Marksmanship Hunter PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Dragonflight / Patch 10.0.5)

Last updated on Jan 30, 2023 at 13:14 by Azortharion 21 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Marksmanship Hunter in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Marksmanship Hunter PvP Guide.


Stat Priority for Marksmanship Hunters in PvP

The stat priority for Marksmanship Hunter in PvP is as follows:

  1. Agility;
  2. Versatility to 30%;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Versatility beyond 30%;
  5. Critical Strike;
  6. Haste.

Agility is the best stat in all situations. Versatility is the most important secondary stat as it increases the damage you deal and reduces the damage you take. Mastery is also crucial as it increases the range and damage of all of your damaging spells.


Gear Recommendations


General Guidelines

In general, Marksmanship Hunters want to get trinkets that line up well with Trueshot Icon Trueshot, while chasing as much Versatility and Mastery as possible Below we have listed the BiS List for Marksmanship Hunters in PvP.


Note: it is important to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will give you an Agility and Stamina boost that will increase your damage and survivability.

Crimson Gladiator's Medallion Icon Crimson Gladiator's Medallion is a mandatory trinket to have equipped at all times. This allows you to remove any crowd control on yourself. You will normally use this when you are stuck in crowd control and a teammate is at low health.

Crimson Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Crimson Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity grants you a bit of Crit and a powerful Agility on-use every minute. Synchronize this with Trueshot Icon Trueshot.

Crimson Gladiator's Emblem Icon Crimson Gladiator's Emblem increases your maximum health when used. This gives you an additional defensive when you think a team will be focusing you.

Crimson Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Crimson Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity increases your Haste and has a chance to proc your primary stat. This is an overall strong trinket, as the stat will proc often throughout an arena match. It is best when paired with Venthyr for consistent pressure.


Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants and gems for a Marksmanship Hunter:

You should use one Resplendent Illimited Diamond Icon Resplendent Illimited Diamond/Skillful Illimited Diamond Icon Skillful Illimited Diamond depending on your stat needs, and Zen Malygite Icon Zen Malygite/Zen Neltharite Icon Zen Neltharite, also depending on your stat needs.



  • 30 Jan. 2023: Updated the page for relevant changes in Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 29 Jul. 2022: Reviewed and updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 22 Feb. 2022: Updated the BiS List, Enchants, and information on when you might want to use different Trinkets.
  • 10 Nov. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 06 Jul. 2021: Updated recommended gear and added Shards of Domination section.
  • 18 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 15 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
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