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Hunter Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on Jun 20, 2020 at 17:06 by Stan 1 comment

On this page, you will find a list of all Hunter changes coming in Shadowlands.

In addition to the class changes listed here, Hunters also gain access to class-specific Hunter Covenant Abilities that can be used anywhere in the open world and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.


General Changes

All Hunters will have their stable size significantly increased to hold many companions.


Beast Mastery Hunter


Beast Mastery Hunter Talent Changes

  • Scent of Blood Icon Scent of Blood (Level 15 talent) has been reworked. The passive now activates when Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath is used, granting two charges of Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot.
  • Venomous Bite Icon Venomous Bite (Level 35) talent removed.
  • Spitting Cobra Icon Spitting Cobra moved from Level 50 to 35 and reworked: A cobra will come to aid the Hunter in combat, and its power will increase based on how many times they used Cobra Shot Icon Cobra Shot during Bestial Wrath Icon Bestial Wrath.
  • Bloodshed Icon Bloodshed is a new Level 50 talent that commands your pet to tear into the target, causing the quarry bleeding, and increases all damage taken from your pet by 15% for 18 sec.

Beast Mastery Hunter Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Beast Mastery Hunters.


Marksmanship Hunter


Marksmanship Hunter Talent Changes

  • Barrage Icon Barrage is now a Level 25 talent (up from 45).
  • Marksmanship Hunters now have access to Chimaera Shot Icon Chimaera Shot (Level 35 talent).
  • Binding Shackles Icon Binding Shackles is a new Level 40 talent that causes targets rooted by Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot to deal 20% less damage to you for 8 seconds after the root effect ends.
  • Dead Eye Icon Dead Eye is a new Level 45 talent. The passive grants Kill Shot Icon Kill Shot two charges, and causes Aimed Shot Icon Aimed Shot to recharge 50% faster for 3 seconds.
  • Volley Icon Volley moved from Level 30 to 50 and reworked: It is now an active ability on a 45 sec cooldown that deals damage to any enemy in an area and the Hunter gains the effect of Trick Shots Icon Trick Shots for as long as the ability is active.
  • Explosive Shot Icon Explosive Shot now affects up to 6 enemies. Damage increased from 131.04% to 188.5% of Attack Power.
  • Piercing Shot Icon Piercing Shot (Level 50 talent) removed.

Marksmanship Hunter Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Marksmanship Hunters.


Survival Hunter


Survival Hunter Talent Changes

  • Butchery Icon Butchery now strikes up to 5 enemies. Damage increased to 88% of Attack Power (up from 80%).

Survival Hunter Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Survival Hunters.


More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.



  • 20 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34821.
  • 15 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34714.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 02 Jun. 2020: Updated intro with links to Anima Powers and Covenant Abilities.
  • 25 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 15 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34365.
  • 08 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34278.
  • 30 Apr. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34199.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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