Marksmanship Hunter DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 20:02 by Azortharion 76 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 Shadowlands 9.0.5.

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


Gearing a Marksmanship Hunter

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Marksmanship Hunter. This section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

For more detailed information on Stat Priority, please visit our Stats page.

For more detailed information on Gems and Enchants, please visit our Gems and Enchants page.

We also have a page dedicated to simulations for different aspects of your character. These can be found on our Simulations page.


The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Marksmanship Hunter

At this stage in the game, and despite the Stat Priority, there are so many variables and layers of optimization you can apply to your character that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. The website can help you choose items, trinkets, Legendaries, Enchants/Gems, even Covenants, Soulbinds, Conduits, and so on.


Upgrading Marksmanship Hunter Gear with Valor Points

Patch 9.0.5 reintroduced the Valor currency. For more information on where to get Valor from, how it works, weekly caps and more, see our Valor page.

Marksmanship Hunters should upgrade the items with Valor that will benefit the most in the moment. The easiest way to figure out what is best for your specific character is by using Raidbots' Droptimizer. You can select "+10 Weekly Chest" as a replacement for the highest item level Valor upgrade. Below is a list of item slots that you might want to upgrade first.

  • Your weapon is by far your strongest item, and if you do not have a 220+ iLvl one already, this should be your first upgrade every single time.
  • Trinkets have a major impact on your DPS, particularly on-use ones such as Inscrutable Quantum Device Icon Inscrutable Quantum Device and Overcharged Anima Battery Icon Overcharged Anima Battery.
  • Aside from this, the best scaling items tend to be Helms, Chests, and Leg items. Wrists and Cloaks are low-priority as they have relatively little Agility on them.


Thanks to, a comprehensive list of available trinkets for Marksmanship are listed against each other below. Keep in mind that this is only a guideline, and that you should be simming your own character if you care about optimizing it.

For the complete simulation results, check out

Note on the Inscrutable Quantum Device

While the Inscrutable Quantum Device Icon Inscrutable Quantum Device trinket performs exceptionally well in simulations, we generally recommend not using it for Raids. This is because it has a lot of potential effects when pressed, including healing and giving Mana to others in your group, all of which will not help your DPS.

This means that your second and third usages in raids will often not give a DPS benefit, significantly reducing the actual DPS value of the trinket. For Mythic+ scenarios, it is basically as good as it sims and a very strong choice.



Many people have a tendency to overthink the distribution of their secondary stats. An important thing to remember is that a higher quantity of stats is nearly always better than a better quality of stats. Because of this, wearing higher item level gear with worse stats tends to be better than lower item level gear with great stats. Keep this in mind when considering gear.


Raid BiS Item List for Marksmanship Hunter

This does not include trinkets as they are covered in the above chart.

Slot Item Source
Helm Helm of Insatiable Appetite Icon Helm of Insatiable Appetite Hungering Destroyer in Castle Nathria
Necklace Noble's Birthstone Pendant Icon Noble's Birthstone Pendant Council of Blood in Castle Nathria
Shoulder Pauldrons of Fatal Finality Icon Pauldrons of Fatal Finality Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria
Cloak Crest of the Legionnaire General Icon Crest of the Legionnaire General Stone Legion Generals in Castle Nathria
Chest Master Huntsman's Bandolier Icon Master Huntsman's Bandolier Huntsman Altimor in Castle Nathria
Wrists Bangles of Errant Pride Icon Bangles of Errant Pride Sun King's Salvation in Castle Nathria
Gloves Oathsworn Soldier's Gauntlets Icon Oathsworn Soldier's Gauntlets Stone Legion Generals in Castle Nathria
Belt Double-Chained Utility Belt Icon Double-Chained Utility Belt Shriekwing in Castle Nathria
Legs Greaves of Enigmatic Energies Icon Greaves of Enigmatic Energies Artificer Xy'Mox in Castle Nathria
Boots Stoneclas Stompers Icon Stoneclas Stompers Sludgefist in Castle Nathria
Ring #1 Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius Icon Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria
Ring #2 Hyperlight Band Icon Hyperlight Band Artificer Xy'Mox in Castle Nathria
Weapon Shrieking Sinseeker Icon Shrieking Sinseeker Purchased with Mystic Anima Spherule Icon Mystic Anima Spherule which drops from Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria. The name of the item can change if you are not a Night Fae.

Dungeon BiS Item List for Marksmanship Hunter

Slot Item Source
Helm Rattling Deadeye Hood Icon Rattling Deadeye Hood The Necrotic Wake
Necklace Trailspinner Pendant Icon Trailspinner Pendant Mists of Tirna Scithe
Shoulder Plagueborne Shoulderguards Icon Plagueborne Shoulderguards Plaguefall
Cloak Cloak of Enveloping Manifestations Icon Cloak of Enveloping Manifestations Sanguine Depths
Chest Soaring Decimator's Hauberk Icon Soaring Decimator's Hauberk Halls of Atonement
Wrists Shackles of Alluring Vitality Icon Shackles of Alluring Vitality Sanguine Depths
Gloves Iron Spiked Handgrips Icon Iron Spiked Handgrips Sanguine Depths
Belt Belt of Wretched Manipulations Icon Belt of Wretched Manipulations Plaguefall
Legs Blightborne Chain Legguards Icon Blightborne Chain Legguards Plaguefall
Boots Shardskin Sabatons Icon Shardskin Sabatons Halls of Atonement
Ring #1 Ring of Perpetual Conflict Icon Ring of Perpetual Conflict Theater of Pain
Ring #2 Fleshfused Circle Icon Fleshfused Circle Theater of Pain
Weapon Xy Cartel Crossbow Icon Xy Cartel Crossbow De Other Side


  • 31 Mar. 2021: Updated the BiS Bow's name (it is still the same item, but it had the wrong name listed) and updated the BiS cloak.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Added a section dedicated to Valor Point upgrades.
  • 01 Mar. 2021: Separated the Raid and Dungeon BiS Lists.
  • 09 Jan. 2021: Added note about the Inscrutable Quantum Device and altered the name of the BiS weapon to the Night Fae one.
  • 25 Dec. 2020: Updated the BiS List to include Raid Items as well as Mythic+ items.
  • 27 Nov. 2020: Updated the Trinket Sims.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands.
  • 15 Oct. 2020: Updated the BiS Rings and Azerite Pieces.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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