Marksmanship Hunter Best Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Oct 24, 2022 at 18:41 by Azortharion 112 comments
General Information

Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits are the most important character customization options in Shadowlands. They have a substantial impact on your toolkit and performance as Marksmanship Hunter. This page's purpose is to help you pick the right options according to the content you intend to do in Shadowlands.


Dragonflight Disclaimer

Please be aware that as of the Dragonflight Pre-Patch and Dragonflight expansion, all Covenant abilities, Soulbinds, and Conduits will only function while within the Shadowlands. This page will temporarily remain as a reference.


Introduction: Prerequisites

This page assumes that you are already familiar with Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits. If that is not the case, we have a number of pages that can help you get up to speed:

  • Covenants Guide, which explains what Covenants are, what perks they bring, and how you can join one;
  • Hunter Covenant Abilities, which lists all the abilities that Hunters gain by joining each Covenant;
  • How To Change Covenant?, which tells you how you can switch Covenant (rejoining a former Covenant will require you to perform a number of tasks to regain their trusts);
  • General Soulbind Guide, which explains what Soulbinds are and how you can pledge yourself to them to open up their Soulbind tree;
  • Hunter Conduits, which lists all of the Conduits available to Hunters.

Best Covenant for Marksmanship Hunter

  1. Night Fae with Dreamweaver is the best Raiding Covenant build for Marksmanship Hunters with its extremely powerful burst damage via the Fragments of the Elder Antlers Icon Fragments of the Elder Antlers Legendary Power. The Dreamweaver Soulbind grants Podtender Icon Podtender, which is a "cheat death"-style ability every 10 minutes. It is very important to stand in the Field of Blossoms Icon Field of Blossoms circle for the full duration of Wild Spirits Icon Wild Spirits when using this Soulbind, to enhance your burst.
  2. Kyrian with Forgelite Prime Mikanikos is the best Mythic+ Covenant build for Marksmanship Hunters. It has supreme AoE on 5+ targets which is useful for large pulls in Mythic+.
  3. Venthyr with Theotar the Mad Duke is the best Venthyr setup for Marksmanship Hunters. It is generally weaker than Kyrian and Night Fae in all situations, especially AoE and burst, but it has a high-speed, reactive playstyle that many enjoy. Standing in the Parasol provided by Soothing Shade Icon Soothing Shade is important.
  4. Necrolord with Marileth is the best Necrolord setup for Marksmanship Hunters. It is weak for all situations and should never be played in an optimal setup, but many enjoy the burst damage provided by the Bag of Munitions Icon Bag of Munitions Legendary Power for Mythic+ especially.

Best Soulbind for Marksmanship Hunter


Best Conduits for Marksmanship Hunter


Best Potency Conduits for Marksmanship Hunter

We have mentioned the Potency Conduits in our Soulbind recommendations above. In short, Sharpshooter's Focus Icon Sharpshooter's Focus is always ideal, while you go Powerful Precision Icon Powerful Precision for single-target, and Deadly Chain Icon Deadly Chain for AoE. The Covenant-specific Conduit (for example Spirit Attunement Icon Spirit Attunement) is always picked.


Best Endurance Conduits for Marksmanship Hunter

  1. Marksman's Advantage Icon Marksman's Advantage
  2. Resilience of the Hunter Icon Resilience of the Hunter
  3. Condensed Anima Sphere Icon Condensed Anima Sphere
  4. Rejuvenating Wind Icon Rejuvenating Wind
  5. Harmony of the Tortollan Icon Harmony of the Tortollan

Best Finesse Conduits for Marksmanship Hunter

  1. Reversal of Fortune Icon Reversal of Fortune (provided you can interrupt)
  2. Cheetah's Vigor Icon Cheetah's Vigor
  3. Ambuscade Icon Ambuscade/Tactical Retreat Icon Tactical Retreat


  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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