Survival Hunter DPS Battle of Dazar'alor Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Jan 21, 2019 at 19:31 by Azortharion 65 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Survival Hunter for each boss of the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.

1. Disclaimer

This page will be a rough outline of the bosses and mechanics in the Battle for Dazar'alor raid. This page will focus primarily on how a Survival Hunter can optimize its performance on the raid bosses in Battle for Dazar'alor, and not on an actual raid strategy for the bosses. Initially, this page will focus on Heroic mode and lower, however, as more bosses are being killed on Mythic, the guide will also include optimizations for Mythic bosses.

2. Survival in Battle for Dazar'alor

Survival Hunters excel in burst damage scenarios, making it useful for a lot of bosses in this tier. It suffers from cleaving a low amount of targets, however, which hurts it on many bosses as well.

2.1. Talent Cheatsheet

Champion of the Light Grong Jadefire Masters Opulence High Tinker Mekkatorque Conclave of the Chosen Stormwall Blockade King Rastakhan Lady Jaina Proudmoore

3. Champion of the Light

3.1. Suggested Talents for Survival Hunter on Champion of the Light

This encounter is moderately movement-heavy but for the most part it is pure single-target, so we recommend the usual spec.

3.2. Survival Hunter Playstyle on Champion of the Light

3.2.1. Add Priority (during Seal of Reckoning)

  • Any add that has the Judgment: Righteousness Icon Judgment: Righteousness buff from when the previous phase ended.
  • The rest can be cleaved down.

4. Grong

Note: This boss is the second boss for Horde players, and the third boss for Alliance players. For the second Alliance boss (Jadefire Masters), see further below.

4.1. Suggested Talents for Survival Hunter on Grong

4.2. Survival Hunter Playstyle on Grong

From a Hunter perspective, there is not much to say about this fight yet.

The Apetagonizer 3000 add spawns after 15 seconds, and then every minute after that.

5. Jadefire Masters

5.1. Suggested Talents for Survival Hunter on the Jadefire Masters

For this boss, we will refer to Grimfang/Mestrah as "Monk", and Firecaller/Flamefist as "Mage".

The optimal strategy will most likely involve having the Monk boss at a lower health percentage than the Mage boss in this encounter.

As Survival, you should be attacking the boss that needs the most damage in that moment (which will sometimes be the Mage, due to its Fire Shield Icon Fire Shield ability).

6. Opulence

6.1. Suggested Talents for Survival Hunter on Opulence

6.2. Survival Hunter Playstyle on Opulence

At this stage, there are no Hunter-specific playstyle tips for Opulence, but stay tuned when the new raid is out!

7. High Tinker Mekkatorque

7.1. Suggested Talents for Survival Hunter on High Tinker Mekkatorque

7.2. Survival Hunter Playstyle on High Tinker Mekkatorque

At this stage, there are no Hunter-specific playstyle tips for High Tinker Mekkatorque, but stay tuned when the new raid is out!

8. Conclave of the Chosen

8.1. Suggested Talents for Survival Hunter on the Conclave of the Chosen

8.2. Survival Hunter Playstyle on Conclave of the Chosen

You can use a pet with a dispel ability to purge the Gift of Wind Icon Gift of Wind buff from the bosses.

Intimidation Icon Intimidation and Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap are useful for the Ravenous Stalker adds.

9. Stormwall Blockade

9.1. Suggested Talents for Survival Hunter on the Stormwall Blockade.

9.2. Survival Hunter Playstyle on the Stormwall Blockade

At this stage, there are no Hunter-specific playstyle tips for the Stormwall Blockade, but stay tuned when the new raid is out!

10. King Rastakhan

10.1. Suggested Talents for Survival Hunter on King Rastakhan

10.2. Survival Hunter Playstyle on King Rastakhan

The movement speed bonus of Posthaste Icon Posthaste can be useful when running away from Inevitable End Icon Inevitable End.

11. Lady Jaina Proudmoore

11.1. Suggested Talents for Survival Hunter on Lady Jaina Proudmoore

11.2. Survival Hunter Playstyle on Lady Jaina Proudmoore

At this stage, there are no Hunter-specific playstyle tips for Lady Jaina Proudmoore, but stay tuned when the new raid is out!

12. Changelog

  • 21 Jan. 2019: Added boss tips for Survival Hunter in Battle of Dazar'alor.
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