Marksmanship Hunter PvP Guide (Shadowlands 9.1)

Last updated on Jul 06, 2021 at 14:49 by Mysticall 18 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Hunter PvP guide.


Marksmanship Hunters in the Current Meta

Marksmanship Hunters are a strong Hunter specialization right now. They are unique because, depending on your playstyle, you can AoE a team down with spells like Multi-Shot Icon Multi-Shot, or you can have strong single-target damage with spells like Arcane Shot Icon Arcane Shot and Aimed Shot Icon Aimed Shot. On top of all of this damage, they also have strong crowd control abilities.


Strengths of Marksmanship Hunter

  • Multiple tools versus teams with DoTs
  • Decent mobility
  • Strong burst damage

Weaknesses of Marksmanship Hunter

  • Long burst cooldown
  • Weak to teams with multiple stuns
  • Need help from teammates to land crowd control

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.



  • 06 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 18 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Added Covenant page, removed Azerite mentions, and updated gear section.
  • 15 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
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