Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Survival Hunter Guide

Introduction

    Survival Hunters bring
    Hunting Party
    with them to the raid. All Hunters also have
    Scorpid Sting
    which reduces the target's chance to hit.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Survival Hunter Rotation

Opener

  1. Stand still for at least 6 seconds before the pull because of
    Sniper Training
    .
  2. Apply
    Hunter's Mark
    if assigned.
  3. Use
    Misdirection
    on the tank if appropriate.
  4. Pre-pot
    Potion of Speed
    .
  5. Use
    Explosive Shot
    .
  6. Use
    Explosive Trap
    launcher.
  7. Use
    Serpent Sting
    .
  8. Use
    Rapid Fire
    ,
    Call of the Wild
    ,
    Kill Command
    , and
    Furious Howl
    .
  9. Use
    Multi-Shot
    .
  10. Use
    Steady Shot
    .
  11. Proceed with normal priorities.

Single Target

  1. Use
    Aspect of the Dragonhawk
    .
  2. Maintain
    Hunter's Mark
    if assigned.
  3. Maintain
    Sniper Training
    buff.
  4. Use
    Rapid Fire
    ,
    Call of the Wild
    ,
    Kill Command
    , and
    Furious Howl
    .
  5. Use
    Kill Shot
    on targets 20% health or below.
  6. When you get a
    Lock and Load
    proc, use
    Explosive Shot R4
    , followed by
    Explosive Shot R3
    , followed by
    Explosive Shot R4
    .
  7. Use
    Explosive Shot
    .
  8. If the boss will not move out of its radius, use
    Explosive Trap
    launcher, otherwise use
    Black Arrow
    .
  9. Maintain
    Serpent Sting
    . Let it expire before you re-apply it.
  10. Use
    Multi-Shot
    .
  11. Use
    Steady Shot
    .

AoE

  1. Use
    Multi-Shot
    .
  2. Use
    Explosive Trap
    .
  3. Use
    Volley
    .

Pets

  1. Wolf for
    Furious Howl
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Survival Hunter Talents

Standard Build

If you need Hit, remove 2 points from
Hunting Party
, and 1 point from
Resourcefulness
, and put them into
Focused Aim
. If you need
Entrapment
, move the points from
Trap Mastery
. If you need
Aimed Shot
, move a point from
Hunting Party
.
0
Beast Mastery
0
Marksmanship
0
Survival

Short Fights

For fights where mana is not an issue and your raid does not need you to cover Replenishment, this build will outperfom the Standard one.
0
Beast Mastery
0
Marksmanship
0
Survival

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Survival Hunter Glyphs

  1. Major:
    Explosive TrapExplosive Trap
    ,
    Steady ShotSteady Shot
    ,
    Kill ShotKill Shot
  2. Minor:
    Feign DeathFeign Death
    ,
    Revive PetRevive Pet
    ,
    PackPack

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Survival Hunter Stats

Hit Cap

  • 4% (132 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
    and
    Focused Aim
  • 5% (164 Rating) with
    Focused Aim
  • 8% (263 Rating)

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Survival Hunter Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Endless Rage
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Mighty Agility
    ,
  • Elixir of Mighty Mageblood

Food

    Best:
  • Blackened Dragonfin
    Alternatives:
  • Fish Feast
    ,
  • Mega Mammoth Meal
    ,
  • Poached Northern Sculpin
    ,
  • Snapper Extreme

Potions

    Best:
  • Potion of Speed

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Spiced Mammoth Treats
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Survival Hunter Best Races

Alliance

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

Horde

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

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Survival Hunter Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Hyperspeed Accelerators
    ,
    Flexweave Underlay
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Truesight Ice Blinders
    for early gearing.
  2. Jewelcrafting: Second best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Bright Dragon's Eye
    and
    Rigid Dragon's Eye
    .
  3. Blacksmithing: Third best profession during phases 3+ thanks to
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    .
  4. Leatherworking, Tailoring, Enchanting, Inscription, and Alchemy: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Fur Lining - Attack Power
    ,
    Swordguard Embroidery
    ,
    Ring - Assault
    ,
    Master's Inscription of the Axe
    , and
    Mixology
    respectively.
  5. Skinning:
    Master of Anatomy
    .