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Hey guys! Just want to share my experience as survival hunter so far! I used icy veins giude for long time, assuming that versaility is best stat choice for surv, but after some tests i tried to drop versatility to pump mastery. Well as result i'v raised my dps (874 ilvl) from 235k to 307k on boss dummy and 280k-290k in raid (tested on Odyn, and Emerald nightmare). I'm currently running 29% crit, 25% haste, 14% mastery, 1% versatility. Pumping mastery gave me a huuuuge dmg increase cause basically i always have 2-3 moongose bite on. I tried to switch back to versatility gear since i got a lucky trinket drop (885 agi-haste wq trinket), but i had too many dead times w/o focus and it was a great dps lost!

Of course in some fights i have to switch in BM or MM just to help our healers cause we have too many melee in guild XD, but i'd like to know if there are some hunters currently using  surv spec in hero/mithycs raid or 8+ mithycs dungeons.

Here is my armory link just in case you wanna give it a check! http://eu.battle.net/wow/it/character/pozzo-delleternita/Khâyman/advanced

 

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Have you ran it in SimC at all to see if the dps increase holds true there as well? If so what stat weights did it give you personally?

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Greetings fellow SV Hunter,

 

I personally play the spec since launch of expansion  and tried a variety of builds.  Mastery heavy builds couldn't satisfy myself since the lag either Ressource Management or Damage Peaks. Since 7.1.5. will introduce a huge nerf mostlikely to crit and general stat weight  (which means - 5% to all stats and -5% to crit for agility classes  ) I also dropped my vers Item build and currently settle to go for a high haste crit build. My current goal is to reach 40% crit and 30% haste.

30% Haste provides a fluent resource management and also affects the attacks of your pet which will mean a morelikely chance to get a reset on bite. It also provides enough energy to maintain mok'nathal and also being able to use flanking strike.

Currently I still sit on ~ 30% Crit which is still enough to peak for crits but when 7.1.5. goes live with this stat weights i will need to have 40% till 7.1.5. .

So far it feels pretty good and damage seems to be also allright.

Haven't been heroic yet with my new build but just finished a NHC test run :

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/YpayPhv9VRjdTNgB

My general Logs:

https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/character/13454061/10/

Armory:

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/thrall/Yumuros/simple

Sadly i hadn't the luck to test the wrist yet but  I can imagine they mostlikely will even better scale with high haste.

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I am not trying to be a downer, but your DPS is far too low for your item level. I am a similar item level and these are my Heroic EN logs.

Heroic Emerald Nightmare - Rippley

I am sitting at 20% Versatility 10% Haste 33% Crit and 8% Mastery.

Even at 8% Mastery I get enough Mongoose charges that I have dropped Snake Hunter for Murder of Crows. You should definitely be running it. 

Im still pretty sold on Versatility being the best stat. Haste/Crit are still solid though.

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