Survival Hunter DPS Mythic+ Guide — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 19, 2021 at 16:13 by Azortharion 9 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Survival Hunter in World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.0.5.


Unique Challenges of Mythic+

Mythic+ Dungeons, especially high ones, are arguably the highest level of competitive PvE content that WoW has to offer aside from Mythic raiding.

In Mythic Dungeons as a Hunter, you will be responsible for a large part of the group's total damage output, while in a Mythic Raiding group, you may only be responsible for maybe 7% of it. The skill and execution from the individual players in the group is much more important.

Aside from just doing damage, in Mythic+ you will be responsible for many things to make the group's run faster and easier. Interrupting, offensively dispelling enemy targets, soaking mechanics, using your traps and stuns are all much more common in Mythic+ than your usual Mythic raid.

In this guide, we will talk about getting the most out of your Hunter in Mythic+ dungeons, including the best way to set up your character, how your rotation may change, and tips and tricks for using your abilities in the most optimal way.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our dedicated Mythic+ page below.


Survival Hunter Mythic+ Build

For Mythic+ Dungeons as a Survival Hunter, your focus will be on a mix of single-target and AoE damage. A big strength of Survival is that it can deal very high single-target damage while simultaneously doing high AoE.

Note that the talents recommended below are specifically for Mythic+. If you wish to see a more general overview of Survival talents, you can check our main page below.

These are our recommended talents for Survival Hunter in Mythic+

Level Choices
15 Viper's Venom ? Viper's Venom Terms of Engagement Terms of Engagement Alpha Predator Alpha Predator
25 Guerrilla Tactics Guerrilla Tactics Hydra's Bite Hydra's Bite Butchery Butchery
30 Trailblazer ? Trailblazer Natural Mending ? Natural Mending Camouflage ? Camouflage
35 Bloodseeker Bloodseeker Steel Trap Steel Trap A Murder of Crows A Murder of Crows
40 Born To Be Wild Born To Be Wild Posthaste Posthaste Binding Shot ? Binding Shot
45 Tip of the Spear Tip of the Spear Mongoose Bite ? Mongoose Bite Flanking Strike Flanking Strike
50 Birds of Prey Birds of Prey Wildfire Infusion Wildfire Infusion Chakrams Chakrams

Best Mythic+ Legendaries for Survival Hunter

Wildfire Cluster Icon Wildfire Cluster is the best Legendary for Survival in Mythic+ by a decent margin, providing by far the best AoE and reasonably competitive single-target damage as well.

For more information on Survival Hunter Legendaries in different situations, please check out our page below.


Best Mythic+ Covenant and Soulbind for Survival Hunter

The best Covenant for Survival Hunter in Mythic+ is Night Fae.

Kyrian is behind by a reasonable margin, Necrolord is far behind, and Venthyr is the worst Covenant for Mythic+.

A lot of considerations go into the important choice of Covenant, so we very strongly recommend that you read our full Covenants page below.


Rotational Considerations for Survival Hunter in Mythic+

For the most part, your rotation will remain the same as normal in Mythic+ dungeons. Because of the nature of dungeons, however, with mobs dying constantly and there sometimes being downtime in between packs, we recommend taking the following extra considerations.

Note that the information below specifically pertains to Mythic+. If you require more general information, you should go to the main Rotation page below.


Volatile Bomb

The next bomb that Wildfire Infusion Icon Wildfire Infusion will offer to you is random, but if you happen to get the green Volatile Bomb Icon Volatile Bomb and you are coming up to a new mob pack, it is your best chance of extremely high burst AoE. It is easier to maximize it with Hydra's Bite Icon Hydra's Bite, but regardless of the talent you have chosen, you should try to apply Serpent Sting Icon Serpent Sting to as many targets as possible before using the bomb. Remember to position the bomb correctly so that all targets are hit.



It is extremely important to be casting Carve Icon Carve on cooldown on multiple targets. To do this, you must not spend too much Focus on Raptor Strike Icon Raptor Strike, using it just to stay off of the Focus cap for the most part. Remember that the primary reason that you are casting Carve Icon Carve is to let you cast more Wildfire Bomb Icon Wildfire Bombs. Do not waste Wildfire Bomb charges trying to cast Carve, as that defeats the purpose.


Kill Command

In many ways, having a high Focus pool is even more important in multi-target than it is in single-target situations. While you have additional, important buttons to press, it is still extremely important to cast Kill Command Icon Kill Command on cooldown. You need the focus for Carve Icon Carve.

For more general rotation information, please refer to our rotation page.


Mythic+ AoE Burst Opener for Survival Hunter

  1. Activate Coordinated Assault Icon Coordinated Assault followed by your Covenant Ability, such as Wild Spirits Icon Wild Spirits.
  2. Use Wildfire Bomb Icon Wildfire Bomb
  3. Use Carve Icon Carve
  4. Use Kill Command Icon Kill Command
  5. Proceed with your normal rotation.

Key Abilities for Survival Hunter in Mythic+

Intimidation Icon Intimidation is a 5-second stun. It can be used to interrupt otherwise uninterruptible effects on dangerous mobs, and in high Mythic+ situations, it should be used almost on cooldown to try and negate such casts.

Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap plays the same role as Intimidation Icon Intimidation for the most part, allowing you to interrupt dangerous casts that cannot be interrupted normally. It can also allow you to remove dangerous caster mobs from the equation. If there are caster mobs out of position hitting your group, those are ideal targets to be trapped until they can be pulled into the remaining group.

Muzzle Icon Muzzle is your main interrupt and will be used often in any Mythic+. As you get to know the dungeons, you should know which spells are worth spending your interrupt on.

Feign Death Icon Feign Death is an extremely powerful spell in Mythic+. It can be used to effectively nullify a lot of targeted effects that mobs and bosses channel on you. It can also be used to nullify targeted spells where you can see that it will land on you before the cast finishes. Using Feign Death can cause the boss to pick another target, or completely stop casting the ability.

Scare Beast Icon Scare Beast can be used to keep certain mobs Fear-locked if needed. By facing in the direction that you want the feared mob to run, you can basically control where it goes.


Trinket Considerations for Survival Hunter in Mythic+

When choosing your trinkets, we recommend simulating yourself using the "Dungeon Slice" option on Raidbots. Usually, we recommend using trinkets that proc stats, rather than single-target damage dealers.

You can also get a quick overview of good Mythic+ Trinkets on our Gearing page, specifically the Simulation chart for multi-target scenarios.



  • 19 Mar. 2021: Several updates.
    • Updated the recommended Mythic+ Soulbind to Korayn.
    • Updated the recommended Kyrian Mythic+ Soulbind to Forgelite Prime Mikanikos.
    • Added a note that you do not want to waste Wildfire Bomb while trying to cast Carve on cooldown.
    • Added Scare Beast to the Key Abilities section.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated with information about the best Legendaries and Covenants for Survival Mythic+.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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