Survival Hunter DPS Crucible of Storms Raid Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.5

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

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Survival Hunter for each boss of the following raid: Crucible of Storms. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.5.



This page will be a rough outline of the bosses and mechanics in the Crucible of Storms raid. This page will focus primarily on how a Survival Hunter can optimize its performance on the raid bosses in Crucible of Storms, 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.


Survival in Crucible of Storms

Survival Hunters are not very popular, but they are still a solid Melee DPS with high single-target damage, good burst and decent mobility. From a DPS perspective, it competes with both of the other Hunter specs and is widely considered to be fun to play.


Talent Cheatsheet


The Restless Cabal


Survival Hunter Playstyle on The Restless Cabal

A variety of builds can work on the Restless Cabal, but the most common and best potential build involves Viper's Venom Icon Viper's Venom, Hydra's Bite Icon Hydra's Bite, and Wildfire Infusion Icon Wildfire Infusion combined with using lots of Latent Poison Icon Latent Poison traits.

With this build, we recommend saving Coordinated Assault Icon Coordinated Assault for Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism, or when you have 9 stacks of the Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power debuff.

Resounding Protection Icon Resounding Protection and Duck and Cover Icon Duck and Cover Azerite Traits are extremely powerful on this fight. The size of the absorb shield does not go down when your health goes down with the Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power debuff on the fight. This means that the traits effectively give you a 100%+ absorb shield.


Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void


Survival Hunter Playstyle on Uu'nat

It is worth banking close to two charges of Wildfire Bomb Icon Wildfire Bomb for when the adds spawn.

We recommend a Birds of Prey Icon Birds of Prey-based build that uses 2-3 Blur of Talons Icon Blur of Talons traits. This will ensure that your second Coordinated Assault Icon Coordinated Assault will cover the adds that spawn without any issues.



  • 13 Jan. 2020: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 May 2019: Added Survival tips for Uu'nat.
  • 01 May 2019: Added Survival tips for The Restless Cabal.
  • 14 Apr. 2019: Guide added.
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