TBC Classic Survival Hunter Guide

Introduction

    Every raid will want at least one Survival Hunter because of the utility provided by
    Expose Weakness
    and
    Improved Hunter's Mark
    . Their damage output will be lower than Beast Mastery Hunters but the raid's overall DPS will be higher.

TBC Survival Hunter Rotation

    Survival 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. Maintain
    Hunter's Mark
    .
  3. Maintain
    Scorpid Sting
    if assigned to it.
  4. Use
    Rapid Fire
    .
  5. Use
    Kill Command
    when it procs.
  6. 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 Survival Hunter Talents

Early Game Build

This build is great for when your Crit Chance is not high enough to guarantee a 100% uptime on
Expose Weakness
. This can happen during the first tier of raiding or if you are not grouped with a Feral Druid.
0
Beast Mastery
0
Marksmanship
0
Survival

Late Game Build

0
Beast Mastery
0
Marksmanship
0
Survival

TBC Survival 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 Survival Hunter Best Races

Alliance

  1. Night Elf: Higher base Agility.
  2. Draenei:
    Heroic Presence
  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 Survival 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
    .
  2. Enchanting: Provides 4 phyisical damage with two
    Ring - Striking
    .

TBC Survival Hunter Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Scryer as a Survival Hunter in TBC Classic. The Scryer shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of the Blade
    , is slightly better than the Aldor
    Greater Inscription of Vengeance
    . There are no other note-worthy benefits from either faction.