Ammunition was used by ranged weapons such as bows, guns, and crossbows. It was sold by vendors in stacks of 200, but stacks up to 1000 in your inventory.

Crafted Thorium Shells could be traded for Thorium Headed Arrows in Ironforge/Orgrimmar near the innkeeper/mining trainer, respectively.


Arrows were ammo for bows and crossbows. Better arrows have better DPS bonuses.

Name Level DPS Price Source
Inv ammo arrow 02 [Rough Arrow] 1 +1.5 10Copper Vendor
Inv ammo arrow 02 [Sharp Arrow] 10 +3.5 50Copper Vendor
Inv ammo arrow 02 [Razor Arrow] 25 +7.5 3Silver Vendor
Inv ammo arrow 02 [Feathered Arrow] 35 +9.5 Quest reward from Stealing Supplies in Desolace
Inv ammo arrow 01 [Precision Arrow] 35 +11.5 Dropped from Baelog in Uldaman (~80% chance)
Inv weapon shortblade 25 [Jagged Arrow] 40 +13.0 10Silver Vendor
Spell frost iceshard [Ice Threaded Arrow] 51 +16.5 48Silver Alterac Valley Quartermasters - Requires Honored reputation.
Inv ammo arrow 02 [Thorium Headed Arrow] 52 +17.5 Quest reward from turning in 200 Inv ammo bullet 03 [Thorium Shells]* Horde 15 [60] A Fair Trade (Orgrimmar)
Ability hunter criticalshot [Doomshot] 54 +20.0 Dropped from Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin in Blackrock Spire (25% chance)
Inv misc ammo arrow 03 [Wicked Arrow] 55 +22.0 16Silver Vendor
Inv misc ammo arrow 05 [Scout's Arrow]​​ 61 +26.0 18Silver Bc icon Cenarion Expedition Quartermaster - Requires friendly​​ reputation
Inv misc ammo arrow 01 [Blackflight Arrow] 65 +32.0 30Silver Bc icon Vendor
Inv misc ammo arrow 03 [Halaani Razorshaft] 66 +34.0 60Silver Bc icon Bought in Halaa if your faction is controlling the town
Inv misc ammo arrow 05 [Warden's Arrow]​​ 68 +37.0 45Silver Bc icon Cenarion Expedition Quartermaster - Requires revered​​ reputation
Inv ammo arrow 02 [Adamantite Stinger] 62 +43.0 Bc icon Created by [Adamantite Arrow Maker] crafted by Engineers with 335 skill
Inv misc ammo arrow 04 [Mysterious Arrow] 70 +46.5 90Silver Bc icon Requires Revered reputation with The Violet Eye
Inv misc ammo arrow 04 [Timeless Arrow] 70 +53.0 2Gold Bc icon Andormu - Requires Honored reputation with Scale of the Sands
Spell arcane starfire [Nether Spike] 70 +63 Bc icon Conjured with the Legendary bow
Inv ammo arrow 01 [Saronite Razorheads] 72 +67.5 Wrath-Logo-Small Crafted by Engineers with 410 skill
Inv misc ammo arrow 01 [Terrorshaft Arrow] 75 +46.5 30Silver Wrath-Logo-Small Vendor
Inv ammo arrow 03 [Iceblade Arrow] 80 +91.5 Wrath-Logo-Small Crafted by Gnomish Engineers with 450 skill
  • All prices are base prices (before reputation discount) per stack of 200.
  • Note there is no ammo specifically for crossbows — all arrows are usable with both bows and crossbows (real world crossbow bolts are quite different from bow arrows).
  • [Ice Threaded Arrow] and [Iceblade Arrow] have an icy-blue glow, and seem to be the only way to apply a glow to a ranged weapon.


Bullets were ammo for Guns. Better bullets had better DPS bonuses. Pellets, Pebbles, Shells, Shot, and Slugs are all types of bullets.

Bullet Level DPS Price Source
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Light Shot] 1 +1.5 00001010Copper Vendor
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Flash Pellet] 6 +2.0 Quest reward from Horde 15 [6] Sharing the Land
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Crafted Light Shot] 5 +2.0 Crafted by Engineers with 1 skill
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Heavy Shot] 10 +3.5 00005050Copper Vendor
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Smooth Pebble] 13 +4.0 Drops in Gnomeregan and Darkshore
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Crafted Heavy Shot] 15 +4.5 Crafted by Engineers with 75 skill
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Solid Shot] 25 +7.5 0003003Silver Vendor
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Crafted Solid Shot] 30 +8.5 Crafted by Engineers with 125 skill
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Exploding Shot] 35 +9.5 Quest reward from Neutral 15 [35] Stealing Supplies
Inv ammo bullet 01 [Hi-Impact Mithril Slugs] 37 +12.5 Crafted by Engineers with 210 skill
Inv ammo bullet 01 [Accurate Slugs] 40 +13.0 00100010Silver Vendor
Inv ammo bullet 01 [Mithril Gyro-Shot] 44 +15.0 Crafted by Engineers with 245 skill
Spell frost frostblast [Ice Threaded Bullet] 51 +16.5 00600060Silver Alterac Valley Quartermasters - Requires Honored reputation
Inv ammo bullet 03 [Thorium Shells] 52 +17.5 Crafted by Engineers with 285 skill
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Rockshard Pellets] 47 +18.0 Drops from Lord Roccor in Blackrock Depths
Inv ammo bullet 02 [Miniature Cannon Balls] 56 +20.5 Drops from Cannon Master Willey in Stratholme
Inv misc ammo bullet 02 [Impact Shot] 55 +22.0 00160016Silver Vendor
Inv gizmo felironshell [Fel Iron Shells] 57 +26.0 Bc icon Crafted by Engineers with 310 skill
Inv misc ammo bullet 06 [Ironbite Shell] 65 +32.0 00300030Silver Bc icon Vendor
Inv misc ammo bullet 04 [Halaani Grimshot] 66 +34.0 00500050Silver Bc icon Sold in Halaa if your faction is controlling the town
Inv misc ammo bullet 02 [Felbane Slugs] 68 +37.0 00500050Silver Bc icon Requires Revered reputation with Honor Hold
Inv misc ammo bullet 02 [Hellfire Shot] 68 +37.0 00500050Silver Bc icon Requires Revered reputation with Thrallmar
Inv misc ammo bullet 04 [Adamantite Shells] 62 +43.0 Bc icon Crafted by Engineers with 335 skill
Inv misc ammo bullet 02 [Mysterious Shell] 70 +46.5 0100001Gold Bc icon Vendor at Deadwind Pass/Shattrath City - Requires Revered reputation with Violet Eye
Inv misc ammo bullet 02 [Timeless Shell] 70 +53.0 0200002Gold Bc icon Vendor at Caverns of Time/Shattrath City - Requires Honored reputation with The Scale of the Sands
Inv ammo bullet 05 [Mammoth Cutters] 72 +67.5 Wrath-Logo-Small Created by Engineers with 410 skill
Inv misc ammo bullet 06 [Frostbite Bullets] 75 +46.5 00300030Silver Wrath-Logo-Small Vendor
Inv ammo bullet 07 [Shatter Rounds] 80 +91.5 Wrath-Logo-Small Created by Goblin Engineers with 450 skill
  • All prices are base prices (before reputation discount) per stack of 200.

Patch changes

Wrath-Logo-Small/ Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): All ammunition made obsolete and basically junk.
Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): The Ultrasafe Bullet Machine and Saronite Arrow Maker schematics have been simplified to create a full stack of the appropriate ammunition. No longer requires an anvil. Reduced the materials required to make this ammunition.
            Previously a Saronite Arrow Maker was created, that created 200 Saronite Razorheads per charge (10 charges).
Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): All types of gun and bow ammunition now stack to 1000.
            Up from 200.
Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Added the first-ever crafted arrows, Adamantite Stinger, made by Engineers.

In Cataclysm

Cataclysm-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

As of December 2010, ammunition is removed for Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm. The original plan to replace the current mechanic of mandatory per-shot consumable ammunition with "some new functionality that would continue to make ammunition a compelling element of game-play",[1] Although announced and to be implemented in the patch 3.1.0, the "new functionality" was delayed. During Blizzcon 2009, it was mentioned as one of the changes planned for Cataclysm. Either their plans didn't work as intended or they gave up on it, either way the plans were scrapped and it was decided that ammo would just be completely removed from the game. The existing ammunition bags will turn into large normal bags (amount of slots is unknown), but only if they're on hunters at the time of the change. Ultimately, ammunition is no longer "a compelling element of game-play."

Cataclysm Class Preview: Hunter | 2010-04-09 16:00 | Nethaera
A major change coming for the hunter is the removal of ammunition. Guns, bows, and crossbows will now do damage without consuming ammunition at all. There will be no more ammo slot on the hunter's character display. Any ammunition that a hunter has at the time of the change will become gray sellable items. Existing quivers will be converted into large bags -- though each hunter can only have one and non-hunters will not benefit from this change -- and we will not be making any additional quivers.

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  1. ^ Blizz Eyonix 2009-02-10. Hunter Ammo Changes. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved on 2009-06-12.
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