Survival Hunter PvE Guide

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

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Survival 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
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

2. Stats

Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility

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 > Human > 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.

? Make sure your pet is out!
? Use Potion
? Once to start the fight
? Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
? Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
? Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
? Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
? Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
? If you won't waste the Focus gain
? If you are at 2 (max) charges
? If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
? Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
? When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

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).