Marksmanship Hunter DPS Crucible of Storms Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 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: Crucible of Storms. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.5.



This page will be a rough outline of the bosses and mechanics in the Crucible of Storms raid. This page will focus primarily on how a Marksmanship Hunter can optimize its performance on the raid bosses in Crucible of Storms, and not on an actual raid strategy for the bosses. Initially, this page will focus on Heroic mode and lower, however, as more bosses are being killed on Mythic, the guide will also include optimizations for Mythic bosses.


Marksmanship in Crucible of Storms

Marksmanship Hunters are a decent choice for Crucible of Storms and raiding in general. It offers supreme burst DPS on both single-target and AoE, and does not have any hassle when swapping targets like Beast Mastery.


Talent Cheatsheet


The Restless Cabal


Marksmanship Hunter Playstyle on The Restless Cabal

Remember that Marksmanship does not have any 2-target cleave. When only the 2 bosses are up, you should still use Arcane Shot Icon Arcane Shot.

When 3 targets are up, you should use Multi-Shot Icon Multi-Shot.

We recommend saving Trueshot Icon Trueshot for 9 stacks of the Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power debuff on the fight, which increases your damage done. If you can overlap this with when there are 3 targets up, you can dish out very heavy burst damage.

Resounding Protection Icon Resounding Protection and Duck and Cover Icon Duck and Cover Azerite Traits are extremely powerful on this fight. The size of the absorb shield does not go down when your health goes down with the Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power debuff on the fight. This means that the traits effectively give you a 100%+ absorb shield.


Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void


Marksmanship Hunter Playstyle on Uu'nat

Your third Trueshot Icon Trueshot should be saved for the adds that spawn. It is worth casting it after the adds have been up for a few seconds, as it is extremely beneficial to have Trueshot active for when the small adds spawn. We recommend using Rapid Fire Icon Rapid Fire for the small adds, as you do not run the risk of the adds dying while you are casting Aimed Shot, for example.



  • 13 Jan. 2020: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 May 2019: Added Marksmanship tips for Uu'nat.
  • 01 May 2019: Added Marksmanship tips for The Restless Cabal.
  • 14 Apr. 2019: Guide added.
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