Marksmanship Hunter DPS Gear and Best in Slot — 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 the best gear and best in slot items for your Marksmanship Hunter in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Marksmanship Hunter gear and best in slot.

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BiS Gear Guide for Marksmanship Hunter

Welcome to our Gear and BiS Page for Marksmanship Hunter for Season 4. Check this page to learn everything you need to know about gearing a Marksmanship Hunter, including the BiS Gear from all sources, Raiding, and Mythic+, information on the best Trinkets, Tier Sets, and much more.

For discussion and information on Stats specifically, check out our Stats page below.

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Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Marksmanship Hunter in Season 4

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. Here are the best items to spend your Bullions on in Dragonflight Season 4 as a Marksmanship Hunter

  1. Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky Icon Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky — This weapon has a +7 iLvl advantage over all other weapons. Its passive effect does not hurt either.
  2. Neltharion's Call to Dominance Icon Neltharion's Call to Dominance — Our undisputed BiS Trinket for all scenarios.
  3. Our next BiS Trinket, Algeth'ar Puzzle Box Icon Algeth'ar Puzzle Box does not actually come from Raid, and cannot be purchased for Bullions. At this point, you can either move on down the list, or consider purchasing Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch which can be BiS if you have deaths in your raid, and is only slightly behind Puzzle Box for single-target otherwise (but further behind for AoE).
  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen — This Ring is not that special, but it is stronger than all other Rings, and very hotly contested. You might not want to spend a Bullion on this until you have a socket to put in it. Hunters can proc it via our Tindral's Fowl Fantasia Icon Tindral's Fowl Fantasia Head Enchant, and our Completely Safe Rockets Icon Completely Safe Rockets Weapon Enchant.
  5. Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star — Around ~0.7% better than all other Cloaks, but it has no Stamina. If you are doing high Mythic+ where survivability is paramount, you may want to skip this item entirely.
  6. At this point, consider Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty for the extra +7 iLvl (if you have a socket prepared) and the Absorb shield.
  7. Ashes of the Embersoul Icon Ashes of the Embersoul is the best burst trinket in the game, and can be good for niche scenarios where short-term burst is the primary concern, even above overall DPS.
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BiS Gear for Marksmanship Hunter

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
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BiS List for Marksmanship Hunter

This list contains the highest DPS setup from most sources, for Marksmanship Hunter.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky Icon Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky (535) Raszageth, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Helm Stormwing Harrier's Skullmask Icon Stormwing Harrier's Skullmask (528) Revival Catalyst, or Raszageth/Magmorax/Tindral
Neck Torc of Passed Time Icon Torc of Passed Time with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining (525) Crafted by Jewelcrafting — See Crafted Section for more info.
Shoulder Stormwing Harrier's Pinions Icon Stormwing Harrier's Pinions (528) Revival Catalyst, or Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Sarkareth, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Cloak (High Mythic+) Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl with Alchemical Flavor Pocket Icon Alchemical Flavor Pocket (525) Crafted by Tailoring — See Crafted Section for more info.
Chest Ancient Haubark Icon Ancient Haubark (528) Gnarlroot
Bracers (Raiding) Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards (525) Crafted by Leatherworking — See Crafted Section for more info.
Bracers (Mythic+) Flame-Touched Cuffs Icon Flame-Touched Cuffs with Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining (525) Crafted by Leatherworking — See Crafted Section for more info.
Gloves Stormwing Harrier's Handguards Icon Stormwing Harrier's Handguards (528) Revival Catalyst, or Dathea/Forgotten Experiments/Igira the Cruel
Belt Hydratooth Girdle Icon Hydratooth Girdle (528) Magmorax
Legs Stormwing Harrier's Greaves Icon Stormwing Harrier's Greaves (528) Revival Catalyst, or Sennarth/Rashok/Larodar
Boots Exacting Augmenter's Sabatons Icon Exacting Augmenter's Sabatons (528) Forgotten Experiments
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Eranog, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535) Broodkeeper Diurna, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #1 Neltharion's Call to Dominance Icon Neltharion's Call to Dominance (535) Echo of Neltharion, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #2 Algeth'ar Puzzle Box Icon Algeth'ar Puzzle Box (528) Great Vault, or Algeth'ar Academy (522)
4.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Marksmanship Hunter

This list contains the highest DPS setup, with farmable gear from Mythic+ Dungeons. This is a great place to start on a relatively new character, as you can infinitely grind out these items from Mythic+.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Titan-Forged Blaster Icon Titan-Forged Blaster (522) Halls of Infusion
Helm Stormwing Harrier's Skullmask Icon Stormwing Harrier's Skullmask (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 Helm
Neck Tuskarr Bone Necklace Icon Tuskarr Bone Necklace (522) Brackenhide Hollow
Shoulder Stormwing Harrier's Pinions Icon Stormwing Harrier's Pinions (522) Revival Catalyst, or Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Mammoth-Trainer's Drape Icon Mammoth-Trainer's Drape (522) Neltharus
Chest Stormwing Harrier's Cuirass Icon Stormwing Harrier's Cuirass (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 Chest
Bracers Obsidian-Hardened Wraps Icon Obsidian-Hardened Wraps (522) Neltharus
Gloves Stormwing Harrier's Handguards Icon Stormwing Harrier's Handguards (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 Gloves
Belt Gatekeeper's Girdle Icon Gatekeeper's Girdle (522) Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr
Legs Stormwing Harrier's Greaves Icon Stormwing Harrier's Greaves (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 Legs
Boots Swoglet Stompers Icon Swoglet Stompers (522) Halls of Infusion
Ring #1 Platinum Star Band Icon Platinum Star Band (522) Algeth'ar Academy
Ring #2 Scalebane Signet Icon Scalebane Signet (522) Neltharus
Trinket #1 Algeth'ar Puzzle Box Icon Algeth'ar Puzzle Box (522) Algeth'ar Academy
Trinket #2 Bottle of Spiraling Winds Icon Bottle of Spiraling Winds (522) The Nokhud Offensive
4.

Raid Gear BiS List for Marksmanship Hunter

This list contains the highest DPS setup, only using gear from the 3 Awakened Raids, Vault of the Incarnates, Aberrus, and Amirdrassil.

This list is mostly useful for informing your organized guild of what loot is optimal for you, for loot distribution purposes.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky Icon Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky (535) Raszageth, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Helm Stormwing Harrier's Skullmask Icon Stormwing Harrier's Skullmask (528) Revival Catalyst, or Raszageth/Magmorax/Tindral
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Icon Eye of the Rising Flame (528) Tindral
Shoulder Stormwing Harrier's Pinions Icon Stormwing Harrier's Pinions (528) Great Vault, or Algeth'ar Academy (522)
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Sarkareth, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Chest Ancient Haubark Icon Ancient Haubark (528) Gnarlroot
Bracers Twisted Flamecuffs Icon Twisted Flamecuffs (528) Larodar
Gloves Stormwing Harrier's Handguards Icon Stormwing Harrier's Handguards (528) Revival Catalyst, or Dathea/Forgotten Experiments/Igira the Cruel
Belt Hydratooth Girdle Icon Hydratooth Girdle (528) Magmorax
Legs Stormwing Harrier's Greaves Icon Stormwing Harrier's Greaves (528) Revival Catalyst, or Sennarth/Rashok/Larodar
Boots Exacting Augmenter's Sabatons Icon Exacting Augmenter's Sabatons (528) Forgotten Experiments
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Eranog, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Ring #2 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535) Broodkeeper Diurna, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #1 Manic Grieftorch Icon Manic Grieftorch (528) Broodkeeper Diurna, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #2 Neltharion's Call to Dominance Icon Neltharion's Call to Dominance (535) Echo of Neltharion, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
4.

Best Gear Upgrades for Marksmanship Hunter

You will be able to upgrade your items via Crests such as Aspect's Awakened Crest Icon Aspect's Awakened Crest. Once you have upgraded a slot to a certain item level, upgrading other items of that slot to that item level is free.

When you upgrade with Crests, you should think of it as upgrading slots and not items.

Additionally, since Crests are a limited resource, you will want to obtain the highest item-level possible before upgrading a given slot, as this means you will spend fewer Crests on that slot in total. If you are at all capable of doing a +9 Dungeon, for example, it would be a VERY bad idea to upgrade an item from a +8 Dungeon.

Below is the slot priority you should upgrade your items in.

  1. Weapons
  2. Trinkets
  3. Helm/Chest/Legs
  4. Shoulders/Gloves/Belt/Boots
  5. Rings and Necks
  6. Cloaks and Bracers

Note that exceptions are possible, such as special items that have more iLvl scaling than their slot would imply. Think of things like Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star and Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen.

5.

"Simming" Yourself as a Marksmanship Hunter

Throughout this page, we will regularly refer to the importance of simming yourself on Raidbots, as it is an indispensable aspect of optimizing your character.

While we do offer generic sim charts for Trinkets, this should not be a replacement for simming yourself, at least not if you want to minmax sub-1%!

If you are new to simming and Raidbots, check out our detailed guide below.

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Season 4 Tier Set for Marksmanship Hunter

The Tier Set is comprised of 5 items, all carrying the Stormwing Harrier's moniker. Unique DPS bonuses are unlocked when wearing 2, and 4 pieces from the set:

  • 2 pieces: Hunter Marksmanship 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Hunter Marksmanship 10.2 Class Set 2pc causes your Rapid Fire Icon Rapid Fire to deal 20% more damage. Additionally, while Trick Shots Icon Trick Shots is up, Rapid Fire Icon Rapid Fire will launch a Volley Icon Volley on your target for 6 sec.
  • 4 pieces: Hunter Marksmanship 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Hunter Marksmanship 10.2 Class Set 4pc causes every 10 Focus you spend to have a 3% chance to reset the cooldown of Rapid Fire Icon Rapid Fire, and to cause it to fire 100% additional shots during its channel.

The Tier Set Bonus is absolutely mandatory for competitive play, and you should prioritize obtaining it. You can use the Revival Catalyst to convert regular items (from Mythic+, for example) into Tier Items.

You only need 4 pieces out of 5 to get both set bonuses. We recommend you get all items except for the Chest, although even this does not particularly matter. Check out the BiS List for more information.

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Best Crafted Items for Marksmanship Hunter

Crafting for Raiding Crafting for Mythic+/General Use
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Best Crafted Items for Raiding for Marksmanship Hunter

This section focuses on Crafting for Raiding. The rankings differ because some effects, like those on Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards, whch do not proc as reliably in Mythic+. Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining uptimes are also higher in Mythic+ than in Raid, typically.

  1. Your first 2 Crafts should be getting your Embellishments sorted. The best Embellishments for Raiding are the Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards, and either Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining (BSL). BSL can be crafted onto any item slot, and I generally recommend a Torc of Passed Time Icon Torc of Passed Time for the stat customizability on a high-budget item.
  2. Once your Embellishments are sorted, you should chase raw Item Level on the biggest-budget items. What follows is a generic ranking of the highest-value items, to increase your Item Level with.
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight and Ring-Bound Hourglass Icon Ring-Bound Hourglass are great early-gearing boosts, as they have a free socket each. They will eventually be replaced by special rings like Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen/Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty, but until then, they are very hard to beat.
  4. From this point, I strongly recommend you sim yourself to work out future crafts.
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Best Crafted Items for Mythic+ for Marksmanship Hunter

This section focuses on Crafting for Mythic+. Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining generally has much higher uptimes in Mythic+ compared to Raiding, while simultaneously, its competitors have relatively lower uptimes/efficiencies in Mythic+.

  1. Your first 2 Crafts should be getting your Embellishments sorted. The best Embellishment for Mythic+ is Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining (BSL) in both of your Embellished slots. BSL can be crafted onto any item slot, and I generally recommend a Torc of Passed Time Icon Torc of Passed Time to start with, followed by Flame-Touched Cuffs Icon Flame-Touched Cuffs.
  2. For Mythic+, the Alchemical Flavor Pocket Icon Alchemical Flavor Pocket Embellishment can be a significant DPS increase, as Deaths are common in high keys. I recommend putting this on Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl. Firstly, because the Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star Cloak means a large drop in Stamina, which is undesirable for high Mythic+, and secondly, because Cloaks lose the least DPS when dropping their item level.
  3. From this point, I strongly recommend you sim yourself to work out future crafts.
8.

Best Trinkets for Marksmanship Hunter in Season 4

There are a number of strong options available for Marksmanship Hunter in Season 4 coming from a variety of different sources. Some relevant ones to look for in order of strength are:

Trinket Note
Neltharion's Call to Dominance Icon Neltharion's Call to Dominance Our bread-and-butter Trinket. The idea is to pair it up with a strong on-use Trinket (see below), and use both with Trueshot Icon Trueshot to essentially get the benefits of two "on-use" Trinkets at once!
Algeth'ar Puzzle Box Icon Algeth'ar Puzzle Box The best pairing with Neltharion's Call, enabling some of the best burst in the game!
Irideus Fragment Icon Irideus Fragment A good alternative to Puzzle Box.
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Trinket Simulations for Marksmanship Hunter

These are generic simulations from Bloodmallet, giving you a rough overview of strong Marksmanship Hunter Trinkets. It is not a replacement for simming yourself, but can still offer a quick reference point.

Check out the BiS Lists if you just want to know the best Trinkets from M+ and Raid.

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BiS Trinkets for Marksmanship Hunter

Single-target Raid Mythic+/AoE
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Best Raiding & Single-Target Trinkets for Marksmanship Hunter

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Best Mythic+ & AoE Trinkets for Marksmanship Hunter

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Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 24 Apr. 2024: Added section on how to upgrade your gear with Crests optimally.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.5
  • 12 Dec. 2023: Added Ember of Nullification to Trinket discussion.
  • 12 Nov. 2023: Updated formatting of the Crafting Section.
  • 08 Nov. 2023: Updated with a special mention to the Allied Legguards for Raiding.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Updated for the Undulating Sporecloak nerf.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Restructured the page and updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 15 Jul. 2023: Updated the recommendation status of Traveler's Timesplitter again in light of recent nerfs.
  • 12 Jul. 2023: Updated the recommendation status of the Traveler's Timesplitter Gun.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated with Dawn of the Infinite Items and Information, and made small changes to the BiS Lists.
  • 25 May 2023: Further updates to Trinket Tier List in the light of recent nerfs.
  • 24 May 2023: Updated the Matrix Restabilization Trinket's placement after sims were updated.
  • 23 May 2023: Updated the Trinket Tier List, and added Trinkets from Cataclysm Timewalking.
  • 12 May 2023: Updated the Trinket Tier List, specifically Naraxas' Spiked Tongue position.
  • 09 May 2023: Updated the recommended Flightstone Upgrade order.
  • 08 May 2023: Updated the Trinket Tier List and BiS List according to new item changes and tuning.
  • 04 May 2023: Updated the BiS List, accounting for changes in tier stat allocation.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 23 Mar. 2023: Updated the Onyx Annulet description since a new Gem combination was discovered.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated the Onyx Annulet Information in light of the March 21st buff.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated the page for relevant changes in Patch 10.0.5.
  • 08 Jan. 2023: Removed Engineering from the recommended Professions as it does not have the Combat Benefits to warrant its recommendation.
  • 12 Dec. 2022: Updated the recommended Embellished Crafts and Embellishments to add to them.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated the Gear page with more specific information about how to think about Spark of Ingenuity.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Added a section that talks about the best Professions.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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