Welcome to our PVE Survival Hunter guide for WoW TBC. This guide will show you what you need to know to DPS as a Survival Hunter in dungeons and raids. This guide covers everything from talents to consumables.
One hunter in every raid should have Improved Hunter’s Mark, if you are that hunter you should replace Efficiency for it. This build revolves around Expose Weakness which benefits the entire raid. You should stack Agility and Critical Strike to make it more effective for your raid group.
Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.
- Meta: Relentless Earthstorm Diamond
- Red: Delicate Crimson Spinel
- Blue: Infused Shadowsong Amethyst
- Yellow: Smooth Lionseye or Rigid Lionseye
You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear.
- Head: Glyph of Ferocity
- Shoulder: Might of the Scourge, Greater Inscription of the Blade/Greater Inscription of Vengeance
- Back: Enchant Cloak – Greater Agility
- Chest: Enchant Chest – Exceptional Stats
- Bracers: Enchant Bracer – Assault
- Gloves: Enchant Gloves – Superior Agility
- Legs: Nethercobra Leg Armor
- Boots: Enchant Boots – Dexterity
- Weapon: Formula: Enchant 2H Weapon – Major Agility
- Ranged: Stabilized Eternium Scope
If you pick up enchanting you can benefit from Enchant Ring – Stats on both rings.
- Hit (9%)
- Critical Strike
- Attack Power
- Intellect & MP5
At first you can use Surefooted to gain an extra 3% hit and lower your gear requirements.
First apply Hunter’s Mark and keep it on the target. After that your rotation is:
- Steady Shot -> Multi-Shot -> Auto Attack
- Steady Shot -> Auto Attack
- Steady Shot -> Arcane Shot -> Auto Attack
- Steady Shot -> Auto Attack
You should also use Kill Command and Rapid Fire to increase your DPS.
Below is a list of consumables which help in any raid.
- Potion: Super Mana Potion & Super Healing Potion
- Elixir: Elixir of Major Agility & Elixir of Major Mageblood
- Flask: Flask of Relentless Assault
- Oil: Superior Mana Oil
- Food: Spicy Hot Talbuk or Warp Burger
- Pet-food: Kibler’s Bits
- Drums: Drums of Battle, Drums of Restoration
For raiding your best bet will be either Cats, Scorpids or Ravengers. The following skills are required:
- Active: Claw, Bite, Gore, Scorpid Poison [Depending on pet]
- Passive: Great Stamina, Avoidance, Cobra Reflexes
This macro can call, revive or heal your pet:
/cast [target=pet, dead] Revive Pet;[nopet] Call Pet; Mend Pet
- Leatherworking – This is a great choice for Beast Mastery Hunters. It allows you to craft useful gear all the way through. You also benefit from Leg enchants. You can also increase your raid utility by crafting Drums of Battle.
- Engineering – Engineering is a great choice because you can make Guns, Ammo, Scopes as well as Goggles. It’s almost like Engineering was built for Hunters.
- Enchanting – Enchanting both of your rings will give you a boost plus you can save money enchanting your own gear.
- Jewelcrafting – Great gold making choice and you can make your own gems early on. Jewelcrafting can also make Figurine – Shadowsong Panther as a starter trinket.