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. Up until Step 9, you will be running towards the boss while weaving in your
    Auto Shot
    , in order to get into range for
    Explosive Trap
    for
    Lock and Load
    procs.
  3. Apply
    Hunter's Mark
    if assigned.
  4. Pre-pot
    Potion of Speed
    .
  5. Use
    Explosive Shot
    .
  6. Use
    Serpent Sting
    .
  7. Use
    Multi-Shot
    .
  8. Use
    Steady Shot
    .
  9. Use
    Explosive Trap
    .
  10. Use
    Rapid Fire
    ,
    Call of the Wild
    ,
    Kill Command
    , and
    Furious Howl
    .
  11. Use
    Explosive Shot
    .
  12. Use
    Steady Shot
    .
  13. 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, weave in your other abilities between your
    Explosive Shot
    casts.
  7. Use
    Explosive Shot
    .
  8. If you can be close to the boss, use
    Explosive Trap
    , 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
.
0
Beast Mastery
0
Marksmanship
0
Survival

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Survival Hunter Glyphs

  1. Major:
    Explosive TrapExplosive Trap
    ,
    Explosive ShotExplosive Shot
    ,
    Kill ShotKill Shot
  2. Optional: If you can't Trap Weave, replace
    Explosive TrapExplosive Trap
    with
    Serpent StingSerpent Sting
    .
  3. 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
    ,
  • Hearty Rhino

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
    .