Pants – Sniper Training.

  • Darkshore

In Darkshore we have two simple steps:

  1.  Go and find a Gnarled Harpoon. It is located around (48, 16). Or you can find it at (44, 20) from a Beached Sea Turtle. Alternatively, there are multiple reports of the Harpoon being around where Paxnozz is.
  2. Use the Harpoon to weaken Paxnozz, and then defeat him.

Once he’s defeated, simply loot him and get your Rune of the Sniper and get Engrave Pants – Sniper Training.

  • Loch Modan

In order to obtain Rune of the Sniper and get Engrave Pants – Sniper Training in Loch Modan, you will have to find the Level 15-16 Elite Crockolisk called Kackle.

Once you find him, then kill him and loot the Rune.

  • The Barrens

In The Barrens getting the Rune of the Sniper is pretty simple. Just have some fishing to do (without the Profession of course). Here are the steps:

  1. Talk to Kilxx at the docks in Ratchet. (62.8, 38.2)
  2. Purchase a Fishing Harpoon from Kilxx.
  3. Find the Shark in the bay of Ratched called Bruuz.
  4. Use the Harpoon on Bruuz and kill him.

Once it’s defeated, simply loot it and get your Rune of the Sniper and get Engrave Pants – Sniper Training.

How to get the Cobra Strikes Rune for Hunter in SoD?

This Rune is obtained in the same way for both Alliance and Horde. A couple of steps for this one. The hardest step in obtaining the Rune of Cobra Strikes is actually finding the Goblin. Also, bear in mind that this is located in Hillsbrad Foothills, so you’ll need to be at least Level 20 to get this Rune. Here is how to get it:

  • Go to Hillsbrad and find Zixil. He is a travelling Goblin Merchant that goes between Southshore and Tarren Mill and sells his wares with a robot companion, among other interesting items, he is selling Freshwater Snapper Bait – this is what we need.
  • Once you got the Bait, go to the small Lake just south of Tarren Mill in Hillsbrad.
  • You will find a small boat there that you should climb into.
  • Once you’re on the boat, simply use the Freshwater Snapper Bait and wait for the Level 25 Elite Turtle Koartul to spawn.

Once you defeat him, you can loot the Rune of Cobra Strikes and get Engrave Chest – Cobra Strikes.

Note: Many times it may be frustrating not to find the Goblin because either the Alliance or Horde are keeping them in their town by constantly talking to him. Just don’t get frustrated try to find him some other time, or try to swap layers. As the Phase goes by, this should be easier with more people obtaining the rune and Leveling up.

How to get Kill Command Rune for Hunter in SoD?

The Rune of Kill Command is another one of the Hunter Runes that is obtained by both Horde and Alliance at the same place and with the same steps. Here is how to get it:

 How to get the Gnarled Wand of Wild Magic

In order to obtain the Gnarled Wand of Wild Magic, you have to get a Greater Magic Wand from the Auction House, or make it if you are an Enchanter. Combine it with the Wild Magic Essence that drops off of Foulweald Shaman or other Furbolgs in Ashenvale.

How to get the Hypnotic Crystal

This item will take you to the Wailing Caverns. So either get a group together, or simply be high enough level to solo the Dungeon. You will need to get to the very end of the Dungeon and defeat Mutanus the Devourer, the Final Boss of the Dungeon and he drops the Hypnotic Crystal.

Once you’ve completed this, you will get the Rune of Kill Command which will allow you to Engrave Pants – Kill Command. Aside from this, you will get the Wyvern Taming Rod, which will allow you to get the Young Pridewings from Stonetalon as your pet. The Pridewings in Season of Discovery fall under the category of Winged Serpents, so they have the same abilities.

Note!!!: Be careful when you are turning in the first Quest ” Wild Wyvern Wrangling “, if Jixo is not standing next to the hut, but is instead already in the process of taming a Pridewing for someone else, you can risk to turn in the Quest and lose the items needed and not get the follow-up. So wait for him to be at the hut standing before you turn it in, so you don’t lose the items and waste precious time.

Note 2: In the case where you had the Quest ‘bug’, and lost the items, there is a potential solution:

  1. If you got the follow-up Quest, but nothing is happening. 
  2. Try to abandon it.
  3. Relog.
  4. Then go back in after a couple of minutes. 

With a bit of luck, this should reset the procedure and he will give you the follow-up Quest ” Wrangling a Wild Wyvern “, and you won’t have to get the items again.

How to get the Heart of the Lion Rune for Hunter in SoD?

Probably the simplest among the Hunter Runes and Rune Engravings to get is the Rune of Heart of the Lion. All you have to do is to defeat a level 25 Elite mob in the Wetlands.

  • In the Thelgen Rock Cave in the Wetlands, you can find Carrodin. A 25 lvl Elite Owl which has a knockdown and doesn’t do much damage, so he should be easy to deal with on your own as long as you have your cooldowns and you pet. There are many spiders in the cave and Carrodin is found at the end of it.(47, 64)

Once you defeat him, you will be able to loot the Rune of Heart of the Lion and get the Engrave Chest – Heart of the Lion.

How to get the Lone Wolf Rune for Hunter in SoD?

From the start, you should know that this is one of the more ‘expensive’ Hunter Runes in SoD. In order to get the Rune of Lone Wolf in Season of Discovery, there are a few Quests that you have to finish. However, do not fret – in Phase 2 of SoD it’s quite easy to obtain this by simply purchasing the majority off of the Auction House, and killing some Elites in the Wetlands. Lets get into more detail on what you have to do to get this Rune.

  1. First off, you will have to go to Ratchet in the Barrens and find Grizzby (62, 39). He is located inside the Inn.
  2. The First Quest is more of a turn-in than an actual Quest, considering you can take the necessary items even before you go and talk to him. So best be prepared to bring:
  3. Hand in the quest to the following NPCs in your faction’s capital:
  4. After the turn-ins. Grizzby will give you a Quest ” Let Me Make You An Offer “(H) or ” Let Me Make You An Offer “(A).
  5. You will turn in these Quests in the Capital Cities of either Faction:
    • (A) Master Wood in Old Town in Stormwind City (79.2, 47.6).
    • (H) Zel’mak in The Valley of Honor in Orgrimmar (80.2, 29.6).
  6. After that, you will get another Quest which will bring you back to Grizzby in Ratchet:
  7. Once you’ve handed in this Quest, Grizzby will offer to sell you the Rune of Lone Wolf – for 3 Gold.
  8. Get the Gold, buy the Rune and you’ll get your Warbringer Rune which goes into the Chest slot.

Note: Bear in mind that you have to be Level 20 in order to begin the turn in Quests. If you can’t see it, your Character Level is too low.

How to get the Serpent Spread Rune for Hunter in SoD?

Another ‘easy’ pick-up among the Hunter Runes is definitely the Rune of Serpent Spread. By turning in Waylaid Supplies and Supply Shipments, you will be able to raise the Reputation with the Factions added in Season of Discovery to FRIENDLY! Once you’ve done that it’s only a matter of getting the necessary Gold to purchase the Rune once you’ve gotten the Reputation up.

  • For Alliance: You purchase this from the Azeroth Commerce Authority faction when you are Friendly. The Vendor is located inside any of the Major Cities.
  • For Horde: You purchase the Rune from the Durotar Supply and Logistics faction when you are Friendly. The Vendor is located inside any of the Horde Major Cities.

The cost of this Rune is 4 Gold and 50 Silver at Friendly Reputation. The price goes down if you have a higher Reputation. Once you’ve purchased the Rune of Single-Minded Fury, you simply learn it and you can Engrave it in the Gloves slot.

If you need help with any Reputation, feel free to check our SoD Reputation Services!

How to get the Steady Shot Rune for Hunter in SoD?

One of the more ‘useless’ Runes in Season of Discovery so far is the Rune of Steady Shot. It is quite simple to get, but never used so far. Here’s how to get it:

  1. Go to Arathi Highlands.
  2. In the South-East inside the Witherbark Village, there is a Lake.
  3. Within the lake there is an NPC called ” Needletooth “, it is a fish-like mob that is swimming in the lake.

Once you kill Needletooth, simply loot him and get your Rune of Steady Shot that gives you Engrave Belt – Steady Shot.

How to get the Dual-Wield Specialization Rune for Hunter in SoD?

If you are considering being a Melee Hunter in Season of Discovery, then you need to have proper Hunter Runes, and the Rune of the Scrapper is something that you must get. Before you go after this Rune, you have to be at least Level 32, considering you need to have Flare. Alternatively you can bring a Hunter friend that has it and he will use it and help you kill a mob that drops the Rune. Here is how:

  1. Go to Stranglethorn Vale.
  2. Once there, you should go somewhere around (31.9, 15.7).
  3. When you arrive at the coordinates, you should get a debuff called ” Danger! “.
  4. If you have this debuff it means that you should use your Flare ability.
  5. By doing so, a Bloodscalp Guerrilla will be revealed.

Simply kill the Guerrilla and loot the Rune of the Scrapper that gives the Engrave Boost – Dual Wield Specialization.

How to get the Invigoration Rune for Hunter in SoD?

This Rune is one of the better Runes that you can get for a variety of specializations that are not Melee based. If you want to play a ranged Hunter then the Rune of Invigoration is definitely one that you should get, and here is how:

  1. First of all we will head to Swamp of Sorrows.
  2. Once there we have to find Amaryllis Webb at (25.0, 54.2).
  3. Purchase a Entomology Starter Kit from him.
  4. Inside the Kit you will find a Bug Catching Net and a Field Guide.

In order to get this Rune you will have to catch THREE different types of critters:

Where to find the Arbor Tarantula

  • The Arbor Tarantula is located in Stranglethorn Vale. At the Venture Co. Base camp near Lake Nazferiti. It can spawn on several of the tree stumps in the camp. Approximate Coordinates (43.8, 18.6),(44.2, 22.0),(45.6, 23.0).

Where to find the Hay Weevil

The Hay Weevil has a couple of spawn locations, but it’s located in the Arathi Highlands Zone.

  • Northfold Manor in the northwest. Approximate Coordinates (31.0, 26.2), (30.8, 28.6) and (32.2, 31.0).
  • Dabyrie’s Farmstead northeast of Refuge Point. Approximate Coordinates (54.0, 38.6) and (57.0, 39.8).
  • Go’Shek Farm northwest of Witherbark Village. Approximate Coordinates (59.6, 57.0), (61.2, 55.6) and (62.6, 56.0).

Where to find the Flesh Picker

Once you’ve obtained all three of these bugs, you will have to go back to the Swamp of Sorrows and speak to Amaryllis Webb again. Once you turn them in, you will get the Rune of Invigoration in your bags that you can use to Engrave Boots – Invigoration.

Note!!!: Make sure that you have space in your bags. If you do not – Amaryllis will take the bugs and you won’t get the Rune. The issue with this is that the Rune is given to you before the bugs are handed over, hence you need at least 1 free slot where the Rune will go into.

If by chance you didn’t have a free slot, you will have to collect the bugs all over again, so TRIPLE CHECK!

How to get the Expose Weakness Rune for in SoD?

Another of the great Hunter Runes added in Phase 2 of Season of Discovery is the Rune of Expose Weakness. If you are playing ranged this is a definite MUST HAVE for you. Here’s how to get it:

  1. First off, we have to to the Badlands.
  2. Once there, you will have to kill Dustbelcher Ogre or other Dustbelcher Ogres that are located in several camps, or are roaming around Badlands. Coordinates (29.6, 56.6) and (61.4, 68.8).
  3. After some killing, you will get the Primitive Drawing.
  4. It will start a Quest called ” Terror of the Desert Skies “.
  5. The Quest will take you to Hemet Nesingwary in Stranglethorn Vale (35.6, 10.8). The Hunter’s Camp.
  6. You will turn in the Quest at Hemet and he will give you the next part that’s called the same ” Terror of the Desert Skies “, but this time you will get an Empty Bait Cage.
  7. Use the Empty Bait Cage to capture any critter in Azeroth.
  8. Go back to the Badlands, but this time go to (22.4, 66.7). There is a rough path leading up the Mountain where you will find a nest.
  9. Click on the Nest there and you will see a big bird approaching in the distance.
  10. This bird is called “Gharrik ” and it’s a Level 40 Non-Elite Bird.
  11. Once Defeated, he will drop a Crimson Trophy Quill.

Bring the Crimson Trophy Quill to Hemet Nesingwary and in return he will give you the Rune of Expose Weakness that will allow you to Engrave Belt – Expose Weakness.

How to get the Trap Launcher Rune for Hunter in SoD?

If you came to this part of the Guide, then we hope that so far it was helpful, we are close to finishing and one of the most important Hunter Runes for AoE is the Rune of the Trapper . Obtaining this Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery is no easy feet. There are quite a few steps in obtaining this rune, and they go like this:

  1. Go to Desolace and find the Extinguished Campfire.  It is Located near the Kodo Graveyard (47.5, 54.6).
  2. When you click on the Campfire, you’ll get a Quest called ” Highway Robbery “.
  3. North from the Kodo Graveyard (62.2, 38.8) you’ll find Bibbly F’utzbuckle, Classic Players will know him from the Quest ” Bone Collector “.
  4. After you turn in the Quest, he will send you to Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale via the Quest ” On the Lam “.
  5. When you arrive to Booty Bay, you will go to the Booty Bay Inn and speak to Tokal.
  6. After talking to her, she will ask you to buy her a drink via the Quest ” Cherry for Your Thoughts? “.
  7. You will have to turn around and speak to the <Food and Drink> Vendor Nixxrax Fillamug, and get a Cherry Grog for Tokal.
  8. After buying her a drink, she will provide you with a follow-up Quest called ” No Honor Among Thieves “.
  9. At this point, you’ll be sent to the Arathi Highlands, or better said you will have to go to (53, 91), where a rowboat is located. It the further southeast spot in Arathi on the river. You can check this image for reference.
  10. Once you arrive at the new location you’ll see that it’s the far east part of Arathi hiden behind the eastern Mountains parallel to the Witherbark Village. There you will have to go to the docks and you will see Illari Duskfeather.
  11. You will talk to her and you’ll have to defeat her. Bear in mind that she is a Level 40 Non-Elite.
  12. Once defeated, she will drop a bag. Looting the bag will provide you with Illari’s Key.
  13. When facing Illari, on the left-hand side you will see a shed, in front of that shed you there is a Jewel-Encrusted Box on which you can use Illari’s Key.

Once you open the chest, you will find the Rune of the Trapper, which gives you the Rune Engraving for your Feet slot – Engrave Boots – Trap Launcher.

IMPORTANT NOTES: 

  • If someone killed Illari and you looted the key, you must wait for her to respawn again, talk to her and then go open the chest. Otherwise the chest will keep opening and closing without you being able to loot anything.
  • If you got the Rune, but your Character is unable to learn it, and you get some sort of Error – try clearing your Cache folder and then trying again.
  • If you die, you are unable to use the rowboat as a Ghost and you’ll have to run all the way there.
  • If you are a Night Elf, then you do not have to fight her, but simply speak to her and she will give you the key.

How to get the Melee Specialist Rune for Hunter in SoD?

Last but not least, the Rune of Close Combat. One of the most iconic Hunters in WoW is definitely Rexxar and with this Hunter Runes you can be a step closer to him. Ever since Phase 2 of Season of Discovery launched the Melee Specialist has been the essence for any Hunter in both PvP or PvE. It’s simply above other specs so far and we see it being even better in the future.

If you wish to get this Rune, then follow these steps:

  1. You will have to travel to Deadwind Pass (52.0, 34.6).
  2. At this location you will encounter a Dalaran Agent.
  3. When you talk to him, he will provide you with Ariden’s Sigil. This is a crucial Trinket in obtaining the Rune of Close Combat.
  4. By using this trinket at the proper locations, you will be able to summon forth a Dark Rider.
  5. Before letting you know the locations it’s important to note that when you arrive at the location you will have to use the Ariden’s Sigil Trinket while having the Dark Presence, this is the only way a Dark Rider will be summoned.

Dark Rider Locations

  • Deadwind Pass – The Dark Rider’s Dark Presence should be felt at (44, 29). From this Dark Rider, you will get the Curious Dalaran Relic.
  • Duskwood – This Dark Rider’s Presence should be felt at (23, 46). This Dark Rider drops the Glittering Dalaran Relic.
  • Swamp of Sorrows – The Dark Rider in this Zone is located at (70, 29). This one drops the Odd Dalaran Relic.
  • Arathi Highlands – In Arathi you can find the Dark Rider at (62, 42). He drops the Whirring Dalaran Relic.
  • The Barrens – In this Zone you can feel the Dark Rider’s presence at (52, 36). This one gives you the Heavy Dalaran Relic.
  • Desolace – In Desolace the Dark Rider can be found at (66, 23). Upon killing him, you will get the Creepy Dalaran Relic.
  • Badlands – The Final Dark Rider is located in the Badlands at (57, 55). When you defeat him you will get the final Slippery Dalaran Relic.

Lastly, you will have to return to the Dalaran Agent in Deadwind Pass and turn in all 7 relics. By doing this you will obtain the Rune of Close Combat, which will give you the ability to Engrave Engrave Belt – Melee Specialist.

This concludes all the Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery. These are all available in Phase 2, even though many of them are from Phase 1.

CONCLUSION

We hope this comprehensive Season of Discovery Phase 2 Hunter Class Runes Guide was helpful. We’ve paid a lot of attention to detail and did our best to give you the most exact instructions in obtaining each and every Rune that is currently available.

We feel that these Runes definitely raise the potential of the Hunter as a Class and obtaining all of them will definitely give you an edge in both PvE and PvP depending on what you are currently doing. If you wish to check all the Runes for other Classes, then feel free to check our All Class Runes Guide, and if you have Questions regarding Gnomeregan or need help with those Bosses, feel free to check out our Gnomeregan Raid Guide.

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All Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery Phase 2 and How to get them (VIDEO)