What class primarily uses guns?

78 Blood Elf Paladin
1040
Sorry for being noob, but what class uses guns?

Are guns even a viable weapon to use?

I'm a bit bored of smashing people with swords and blunt weapons, so I wanted to try guns!

Thanks.
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90 Blood Elf Mage
10470
Hunter!

And I'm pretty sure that's it anymore...

Be warned that a lot of hunters get annoyed with the firing sound of the guns, but you'll have bows to fall back on. As I understand it, you can transmog guns to bows and vice versa.
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Only hunters used guns, bows, and crossbows now, and hunters aren't meant to use melee weapons for combat anymore so they're very viable.
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90 Blood Elf Death Knight
10285
Yea, it used to be that rogues and warriors could also use a gun I believe, but it wasn't their main strength.
But yes hunters can use guns, and the higher level you are the more cool looking guns you'll find
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90 Orc Hunter
4130
Yep we got da guns ... sound gets really old fast ... heard there is a add on to cover the sound but I'm clueless on it.
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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12/07/2012 12:08 AMPosted by Gashna
Yep we got da guns ... sound gets really old fast ... heard there is a add on to cover the sound but I'm clueless on it.


Or you can just mogg your gun to look like a bow or crossbow, and the sound will change to match the look.

OP: Hunters are the only physical DPS ranged class (all other ranged classes/specs are casters, and all other physical DPS are melee).

Since there's no more separate slot for ranged weapons, for any class other than hunters that can equip a gun, doing so would mean they would be unable to equip their primary weapon choices (sword, mace, axe, staff, fist, polearm).

And caster classes can't equip guns at all, they use wands as a ranged weapon if they so choose.

This means that hunters get all guns, bows, and crossbows to themselves.
Edited by Avanna on 12/7/2012 2:39 AM PST
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90 Human Warlock
13710
12/07/2012 12:08 AMPosted by Gashna
Yep we got da guns ... sound gets really old fast ... heard there is a add on to cover the sound but I'm clueless on it.


Yeah, there are a few addons that will mute or change the sound of guns. Of course, that only does it for you - everyone else will still hear it whether they like it or not.
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90 Tauren Druid
9425
I miss being able to equip a gun on my warrior. For fun during one late-night, get-drunk-and-alt-raid Naxx run, I ONLY fired my gun.

Totally got like almost 200dps!

Sure went through a lot of bullets though.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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12/07/2012 09:11 AMPosted by Kerranggaroo
Sure went through a lot of bullets though.


Luckily for hunters, this is no longer an issue. While at one point hunters needed to make sure they carried ammunition in their bags, guns are now magically always full of bullets (and bows and crossbows are now magically always full of arrows).
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90 Orc Warrior
2790
You're fully able to equip guns and bows on your warrior. I keep a bow as a backup weapon, although I don't remember ever using it. You're just not able to leverage most of your powers at range.
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90 Night Elf Druid
12230
12/07/2012 12:03 PMPosted by Cogruko
You're fully able to equip guns and bows on your warrior. I keep a bow as a backup weapon, although I don't remember ever using it. You're just not able to leverage most of your powers at range.

Warriors can't even use ranged weapons anymore. You can't shoot them, and your ranged ability is Heroic Throw.
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90 Worgen Warlock
4925
12/07/2012 02:37 AMPosted by Avanna
And caster classes can't equip guns at all, they use wands as a ranged weapon if they so choose.


And since you can't attack and cast at the same time, we only use wands for stats, not for actually attacking with them.
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90 Worgen Warrior
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12/07/2012 12:53 PMPosted by Icedragon
Warriors can't even use ranged weapons anymore. You can't shoot them, and your ranged ability is Heroic Throw.

We can throw stuff without being heroic about it. Pretty sure we can even Throw guns, as long as we're not trying to do it heroically or shatteringly.

In fact, since regular Throw is off the GCD, we can throw a weapon un-heroically while simultaneously throwing it heroically! /flex

Note: Don't know why you would do any of this, but see: Mt. Everest.
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90 Blood Elf Hunter
12310
12/07/2012 01:54 PMPosted by Ratatoskr
Warriors can't even use ranged weapons anymore. You can't shoot them, and your ranged ability is Heroic Throw.

We can throw stuff without being heroic about it. Pretty sure we can even Throw guns, as long as we're not trying to do it heroically or shatteringly.

In fact, since regular Throw is off the GCD, we can throw a weapon un-heroically while simultaneously throwing it heroically! /flex

Note: Don't know why you would do any of this, but see: Mt. Everest.

I feel like it's like in the movies, when you're shooting your gun, then you run out of bullets, so you throw the gun at the enemy. You somehow make it effective and cool looking. xD
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90 Night Elf Druid
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12/07/2012 02:20 PMPosted by Cerylia
I feel like it's like in the movies, when you're shooting your gun, then you run out of bullets, so you throw the gun at the enemy. You somehow make it effective and cool looking. xD

What movies are you watching, Cerylia? XD I don't think I've ever seen this.
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90 Human Warlock
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I feel like it's like in the movies, when you're shooting your gun, then you run out of bullets, so you throw the gun at the enemy. You somehow make it effective and cool looking. xD


But only after you've taken a flying horizontal leap shooting a gun in each hand.
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90 Orc Hunter
4130
12/07/2012 06:47 AMPosted by Amandalynn
Yep we got da guns ... sound gets really old fast ... heard there is a add on to cover the sound but I'm clueless on it.


Yeah, there are a few addons that will mute or change the sound of guns. Of course, that only does it for you - everyone else will still hear it whether they like it or not.


Sorry about that - the noise gets old fast. Avanna once again you have set me strait ... thanks
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