TBC Classic Survival Hunter Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on May 25, 2021 at 08:53 by Impakt 2 comments

On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Survival Hunter in TBC Classic.


Survival Hunter Pre-Raid Best in Slot List

This is the best gear that you should try to obtain before entering the Tier 4 raids, which include Karazhan, Gruul's Lair and Magtheridon's Lair.

The BiS lists that we present on this page follow the stat priority that can be found on our stats page below.


Other Survival Hunter Best in Slot Lists

If your character is ready to jump into Phase 5 / Tier 6 content, then see our current best in slot list. If you wish to go through the content of Tiers 4 or 5 instead, then please see their respective lists below.

As a Hunter, your pre-raid BiS is actually relatively easy to accomplish compared to most classes, which is great. Your gear is built around two incredibly important sets - the Beastlord set, and the crafted Primalstrike set. The Beastlord set is BiS with its 4-piece bonus until Tier 5, making it the highest priority to farm early on. The Primalstrike set is actually a crafted Leatherworking set, and while it does require some expensive mats early, it is well worth the investment. One of the most common questions for Hunters is whether the crafted leather Primalstrike set is better than the crafted mail Ebon Netherscale set. The Primalstrike set is better. It simply gives better stats, and will yield more damage.

Slot Item Source
  • Beast Lord Helm Icon Beast Lord Helm
  • Jagged Bark Pendant Icon Jagged Bark Pendant
  • Beast Lord Mantle Icon Beast Lord Mantle
  • Blood Knight War Cloak Icon Blood Knight War Cloak
  • Justice Vendor (25 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
  • Beast Lord Cuirass Icon Beast Lord Cuirass
  • Felstalker Bracers Icon Felstalker Bracers
  • Beast Lord Handguards Icon Beast Lord Handguards
  • Dunewind Sash Icon Dunewind Sash
  • Wastewalker Leggings Icon Wastewalker Leggings
  • Shadowstep Striders Icon Shadowstep Striders
  • Slayer's Mark of the Redemption Icon Slayer's Mark of the Redemption
  • Ravenclaw Band Icon Ravenclaw Band
  • Dissension Amongst the Ranks... in Shadowmoon Valley
  • Talon King Ikiss in Sethekk Halls
  • Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch
  • Hourglass of the Unraveller Icon Hourglass of the Unraveller
  • Justice Vendor (41 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
  • Temporus in Black Morass
Melee Weapon
  • Claw of the Watcher Icon Claw of the Watcher
  • Void-Talon Icon Void-Talon
  • Shirrak the Dead Watcher in Heroic Auchenai Crypts
  • Purchased from Dealer Jadyan in the Netherstorm
Ranged Weapon
  • Wrathtide Longbow Icon Wrathtide Longbow

Alternative Pre-Raid Gear for Survival Hunters

The above list is the absolute BiS setup that you can achieve before stepping into raids. While Hunters do have an easier time getting pre-bis compared to most classes, getting the complete set of gear above would take significant investment, notably from the rep grinds and dungeon farming that you would need to do for some of the items. Below is a list of the alternative pieces for each slot.

Slot Item Source
  • Helm of the Claw Icon Helm of the Claw
  • Stalker's Helmet of Second Sight Icon Stalker's Helmet of Second Sight
  • Mok'Nathal Beast-Mask Icon Mok'Nathal Beast-Mask
  • Storm Helm Icon Storm Helm
  • Choker of Vile Intent Icon Choker of Vile Intent
  • Earthen Mark of Razing Icon Earthen Mark of Razing
  • Natasha's Choker Icon Natasha's Choker
  • Justice Vendor (25 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice)
  • Gurok the Usurper in Nagrand
  • The Hound-Master in Blades Edge Mountains
  • Expedition Scout's Epaulets Icon Expedition Scout's Epaulets
  • Mantle of Perenolde Icon Mantle of Perenolde
  • Vengeance Wrap Icon Vengeance Wrap
  • Cloak of the Craft Icon Cloak of the Craft
  • Auchenai Death Shroud Icon Auchenai Death Shroud
  • Cloak of the Inciter Icon Cloak of the Inciter
  • Primalstrike Vest Icon Primalstrike Vest
  • Felstalker Breastplate Icon Felstalker Breastplate
  • Ebon Netherscale Breastplate Icon Ebon Netherscale Breastplate
  • Nightfall Wristguards Icon Nightfall Wristguards
  • Ebon Netherscale Bracers Icon Ebon Netherscale Bracers
  • Felstalker Bracers Icon Felstalker Bracers
  • Netherdrake Gloves Icon Netherdrake Gloves
  • Fel Leather Gloves Icon Fel Leather Gloves
  • Primalstrike Belt Icon Primalstrike Belt
  • Ebon Netherscale Belt Icon Ebon Netherscale Belt
  • Felstalker Belt Icon Felstalker Belt
  • Beast Lord Leggings Icon Beast Lord Leggings
  • Midnight Legguards Icon Midnight Legguards
  • Fel Leather Leggings Icon Fel Leather Leggings
  • Fel Leather Boots Icon Fel Leather Boots
  • Boots of the Endless Hunt Icon Boots of the Endless Hunt
  • Sky-Hunter Swift Boots Icon Sky-Hunter Swift Boots
  • The Master's Treads Icon The Master's Treads
  • Truestrike Ring Icon Truestrike Ring
  • Band of Anguish Icon Band of Anguish
  • World Drop
  • News of Victory in Shadowmoon Valley
  • Abacus of Violent Odds Icon Abacus of Violent Odds
  • Icon of Unyielding Courage Icon Icon of Unyielding Courage
  • Darkmoon Card: Crusade Icon Darkmoon Card: Crusade
  • Pathaleon the Calculator in The Mechanar
  • Keli'dan the Breaker in Heroic Blood Furnace
  • Reward from creating a Blessings Deck Icon Blessings Deck
Melee Weapons
  • Stormreaver Warblades Icon Stormreaver Warblades
  • Sonic Spear Icon Sonic Spear
  • Stellaris Icon Stellaris
  • Guile of Khoraazi Icon Guile of Khoraazi
Ranged Weapons
  • Marksman's Bow Icon Marksman's Bow or Veteran's Musket Icon Veteran's Musket
  • Don Santos' Famous Hunting Rifle Icon Don Santos' Famous Hunting Rifle
  • Ornate Khorium Rifle Icon Ornate Khorium Rifle

Further Enhancements

If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Survival Hunter Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.



  • 25 May 2021: Guide added.
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