SoD Phase 4 Updated: All Hunter Runes and Locations

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Here, you will find detailed information about all Hunter Runes and locations available, with new Rune guide updates for SoD Phase 4.

SoD Phase 4 Updated: All Hunter Runes and Locations

Key Takeaways

Runes offer additional spells and abilities to alter your character’s class playstyle. They can be found in the open world through various sources. Most Runes are accessible to characters of any race or faction, except those tied to specific quests or faction-friendly mobs.

This guide has been updated with all the Runes from Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, and Phase 4 of Season of Discovery.

Runes are a new gameplay mechanic in SoD. It offers additional spells and abilities, allowing you to transform the playstyle of your character’s class. These Runes are scattered throughout the open world, obtainable through various sources. Most Runes are accessible to characters of any race or faction, except those tied to specific quests or faction-friendly mobs.

There are 12 Runes for each class in Phase 1, 6 Runes in Phase 2, and 6 to 7 Runes in Phase 3. At the moment of writing, there are 3 new Runes in Phase 4. Previously, we have discussed all SoD Druid Runes and their locations. You can check it out here:

And now, it’s Hunter’s time! Below is the complete list of all Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery, how to get them, their locations, and even coordinates for your convenience.

Special thanks to the WoW community, and especially our readers at WowVendor, for the invaluable contribution in uncovering the Runes and generously sharing the methods of acquiring them with the whole gaming community.

SoD Phase 1

SoD Phase 1 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Chest Slot

Aspect of the Lion Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Aspect of the Lion Rune

Aspect of the Lion Rune: Hunter takes on the aspects of a lion, increasing total stats by 10% for all nearby allies, and increasing total stats for the Hunter by an additional 10%. Only one Aspect can be active at a time.

How to get Aspect of the Lion: It drops from the level 25 Elite Owl Carrodin, located at coordinates [42.2, 64.1] within the spider cave in the Wetlands. The entrance to the cave is at [53, 64].

Master Marksman Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Master Marksman

Master Marksman Rune: Increases your critical strike chance by 5%, and reduces the Mana cost of all your Shot abilities by 25%.

How to get Master Marksman:

Lone Wolf Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Lone Wolf

Lone Wolf Rune: You deal 15% increased damage with all attacks while you do not have an active pet.

How to get Lone Wolf: You can buy this Rune from Grizzby. The NPC is located in Ratchet. In order to purchase this Rune, Grizzby will require you to complete the following pre-quests: 

Cobra Strikes Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Cobra Strikes

Cobra Strikes Rune: Your critical hits with Shot abilities cause your pet’s next 2 special attacks to hit critically.

How to get Cobra Strikes:

SoD Phase 1 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Legs Slot

Kill Command Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Kill Command

Kill Command Rune: Give the command to kill, increasing your pet’s damage done from special attacks by 60% for 30 sec. Each special attack done by the pet reduces the damage bonus by 20%.

How to get Kill Command:

Serpent Spread Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Serpent Spread

Serpent Spread Rune: Targets hit by your Multi-Shot are also afflicted by your Serpent Sting for 6 sec.

How to get Serpent Spread: This Rune is purchasable for 4 gold and 50 silver when you reach Honored with the new Supply Factions, Durotar Supply and Logistics for Horde players and Azeroth Commerce Authority for Alliance players. For more information, check out our article here:

Sniper Training Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Sniper Training

Sniper Training Rune: Your Shot abilities gain 10% increased critical strike chance while you have not moved for the last 6 sec.

How to get Sniper Training:

Flanking Strikes Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Flanking Strikes

Flanking Strikes Rune: You and your pet deal simultaneous instant 100% melee damage. Afterward, your Mongoose Bite and Raptor Strike deal 10% increased damage for 10 sec, stacking up to 3 times. Raptor Strike has a 20% chance to reset the cooldown on Flanking Strike.

How to get Flanking Strikes:

Beast Mastery Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Beast Mastery

Beast Mastery Rune: Your pet’s damage and health are increased by 30%, and its Focus regeneration by 80%. In addition, your pet’s Growl now also Taunts the target to attack it for 3 sec.

How to get Beast Mastery:

SoD Phase 1 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Gloves Slot

Chimera Shot Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Chimera Shot

Chimera Shot Rune: You deal 125% weapon damage, refreshing the current Sting on your target and triggering an effect:

Serpent Sting – Instantly deals 40% of the damage done by your Serpent Sting.

Viper Sting – Instantly restores mana to you equal to 60% of the total amount drained by your Viper Sting.

Scorpid Sting – Attempts to Disarm the target for 10 sec. This effect cannot occur more than once per 1 minute.

How to get Chimera Shot:

Explosive Shot Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Explosive Shot

Explosive Shot Rune: You fire an explosive charge into the enemy target, dealing (Ranged attack power * 0.14 + 103 / 100 *)-(Ranged attack power * 0.14 + 155 / 100 *) Fire damage. The charge will blast the target every second for an additional 2 sec. Cooldown shared with Arcane Shot.

How to get Explosive Shot:

Carve Rune

All SoD Hunter Runes: Carve

Carve Rune: A sweeping attack that strikes all enemies in front of you for 50% weapon damage.

How to get Carve:

SoD Phase 2

In Season of Discovery Phase 2, Hunters have six new Runes to explore and master. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of all Hunters Runes and their locations. Detailed instructions on acquiring these Runes are also provided for your convenience.

SoD Phase 2 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Waist Slot

How to Get Expose Weakness Rune

All Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery Phase 2: How to Get Expose Weakness Rune

Expose Weakness Rune: Your melee and ranged criticals increase your attack power by 40% of your current Agility for 7 sec.

How to get Expose Weakness:

How to Get Melee Specialist Rune

All Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery Phase 2: How to Get Melee Specialist Rune

Melee Specialist 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.

How to get Melee Specialist:

How to Get Steady Shot Rune

All Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery Phase 2: How to Get Steady Shot Rune

Steady Shot Rune: A steady shot that causes 60% ranged weapon damage.

How to get Steady Shot: Drops from Needletooth (level 35), a large fish in the pond near Witherbark Village in the southeast corner of Arathi Highlands [68, 66]. Needletooth takes about 60 seconds to respawn.

SoD Phase 2 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Feet Slot

How to Get Dual Wield Specialization Rune

All Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery Phase 2: How to Get Dual Wield Rune

Dual Wield Specialization 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.

How to get Dual Wield Specialization:

How to Get Invigoration Rune

All Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery Phase 2: How to Get Invigoration Rune

Invigoration Rune: When your pet scores a critical hit with a special ability, you instantly regenerate 5% of your maximum mana.

How to get Invigoration:

How to Get Trap Launcher Rune

All Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery Phase 2: How to Get Trap Launcher Rune

Trap Launcher 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.

How to get Trap Launcher:

SoD Phase 3

SoD Phase 3 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Head Slot

How to Get Catlike Reflexes Rune

SoD Phase 3 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Catlike Reflexes Rune

Catlike Reflexes Rune: Increases your chance to dodge by 20% and your pet’s chance to dodge by 9%. In addition, reduces the cooldown of your Kill Command and Flanking Strike abilities by 50%.

How to get Catlike Reflexes:

  1. Head to Feralas and find the Yeti Cave using this macro: /way 53 60
  2. There, you will find a Groddoc Infant.
  3. Feed it either Soft Banana Bread or a Tel’Abim Banana.
  4. Afterward, escort the Groddoc Infant to the Groddoc Matriarch within 10 minutes. After this action, you will get the Rune of the Jungle Cat.

How to Get Lock and Load Rune

SoD Phase 3 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Lock and Load Rune

Lock and Load Rune: Each time one of your traps is triggered, your next Shot ability within 20 sec costs no mana and does not incur a cooldown.

How to get Lock and Load:

  1. Head to Felwood and receive a quest called The Wild Gods from a Shadowtooth Emissary.
  2. Go to Jinth’Alor, which is in the Hinterlands, and defeat some elite trolls to acquire a Wildwhisper Draught item.
  3. Afterward, reach the Razorfen Downs zone and defeat Amnennar the Coldbringer.
  4. Use the Wildwhisper Draught item on the ledge so the Spirit of Agamaggan can spawn. Turn in the current quest to him and receive another one called The Wild Gods. Additionally, you will get an Agamaggan’s Roar item.
  5. Your next step is to collect 3x Wild Offering in Zul’Farrak, Maraudon, or Blackrock Depths. You can save time and run the same dungeon up to 3 times. 

Zul’Farrak

  1. First, find and defeat 2 or 3 bosses to make a Ghostly Spider spawn. If you have done everything alright, you will see the phrase “You feel a shadowed presence” in the chat.
  2.  Then, use the Agamaggan’s Roar item close to the Ghostly Spider. This action will spawn a Delirious Ancient.
  3.  Defeat the boss and obtain your precious Wild Offering.

Maraudon

  1. After entering the dungeon, find and triumph over Princess Theradras. This action will make a Ghostly Raptor spawn in the water on the upper level near the turtles.
  2.  Employ the Agamaggan’s Roar item close to the Ghostly Raptor, making another Delirious Ancient pop up.
  3.  Defeat the boss and receive the Wild Offering as a reward.

Blackrock Depths

  1. Defeat Houndmaster Grebmar, High Interrogator Gerstahn, and the Ring of Law. Afterward, a Ghostly Basilisk spawns on the Dark Iron Highway that leads to Bael’gar. If you see the phrase “You feel a shadowed presence,” you have done everything alright.
  2.  Then, use the Agamaggan’s Roar item near the Ghostly Basilisk to summon a Delirious Ancient.
  3.  Defeat the boss and get the Wild Offering item.

Once you have completed all the steps, head to the Shadowtooth Emissary in Felwood and receive a Hyjal’s Wisdom item. It lets you learn the Rune of Firepower.

How to Get Rapid Killing Rune

SoD Phase 3 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Rapid Killing Rune

Rapid Killing Rune: Reduces the cooldown on Rapid Fire by 2 min, and your next Shot ability within 20 sec after killing a target worth experience or honor deals 20% increased damage.

How to get Rapid Killing:

  1. Head to Searing Gorge and find the cave you can locate using this macro: /way 22 36.
  2.  Once you have entered the cave, find a Weathered Etching. Click on it and start the quest, The Burning Beast, which will redirect you to the Blasted Lands.
  3.  Find Bloodmage Lynnore in the Blasted Lands and turn in the quest. Then, get a new one called Chains That Bind.
  4.  Defeat Shadowsworn Cultists or Shadowsworn Dreadweavers to obtain 5x Infernal Chain Link.
  5.  When you are done, return to Bloodmage Lynnore and receive another quest called Brought to Heel
  6.  Triumph over Calefactus the Unleashed using the Infernal Lasso.
  7.  Afterward, gather Fel Lifeblood and return to Bloodmage Lynnore to get the Rune of the Ravenous.

SoD Phase 3 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Wrists Slot

How to Get Focus Fire Rune

SoD Phase 3 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Focus Fire Rune

Focus Fire 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. 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 Focus Fire:

  1. Go to Searing Gorge and find a long branch hanging over the cavern. You can locate it using this macro: /way 55 51
  2.  Then, walk across the branch to reach the Stormcrow Nest. 
  3.  Loot it to get a Stormcrow Egg. This action will make an Enraged Stormcrow spawn.
  4.  Defeat the bird and get the Rune of Focused Fire.

How to Get Raptor Fury Rune

SoD Phase 3 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Raptor Fury Rune

Raptor Fury Rune: Raptor Strike increases damage done by Raptor Strike and Mongoose Bite by 15% for 15 sec, stacking up to 5 times. Subsequent doses do not extend the duration of this effect.

How to get Raptor Fury:

  1. Go to Tanaris and find an elite bird named Zopilote.
  2. Defeat it and receive the Rune of the Raptor.

How to Get T.N.T. Rune

SoD Phase 3 All Hunter Runes and Locations: T.N.T. Rune

T.N.T. Rune: Increases the damage done by Explosive Shot and all your damaging traps by 10%.

How to get T.N.T:

  1. First, obtaining the rune requires Friendly reputation with the Emerald Wardens faction. 
  2. Once you are Friendly, purchase the Rune of Detonation from one of the following Quartermasters:

SoD Phase 4

SoD Phase 4 All Hunter Runes and Locations: Cloak Slot

How to Get Resourcefulness Rune

Resourcefulness: Reduces the mana cost of your Traps by 100% and their cooldowns by 40%.

How to get Resourcefulness:

  1. Travel to Eastern Plaguelands and start defeating Plagued Swines at around [17.8, 30.2] until you obtain Tainted Boar Meat.
  2. Stay in Eastern Plaguelands and start defeating Slimes such as Living Decay or Rotting Sludge at around [75.0, 60.6] or [54.2, 69.2] until you get Bubbling Green Ichor.
  3. Combine the Tainted Boar Meat and Bubbling Green Ichor to craft a Rancid Hunk of Flesh.
  4. Feed the Rancid Hunk of Flesh to a Carrion Grub, which can be found throughout the southern part of Eastern Plaguelands. The Grub will vomit a skeleton.
  5. Loot the skeleton and get your Rune of the Resourceful.

How to Get Hit and Run Rune

Hit and Run: You gain 15% movement speed for 8 sec after using Raptor Strike.

How to get Hit and Run:

How to Get Improved Volley Rune

How to Get Improved Volley Rune

Improved Volley: Reduces the mana cost of your Volley by 50%, reduces its cooldown by 100%, and it no longer suffers pushback from damaging attacks. Volley also deals 3% of your ranged Attack Power as additional damage each time it deals damage.

How to get Improved Volley:

  1. Travel to Silithus and defeat worms, scorpions, and spiders across the area. These creatures have a chance of dropping a Busted Gizmo. The Gizmo may be hard to find, but you can increase your chances by continuing to beat these mobs.
  2. Take the Busted Gizmo to Edwi Copperbolt at the Bronzebeard Encampment in southern Silithus. You will receive the Desert Sonar as a reward.
  3. Proceed to one of these spots in Silithus: [37, 61], [41, 66], [38, 59], or [33, 66]. You can try these confirmed coordinates, but you must wander around Silithus until you observe the ground moving.
  4. Once you have seen it, standing on this spot will grant you a buff.
  5. Use the Desert Sonar to summon a 60-level elite Sandworm.
  6. Beat the Worm to get the Rune of Shelling. Defeating it is challenging but manageable for a level 55+ BM Hunter. If the Worm vanishes, use Aspect of the Cheetah and move quickly to avoid being stunned. Let your pet tank the Worm while you stay out of melee range.

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That concludes the guide to all Hunter Runes in Season of Discovery. If you are interested in more guides on Runes, check out our guide for all SoD Mage Runes below:

Or you can find every single Rune for all nine playable classes in our comprehensive guide on all 5 Phases of Season of Discovery here:

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Adensays:

An additional location for the Beast Mastery rune. You can loot it from an Empty Trophy Cabinate in a hunting lodge in the far eastern side of Lock Modan. I was a dwarf, not sure if that matters

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Terrazelsays:

Hi Aden, thanks for the additional information! We will add your finding to the guide and credit you carefully 😊