Survival Hunter Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Azortharion 27 comments
General Information

Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Survival Hunter, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.

The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.


Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands

Legendary Powers are special effects affixed to items in the Shadowlands (through Runecarving). Most of these effects have benefits that are specific to your spec, and others work for all Hunter specs. On this page, we will go through the best ones for all types of content. Please refer to our Hunter Legendary Powers page and our Runecarving page for more information about these powers.


Patch 9.2 Unity Legendary and Double Legendaries

Patch 9.2 introduces the Unity Icon Unity, which allows you to attach your Covenant-specific Legendary Power to any slot. This "Unity"-legendary automatically changes its power with your Covenant, and most importantly, it allows you to use a second Legendary Power of your choice, in their usual slots.


Which Stats For Your Legendary for Survival Hunter

You should generally use Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste/Missive of Mastery Icon Missive of Mastery for your Legendary crafts.


Which Slot To Craft Legendaries for Survival Hunter

The introduction of Tier Set Bonuses and the Unity Power makes your slot choice for Legendaries much more important.

  • Unity Icon Unity - Replace whatever your lowest iLvl is with Unity. Prefer socket slots like Neck and Belt where possible.
  • Latent Poison Injectors Icon Latent Poison Injectors should be crafted on Helm.
  • Wildfire Cluster Icon Wildfire Cluster should be crafted on Belt or Legs, wherever your Unity is not crafted, in that order of priority.

Best Legendary for Survival Hunter

We are only concerning ourselves with Legendaries that can potentially increase our DPS. It is not currently worth using any non-DPS Legendary for any PvE content.

  • Unity Icon Unity should always be used, as it enables you to use a second Legendary.
  • Latent Poison Injectors Icon Latent Poison Injectors is ideal for pure single-target encounters.
  • Wildfire Cluster Icon Wildfire Cluster is ideal for any form of AoE, cleave, or Mythic+ situation.


  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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