TBC Classic Marksmanship Hunter Guide

Introduction

    While Marksmanship Hunters can bring some utility with
    Trueshot Aura
    , the DPS loss when compared to Beast Mastery Hunters is not enough to make up for it. As a result, this spec will primarily only be played in PvP.

TBC Marksmanship Hunter Rotation

    Marksmanship Hunters can follow a simple 1:1 rotation for consistent performance. The numbers represent the amount of
    Steady Shot
    casts for every
    Auto Shot
    . If you are looking to maximize your performance, there are more complex rotations that you adapt mid fight with different haste procs.

Single Target

  1. Use
    Aspect of the Hawk
    and switch to
    Aspect of the Viper
    when you are low on mana.
  2. Use
    Trueshot Aura
    .
  3. Maintain
    Hunter's Mark
    .
  4. Maintain
    Scorpid Sting
    if assigned to it.
  5. Use
    Rapid Fire
    .
  6. Use
    Kill Command
    when it procs.
  7. Use
    Steady Shot
    followed by an
    Auto Shot
    . Use
    Multi-Shot
    instead of
    Steady Shot
    when off cooldown.

AoE

  1. Use
    Multi-Shot
    .
  2. Use
    Explosive Trap
    .
  3. Use
    Volley
    .
  4. Perform single target rotation.

Pets

  1. Ravagers should provide the highest DPS.

TBC Marksmanship Hunter Talents

Standard Build

0
Beast Mastery
0
Marksmanship
0
Survival

TBC Marksmanship Hunter Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Elixir of Major Agility
    ,
  • Elixir of Major Mageblood
    Alternatives:
  • Flask of Relentless Assault

Food

    Best:
  • Grilled Mudfish
    ,
  • Warp Burger
    Alternatives:
  • Spicy Hot Talbuk
    ,
  • Ravager Dog

Potions

    Best:
  • Super Mana Potion
    Alternatives:
  • Haste Potion

Weapon Buffs

    Best:
  • Adamantite Weightstone
    Alternatives:
  • Superior Mana Oil
    ,
  • Brilliant Mana Oil

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Kibler's Bits
    or
    Sporeling Snack
    ,
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune
    ,
  • Scroll of Strength V
    ,
  • Scroll of Agility V

TBC Marksmanship Hunter Best Races

Alliance

  1. Draenei:
    Heroic Presence
  2. Night Elf: Higher base Agility.
  3. Dwarf:
    Gun Specialization

Horde

  1. Troll:
    Berserking
    and
    Bow Specialization
  2. Orc:
    Command
    and
    Blood Fury
  3. Blood Elf:
    Arcane Torrent
    and
    Mana Tap

TBC Marksmanship Hunter Best Professions

  1. Leatherworking: Provides 80 haste for 30 seconds with
    Drums of Battle
    and 60 attack power for 30 seconds with
    Drums of War
    . The Primalstrike set is your Pre-Raid bis as well.
  2. Blacksmithing:
    Mooncleaver
    is your best weapon for Melee Weaving until Tier 5.
  3. Enchanting: Provides 4 phyisical damage with two
    Ring - Striking
    .
  4. Jewelcrafting: Provides two unique gems for 24 Attack Power and 12 Crit.

TBC Marksmanship Hunter Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Aldor as a Marksmanship Hunter in TBC Classic but the difference is very small. The Aldor shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of Vengeance
    , is about equal to the Scryer
    Greater Inscription of the Blade
    . The
    Vindicator's Brand
    can be a useful weapon for early gearing, but it will quickly be replaced by fist weapons.