Scattered Shots: Hunter transmogrification station

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As patch 4.2 is beginning to wind down, many hunters are looking for ways to fill some of the extra in-game time, and the coming of transmogrification in patch 4.3 is the perfect thing. Now is the time to start collecting the looks that you want to transmogrify into when patch 4.3 comes.

I have a full look at all the hunter armor sets on each race and where to get them, over at the WHU Transmog page. Today, we're going to take a look at the next most crucial transmogrification decision: our ranged weapon.

[Update: you can find a full list of every hunter transmog resource on the web (including this one) at the WHH's hunter transmog guide. So if you're looking for custom transmog looks and databases and transmogrification addons, that's the place to go. If you want to see your awesome ranged weapon transmog options, read on!]

We can actually transmogrify one ranged weapon type into another, unlike any other weapon type, so we can make our bows look (and sound) like guns or crossbows. This gives hunters a host of options for what kind of weapon look we want to be sporting. Join me after the cut for a look at some of the most distinctive ranged weapons and where to find them.

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There have a been a huge variety of guns in the game, from the simple and plain to the comically extravagant. Guns remain the ranged weapon of choice for those of refined tastes (Dwarves) even if we haven't had an endgame gun since TotC. Note that the classic BRK-1000 is not listed here because it's no longer available in game.

Here are a handful of the most distinctive gun models:

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A mainstay of the hunter class and a favorite of hippie Elves, bows are available in a vast range of colors and styles, from "death dealer" to "I'm a butterfly princess!" I've included the classic Rhok'delar even though it's no longer available, since many, many hunters out there have it (including those who read this column warning to get it before it was gone) and dearly want to wield it again. We do have a legendary bow out there; however, current word is that you cannot transmogrify into the appearance of a legendary item.

Here is where to find this season's hottest bow looks:
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There have been fewer crossbows put in the game than any other ranged weapons; however, that hasn't stopped the crossbow from having some of the most elaborate designs. From simple and utilitarian to a model of a boat, here are some of the coolest-looking crossbows:
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