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Initially apply an Aspect: {{ability|Aspect of the Hawk}} for optimal damage or {{ability|Aspect of the Monkey}} if you expect melee.
 
Initially apply an Aspect: {{ability|Aspect of the Hawk}} for optimal damage or {{ability|Aspect of the Monkey}} if you expect melee.
   
For Single Targets:
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For Single Targets:-
 
# Apply {{ability|Hunter's Mark}}.
 
# Apply {{ability|Hunter's Mark}}.
 
# Drop an {{ability|Immolation Trap}} at roughly 15 yards from the target, if you can measure it. The AddOn RangeDisplay<ref>[http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info7297-RangeDisplay.html RangeDisplay] at WoWInterface or [http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/range-display RangeDisplay] at Curse.com</ref> is invaluable for this. This also becomes partly intuitive with experience.
 
# Drop an {{ability|Immolation Trap}} at roughly 15 yards from the target, if you can measure it. The AddOn RangeDisplay<ref>[http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info7297-RangeDisplay.html RangeDisplay] at WoWInterface or [http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/range-display RangeDisplay] at Curse.com</ref> is invaluable for this. This also becomes partly intuitive with experience.
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# Commence fire with {{ability|Auto Shot}} and {{ability|Steady Shot}} till the mob is dead. If you get aggro you can use {{ability|Wing Clip}} + {{ability|Disengage}} to get distance from the target. Or you can {{ability|Feign Death}} to reset threat again.
 
# Commence fire with {{ability|Auto Shot}} and {{ability|Steady Shot}} till the mob is dead. If you get aggro you can use {{ability|Wing Clip}} + {{ability|Disengage}} to get distance from the target. Or you can {{ability|Feign Death}} to reset threat again.
   
For Multiple Targets:
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For Multiple Targets:-
 
# If there are other mobs nearby and you only wish to pull one, use Arcane Shot Rank 1 as a pull shot to minimise [[aggro]], and lead the mob to a safe distance away from the others. Determining safe pulls is one of the primary tasks of a Hunter, in both group and solo scenarios, but grows easier with experience.
 
# If there are other mobs nearby and you only wish to pull one, use Arcane Shot Rank 1 as a pull shot to minimise [[aggro]], and lead the mob to a safe distance away from the others. Determining safe pulls is one of the primary tasks of a Hunter, in both group and solo scenarios, but grows easier with experience.
# Set a {{ability|Freezing Trap}} if multiple targets are expected and you wish to freeze one. Alternatively, {{ability|Snake Trap}} can be used to distract one target while the other is being fought.
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# Set a [[Freezing Trap]] if multiple targets are expected and you wish to freeze one. Alternatively, [[Snake Trap]] can be used to distract one target while the other is being fought.
 
# Apply Hunter's Mark.
 
# Apply Hunter's Mark.
 
# Apply Mend Pet if necessary.
 
# Apply Mend Pet if necessary.
 
# Send Pet.
 
# Send Pet.
# Attack from range with Auto-Shot, special shots like {{ability|Aimed Shot}}, or a [[Stings|Sting]].
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# Attack from range with Auto-Shot, special shots like [[Aimed Shot]], or a [[Stings|Sting]].
 
# Once the untrapped mob is dead, redirect the pet to the trapped mob.
 
# Once the untrapped mob is dead, redirect the pet to the trapped mob.
 
# Re-apply Mend Pet if necessary.
 
# Re-apply Mend Pet if necessary.
# {{ability|Feign Death}} to clear any residual aggro.
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# [[Feign Death]] to clear any residual aggro.
 
# Jump backwards once or twice to acquire range, and to give the pet a moment to establish aggro.
 
# Jump backwards once or twice to acquire range, and to give the pet a moment to establish aggro.
 
# Apply Serpent Sting, and continue fire until the target is dead.
 
# Apply Serpent Sting, and continue fire until the target is dead.
   
The reason to let the pet attack first is to establish aggro. This allows you to stay at range, where you are much more effective; hunter ranged damage is significantly higher than melee damage. Generally, the use of traps is reserved for special situations such as when you are expecting to pull multiple mobs. In that case, set a Freezing Trap and then send the pet in to establish aggro on your preferred target. Once the pet has activated the mobs use {{ability|Multi-Shot}} to aggro the add and pull it over the trap to immobilize it. Alternatively, the healing aggro from {{ability|Mend Pet}} can pull the add off your pet and straight into your trap. You can dispense with the trap if your pet is strong enough to take the hits from multiple mobs. Do not [[DoT]] a mob you intend to trap.
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The reason to let the pet attack first is to establish aggro. This allows you to stay at range, where you are much more effective; hunter ranged damage is significantly higher than melee damage. Generally, the use of traps is reserved for special situations such as when you are expecting to pull multiple mobs. In that case, set a Freezing Trap and then send the pet in to establish aggro on your preferred target. Once the pet has activated the mobs use [[Multi-Shot]] to aggro the add and pull it over the trap to immobilize it. Alternatively, the healing aggro from [[Mend Pet]] can pull the add off your pet and straight into your trap. You can dispense with the trap if your pet is strong enough to take the hits from multiple mobs. Do not [[DoT]] a mob you intend to trap.
   
 
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