Survival Hunter DPS Mythic+ Guide — Dragonflight 10.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2023 at 18:02 by Azortharion 27 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Survival Hunter in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.


Unique Challenges of Dragonflight 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.

To learn more about the Mythic+ Meta, check out our Mythic+ Tier List below.


Best Dragonflight Mythic+ Talent Build for Survival Hunter

For a more general overview of Talents for Survival Hunter, please visit our dedicated Talents page.


Dragonflight Talent Builds for Survival Hunter

Mythic+ Talent Build T30 Mythic+ Talent Build

Best Mythic+ Build for Survival Hunter

This build is optimal for essentially all Mythic+.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game!


Best T30 Mythic+ Build for Survival Hunter

This build is optimal for essentially all Mythic+ before you obtain the new T31 Set Bonus.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the best build directly into your game!


Key Utility for Survival Hunter in Dragonflight Mythic+

This section talks mostly about the uses of different spells. For in-depth explanations of all Hunter Abilities and Talents, including these, check out our Spells page.

Muzzle Icon Muzzle is your "kick" and your most important bit of utility in Mythic+, used to stop enemy casts for the benefit of the group and especially the tank. It is highly recommended to use a Focus Kick macro for this.

  • /stopcasting
  • /stopcasting
  • /cast [@focus,exists,nodead][@mouseover,exists,nodead] [] Muzzle

This macro will kick your focus target if you have one, mouseover if you have no Focus target, and your target if you have neither of those.

To quickly set a focus target in hectic scenarios, we also recommend a Focus Mouseover macro.

  • /focus [@mouseover]

Make sure that your UI shows your Focus Target's casts clearly, so that you are always able to kick it on cooldown, or in coordination with the rest of your group.

Intimidation Icon Intimidation is your second-most important utility and is your "stop" for negating casts that cannot be normally interrupted. We recommend using this in the same way as your Muzzle, with the same macro (with Intimidation swapped in for Muzzle, of course).

Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot can be used to save your tank in hectic moments by helping him kite mobs and generate some range.

Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap can be used as an additional stop alongside Intimidation Icon Intimidation, but it has a slow travel time and you will need to be close to land it before most stunnable casts are finished.

Scatter Shot Icon Scatter Shot (mutually exclusive with Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot can be used as an additional stop alongside Intimidation Icon Intimidation and Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap, but you have to be within 20 yards of the mob you are stopping. It will also remove any DoTs like Barbed Shot Icon Barbed Shot, giving it a small DPS cost.

Feign Death Icon Feign Death can not only be used to drop aggro, but also negate certain casts and channels on you. In some cases, these mechanics will simply retarget someone else in the group, but occasionally the mechanic will be entirely negated with huge benefits. If you notice a cast or effect on you, try to Feign it!

Tranquilizing Shot Icon Tranquilizing Shot can negate beneficial Enrage and Magic effects from enemy targets, and with the Improved Tranquilizing Shot Icon Improved Tranquilizing Shot Talent, we do not lose meaningful damage from doing so.

Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap can be used to aid your tank in kiting by slowing mobs.


Gear Considerations and How To Sim Mythic+ for Survival Hunter in Mythic+

When choosing your trinkets, we recommend simulating yourself on Raidbots Top Gear or Gear Compare using the DungeonSlice Fight Style to simulate a Mythic+ dungeon.

On our Gear Page below, we have compiled BiS items for Survival Hunter that also apply to Mythic+.



  • 28 Nov. 2023: Updated the Mythic+ Talent Build.
  • 12 Nov. 2023: Added a T30 Mythic+ Build.
  • 09 Nov. 2023: Small change to the Mythic+ build, for more single-target.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 23 Jun. 2023: Updated the Mythic+ Builds in light of recent APL changes.
  • 02 Jun. 2023: Significant updates to the talent builds, both in terms of what is recommended for Fortified/Tyrannical, and the talent builds in themselves.
  • 27 May 2023: Added separate Fortified, Tyrannical, and Cooldown Builds for Survival Mythic+.
  • 13 May 2023: Updated the recommended AoE/Mythic+ Talents.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated the recommended M+ Build.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 29 Oct. 2022: Updated the Venthyr Mythic+ Build Talents.
  • 26 Oct. 2022: Added a Kyrian build that is superior for heavy AoE keys.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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