Survival Hunter DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.2.7

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

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Survival Hunter, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Survival Hunter gems and enchants.


Dragonflight Enchants, Gems and Consumables for Survival Hunter

This section specifically covers the optimal gems, enchants, food, and flasks to use for your character. To get a more detailed rundown of the different stats for Survival Hunter, please visit our dedicated Stats page.


Best Dragonflight Gems for Survival Hunter

You should be using one Fierce Illimited Diamond Icon Fierce Illimited Diamond, and then Crafty Ysemerald Icon Crafty Ysemerald Haste Gems in all other sockets.


Best Dragonflight Enchants for Survival Hunter

Slot Best Enchantment
  • Incandescent Essence Icon Incandescent Essence
  • Tiered Medallion Setting Icon Tiered Medallion Setting (adds up to 3 sockets to a Neck item)
  • Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion
  • Howling Rune Icon Howling Rune
  • Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance Icon Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance
  • Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
  • Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
  • Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance
  • Fierce Armor Kit Icon Fierce Armor Kit
  • Lambent Armor Kit Icon Lambent Armor Kit
  • Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze
  • Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste

Best Dragonflight Consumables for Survival Hunter


Best Flask and Phial for Survival Hunter

The best Flask is a slightly complicated topic.

  • Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage is the best DPS for most scenarios, but will occasionally do hefty damage to you after you have taken enough damage. You need around 60% uptime on the Corrupting Rage buff (the beneficial part) in combat for this to beat other Phials, so check your buff uptimes to make sure you meet this requirement. Otherwise, swap to the Phial below.
  • Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility is the best choice when the Iced Phial deals too much damage to be worth it or has too low uptime.
  • Phial of Elemental Chaos Icon Phial of Elemental Chaos does similar DPS to Tepid Versatility but does not have the defensive benefits. There really is no reason to ever run this.
  • Phial of Static Empowerment Icon Phial of Static Empowerment and Phial of Charged Isolation Icon Phial of Charged Isolation are the best on paper but highly dependent on their uptime. You need at least 80% uptime to beat out all other options. This is very rare. You can give it a try for extremely static encounters.

Overall, your best single-target option is Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage as it provides the best DPS in realistic scenarios. Just be aware of the damage penalty and keep some Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility on hand.


Best Potion for Survival Hunter

Your potion should be Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power. Use them with your cooldowns — if you are specced into any.

Warlock Healthstones and Dreamwalker's Healing Potion Icon Dreamwalker's Healing Potion should be used when at low health.

If you have Alchemy and have developed its trees, you can use Potion of Withering Dreams Icon Potion of Withering Dreams as well. Even when accounting for the damage taken, with bonuses obtained by Alchemists, it is a net-better heal than the Dreamwalker's Potion!


Best Food for Survival

It is slightly better to be using non-Agility food, such as Feisty Fish Sticks Icon Feisty Fish Sticks/Revenge, Served Cold Icon Revenge, Served Cold/ Aromatic Seafood Platter Icon Aromatic Seafood Platter. This is because the relative value of secondary stats rises quickly as you gain more Agility/Item Level. Like with gems, as long as your Food does not have Mastery, and does not push you past a DR point, it is fine to use.

Or, if you just want something easy that is only ~0.3% worse, go with Deviously Deviled Eggs Icon Deviously Deviled Eggs, or eat from a Feast.

In addition, if you can afford it, you should use Draconic Augment Rune Icon Draconic Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of the consumable runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

Through the Patch 10.2 Emerald Dream Zone and its Dream Wardens Faction, you can also obtain the Dreambound Augment Rune Icon Dreambound Augment Rune, which is permanent!



  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 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
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 22 May 2023: Updated the recommended Leg Enchant, as it was found that the Lambent Armor Kit does not provide Stamina as it was assumed.
  • 12 May 2023: Updated the recommended food and Leg enchant.
  • 02 May 2023: Updated the recommended Weapon Rune/Temporary Enchant.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 23 Mar. 2023: Yet another update to the recommended Gemstones based on a slew of hotfixes.
  • 23 Mar. 2023: Updated the recommended Gemstones after sim updates, and the discovery of a new, powerful combination.
  • 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.
  • 04 Jan. 2023: Updated the recommended Phial.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated the recommendation and description of the optimal Flasks/Phials.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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