World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Guns – Part 1

The Guns weapon category is a famous armory department in the gaming world. In World of Warcraft, Guns operate much like Bows and Crossbows but still has unique characteristics that differentiate it from the two weapon categories. While there are many types of Guns in most games, there are only 3 Gun types in World of Warcraft: blunderbusses, flintlock pistols, and long rifles. In this article, we will discuss some of the basic guns that you will find and might use in the world’s most popular game.


As we all know, guns are used for long-ranged attacks as these weapons are made for those kind of tactics. Guns are equipped with charges that are explosive in order for the weapon to thrust a bullet into the direction of the target. Guns are very effective when the player has very good aiming skills and estimation skills because guns may have nasty backfires that would destroy the straight path of the bullet. Races like Warrior, Rogue, and Hunter can use guns but only Goblin Hunters, Worgen, and Dwarves can start the game using the weapons in the Guns group.

Bows and Crossbows are also ranged weapons that use the shooting skill and hunter skills of the character that they are bound to. These weapons also make use of the Auto-Shot skill of the character. However, Guns differ from those two because guns can be made by engineers. Plus, unlike the other two weapon categories, guns can be upgraded using a scope that is made by an engineer. One negative thing about guns is that they are quite loud unlike Bows and Crossbows. When it fires, guns emit a loud explosion sound that many WoW players find irritating especially in PvP mode because it will give your enemy a hint about your location.

In World of Warcraft, Guns only have three types; these are blunderbusses, flintlock pistols, and long rifles. Blunderbusses can only hold a single shot per load so players must reload every time they fire. These guns are considered to be the basic guns in the game and could only damage an enemy that lies within the 5-foot wide path. Flintlock pistols are like blunderbusses because they too can only hold a single shot per load. However, unlike blunderbusses, flintlock pistols are very powerful and it is like firing a small bomb through a narrow and short tube. Because of this, flintlock pistols are inaccurate requiring players to have excellent aiming skills to effectively and efficiently use them. Lastly, a long rifle is a gun type considered to be the best guns there is in World of Warcraft. Long rifles have length comparable to the height of dwarves. Like the two mentioned gun types, long rifles can also only hold a single shot and so players must reload every after firing. Long rifles are very accurate that a sharpshooter can strike a target point blank even from half a mile distance.

Clearly, guns are very useful and effective in battles. If you want to learn more about the guns in World of Warcraft, here is a description on some of them.


Adamantite Rifle

The Adamantite Rifle was a patch 2.0.1 addition to the game realm. It is level 117 item that requires players to be in the 69th level or higher for it to bind. Adamantite Rifle binds to a character when it is equipped and will automatically increase the agility of the character by 12 points and its stamina by a good 17 points. Durability wise, the Adamantite Rifle, despite its high item level, is not quite durable but will still do for general use. The speed rating of the Adamantite Rifle is 3.00 and it could induce 82.7 damage per second to its target or from 173 to 323 total health damage depending on where you hit your target. You can buy the Adamantite Rifle for 5 Gold, 57 Silver, and 25 Bronze.


Aldor Guardian Rifle

The Aldor Guardian Rifle is unlike any rifle that you have seen. From the side view, the Aldor Guardian Rifle looks like a scaly caterpillar attached to a thin stem with gold and rust colors. The Aldor Guardian Rifle was added to the game in patch 2.1.0 as a level 70 item that could not be disenchanted. It requires level 60 players to be used. It has a natural average speed rating of 2.20 and could inflict 51.0 damage per second or from 78 to 146 total health damage to its target enemy. You can get this item for a price of 2 Gold, 6 Silver, and 75 Bronze. Remember though that this ranged weapon is not known for its durability so slow down when using it and never rely only on this weapon. You can buy the Aldor Guardian Rifle from 7 characters:

  1. Bar Talet at Terokkar Forest
  2. Cahill at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  3. Daggle Ironshaper at Shadowmoon Valley
  4. Korthul at Shadowmoon Valley
  5. Mardan Thunderhoof at Sholazar Basin
  6. Nancila at Nagrand
  7. Tiernan Anvilheart at Grizzly Hills


Anvilmar Musket

This ranged weapon is one of the weakest weapons in the game. Added to the game in patch 1.11.1, this Alliance side gun could not be disenchanted once equipped. It has an item level of 4 and its durability is one of the weakest in the whole game. The speed rating of the Anvilmar Musket ticks at 2.70 and it could only muster 2.1 damage per second or from 4 to 8 total health damage to its target. You can get this weapon as a reward from a quest that is Auto Accept  called “The Troll Menace” requiring level 1 payers. In the quest, you will also get 3 Healing Herbs, 355 Experience points, and 75 Gold as money.


Arcanite Steam-Pistol

As its name suggests, the Arcanite Steam-Pistol is a pistol but does not look the part. This refundable ranged weapon was added to the game realm in patch 2.1.0. It looks like no other pistol as it is huge, bulky, and resembles a fat but muscular bazooka. It is a level 134 item that requires level 70 players so expect it to be very powerful. In fact, the Arcanite Steam Pistol could line up to some of the games most powerful weapons in all categories. This weapon binds when picked up and will automatically increase agility by 20. When equipped, the Arcanite Steam-Pistol will increase the hit rating by 19 or 1.28%. It has a speed rating of 2.90 and could inflict a very good 125.7 damage per second or from 255 to a whopping 474 total health damage to its target enemy. The Arcanite Steam-Pistol has a selling price of 9 Gold, 91 Silver, and 60 Bronze but you can get it from the place called “The Eye” because it was dropped there by Al’ar.


Big-Boar Battle Rifle

Added in patch 2.0.1, the Big-Boar Battle Rifle has since been one of the favorite guns in World of Warcraft. Why? There are many reasons for this; aside from its given powerful shots, it also brings in a lot of character skill and characteristic improvements. The Big-Boar Battle Rifle is a level 120 weapon that requires level 70 players. It binds when equipped and when bound, it will increase the agility of the character by 18 points, intellect by 18, spirit by 18, strength by 18, critical strike rating by 9, stamina by 27, hit rating by 9, and attack power by as much as 36 points. Aside from those, the Big-Boar Battle Rifle has a speed rating of 2.70 and it could potentially induce 84.7 damage per second or from 160 to 298 total health damage to its target. However, all good things have at least one negative thing about it and in this case, the negative thing is the weapon’s durability. The Big-Boar Battle Rifle is not known for its durability. It is not that brittle but you should be careful when using it. Never over use this gun. You can buy the Big-Boar Battle Rifle for 5 Gold, 97 Silver, and 75 Bronze or pick it up from 188 characters including:

  • Obsidia at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Ethereum Prisoner at Netherstorm
  • Serpentshrine Sporebat at Serpentshrine Cavern
  • Mo’arg Incinerator at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Braxxus at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Lair Brute at Gruul’s Lair
  • Gargatuan Abyssal at The Arcatraz
  • Arcane Protector at Karazhan
  • Akkiris Lightning-Waker at The Arcatraz
  • Phasing Stalker at Auchenai Crypts
  • Ashtongue Battlelord at the Black Temple
  • Nether Scryer at The Eye
  • Shattered Hand Blood Guard at The Shattered Halls
  • Shadowsword Vanquisher at Sunwell Plateau
  • Tempest-Forge Patroller at The Mechanar
  • Skeletal Waiter at Karazhan
  • Shattered Hand Champion at The Shattered Halls
  • Sethekk Shaman at Sethekk Halls
  • Rift Lord at The Black Morass
  • Fel Orc Neophyte at The Blood Furnace
  • Don Carlos at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Gordunni Back-Breaker at Terokkar Forest
  • Coilskar Witch at Magisters’ Terrace
  • Durnholde Warden at Old Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Nexus Stalker at Mana-Tombs
  • Abomination at Hyjal Summit
  • Rift Keeper at The Black Morass
  • Sunseeker Harvester at The Botanica
  • Laughing Skull Warden at The Blood Furnace
  • Amani’shi Protector at Zul’Aman
  • Unchained Doombringer at The Arcatraz

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