Marksmanship Hunter DPS Mythic+ Guide — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 12:20 by Azortharion 102 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Marksmanship Hunter in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.


Unique Challenges of Mythic+

Mythic+ Dungeons, especially high ones, are arguably the highest level of competitive PvE content that WoW has to offer aside from Mythic raiding.

In Mythic Dungeons as a Hunter, you will be responsible for a large part of the group's total damage output, while in a Mythic Raiding group, you may only be responsible for maybe 7% of it. The skill and execution from the individual players in the group is much more important.

Aside from just doing damage, in Mythic+ you will be responsible for many things to make the group's run faster and easier. Interrupting, offensively dispelling enemy targets, soaking mechanics, using your traps and stuns are all much more common in Mythic+ than your usual Mythic raid.

In this guide, we will talk about getting the most out of your Hunter in Mythic+ dungeons, including the best way to set up your character, how your rotation may change, and tips and tricks for using your abilities in the most optimal way.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our dedicated Mythic+ page below.

To learn more about the Mythic+ Meta, check out our Mythic+ Tier List below.


Best Mythic+ Talents for Marksmanship Hunter

For a more general overview of Talents for Marksmanship Hunter, please visit our dedicated Talents page.

These are our recommended talents for Marksmanship Hunter in Mythic+.

Be sure to use the 'Copy Export String' button on our calculator so that you can easily transfer our builds ingame!


Season 1 Dragonflight Thundering Affix Guide for Hunters

The Thundering Affix is part of Dragonflight's Season 1 of Mythic+, and maximizing it is important for your DPS and the overall dungeon speed.


Thundering WeakAura

We highly recommend using this WeakAura to keep track of Thundering. It will show up whenever you have a partner that you need to drop the debuff with. If there is no such partner, then it will disappear and you do no have to do anything.

To deal with Thundering, you should find someone with the opposite effect above their heads. However, while you have the debuff, you deal increased damage. Because of this, you should plan to cancel the debuff with a partner as late as possible.

There will always be a player left over with a debuff and no partner, since Mythic+ is 5-man. If this person is you, great! You can fully benefit from the damage increase without worrying about the mechanic.

You should be extremely careful not to let the debuff expire, as the consequence of this in combat will likely be death.


Key Utility for Marksmanship Hunter in Mythic+

This section talks mostly about the uses of different spells. For in-depth explanations of all Hunter Abilities and Talents, including these, check out our Spells page.

Counter Shot Icon Counter Shot is your "kick" and your most important bit of utility in Mythic+, used to stop enemy casts for the benefit of the group and especially the tank. It is highly recommended to use a Focus Kick macro for this.

  • /stopcasting
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@focus,exists,nodead][@mouseover,exists,nodead] [] Counter Shot

This macro will kick your focus target if you have one, mouseover if you have no Focus target, and your target if you have neither of those.

To quickly set a focus target in hectic scenarios, we also recommend a Focus Mouseover macro.

  • /focus [@mouseover]

Make sure that your UI shows your Focus Target's casts clearly, so that you are always able to kick it on cooldown, or in coordination with the rest of your group.

Misdirection Icon Misdirection can allow you to start DPS earlier than others for a DPS increase. It can also help the tank collect mobs more easily, as they will not have to generate aggro on mobs before moving on to others with your help. Use this liberally, especially when you are about to do burst damage!

Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot can be used to save your tank in hectic moments by helping him kite mobs and generate some range.

Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap can be used as an additional stop alongside Intimidation Icon Intimidation, but it has a slow travel time and you will need to be close to land it before most stunnable casts are finished.

Scatter Shot Icon Scatter Shot (mutually exclusive with Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot can be used as an additional stop alongside Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap, but you have to be within 20 yards of the mob you are stopping.

Feign Death Icon Feign Death can not only be used to drop aggro, but also negate certain casts and channels on you. In some cases, these mechanics will saimply retarget someone else in the group, but occasionally the mechanic will be entirely negated with huge benefits. If you notice a cast or effect on you, try to Feign it!

Tranquilizing Shot Icon Tranquilizing Shot can negate beneficial Enrage and Magic effects from enemy targets.

Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap can be used to aid your tank in kiting by slowing mobs.


Gear Considerations and How To Sim Mythic+ for Marksmanship Hunter in Mythic+

When choosing your trinkets, we recommend simulating yourself on Raidbots Top Gear or Gear Compare using the DungeonSlice Fight Style to simulate a Mythic+ dungeon.

On our Gear Page below, we have compiled BiS items for Marksmanship Hunter that also apply to Mythic+.



  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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