I thought that maybe this might be useful information for someone out there: a list of all the consumables I take to a raid.
Our weekly raid goes for 5 hours so I make sure I have enough to last me that long. Although embarrassingly I ran out of arrows on our first Mt Hyjal visit! *blush* That NEVER happens. I had a full 24 slot quiver too! I'm packing extra these days, yay for even less bag space *grumble*
I'm not going to talk about any of the extra gear I might carry with me as this will vary from instance to instance. So, here's my list of huntery raid consumables:
- Full 24 slot quiver of arrows plus 2 extra stacks
I can't wait to get enough rep with Scales of the Sands to use the next level of arrows. I'm currently using the Kara rep ones.
- 2 stacks of stat food
I favour Grilled Mudfish because I can fish for them but Warp Burgers are yummy too nomnomnom. I also carry a stack of mp5 food in case I feel I need a little extra boost with mana but I rarely use these - more so for farming so I can keep impAotH up and not stop for mana.
- 3 stacks of pet food
As I fish I generally have Blackened Trout or Feltail Delight. If I've been lazy it's the old Clefthoof Ribs.
- 2 flasks
I use the Flask of Relentless Assault but your mileage may vary. Sad panda that I won't be able to decrease my costs via the Marks of the Illidari that drop in T5 content and can be handed in for flasks if you have the requisite reputation (exalted with Sha'tar, Cenarion Expedition and Aldor/Scryer).
- 10 battle elixirs
I use the Elixir of Major Agility. I take the elixirs with me because the raid is 5 hours and thus will have 1 hour when my flasks are gone.
- 10 guardian elixirs
I use the Elixir of Major Mageblood but am thinking of moving to Elixir of Major Fortitude or possibly Elixir of Draenic Wisdom. Depends on cost and the type of fight. I might just grab 5 of each.
- 2 stacks of Heavy Netherweave Bandages
If your pot/cookie healthstone cooldown is up or your damage is not that severe taking the time to bandage yourself can alleviate the work for the healers. As hunters we should be doing our best to be self sufficient so that the healers can work on keeping the tanks and those aggro pulling squishies alive *wink*
- 2 Superior Mana Oils
Every little bit of mana can help! Although admittedly these are not highest on my list of must have consumables I try and make sure I have at least 2 on me.
- 10-15 Super Healing Potions
Because bandages aren't enough sometimes and cookies run out.
- 10-15 Super Mana Potions/Fel Mana Potions
I generally prefer the Fel Mana pots since as a hunter I don't experience the debuff but they can sometimes be tough to get hold of (at least on my realm when I'm looking) and so will sometimes just grab normal mana potions. Now some hunters chug these on every cool down. I don't like to have to do that. Maybe I'm cheap or weird or something but I generally try to keep it to only use one of these per fight. It really depends on the nature of the fight. If I need to use them I will, after all that's why I carry them!
Edit! I did forget one other important item, thanks to Gilthoniel for bringing it to my attention:
- 1-2 Stacks of pet food
I don't favour one pet food over the other. Snaggle is partial to both Sporeling Snacks and Kiblers Bits.
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