Marksmanship Hunter DPS Stat Priority — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Azortharion 126 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Marksmanship Hunter. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.5.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Marksmanship Hunter stat priority.


The Basics of Stats for Marksmanship Hunter


General Stat Priority

The general secondary stat priority for a Marksmanship Hunter is:

  1. Haste, to around 30%;
  2. Critical Strike, to around 44%;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Versatility.
  5. More Haste and Crit

Haste and Crit are generally your two best stats to take to their respective "DR" points at 30% and 44%, with Mastery being close behind.

It is not possible to DR on all 3 of your "best" Stats, and generally, stats beyond the DR points of Haste and Crit are going into a mix of Mastery and Versatility, with a slight bias towards the former.

In general, no stat is bad for Marksmanship, and Agility/Item Level are by far the most important aspect.


How To Choose Gear For The Marksmanship Hunter

If you are ever in doubt about what items to wear for any given situation, the only way to truly figure it out for your character is to use Raidbots (click for a guide on how to use it). This website allows you to easily compare gear you already have, as well as gear you do not have.

Gearing decisions will not always be clear-cut. This is obvious if you have ever had to choose between a high item level piece of loot with bad stats, and a lower item level piece of loot with perfect stats. These decisions and more are the reason we recommend using Raidbots to help simulate your character.

Raidbots takes everything into account including procs, RNG elements, your specific gear, racials and more. If you have made sure you performed the simulation correctly, then you can generally trust Raidbots' results to be accurate.


Diminishing Returns on Stats

There are points at which certain stats will start offering less benefit. These are the points of diminishing return. After this point, stats will give progressively less benefit. This does not necessarily mean that a Stat will no longer be good past its point of diminishing returns, but if you find yourself crossing them, you should pay special attention to your sims and find out if you should look for different stats.

  • 5400 Crit, or 44% (due to Keen Eyesight Icon Keen Eyesight)
  • 5100 Haste, or 30%
  • 6150 Versatility, or 30%
  • 5400 Mastery Rating

Gems, Enchants, and Consumables

The gems, enchants, and consumables you will use are directly derived from your stat priority and you can find our advice on this topic in our dedicated page.


Stat Explanations

Agility is your primary stat. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines the damage your abilities do across the board.

Mastery, through Mastery: Sniper Training Icon Mastery: Sniper Training, grants you increased damage on all your abilities and increases your maximum shot range.

Haste increases your auto attack speed and Focus regeneration, reduces your Global Cooldown from 1.5 seconds to a minimum of 0.750 seconds, and reduces the cooldown on your Aimed Shot Icon Aimed Shot ability.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.



  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.5
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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