Survival Hunter DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Azortharion 27 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Survival Hunter in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Survival Hunter gear and best in slot.

1.

BiS Gear Guide for Survival Hunter

Welcome to our Gear and BiS Page for Survival Hunter for Season 4. Check this page to learn everything you need to know about gearing a Survival Hunter, including the BiS Gear from all sources, Raiding, and Mythic+, information on the best Trinkets, Tier Sets, and much more.

For discussion and information on Stats specifically, check out our Stats page below.

2.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Survival Hunter in Season 4

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. Here are the best items to spend your Bullions on in Dragonflight Season 4 as a Survival Hunter

  1. Rashon, the Immortal Blaze Icon Rashon, the Immortal Blaze — Our best weapon.
  2. Elementium Pocket Anvil Icon Elementium Pocket Anvil — Our undisputed BiS Trinket for all scenarios.
  3. Our next BiS Trinket depends on your preferred content. Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand for Raiding and Single-Target scenarios, and Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence for Mythic+/AoE scenarios. They are pretty similar otherwise.
  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen — This Ring is not that special, but it is stronger than all other Rings, and very hotly contested. You might not want to spend a Bullion on this until you have a socket to put in it.
  5. Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star — Around ~0.7% better than all other Cloaks, but it has no Stamina. If you are doing high Mythic+ where survivability is paramount, you may want to skip this item entirely.
  6. At this point, there are no obvious choices left. Consider a Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon as an occasional Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence. It offers more of a stat than OCE, but it only offers Crit. If your best Essence stat is currently Crit, then an Icon in its place would be better.
3.

When To Replace Season 3 Tier Set for Survival Hunter

For Raiding/Single-Target scenarios, you can start replacing your old Tier Set once you have the 2pc of the new one.

For Mythic+/AoE scenarios, you actually want to keep your old 4PC, as the Season 4 Tier Set is relatively poor for AoE scenarios. So, do not delete your old Tier Set!

4.

BiS Gear for Survival Hunter

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
5.

BiS List for Survival Hunter

This list contains the highest DPS setup from most sources, for Survival Hunter.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Rashon, the Immortal Blaze Icon Rashon, the Immortal Blaze (528) Fyrakk, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Helm Eranog's Adorned Sallet Icon Eranog's Adorned Sallet (528) Eranog
Neck Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat (525) Crafted by Jewelcrafting — See Crafted Section for more info.
Shoulder Stormwing Harrier's Pinions Icon Stormwing Harrier's Pinions (528) Revival Catalyst, or Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Sarkareth, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Cloak (High Mythic+) Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl with Alchemical Flavor Pocket Icon Alchemical Flavor Pocket (525) Crafted by Tailoring — See Crafted Section for more info.
Chest Stormwing Harrier's Cuirass Icon Stormwing Harrier's Cuirass (528) Revival Catalyst, or Kurog/Zskarn/Nymue
Bracers Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards (525) Crafted by Leatherworking — See Crafted Section for more info.
Gloves Stormwing Harrier's Handguards Icon Stormwing Harrier's Handguards (528) Revival Catalyst, or Dathea/Forgotten Experiments/Igira the Cruel
Belt Forlorn Leaf Clasp Icon Forlorn Leaf Clasp (528) Gnarlroot
Legs Stormwing Harrier's Greaves Icon Stormwing Harrier's Greaves (528) Revival Catalyst, or Sennarth/Rashok/Larodar
Boots Daring Chasm-Leapers Icon Daring Chasm-Leapers (528) Dathea
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Eranog, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Ring #2 Onyx Impostor's Birthright Icon Onyx Impostor's Birthright (535) Echo of Neltharion, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #1 Elementium Pocket Anvil Icon Elementium Pocket Anvil (528) Amalgamation Chamber, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #2 (Single-Target) Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand (528) Smolderon, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #2 (Mythic+/AoE) Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence (528) Forgotten Experiments, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
5.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Survival Hunter

This list contains the highest DPS setup, with farmable gear from Mythic+ Dungeons. This is a great place to start on a relatively new character, as you can infinitely grind out these items from Mythic+.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Poached Kalu'ak Spear Icon Poached Kalu'ak Spear (522) Brackenhide Hollow
Helm Helm of Hardened Gold Icon Helm of Hardened Gold (522) Neltharus
Neck Tuskarr Bone Necklace Icon Tuskarr Bone Necklace (522) Brackenhide Hollow
Shoulder Stormwing Harrier's Pinions Icon Stormwing Harrier's Pinions (522) Revival Catalyst, or Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Cloak of Lost Devotion Icon Cloak of Lost Devotion (522) The Azure Vault
Chest Stormwing Harrier's Cuirass Icon Stormwing Harrier's Cuirass (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 Chest
Bracers Obsidian-Hardened Wraps Icon Obsidian-Hardened Wraps (522) Neltharus
Gloves Stormwing Harrier's Handguards Icon Stormwing Harrier's Handguards (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 Gloves
Belt Gatekeeper's Girdle Icon Gatekeeper's Girdle (522) Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr
Legs Stormwing Harrier's Greaves Icon Stormwing Harrier's Greaves (522) Revival Catalyst any 522 Legs
Boots Boots of Explosive Growth Icon Boots of Explosive Growth (522) Algeth'ar Academy
Ring #1 Thunderous Downburst Ring Icon Thunderous Downburst Ring (522) The Nokhud Offensive
Ring #2 Unstable Arcane Loop Icon Unstable Arcane Loop (522) The Azure Vault
Trinket #1 Globe of Jagged Ice Icon Globe of Jagged Ice (522) Halls of Infusion
Trinket #2 Bottle of Spiraling Winds Icon Bottle of Spiraling Winds (522) The Nokhud Offensive
5.

Raid Gear BiS List for Survival Hunter

This list contains the highest DPS setup, only using gear from the 3 Awakened Raids, Vault of the Incarnates, Aberrus, and Amirdrassil.

This list is mostly useful for informing your organized guild of what loot is optimal for you, for loot distribution purposes.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Rashon, the Immortal Blaze Icon Rashon, the Immortal Blaze (528) Fyrakk, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Helm Eranog's Adorned Sallet Icon Eranog's Adorned Sallet (528) Eranog
Neck Eye of the Vengeful Hurricane Icon Eye of the Vengeful Hurricane (528) Dathea
Shoulder Stormwing Harrier's Pinions Icon Stormwing Harrier's Pinions (528) Revival Catalyst, or Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Sarkareth, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Chest Stormwing Harrier's Cuirass Icon Stormwing Harrier's Cuirass (528) Revival Catalyst, or Kurog/Zskarn/Nymue
Bracers Shackles of the Shadowed Bastille Icon Shackles of the Shadowed Bastille (528) Assault of the Zaqali
Gloves Stormwing Harrier's Handguards Icon Stormwing Harrier's Handguards (528) Revival Catalyst, or Dathea/Forgotten Experiments/Igira the Cruel
Belt Forlorn Leaf Clasp Icon Forlorn Leaf Clasp (528) Gnarlroot
Legs Stormwing Harrier's Greaves Icon Stormwing Harrier's Greaves (528) Revival Catalyst, or Sennarth/Rashok/Larodar
Boots Daring Chasm-Leapers Icon Daring Chasm-Leapers (528) Dathea
Ring #1 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Eranog, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Ring #2 Onyx Impostor's Birthright Icon Onyx Impostor's Birthright (535) Echo of Neltharion, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #1 Elementium Pocket Anvil Icon Elementium Pocket Anvil (528) Amalgamation Chamber, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #2 (Single-Target) Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand (528) Smolderon, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #2 (Mythic+/AoE) Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence (528) Forgotten Experiments, or spend 2 Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
5.

Best Gear Upgrades for Survival Hunter

You will be able to upgrade your items via Crests such as Aspect's Awakened Crest Icon Aspect's Awakened Crest. Once you have upgraded a slot to a certain item level, upgrading other items of that slot to that item level is free.

When you upgrade with Crests, you should think of it as upgrading slots and not items.

Additionally, since Crests are a limited resource, you will want to obtain the highest item-level possible before upgrading a given slot, as this means you will spend fewer Crests on that slot in total. If you are at all capable of doing a +9 Dungeon, for example, it would be a VERY bad idea to upgrade an item from a +8 Dungeon.

Below is the slot priority you should upgrade your items in.

  1. Weapons
  2. Trinkets
  3. Helm/Chest/Legs
  4. Shoulders/Gloves/Belt/Boots
  5. Rings and Necks
  6. Cloaks and Bracers

Note that exceptions are possible, such as special items that have more iLvl scaling than their slot would imply. Think of things like Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star and Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen.

6.

"Simming" Yourself as a Survival Hunter

Throughout this page, we will regularly refer to the importance of simming yourself on Raidbots, as it is an indispensable aspect of optimizing your character.

While we do offer generic sim charts for Trinkets, this should not be a replacement for simming yourself, at least not if you want to minmax sub-1%!

If you are new to simming and Raidbots, check out our detailed guide below.

7.

Season 4 Tier Set for Survival Hunter

The Tier Set is comprised of 5 items, all carrying the Blazing Dreamstalker's moniker. Unique DPS bonuses are unlocked when wearing 2, and 4 pieces from the set:

  • 2 pieces: Survival Hunter 2pc Icon Survival Hunter 2pc increases Mongoose Bite Icon Mongoose Bite/Raptor Strike Icon Raptor Strike/Carve Icon Carve/Butchery Icon Butchery damage increased by 18%.
  • 4 pieces: Survival Hunter 4pc Icon Survival Hunter 4pc causes Mongoose Bite Icon Mongoose Bite/Raptor Strike Icon Raptor Strike/Carve Icon Carve/Butchery Icon Butchery to have a 20% chance to make your next Mongoose Bite Icon Mongoose Bite/ Raptor Strike Icon Raptor Strike/Carve Icon Carve/Butchery Icon Butchery cost 10 less Focus and deal 50% increased damage.

The Tier Set Bonus is absolutely mandatory for competitive play, and you should prioritize obtaining it. You can use the Revival Catalyst to convert regular items (from Mythic+, for example) into Tier Items.

You only need 4 pieces out of 5 to get both set bonuses. We recommend you get all items except for the Helm, due to its high Mastery. Check out the BiS List for more information.

8.

Best Crafted Items for Survival Hunter

Crafting for Raiding Crafting for Mythic+/General Use
9.

Best Crafted Items for Raiding for Survival Hunter

This section focuses on Crafting for Raiding. We focus mostly on single-target for these, which is why we choose single-target procs like Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch over Stat Procs like Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat. In Raids, Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards proc far more often than they do in Mythic+.

  1. Your first 2 Crafts should be getting your Embellishments sorted. The best Embellishments for Raiding has a few considerations; Acidic Hailstone Treads Icon Acidic Hailstone Treads with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch (on a Belt, probably) is, strictly speaking, a bit ahead of other options, but comes with a 20% permanent slow, which I do not recommend. For a non-slow option, I instead recommend the Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards and Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat. The Lariat will not be optimal until you are fully socketed, however. Until that point comes, you may prefer a Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch crafted on a Belt or some Boots for pure single-target, while I would still keep the Lariat without full sockets for AoE scenarios.
  2. Once your Embellishments are sorted, you should chase raw Item Level on the biggest-budget items. What follows is a generic ranking of the highest-value items, to increase your Item Level with.
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight/Ring-Bound Hourglass Icon Ring-Bound Hourglass. Note that the Hourglass cannot take Embellishments. You will eventually replace these Rings, but they are great in the short-term for their free socket.
  4. From this point, I strongly recommend you sim yourself to work out future crafts.
9.

Best Crafted Items for Mythic+ for Survival Hunter

This section focuses on Crafting for Mythic+. Stat Procs like Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat have much higher value than single-target procs like Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch in AoE situations, and effects like Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards proc far less often in Mythic+ compared to Raiding.

  1. Your first 2 Crafts should be getting your Embellishments sorted. The best Embellishments for Mythic is more straightforward; I recommend the Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards and Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat.
  2. Once your Embellishments are sorted, you should chase raw Item Level on the biggest-budget items. What follows is a generic ranking of the highest-value items, to increase your Item Level with.
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight/Ring-Bound Hourglass Icon Ring-Bound Hourglass. Note that the Hourglass cannot take Embellishments. You will eventually replace these Rings, but they are great in the short-term for their free socket.
  4. From this point, I strongly recommend you sim yourself to work out future crafts.
9.

Trinkets for Survival Hunter in Season 4

There are a number of strong options available for Survival Hunter in Season 4 coming from a variety of different sources. Some relevant ones to look for in order of strength are:

Trinket Note
Elementium Pocket Anvil Icon Elementium Pocket Anvil The strongest single-target Trinket in the game for us, bar none.
Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand An immensely powerful damage-dealing Trinket. Deals some damage to you as well, but is so strong that you will likely use it anyway. It also loses some value in stop-start situations like Mythic+, and we replace it for such situations.
Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence Alternative to the Signet Brand for AoE and Mythic+ scenarios.
Globe of Jagged Ice Icon Globe of Jagged Ice Decent for most scenarios — Not fantastic by any means, but it is one of our best Mythic+-sourced Trinkets.
Bottle of Spiraling Winds Icon Bottle of Spiraling Winds Like the Globe, this is just a decent Mythic+-sourced Trinket.
9.1.

Trinket Simulations for Survival Hunter

These are generic simulations from Bloodmallet, giving you a rough overview of strong Survival Hunter Trinkets. It is not a replacement for simming yourself, but can still offer a quick reference point.

Check out the BiS Lists if you just want to know the best Trinkets from M+ and Raid.

10.

BiS Trinkets for Survival Hunter

Single-target Raid Mythic+/AoE
11.

Best Raiding & Single-Target Trinkets for Survival Hunter

Loading...
For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
11.

Best Mythic+ & AoE Trinkets for Survival Hunter

Loading...
For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
11.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 24 Apr. 2024: Added section on how to upgrade your gear with Crests optimally.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.5
  • 12 Dec. 2023: Added Ember of Nullification to Trinket discussion.
  • 30 Nov. 2023: Removed outdated note concerning Lariat and Mythic+ Necks in Season 3.
  • 12 Nov. 2023: Updated formatting of the Crafting Section, and the recommendations were altered slightly.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Updated for the Undulating Sporecloak nerf.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Restructured the page and updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 15 Jul. 2023: Updated the recommendation status of Borrowed Time again in light of recent nerfs.
  • 12 Jul. 2023: Updated the recommendation status of Borrowed Time.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated with Dawn of the Infinite Items and Information, and made small changes to the BiS Lists.
  • 23 Jun. 2023: Updated the Tier Item recommendation in the BiS List.
  • 25 May 2023: Further updates to Trinket Tier List in the light of recent nerfs.
  • 24 May 2023: Updated the Matrix Restabilization Trinket's placement after sims were updated.
  • 23 May 2023: Updated the Trinket Tier List, and added Trinkets from Cataclysm Timewalking.
  • 19 May 2023: Added missing Melee Trinkets to the Trinket Tier List.
  • 09 May 2023: Updated the recommended Flightstone Upgrade order.
  • 08 May 2023: Updated the Trinket Tier List and BiS List according to new item changes and tuning.
  • 03 May 2023: Updated the tier list placements of some Trinkets.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 23 Mar. 2023: Updated the Onyx Annulet description since a new Gem combination was discovered.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated the Onyx Annulet Information in light of the March 21st buff.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 08 Jan. 2023: Removed Engineering from the recommended Professions as it does not have the Combat Benefits to warrant its recommendation.
  • 12 Dec. 2022: Updated the recommended Embellished Crafts and Embellishments to add to them.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated the Gear page with more specific information about how to think about Spark of Ingenuity.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Added a section that talks about the best Professions.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
Show more
Show less