WoW Hunter 2v2 Arena Guide – Strategies and Best Combos

In World of Warcraft, the Hunter is one of the best classes to use in arenas. In this article, I will discuss the best specs, best partners, and PvP strategies that you can use to rank up in arena.

2v2 WoW Hunter Arena Specs

There are two choices for spec when it comes to using a Hunter in 2v2 arena. You can either spec Beast Mastery with a few points in Marksmanship or Survival with a few points in Marksmanship. No matter what spec you choose or class you pair up with, you will always need to put enough points in Marksmanship to get Aimed Shot. The -50% healing debuff is a key ability which you should try to keep active on your target at all times.

If your partner is a DPS class and you are running a double DPS team, you will want to spec into Beast Mastery. This way, you can use The Beast Within and Bestial Wrath to burst down an enemy player. The advantage of the double DPS team is that it is very easy to play. With decent skill, gear, and partner, you can rank in the 1800s to 1900s with little effort. It is a great way to get some points for the week so you can get some easy arena gear.

The downside to this team is that it just does not have front page potential. If you are an excellent player with top-notch gear, this team is not for you. If your partner is a healer, you will want to spec into Survival without a doubt. Explosive Shot and Lock and Load do tremendous amounts of sustained damage and can be used to slowly drain an enemy’s mana pool and eventually score a kill.

This team is a little harder to play and the success of the team is very dependent upon the skill of the Hunter. With that said, you certainly do not have to be a pro to rank highly and can even make gladiator if your gear is up to par.

Best Partners

If you are playing as a Beast Mastery Hunter on a 2 DPS team, you definitely want your second DPS player to be a caster. Casters are great because they can deal damage through abilities like Blessing of Protection, which typically wreck havoc on Beast Hunters.

An AP Frost Mage or a Shadow Priest are the best possible partners. AP/Frost is good since you can use Beast Mastery and Arcane Power to deal tons of spike damage in order to take out a player very quickly. Ice Block also helps mitigate enemy damage and increase the Mage’s survivability.

Shadow Priest makes a good combo because it can Dispel and use Mass Dispel. This is invaluable as the Shadow Priest thwarts crowd control attempts and can be get rid of Blessing of Protection and Divine Shield. If you are playing with a healer, the Paladin is the ultimate healer. Blessing of Freedom and the Paladin’s survivability and sustainability complement the Hunter very well. A Priest is also a good partner and Hunter and Priest combos make gladiator every single season.

I have seen Shaman and Hunter teams rank well, but I would not recommend this combination. The Hunter needs a partner that can dispel crowd control abilities. Otherwise, the Hunter will spend half the game in a Polymorph.

Strategies

In a 2 DPS team, the strategy is very simple. After engaging the enemy, use all your timers and attack an enemy player with everything you have (preferably attack a DPS class). Use crowd control abilities on the other player and try to kill the enemy outright. Do not use your timers before going in as you do not want your enemy to simply avoid you while your abilities are running

In a Hunter and healer team, the strategy is to outlast the enemy. Constantly use Viper Sting on the enemy’s healer and put out steady damage. It does not matter if you attack the healer or the DPS player, just make sure you put out steady damage to drain the enemy healer’s mana. Use your pet to keep the enemy healer in combat if he tries to drink water for mana. Eventually, you will run the enemy out of mana and be able to kill one of the players.

WoW Mage and Priest 2v2 Arena Strategy Guide

In this article, I will discuss the best strategies and specs for a Priest and Mage team to rank up in 2v2 arenas in World of Warcraft. This combination has the potential to make Gladiator in nearly any arena season. Below, I will discuss the role of each player, the best specs, and team strategies.

Priest’s Role and Spec

Since there is no -50% healing debuff on this team, the idea is simply live long enough to burst down an enemy player. As a result, the Priest’s job centers on keeping both player’s alive while simultaneously dealing damage. For this reason, the Priest should spec mostly into Discipline and put leftover talent points in Holy. Be sure to pick up talents like Blessed Recovery (survivability) and Reflective Shield (deals a surprising amount of damage).

Reflective Shield is an overlooked talent that dishes out a ton of damage. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked yet is a key talent in this combo. When you are on the defensive, this ability will chip away at the enemy’s health and allow you to catch the opponent by surprise with some burst damage.

If a melee player is beating up on you, throw up a Shield and then use Shadow Word: Pain and then run behind a pillar, away from the enemy’s healer. When a player gets to 60% health from hitting you, start casting Smite while your Mage uses Frostbolt and roots the target behind the pillar. This is an easy kill all the way up to about 2000 rating.

Mage’s Role and Spec

Since the goal of this team is to survive and burst down the enemy, you will want to be at least Frost. You need Ice Block without a doubt, but whether or not you go full Frost or AP/Frost is up to you and your partner. If your gear is good and your Priest is highly skilled, go for AP/Frost. This combination team has top 20 potential.

If your gear is poor and your Priest is still learning, go full Frost until you get a better feel for the team and get more resilience. The Mage’s role is to keep the Priest alive, slow down the game, and of course to kill the enemy. Keeping the Priest alive should be easy. If the Priest is in danger, use Polymorph on DPS classes, use slows and Frost Nova on melee, and Counterspell offensive spells.

Even better, you could polymorph the enemy’s healer and then root the DPS player. This can allow your Priest to get away completely, drink for mana, and heal up. This method of slowing down the game is an extension of keeping the Priest alive. Between Frost Nova, slowing spells, and Polymorph, you can keep 1 member of the enemy team out of the game at all times.

Killing the enemy is naturally the toughest part of each arena game. The best way to do this is to whittle a player down to 70% or so and then start interrupting the other player who is not the target. Between Sheep and Counterspell, you can keep an enemy healer out of the game for a long time.

Team Strategy

With this team’s set-up, matches versus two DPS are very easy. All that you have to do is stay alive via Pain Suppression and Ice Block long enough to kill 1 player. Reflective Shield and Shadow Word: Pain deal a lot of damage here. Psychic Scream, Polymorph, Counterspell, and Frost Nova can break up a lot of the enemy team’s damage as well.

Be defensive while the enemy has timers up (like Beast Within) and then you can kill the enemy at your leisure. Against teams with 1 healer and 1 DPS class, you will have to use crowd control to score a kill. Once the enemy DPS player drops down low, Counterspell the healer and start nuking. When Counterspell fades, use Polymorph. When Polymorph hits diminishing returns, use Psychic Scream. When Psychic Scream wears off, Counterspell again.

You can literally keep the enemy healer locked out indefinitely by repeating this cycle. Avoid using Power Infusion, Icy Veins and Arcane Power until the enemy’s timers (PvP Trinket, Shield Wall, Divine Shield) are used up. Force those timers with crowd control and only use your timers once the enemy has nothing left to use.