Marksmanship Hunter PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Hunter
Specialization: Marksmanship
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Marksmanship Hunter DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

2. Stats

Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility > Haste > Agility

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
> >
Head
> >
Legs
> >
Neck
Ring
> >
Chest
>
Hands
> >
Waist
> >
Wrist
> >
Trinket
> >
Main Hand
>
Shoulders
> >

4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

5. Gem

Gem
> >

6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
> >

7. Races

Race
Blood Elf > Void Elf > Troll

8. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
? Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
? Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
? Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
? Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
? Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
? If Master Marksman is up
? With Precise Shots up
? Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
? When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
? With Precise Shots up
? When you have 50+ Focus
? Is Trueshot up?
No
? Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
? When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
? With Precise Shots up
? When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
? Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
? If Master Marksman is up
? With Precise Shots up

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).