Guns are long-ranged weapons that use an explosive charge (assumed, not explicitly used in WoW) to propel a bullet. They are similar to bows and crossbows in use; all three use the shooting skill and related hunter skills. Character stats are applied the same way for each type, although the item stats will be different for each type.
Acquiring and Upgrading Edit
Dwarf and Tauren Hunters start with the Gun skill. All other Hunters, Rogues and Warriors can learn the Gun skill from some trainers (see weapon trainers for details). (The Rogues and Warriors then 'shoot' rather than 'throw'.)
Dwarves have a racial trait that improves their ability to use guns - Gun Specialization: Increase Gun Critical Hit chance by 1%
Guns use Bullets as ammunition, which can be found on any General Goods Vendor (quality will vary) or Gunsmith Vendor in packs of 200 bullets, or crafted by Engineer characters. Ammunition stacks to 1000, or 5 packs of 200. Guns are capable of using different types of bullets which will affect the gun's damage output. Specific bullet types have different names, such as shot, slugs, shells, etc.
Ammo Pouch Edit
An Ammo Pouch is a bag item which holds only bullets. Bullets can be stored in the ammo pouch or in regular bags. As of Patch 3.1.0, bullets and arrows stack to 1,000, and the increased rate of fire once provided by ammo pouches is now bundled in the Auto Shot ability. An ammo pouch is thus beneficial only if larger than otherwise available regular bags.
Ammo pouches are mostly useful to hunters, who burn through substantial quantities of ammo. Rogues and warriors can also use ammo, but will probably prefer to use bag space to hold small quantities of ammo, as they generally use only small amounts for the occasional pull.
Firearms are a relatively new dwarven invention. Despite the dangers of dealing with volatile explosives, dwarves are fascinated by the possibilities. Dwarven gunmakers constantly tinker with the guns they craft, trying out new designs and upgrades, naming and decorating their weapons.
See also Edit
- Per Class Proficiencies for which classes can learn to use which weapons.
- Ammo Pouch - Special bags that increase your Ranged Attack Speed.