Marksmanship Hunter Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Aug 10, 2021 at 17:03 by Azortharion 90 comments
General Information

Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Marksmanship Hunter, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.

The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.

1.

Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands

Legendary Powers are special effects affixed to items in the Shadowlands (through Runecarving). Most of these effects have benefits that are specific to your spec, and others work for all Hunter specs. On this page, we will go through the best ones for all types of content. Please refer to our Hunter Legendary Powers page and our Runecarving page for more information about these powers.

2.

Which Stats For Your Legendary for Marksmanship Hunter

You should use the Missive of Mastery Icon Missive of Mastery and Missive of Critical Strike Icon Missive of Critical Strike for your Legendary Crafts.

3.

Marksmanship Hunter Legendary Ranking

We are only concerning ourselves with Legendaries that can potentially increase our DPS. It is not currently worth using any non-DPS Legendary for any PvE content.

3.1.

Raiding

This ranking is primarily based on Single-Target damage.

  1. Pouch of Razor Fragments Icon Pouch of Razor Fragments (Venthyr Only)
  2. Serpentstalker's Trickery Icon Serpentstalker's Trickery
  3. Fragments of the Elder Antlers Icon Fragments of the Elder Antlers (Night Fae Only)
  4. Soulforge Embers Icon Soulforge Embers
  5. Surging Shots Icon Surging Shots
  6. Bag of Munitions Icon Bag of Munitions (Necrolord Only)
  7. Eagletalon's True Focus Icon Eagletalon's True Focus
  8. Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild
  9. Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus Icon Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus
3.2.

Mythic+

This ranking is primarily based on AoE damage, but does also take some single-target into account.

  1. Bag of Munitions Icon Bag of Munitions (Necrolord Only)
  2. Surging Shots Icon Surging Shots
  3. Pouch of Razor Fragments Icon Pouch of Razor Fragments (Venthyr Only)
  4. Fragments of the Elder Antlers Icon Fragments of the Elder Antlers (Night Fae Only)
  5. Soulforge Embers Icon Soulforge Embers
  6. Serpentstalker's Trickery Icon Serpentstalker's Trickery
  7. Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil Icon Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil
  8. Eagletalon's True Focus Icon Eagletalon's True Focus
  9. Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild
  10. Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus Icon Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus
4.

Which Slot To Craft Legendary for Marksmanship Hunter

It is important to craft your Legendary Power item in the right slot, particularly with the Patch 9.1 introduction of Domination Gems. You never want to craft a Legendary on Helms, Shoulders, Chests, Belts, or Boots if it can be avoided.

5.

New Legendaries in Patch 9.1 for Marksmanship Hunter

In addition to the Legendaries listed above, Patch 9.1 introduced some Covenant-specific Legendaries. To avoid confusion, we will talk about these individually and in a bit more detail.

5.1.

Kyrian Legendary for Marksmanship Hunter

Pact of the Soulstalkers Icon Pact of the Soulstalkers depends on there being 4 other DPS in the group that are syncing their cooldowns with your Resonating Arrow Icon Resonating Arrow Covenant Ability. If they are doing this more or less perfectly, then this Legendary can bring more overall raid DPS than Serpentstalker's Trickery Icon Serpentstalker's Trickery, but at the cost of significant (4-5%+) Hunter DPS. If this is not the case, then skip this Legendary. This Legendary will stack with other Hunters in your group using it.

5.2.

Night Fae Legendary for Marksmanship Hunter

Fragments of the Elder Antlers Icon Fragments of the Elder Antlers is very strong for both single-target and AoE. It is especially powerful on 2-4 target situations. However, on 5 targets, this Legendary is completely useless. Overall, it is still very strong for Mythic+ and generally worth using.

5.3.

Venthyr Legendary for Marksmanship Hunter

Pouch of Razor Fragments Icon Pouch of Razor Fragments is extremely strong for all situations as Venthyr and should be used for nearly all content.

5.4.

Necrolord Legendary for Marksmanship Hunter

This Legendary is extremely powerful for AoE and should be used above anything else for Mythic+ content.

6.

Changelog

  • 10 Aug. 2021: Updated the description of the Bag of Munitions as it is simmable now.
  • 19 Jul. 2021: Promoted Surging Shots ahead of Elder Antlers for Mythic+.
  • 12 Jul. 2021: Added the Night Fae, Necrolord, and Venthyr Legendaries to the rankings, as they are easily quantifiable.
  • 06 Jul. 2021: Added a note that the Pact of the Soulstalkers Legendary stacks.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated the ideal Surging Shots craft slot after the Tazavesh Necklace was nerfed.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated the description of some Legendary recommendations to reflect the Patch 9.0.5 changes.
  • 08 Jan. 2021: Added note about which stats to put on your Legendary Item.
  • 27 Nov. 2020: Added information about which slot to craft your Serpentstalker's Trickery Legendary for.
  • 20 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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