PVE WotLK Survival Hunter DPS Guide (Short)


PVE WotLK Survival Hunter DPS Guide (Short)

Hunter Guide

Patch: 3.3.5

Author: Legacy-WoW

PVE WotLK Survival Hunter DPS Guide (Short)

Wrath Hunter Guide


Welcome to our PVE Survival Hunter guide for WoW WotLK. This guide will show you what you need to know to play the Hunter class as Survival.


This is the most common Survival hunter build. It goes deep into survival to get Explosive Shot and then gets Aimed Shot from the Marksmanship tree.

Survival Build


Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs


Gems can change based on your build, equipment and caps. You may need to adjust your gems to account for your gear.


You may need to adjust your enchants to your gear.

Stat Priority

  1. Hit (8%, 263 rating) 5% should be your first goal.
  2. Agility 
  3. Armor Pen
  4. Critical Strike (60% while buffed)
  5. Attack Power
  6. Haste

You need 8% hit cap for raids. you should first shoot for 5% for dungeons and work your way to that 8% number.

To start off with Agility is the primary stat for Survival hunters. Agility has no cap and just keeps ramping up your damage as you add on more. 


Survival doesn’t have a “rotation” in the typical sense. There is more of a priority list.


Pets are very important to BM Hunters. One of the hardest choices a hunter has to make is which pet to use. These are the popular raiding pets.

  • Wolves have less damage but buff you with Furious Howl
  • Wasps can provide Sting which is a really good debuff. (It doesn’t stack with similar effects.
  • Raptors and Cats have lower DPS but are still viable.

The Ferocity talent tree is the way to go. Here is a build to get you started.
Sadly, we don’t have the extra 4 talents Beast Mastery does nor can we tame exotic creatures.

Hunter Pet Build – Survival

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