Survival Hunter PvP Gear Guide for WotLK Classic

Last updated on Oct 08, 2023 at 17:56 by Impakt 1 comment

On this page, we will go over the best in slot gear for Survival Hunters in PvP for the first tier of Wrath Classic.


PvP Gearing for Survival Hunters

The list below is following the stat priority of Hit Cap (5%) > Resilience ≥ Agility > Critical Strike > Attack Power and will include items available exclusively from Wrath of the Lich King Dungeons/Raids, Professions, PvP, and Reputation rewards. It is worth noting that this setup is designed to be slightly more defensive, but you could choose to go for a more offensive gear set if you wanted to. Keep in mind that sockets are quite valuable on gear as well, and usually should be how you choose off-pieces.

Gearing for PvP as a Hunter is extremely straight-forward. The best method is just to do battlegrounds and arena, spending your honor and arena points as you go to buy new pieces. You can also choose to do dungeons and raids for badges, which can then be used to buy the PvP gear as well. Your ultimate goal is to get the full set of PvP gear for the resilience it provides.

This is a list of items that are considered to be best in each slot.

If you are looking for a PvE gearing guide for either pre-raid or best in slot gear make sure to check out our Hunter PvE gearing hub instead.

Slot Item Source
Melee Weapon
Ranged Weapon

Best Enchants for PvP Hunter

Slot Enchantment
Head Arcanum of Triumph Icon Arcanum of Triumph
Shoulders Inscription of Triumph Icon Inscription of Triumph
Back Enchant Cloak - Spell Piercing IconEnchant Cloak - Spell Piercing
Chest Enchant Chest - Exceptional Resilience IconEnchant Chest - Exceptional Resilience
Bracers Enchant Bracers - Greater Assault IconEnchant Bracers - Greater Assault
Gloves Enchant Gloves - Major Agility IconEnchant Gloves - Major Agility
Legs Icescale Leg Armor Icon Icescale Leg Armor
Feet Enchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality IconEnchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality
One-Handed Weapons Enchant Weapon - Superior Potency IconEnchant Weapon - Superior Potency
Two-Handed Weapon Enchant 2H Weapon - Massacre IconEnchant 2H Weapon - Massacre
Ranged Weapon Heartseeker Scope Icon Heartseeker Scope

Best Gems for PvP Survival Hunter

  • Red Gem Socket Icon Red GemDelicate Cardinal Ruby Icon Delicate Cardinal Ruby
  • Yellow Gem Socket Icon Yellow GemMystic King's Amber Icon Mystic King's Amber
  • Blue Gem Socket Icon Blue GemShifting Dreadstone Icon Shifting Dreadstone. Blue Socket Icon Blue Sockets are typically low value, but using these green gems can satisfy both the yellow and blue requirement for a Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem at once, allowing you to use more Red Gem Socket Icon Red Gems elsewhere in your gear.

Finally, Relentless Earthsiege Diamond Icon Relentless Earthsiege Diamond is the best Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem.



  • 08 Oct. 2023: Updated for Phase 4.
  • 15 Jun. 2023: Updated for Phase 3.
  • 17 Jan. 2023: Updated for Phase 2.
  • 24 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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