Marksmanship Hunter PvP Talents and Builds (Dragonflight / Patch 10.0.5)

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

Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as a Marksmanship Hunter and gives you the best combinations you can take.

This page is part of our Marksmanship Hunter PvP Guide.


Talent Choices for Marksmanship Hunters


PvP Talents for Marksmanship Hunters

You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. The top three choices are the most useful, but can be replaced with other PvP talents, depending on your team's goal.


Primary PvP Talents for Marksmanship Hunters

Survival Tactics Icon Survival Tactics is the best PvP Talent for most situations. It can be used to negate individual powerful spells such as Death Bolt Icon Death Bolts, and to remove DoTs from yourself on a regular basis.

Chimaeral Sting Icon Chimaeral Sting can be used against enemy healers to silence them or disconnect them from their teammates.

Roar of Sacrifice Icon Roar of Sacrifice is an extremely powerful defensive that can be used to get your opponents' kill target out of trouble. It has a fairly long cooldown and should be used only when absolutely necessary. It is more useful in 3v3 compared to 2v2, where you might prefer other options.


Situational PvP Talents for Marksmanship Hunters

Trueshot Mastery Icon Trueshot Mastery can lead to more regular and powerful burst windows.

Consecutive Concussion Icon Consecutive Concussion is situationally very useful against powerful melee, as it keeps them at bay for longer and interrupts their damage via the stun.

Hi-Explosive Trap Icon Hi-Explosive Trap is mostly used against Melee comps, but can be used against any comp for its powerful knockback.


Pet Talents

Pets do not have talent trees, and instead have their own types of specialization (Cunning, Ferocity, or Tenacity).

Each specialization gives your pet a few abilities. Cunning provides the ability Master's Call Icon Master's Call, by far the best pet ability to have. To get the Mortal Wounds Icon Mortal Wounds debuff from your pets, you will need one of the following pets:

  • Hyena
  • Raptor
  • Rodent

You can also use a Ferocity pet which grants 10% Leech if you are not comfortable using Master's Call Icon Master's Call, though we highly recommend it:

  • Carrion Bird
  • Ravager
  • Scorpid
  • Wasp


  • 30 Jan. 2023: Updated the recommended Talent Build.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 22 Feb. 2022: Updated the PvP Talent recommendations and the pet families you should use. Added Ferocity alternatives.
  • 10 Nov. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 06 Jul. 2021: Updated PvP Talents.
  • 18 Mar. 2021: Updated Tier 7 Regular Talent.
  • 06 Nov. 2020: Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tiers 4 and 7 Regular Talents.
  • 26 Oct. 2020: Updated Talent Table.
  • 15 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
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