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Marksmanship Hunter DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated Today at 01:50 by Azortharion 46 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Marksmanship Hunter in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

The other pages of our Marksmanship Hunter guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Azortharion, the main theorycrafter of the spec for many years. He is an accomplished player with dozen of top parses for all specs throughout the game's history. He is also the Admin of Trueshot Lodge, the Hunter Class Discord, and you can watch his stream on Twitch.

1. Gems for Marksmanship Hunter

You should use Kraken's Eye of Agility Icon Kraken's Eye of Agility in one socket, and Quick Owlseye Icon Quick Owlseye (or the cheaper Quick Golden Beryl Icon Quick Golden Beryl) in all other sockets.

2. Enchants for Marksmanship Hunter

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon Incendiary Ammunition Icon Incendiary Ammunition

3. Consumables for Marksmanship Hunter

Flask of the Currents Icon Flask of the Currents should be used for raids.

Your potion should be Potion of Rising Death Icon Potion of Rising Death for single-target situations, and Battle Potion of Agility Icon Battle Potion of Agility for multi-target situations.

You should eat from the Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast when possible, and otherwise Haste/Mastery food depending on if you want single-target or AoE damage (Swamp Fish 'n Chips Icon Swamp Fish 'n Chips/Sailor's Pie Icon Sailor's Pie).

Warlock Healthstones and Coastal Healing Potion Icon Coastal Healing Potion should be used when at low health.

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stats. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

4. ChangeLog

  • 17 Aug. 2018: Added the mention of using an Agility gem.
  • 16 Aug. 2018: Updated the optimal healing potion to use.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated the optimal gems to correspond with the stat priority.
  • 12 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth release.
  • 22 Jul. 2018: Updated the optimal single-target potion.
  • 21 Jul. 2018: Reverted the optimal flask, as the Flask of Falling Leaves was nerfed.
  • 20 Jul. 2018: Reverted the optimal gem, as it was nerfed.
  • 18 Jul. 2018: Various updates with old-world gems, enchants, and consumables.
    • Updated the optimal potion to use.
    • Updated the optimal flask to use. Added note about Belt Buckles to the Enchants table.
    • Reverted the optimal potion to use, as Blizzard has nerfed the old one.
    • Updated the wording on the Healthstones/Healing Potion paragraph to say "and", as you can now use both of them at once.
    • Removed Belt Buckles as they were hotfixed.
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