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Survival Hunter DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated Today at 13:59 by Azortharion 70 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Survival Hunters in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

The other pages of our Survival Hunter guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Azortharion, the main theorycrafter of the spec. He is also an accomplished player who raids in Vanguard. You can also watch his stream on Twitch.

1. Basics

The stat priority for a Survival Hunter is:

  1. Agility;
  2. Versatility;
  3. Critical Strike;
  4. Mastery.
  5. Haste;

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

2.1. Choosing Gear

Pawn is an add-on that calculates the value of items based on the stat weights you input for your character. We recommend this Pawn string, maintained by Azortharion, which has all the up to date stat weights needed.

2.2. Statistics Explanations

Agility is your primary statistic. You should look for it in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Haste increases your attack speed and Focus regeneration, reduces your Global Cooldown from 1.5 seconds to a minimum of 0.750 seconds, and reduces the cooldown on your Flanking Strike Icon Flanking Strike, Mongoose Bite Icon Mongoose Bite, Throwing Axes Icon Throwing Axes, and Butchery Icon Butchery abilities.

Mastery, through Mastery: Hunting Companion Icon Mastery: Hunting Companion gives all of your pet's non-auto attacks a chance to generate a charge of Mongoose Bite Icon Mongoose Bite.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

3. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Aug. 2016: Updated stat weights after Mastery got buffed by Blizzard.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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