Survival Hunter Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Aug 10, 2021 at 17:03 by Azortharion 20 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.

1.

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.

2.

Which Stats For Your Legendary for Survival Hunter

You should use the Missive of Haste Icon Missive of Haste and Missive of Versatility Icon Missive of Versatility for your Legendary Crafts.

3.

Survival Hunter Legendary Ranking

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.

3.1.

Raiding

This ranking is primarily based on Single-Target damage.

The only Legendary that is ever worth using with the NTA/BoP build using Birds of Prey Icon Birds of Prey, is Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus Icon Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus. We are listing it at the top since it is part of the top single-target damage build. All other Legendaries are ranked with Wildfire Infusion Icon Wildfire Infusion.

  1. Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus Icon Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus (with Birds of Prey Icon Birds of Prey)
  2. Pouch of Razor Fragments Icon Pouch of Razor Fragments (Venthyr Only)
  3. Rylakstalker's Confounding Strikes Icon Rylakstalker's Confounding Strikes (with Wildfire Infusion Icon Wildfire Infusion)
  4. Fragments of the Elder Antlers Icon Fragments of the Elder Antlers (Night Fae Only)
  5. Latent Poison Injectors Icon Latent Poison Injectors
  6. Soulforge Embers Icon Soulforge Embers
  7. Wildfire Cluster Icon Wildfire Cluster
  8. Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild
  9. Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus Icon Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus (without Birds of Prey Icon Birds of Prey)
3.2.

Mythic+

This ranking is primarily based on AoE damage, but does also take some single-target into account. This all assumes Wildfire Infusion Icon Wildfire Infusion.

  1. Wildfire Cluster Icon Wildfire Cluster
  2. Bag of Munitions Icon Bag of Munitions (Necrolord Only)
  3. Fragments of the Elder Antlers Icon Fragments of the Elder Antlers (Night Fae Only)
  4. Pouch of Razor Fragments Icon Pouch of Razor Fragments (Venthyr Only)
  5. Soulforge Embers Icon Soulforge Embers
  6. Latent Poison Injectors Icon Latent Poison Injectors
  7. Call of the Wild Icon Call of the Wild
  8. Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus Icon Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus
4.

Which Slot To Craft Legendary for Survival Hunter

It is important to craft your Legendary Power item in the right slot, particularly with the Patch 9.1 introduction of Domination Gems. You never want to craft a Legendary on Helms, Shoulders, Chests, Belts, or Boots if it can be avoided. There are exceptions to this rule, as you will see just below.

5.

New Legendaries in Patch 9.1 for Survival Hunter

In addition to the Legendaries listed above, Patch 9.1 introduced some Covenant-specific Legendaries. To avoid confusion, we will talk about these individually and in a bit more detail.

5.1.

Kyrian Legendary for Survival Hunter

Pact of the Soulstalkers Icon Pact of the Soulstalkers is a massive DPS loss compared to the top Raid Legendary, Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus Icon Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus, and should never be used. Even if 4 perfectly chosen classes were to synchronize their cooldowns perfectly with your Resonating Arrow Icon Resonating Arrow, this Legendary would still be a raid DPS loss. This Legendary will stack with other Hunters in your group using it.

5.2.

Night Fae Legendary for Survival Hunter

Fragments of the Elder Antlers Icon Fragments of the Elder Antlers is reasonably strong, but does not replace the more meta options in any scenario.

5.3.

Venthyr Legendary for Survival Hunter

Pouch of Razor Fragments Icon Pouch of Razor Fragments is reasonably strong, but does not replace the more meta options in any scneario.

5.4.

Necrolord Legendary for Survival Hunter

This Legendary is extremely powerful for AoE, but should not be chosen over Wildfire Cluster Icon Wildfire Cluster for Mythic+.

6.

Changelog

  • 10 Aug. 2021: Updated the description of the Bag of Munitions as it is simmable now.
  • 13 Jul. 2021: Added the Night Fae, Necrolord, and Venthyr Legendaries to the rankings, as they are easily quantifiable.
  • 06 Jul. 2021: Added a note that the Pact of the Soulstalkers Legendary stacks.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated the optimal craft slot for Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 19 Mar. 2021: Added a note about Nesingwary's Trapping Apparatus under Raiding Legendaries.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 18 Jan. 2020: Updated the recommended all-rounder Legendary.
  • 09 Jan. 2021: Added note about which stats to put on your Legendary Item.
  • 21 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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