Marksmanship Hunter DPS Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Azortharion 131 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Marksmanship Hunter for each boss of the following raid: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

1.

Introduction

Below, you can find class and spec-specific advice for every fight in Aberrus. If you are looking for a general overview of the Raid that is not spec-specific, check out our dedicated Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible guides.

On this page, you will find Marksmanship Hunter specific information to deal with each boss in the Aberrus raid. These are not complete encounter guides but specific tips for doing the bosses as a Marksmanship Hunter.

This page assumes that you already understand most of the mechanics of each encounter. These can be found on the full raid guide, so what is contained here are details specifically tailored toward Marksmanship Hunter and how you can deal with each fight as best as possible.

All recommendations are progression-based tips and will not necessarily be the best for an overall DPS ranking.

1.1.

Talent Builds By Boss

To make importing talents easier, I have aggregated the builds into the list below into three main builds. Taking these as a baseline, you can handle all raid encounters in this tier.

2.

Dragonflight Raid Talent Builds for Marksmanship Hunter

Single Target AoE Build
3.

Single Target Raid Build for Marksmanship Hunter

This build is the default single target build for Marksmanship Hunter.

Suggested Encounters:

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the build directly into your game!

4.

AoE Raid Build for Marksmanship Hunter

This build suits the AoE-heavy encounters in the Raid. Note that going for this build incurs a pretty heavy single-target DPS loss, which may not always be worth it.

Suggested Encounters:

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the build directly into your game!

4.1.

General Defensive Usage Notes

Marksmanship Hunter has several defensive spells that you should plan to use and rotate throughout mechanics. You should opt to use the smaller cooldown spells often as needed with incoming mechanics and save bigger cooldowns like Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle for large incoming damage.

  • Exhilaration Icon Exhilaration
  • Fortitude of the Bear Icon Fortitude of the Bear
  • Survival of the Fittest Icon Survival of the Fittest
4.2.

General Cooldown Usage

Marksmanship Hunter has a few cooldowns to think about using optimally on the fights in Aberrus:

  • Trueshot Icon Trueshot — Our main, 2-minute cooldown.
  • Death Chakram Icon Death Chakram and Volley Icon Volley — Our small, 45-second mini-cooldown.

In addition to the general rotation, you want to keep in mind that your goal is to use your cooldowns as often as possible during an encounter. With that in mind, your secondary goal is to use them at the correct time.

I highly suggest using some Addon or WeakAura to track the estimated time to die of your target/boss target. Method Raid Tools has this as an option if you are already using this addon. By tracking time to die, if you know that you can only fit one more cycle of your cooldowns in before the boss dies, you can choose to hold these cooldowns to better line up with Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust, your Potion, or even your other cooldowns, trying to look for opportunities to stack all of them.

5.

Kazzara, the Hellforged

5.1.

Talents/Build

  • We recommend the standard single-target build above for this fight.
5.2.

Defensive Usage

  • Use your defensives for Wings of Extinction Icon Wings of Extinction and Hellsteel Carnage Icon Hellsteel Carnage, in particular their overlaps at ~1:30 and ~2:30 in the encounter.
5.3.

Cooldown Timings

  • No special considerations.
5.4.

Mechanical Tips

  • Use Disengage Icon Disengage when targeted by Rays of Anguish Icon Rays of Anguish to more easily drag the laser over the Dread Rifts Icon Dread Rifts.

For more information, please refer to our Kazzara guide.

6.

The Amalgamation Chamber

6.1.

Defensive Usage

  • Use your defensives for Gloom Conflagration Icon Gloom Conflagration in Phase 2. Generally, Phase 2 hurts far more than Phase 1, so you want to enter Phase 2 with all of your defensives available if possible.
6.2.

Cooldown Timings

  • No special considerations.
6.3.

Mechanical Tips

  • Use Disengage Icon Disengage when targeted by Blistering Twilight Icon Blistering Twilight to place the puddles optimally.
  • Use Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle to solo-soak the Fiery Meteor Icon Fiery Meteor/Gloom Conflagration Icon Gloom Conflagration mechanics.

For more information, please refer to our Amalgamation Chamber guide.

7.

The Forgotten Experiments

7.1.

Defensive Usage

  • Use defensives when you have Unstable Essence Icon Unstable Essence if needed to hold onto the debuff for longer. You will definitely want to use defensives if you have Unstable Essence Icon Unstable Essence and Infused Explosion Icon Infused Explosion occurs at the same time.
7.2.

Cooldown Timings

  • No special considerations.
7.3.

Mechanical Tips

  • You can use Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle to prevent the Bleed application from Rending Charge Icon Rending Charge.

For more information, please refer to our Forgotten Experiments guide.

8.

Assault of the Zaqali

8.1.

Defensive Usage

  • Molten Barrier Icon Molten Barrier hurts and you should use your defensives for surviving the tail-end of it happening. It can coincide with Scorching Roar Icon Scorching Roar as well, which you should have a defensive prepared for every time.
8.2.

Cooldown Timings

  • If a Molten Barrier Icon Molten Barrier is imminent, save your cooldowns for it!
8.3.

Mechanical Tips

  • You cannot use Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle to soak Catastrophic Slam Icon Catastrophic Slam.
  • Kick Lava Bolt Icon Lava Bolt as much as possible.

For more information, please refer to our Assault of the Zaqali guide.

9.

Rashok, the Elder

9.1.

Defensive Usage

  • This fight hurts and you will have to be smart about your defensive usage. The main mechanics to look out for are Overcharged Icon Overcharged/Conduit Flare Icon Conduit Flare, and their overlaps at roughly 1:00, 2:30, and 3:20. You might also want to use a defensive on Scorching Heatwave Icon Scorching Heatwave.
9.2.

Cooldown Timings

  • No special considerations.
9.3.

Mechanical Tips

  • Use Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle either as part of your defensive kit, or to negate the knockback from Smoldering Rage Icon Smoldering Rage.
  • You can also use Disengage Icon Disengage immediately after the knockback to optimize your positioning.
  • When targeted by Searing Slam Icon Searing Slam, use Disengage Icon Disengage to place it well.

For more information, please refer to our Rashok the Elder guide.

10.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn

10.1.

Defensive Usage

  • Use defensives for overlaps of Blast Wave Icon Blast Wave with other mechanics. These are separated by around 35 seconds, starting 45 seconds in. At 2:30 and 3:00, they will possibly overlap with Unstable Embers Icon Unstable Embers if you are targeted by it.
10.2.

Cooldown Timings

  • If an add spawn is imminent, hold your cooldowns for them!
10.3.

Mechanical Tips

  • We have no specific tips for the mechanics of this fight besides using Disengage Icon Disengage liberally to position yourself optimally. If anything arises, we will add some more tips to this section.

For more information, please refer to our Zskarn guide.

11.

Magmorax

11.1.

Defensive Usage

  • Defensives should primarily be used for Igniting Roar Icon Igniting Roar, which happens at various intervals throughout the fight. When a Roar is coming up, pay attention to your health and that of the raid before deciding on using a defensive.
11.2.

Cooldown Timings

  • No special considerations.
11.3.

Mechanical Tips

  • Use Aspect of the Turtle Icon Aspect of the Turtle to negate the Overpowering Stomp Icon Overpowering Stomp mechanic where possible. Use Disengage Icon Disengage otherwise.
  • Use Disengage Icon Disengage to be a mechanical hero! Your mobility makes you excellent for soaking Magma Puddle Icon Magma Puddles on this fight, especially ones far away.

For more information, please refer to our Magmorax guide.

12.

Echo of Neltharion

12.1.

Defensive Usage

  • Defensives should be used when targeted by Volcanic Heart Icon Volcanic Heart, and when wall breaks in the fight overlap with other mechanics.
  • If necessary, you can also use cooldowns for Umbral Annihilation Icon Umbral Annihilation, but this is generally a healer mechanic where if you would have died with no defensive, so would half the raid.
12.2.

Cooldown Timings

  • If Surrender to Corruption Icon Surrender to Corruption is imminent, you might want to save your cooldowns to see if you get Corrupted. If you do, send your cooldowns on the add!
12.3.

Mechanical Tips

  • We have no specific tips for the mechanics of this fight besides using
  • We have no specific tips for the mechanics of this fight besides using Disengage Icon Disengage liberally to position yourself optimally. If anything arises, we will add some more tips to this section.

For more information, please refer to our Neltharion guide.

13.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

13.1.

Defensive Usage

  • You can assist your Healers by using defensives on Glittering Surge Icon Glittering Surge, though it should rarely be needed.
  • Other than this, you should primarily use defensives to cover mistakes as there are no other, specific moments of high incoming damage.
13.2.

Cooldown Timings

  • Simply use your cooldowns on cooldown. Every 45-second cooldown should line up with add spawns starting in Phase 2.
13.3.

Mechanical Tips

  • When entering the Void Phase in both intermissions and other times, use Disengage Icon Disengage to speed yourself up via the Posthaste Icon Posthaste Talent while collecting the orbs to increase your Haste. Use Aspect of the Cheetah Icon Aspect of the Cheetah to extend your movement speed. The faster you can get out, the more damage you can do!

For more information, please refer to our Scalecommander Sarkareth guide.

14.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 27 Jun. 2023: Additional Talent Change, and moved Steel Trap to be default for single-target.
  • 26 Jun. 2023: Updated the single-target build to account for new tuning.
  • 03 Jun. 2023: Updated the recommended default talent build, and added a Mythic build for Forgotten Experiments.
  • 13 May 2023: Updated with tips for Scalecommander Sarkareth.
  • 08 May 2023: Page added.
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