Survival Hunter DPS Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on May 24, 2020 at 12:35 by Azortharion 67 comments
General Information

Welcome to our Survival Hunter guide for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3. Here, you will learn how to play as a Survival Hunter in both raids and Mythic+ dungeons: from the very beginning to maximizing your DPS.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic DPS Hunter guide.

1.

Survival Hunter Overview

2.

Introducing the Survival Hunter

Survival is the Melee Hunter spec. It is a relatively mobile Melee spec with a lot of heavily themed abilities. It has a very unique playstyle compared to any other Melee spec, and it is also one of the least played specs in the game, although this is not because it is bad by any means.

3.

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Very high Leech due to Ferocity pets, extremely strong self-healing and survivability.
  • +Consistently high damage.
  • +Very strong single-target DPS.
X Weaknesses
4.

Recent Changes for Survival Hunters

We are maintaining a list of changes for Hunters for Shadowlands, the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, which you can access using the link below.

Survival is generally the least changed Hunter spec in Shadowlands, with most of the changes being tuning on existing Talents and toolkit abilities.

The most notable change for Survival is not specific to the spec. A lot of Hunter Class Abilities from the old days are making a return, and this will be the biggest change for Survival Hunters going into the Shadowlands expansion.

The biggest change to your DPS rotation will be the introduction of Kill Shot Icon Kill Shot, an execute ability that is available only on targets that are below 20% health. Despite its name, it can be used with Melee weapons, but it is also able to be used from range.

5.

Leveling a Survival Hunter

If you want to play a Survival Hunter, but currently do not have one at max level, you can check out our leveling guide for tips on your journey.

Once you reach max level, it can be somewhat overwhelming to completely change the way you play by suddenly implementing a large number of addons in a short space of time, especially if they have a heavy visual impact on your UI. We recommend using some of the more basic addons recommended on our Addons page below while leveling, so that you have more time to get used to them during the easier phases of playing your class.

6.

Basics of Survival Hunter Gameplay

Survival Hunter is a spec that is heavily about Focus management, and knowing your priorities.

The core of the gameplay is generating Focus with Kill Command Icon Kill Command and spending it with Raptor Strike Icon Raptor Strike/Mongoose Bite Icon Mongoose Bite, as well as casting Wildfire Bomb Icon Wildfire Bomb off cooldown and maintaining your Serpent Sting Icon Serpent Sting DoT. The difficulty of the spec comes from knowing when to ignore Wildfire Bomb and Serpent Sting in favor of casting Mongoose Bite Icon Mongoose Bite (the popular, meta talent) to maximize your benefit from its Mongoose Fury Icon Mongoose Fury buff.

If you are an absolute beginner to the spec, but would like to learn the basic fundamentals of the class, recommend looking through the Spell Summary first, as well as the Easy Mode page linked below.

Below, you will find the most important pages for learning the intricacies of the spec.

7.

How to Gear Up A Survival Hunter

Despite the fact that gearing has become more challenging, due to the huge number of variables that depend on your character, you can find information on how best to gear as Survival on our dedicated gearing page, which includes the current Best in Slot from this tier.

Once you have started to gear, you will need to make sure that you have the appropriate consumables, gems, enchants, and more. We have a dedicated page for exactly this, as shown below, as well as the stats page, where you can find more information on the possibility of a changing stat priority and the necessary changes you may need to make for consumables.

8.

Endgame as a Survival Hunter

Starting off as Survival can look very different from the absolute end-game raiding and progression as one. Our Mythic+, Raiding, and PvP guides can guide you to performing as well as possible, regardless of your focus in end-game content.

9.

Improving as a Survival Hunter

If you are finding your performance lackluster, but are not sure where you are going wrong, you can check out the pages below for potential tips, or answers to questions you may have.

10.

Changelog

  • 20 May 2020 (Corruption page): Added a Tier List for Survival Hunter Corruptions and added a recommendation of what to buy with Echoes of Ny'alotha.
  • 06 Mar. 2020 (Essences page): Added a section dedicated to the optimization of Memory of Lucid Dreams Major, and made some other small changes to recommendation descriptions.
  • 06 Mar. 2020 (azerite traits and gear page): Added information about the Heart of Darkness Azerite Trait and its usefulness.
  • 06 Mar. 2020 (talents page): Several updates.
    • Updated the recommended pet.
    • Updated the recommended Level 15 Talents and its descriptions.
    • Updated the description of the recommendations of the Level 90 Talents.
    • Added note about Butchery's usefulness on spread cleave as well.
  • 24 Feb. 2020 (Corruption page): Added page.
  • 12 Feb. 2020 (gear page): Updated the best Essences and added a paragraph about the highest Corruption you should be using.
  • 27 Jan. 2020 (rotation page): Added note about focusing on Coordinated Assault uptime over Wildfire Bomb maximizing when using Birds of Prey.
  • 27 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Updated the recommendations of the Essences.
  • 27 Jan. 2020 (gear page): BiS List and Corruption Notes.
    • Updated the notes and recommendations of Corruptions to reflect recent nerfs and balance changes.
    • Updated the BiS list for Ny'alotha.
  • 20 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Updated the format and some of the recommendations in both Major and Minor Essences.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (gear page): Several Corruption-related updates.
    • Clarified the rankings, adding specific notes about some of the best Corruptions.
    • Added information about Corruption Weapons.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (enchants page): Added information about the Gouged Eye of N'zoth item, which can be used to apply sockets to items in Patch 8.3.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Added a cheat sheet for the best Essences for Survival Hunter.
  • 14 Jan. 2020 (easy mode page): Updated the page to include 3 Minor Essence choices, and altered the recommendations slightly. They are now slightly more performance-focused, although ease of use is still the priority.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (azerite traits and gear page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Ny'alotha page): Page added.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (The Eternal Palace page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Essences page): Added information about the new Breath of the Dying Essence.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (gear page): This page will be updated with more specific information as simulation tools improve in Patch 8.3.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Crucible of Storms page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (this page): This page has been checked and updated for Patch 8.3.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (enchants page): Updated the specifics of the gem/food recommendation. At higher gear levels, it is no longer worth using the Agility gem/feast.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 13 Jan. 2020 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (talents page): Updated the Level 15 talent viability discussion.
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Added tips for Mythic TEP Bosses for Survival. Thank you to Thyminde for providing most of the tips!
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (rotation page): Updated the detailed cooldown usage for Coordinated Assault, expanded on Shrapnel Bomb and rewrote Viper's Venom and Terms of Engagement Harpoon usage.
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (enchants page): Updated the best food.
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (mythic+ page): Altered the Level 15 and Level 30 Talent recommendations, and got rid of the "Traits to Avoid" as most traits in that section are very uncommon anyway.
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (gear page): Reworded the text about the Shiver Venom Lance. Updated the trait choices on the BiS Blur of Talons Azerite pieces.
  • 25 Oct. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Changed the "mandatory" single trait of Wilderness Survival to Dire Consequences for Blur builds.
  • 23 Oct. 2019 (this page): Updated the strengths, weaknesses & viability notes for some specs.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (Essences page): Several large updates.
    • Updated Bloodmallet's Base Profiles to provide more accurate simulations across the board, and added a Bloodmallet Essence Simulation chart to the guide, replacing the manual ranking.
    • Restructured the page and re-ordered most Essences according to popularity and relevance.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (stats page): Updated, simplified and clarified the stat priority and the description.
  • 23 Aug. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Added tips for more bosses.
  • 21 Aug. 2019 (rotation page): Rewrote and simplified the rotation.
  • 21 Aug. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added Primeval Intuition and reworded Latent Poison.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (mythic+ page): Added information about the Beguiling Affix.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Updated the Best in Slot List, the list of the best Azerite pieces, and added information about unique Mechagon and Operation: Mechagon items.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (this page): Improved list of Patch 8.2 changes.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (easy mode page): Added information about Azerite Traits and Essences to go for.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (stats page): Simplified and updated the stat priority.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Removed some obsoleted Traits and added some new recommended ones, and reworded the descriptions of some Traits and their power.
  • 13 Jul. 2019 (talents page): Added information about the Conflict and Strife Essence, which allows a PvP talent to be used in PvE conditions.
  • 09 Jul. 2019 (Essences page): Updated the page to include all Essences and redid the rankings.
  • 08 Jul. 2019 (The Eternal Palace page): Page added.
  • 04 Jul. 2019 (gear page): Added Vim's Scalecrusher Chain to the Benthic Gear List.
  • 01 Jul. 2019 (enchants page): Updated the recommended potions and gems.
  • 29 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Rewrote most of the page and listed the currently relevant Essences in a rough, preliminary single-target rank order.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (gear page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Essences page): Page added.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (this page): Updated the changes for Survival in Patch 8.2.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (enchants page): Updated the recommended gems, food, and potions. Weapon enchants cannot be evaluated yet and there might be updates coming to those in the near future.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 24 Jun. 2019 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 19 May 2019 (talents page): Expanded on the two most popular raiding builds for Survival, and gave them names.
  • 19 May 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Added information about Latent Poison's competitiveness as a trait.
  • 13 May 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Added Survival tips for Uu'nat.
  • 01 May 2019 (talents page): Updated the Talents Page significantly, focusing mostly on formatting and new additions for readability and understanding.
  • 01 May 2019 (gear page): Added a number of new sections to the page, aimed mostly at newer players.
  • 01 May 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Added Survival tips for The Restless Cabal.
  • 19 Apr. 2019 (rotation page): Updated the Survival Hunter Opener Sequence.
  • 15 Apr. 2019 (gear page): Updated the Raid-based Best-in-Slot list for Crucible of Storms.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (Crucible of Storms page): Guide added.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (simulations page): Updated the racial bonus simulation.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (this page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for Crucible of Storms and no changes are necessary.
  • 29 Mar. 2019 (easy mode page): Updated the Level 90 Talent Recommendation for Survival Easy Mode.
  • 19 Mar. 2019 (this page): Updated the Raiding viability/performance comparison section.
  • 15 Mar. 2019 (simulations page): Updated the Racial Simulation to include Zandalari Trolls and Kul'Tiran Humans.
  • 20 Feb. 2019 (this page): Altered the simple spec rankings slightly for Single-Target/Raiding.
  • 03 Feb. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated information about Overwhelming Power/Heed My Call/Gutripper.
  • 30 Jan. 2019 (mythic+ page): Significant updates across the Survival Mythic+ guide.
  • 22 Jan. 2019 (simulations page): Added a small Raidbots text guide.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (Battle of Dazar'alor page): Added boss tips for Survival Hunter in Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (gear page): Added a Recommended Gear List for Battle for Dazar'alor, and an introduction to the Raidbots Droptimizer feature.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (talents page): Updated guide to no longer recommend Tip of the Spear for Mythic+ and Multi-Target scenarios.
  • 21 Jan. 2019 (azerite traits and gear page): Removed Archive of the Titans and added Treacherous Covenant.
  • 11 Jan. 2019 (enchants page): Updated the optimal food to use.
  • 21 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated the Azerite Trait recommendation for Mythic+.
  • 17 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): Added several new questions and answers.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (Uldir page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (spells page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (stats page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (easy mode page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (enchants page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (rotation page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (addons page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (gear page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (this page): Added Patch 8.1 changes.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (FAQ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary. Primeval Intuition, the new Survival Azerite trait in Patch 8.1, is not very good currently and not worthy of a mention in the guide.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (simulations page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (talents page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 10 Dec. 2018 (mythic+ page): This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 12 Nov. 2018 (enchants page): Updated potion recommendation.
  • 09 Nov. 2018 (this page): Removed the comparison simulations as they were getting less relevant, outdated, and to clean up the page.
  • 19 Oct. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added note about Blur of Talons and its effect on Serpent Sting usage during Coordinated Assault.
  • 19 Oct. 2018 (talents page): Expanded on some explanations on talent choice for single-target, Mythic+, and the Viper's Venom / Alpha Predator dilemma.
  • 19 Oct. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added a small section emphasizing that having at least one Uldir trait within the raid is mandatory for optimal performance.
  • 17 Oct. 2018 (simulations page): Updated the racial comparison.
  • 17 Oct. 2018 (this page): Updated the discussion on spec viability in Uldir and Mythic+.
  • 15 Oct. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added Blur of Talons paragraph to the list of contextual descriptions of some traits.
  • 12 Oct. 2018 (rotation page): Added note about Serpent Sting usage during Coordinated Assault with Birds of Prey.
  • 25 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated the Azerite Trait simulation to account for the latest hotfixes.
  • 24 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Reworded/simplified the Kill Command line of the AP rotation slightly.
  • 20 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Restructured the page and added some written recommendations.
  • 20 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Added note about Alpha Predator changing the rotation.
  • 18 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated the Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 18 Sep. 2018 (rotation page): Added an Alpha Predator section to the rotation, catered towards slightly more advanced players, since we recommend Viper's Venom for most people and the DPS gain is miniscule.
  • 12 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation to include Meticulous Scheming properly.
  • 08 Sep. 2018 (this page): Updated the spec comparison simulations.
  • 08 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 07 Sep. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation.
  • 05 Sep. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 05 Sep. 2018 (simulations page): Fixed another issue with the racial simulation.
  • 03 Sep. 2018 (Uldir page): Added content to the page.
  • 02 Sep. 2018 (simulations page): Fixed an issue with the racial simulation.
  • 01 Sep. 2018 (mythic+ page): Added content.
  • 31 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated the racial comparison.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation to include the recent SimCraft changes to RPPM.
  • 30 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated Azerite Trait simulation.
  • 29 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated the recommendations on Level 90 talents, specifically phasing out the recommendation of Flanking Strike.
  • 27 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Expanded and updated on the Survival multi-target rotation.
  • 27 Aug. 2018 (this page): Added more information about Survival to the "What is the Best Hunter Spec" section.
  • 27 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Expanded on how to use Latent Poison in AoE situations, and that the /petattack macro is mostly relevant for Birds of Prey users.
  • 26 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): It is now worth it to refresh Serpent Sting during Mongoose Fury. Updated the guide accordingly.
  • 26 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation to include buff to the Tiny Electromental in a Jar.
  • 26 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Removed mention of a trait requirement to refresh Serpent Sting during Mongoose Fury. It is now worth doing regardless.
  • 25 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Added note about not wasting Wildfire Bomb ticks with Guerrilla Tactics.
  • 24 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated the trinket simulation to include various World Quest trinkets.
  • 24 Aug. 2018 (this page): Added a section called "What is the Best Hunter Spec", and updated all the simulations.
  • 24 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Added Coordinated Assault to the rotation priority list.
  • 24 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Talent recommendation changes.
    • Recommend Wildfire Infusion by default, with Birds of Prey being chosen with the Blur of Talons Trait.
    • Changed Alpha Predator to a "?", as it can be competitive with Viper's Venom. It is a fair bit more difficult to get most out of, however, and it primarily synergizes with Mongoose Bite.
    • Revised the wording on the Level 90 Talents, but we still suggest simming yourself.
  • 24 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated the Azerite Simulation.
  • 23 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added a link to the origin spreadsheet for the simulation chart. Added Blur of Talons to the rotational changes.
  • 23 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Revised the recommendation of Hydra's Bite versus Guerrilla Tactics, as mistakes were made in the simulation methodology that led to the initial change.
  • 23 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Significantly altered the recommendation of Guerrilla Tactics versus Hydra's Bite.
  • 23 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Added a link to the origin spreadsheet for the simulation chart.
  • 21 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated Trinket simulations.
  • 21 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Changed the Steel Trap recommendation.
  • 18 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Expanded further on the rotational impact of some Azerite Traits, and updated the Azerite simulation.
  • 18 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Added note about not attempting to play around Tip of the Spear more than necessary.
  • 18 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Added note about Wildfire Infusion potentially being better for single-target in some gearsets.
  • 18 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Gear and Trinket list updates.
    • Updated the trinket simulation.
    • Changed the BiS list to a more generally useful list of good dungeons to farm, as this will be relevant throughout the entire expansion.
  • 17 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Added the mention of using an Agility gem.
  • 17 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Expanded on the rotational impact of some Azerite Traits.
    • Added a useful /petattack macro for Raptor Strike when using Latent Poison, and added Latent Poison rotation info in general.
    • Added note about refreshing Serpent Sting during Mongoose Fury if you have Latent Poison or Venomous Fangs.
  • 17 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Added note about deliberately extending Coordinated Assault at the end of its duration, when using the Birds of Prey talent.
  • 16 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated the optimal healing potion to use.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated Survival cheat-sheet text.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated the usage of Shrapnel Bomb from Wildfire Infusion slightly.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (addons page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (this page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Page added for Battle for Azeroth launch (empty for now).
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (FAQ page): Page created for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (Uldir page): Page added (empty for now).
  • 12 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 10 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Added Survival Hunter Azerite page.
  • 07 Aug. 2018 (addons page): Added an Intimidation macro.
  • 04 Aug. 2018 (spells page): Added Muzzle to the spell list.
  • 04 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Expanded on the Mongoose Bite talent's effect on the rotation.
  • 02 Aug. 2018 (simulations page): Updated the racial comparison which has fixed some incorrect usage of the Blood Elf Racial.
  • 01 Aug. 2018 (this page): Updated the single-target spec comparison.
  • 31 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Fixed Birds of Prey showing an incorrect cooldown reduction value.
  • 31 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Small additions to some talents' effect on the rotation.
    • Expanded Butchery usage to cover 2 targets, whereas Carve is >3.
    • Added note about not refreshing Serpent Sting during Mongoose Fury.
  • 31 Jul. 2018 (spells page): Added some missing BfA pets to the pet family overview.
  • 23 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Expanded on single-target rotation using Guerrilla Tactics.
  • 22 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Updated the optimal single-target potion.
  • 21 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Reverted the optimal flask, as the Flask of Falling Leaves was nerfed.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Reverted the optimal gem, as it was nerfed.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (spells page): Moved the Gorilla and its Special Ability from Tenacity to Ferocity.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Expanded slightly on Mongoose Bite's superiority only when not using the T21 4-piece set bonus.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Made a few updates.
    • Updated Celerity of the Windrunners' Haste level from 2% to 3%.
    • Added Butcher's Bone Apron to the Legendary ranking.
  • 19 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Expanded on the impact that Wildfire Infusion can have on your rotation when trying to play optimally.
  • 19 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Made several updates.
    • Added a tier-piece alternative to the off-piece Best in Slot helm, if you are using both top Legendaries.
    • Fixed Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish's position in the Legendary rankings, so that it no longer appears twice under the multi-target list.
    • Updated the 2nd BiS trinket from the Shadow-Singed Fang to Gorshalach's Legacy.
  • 19 Jul. 2018 (simulations page): Updated the racial comparison and changed the simulation parameters slightly to fix Troll's extremely low standing.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (enchants page): Various updates with old-world gems, enchants, and consumables.
    • Updated the optimal potion to use.
    • Updated the optimal flask to use. Added note about Belt Buckles to the Enchants table.
    • Reverted the optimal potion to use, as Blizzard has nerfed the old one.
    • Updated the wording on the Healthstones/Healing Potion paragraph to say "and", as you can now use both of them at once.
    • Updated the recommended gem to be purely Haste gems, not the Saber's Eye Agility gem as well.
    • Removed Belt Buckles as they were hotfixed.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Small updates to talent recommendations and descriptions.
    • Updated Terms of Engagement description to note its usefulness in open-world content.
    • Added Aspect of the Eagle to the list of Aspects affected by Born to be Wild.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Updated Golganneth's Vitality to just be an Argus Personal Loot drop. Revised Legendary ranking and added Soul of the Huntmaster and Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish to it.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Added Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish to the bottom of the single-target legendary ranking.
  • 18 Jul. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated the optimal talent from Mongoose Bite to Tip of the Spear and updated the stat priority.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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