Marksmanship Hunter DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 15, 2018 at 14:11 by Azortharion 82 comments

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Marksmanship Hunter in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1. We also give budget alternatives.

1. Gems for Marksmanship Hunter

You should use Kraken's Eye of Agility Icon Kraken's Eye of Agility in one socket, and Masterful Tidal Amethyst Icon Masterful Tidal Amethyst (or the cheaper Masterful Kubiline Icon Masterful Kubiline) 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 the Battle Potion of Agility Icon Battle Potion of Agility for all situations.

You should eat from the Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast when possible, and otherwise Mastery food (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 stat. 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

  • 15 Dec. 2018: Updated the recommended weapon enchant.
  • 11 Dec. 2018: Updated the recommended gems.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 08 Sep. 2018: Updated the optimal weapon enchant to use. This is a result of gear outscaling Incendiary Ammunition, which has no gear scaling.
  • 30 Aug. 2018: Updated the optimal potion to use.
  • 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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