Survival Hunter PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Slo 11 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Survival Hunter in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Survival Hunter PvP Guide.

1.

Stat Priority for Survival Hunters in PvP

The stat priority for Survival Hunter in PvP is as follows:

  1. Agility;
  2. Versatility to at least 30%;
  3. Haste to 30%;
  4. Critical Strike;
  5. Versatility over 35%.

Agility is the best stat in all situations. You will want a balance of Versatility and Haste that you are comfortable with and then to focus on Critical Strike rating.

There is a slight increasing diminishing return on secondary stats past 30%, further increased past 40%. You are unlikely to pass 40% of any stat except Versatility, and if you are at 40% Versatility, you should change some of it to Haste or Critical Strike.

As a general rule, you want Versatility between 30-35%, Haste at around 30%, and the rest of your stats going towards Critical Strike chance.

If you do not have enough Versatility, you will take a lot of damage and likely find yourself dying more often than you otherwise would.

If you do not have enough Haste, you will not be able to use all of the global cooldowns and abilities required to set up crowd control and burst targets down before the enemy is able to crowd control you, kite or use defensives.

You should have Versatility as your highest stat anyway, but if you are using the embellished piece of gear Venom-Steeped Stompers Icon Venom-Steeped Stompers, Versatility should absolutely be your highest stat.

2.

Gear Recommendations

2.1.

Conquest Gear

Conquest vendor PvP Gear will always have Versatility and then a second stat which will be either Haste, Mastery, or Critical Strike Rating.

Almost every piece of conquest gear has a Haste option which you should take if your Haste is below 30%.

If you have too much Versatility, the easiest way to transfer it to Haste or Crit is to craft the PvP Rings (Ring-Bound Hourglass Icon Ring-Bound Hourglass and Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight) and neck Torc of Passed Time Icon Torc of Passed Time.

2.2.

Tier Gear

2.2.1.

Survival Hunter Dragonflight Season 4 Tier Bonuses

  • (2) Set Bonus: Raptor Strike, Mongoose Bite, Carve, and Butchery damage increased by 12%.
  • (4) Set Bonus: Raptor Strike, Mongoose Bite, Carve, and Butchery have a 20% chance to make your next Raptor Strike, Mongoose Bite, Carve, or Butchery cost 10 less Focus and deal 40% increased damage.

The tier set this season leans into Raptor Strike (or Mongoose Bite when talented, which it should always be). This is a returning tier set from season one and is made stronger than it previously was as there have been several buffs to Raptor Strike/Mongoose Bite since the first season of Dragonflight.

Neither of the bonuses particularly affect your rotation, and they are essentially just passive buffs to Raptor Strike/Mongoose Bite.

Because only the legs of this tier set have Mastery, and your stat priority includes Versatility Haste and Crit, you do not lose any stats for playing with this 4-set.

I recommend that you get the 4-set bonus with Shoulders, Chest, Gloves and legs (leaving the Head because it has the Mastery stat, which is the worst stat for Survival).

2.3.

Crafted Gear

I recommend that you craft:

2.3.1.

Embellished Gear

Recommended Embellished PvP Gear:

I recommend that you play:

  • Infurious Boots of Reprieve Icon Infurious Boots of Reprieve for the high uptime buff to your Agility
  • Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards for consistent increases to your secondary stats

This combination of embellishments will give you consistent damage throughout a PvP encounter.

Alternatively, you can play:

  • Venom-Steeped Stompers Icon Venom-Steeped Stompers for the bonus to your preferred stat (if it's increasing your Versatility the proc is around a 10% damage increase with another piece of gear embellished with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch)
  • Flame-Touched Helmet Icon Flame-Touched Helmet with Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch to increase the bonus from the Venom Steeper Stompers (or apply Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch to any other piece of crafted PvP gear)

This combination is less consistent but provides the maximum burst damage from embellished gear pieces.

2.3.2.

Other Crafted Gear

  • Ring-Bound Hourglass Icon Ring-Bound Hourglass (and/or Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight) with stats as Versatility and Haste or Critical Strike
  • Torc of Passed Time Icon Torc of Passed Time with stats as Versatility and Haste or Critical Strike
2.4.

Note: It is important to be wearing 2 PvP trinkets. This will give you an Agility and Stamina boost that will increase your damage and survivability.

2.4.1.

Non-human

  • Draconic Gladiator's Medallion Icon Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
  • Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
2.4.2.

Human

  • Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
  • Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity

Draconic Gladiator's Medallion Icon Draconic Gladiator's Medallion is a mandatory trinket to have equipped at all times for non-human players. This allows you to remove any crowd control on yourself. Humans can use this trinket to have a shorter (90-second) the cooldown on escaping stuns, for example, into Rogue Mage teams.

Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity increases your Haste and has a chance to proc your primary stat. This is an overall strong trinket, as the stat will proc often throughout an arena match (and will generally proc very early when your cooldowns are active).

Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Draconic Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity grants you some Crit and a powerful Agility on-use every minute. Synchronize this with Death Chakram Icon Death Chakram.

Draconic Gladiator's Emblem Icon Draconic Gladiator's Emblem increases your maximum health when used. This gives you an additional defensive when you think a team is focusing you or you think they are about to stun and burst you. A good example of when you will want to use this trinket is when facing Rogue Mage teams.

2.5.

Gems and Enchants

Here are the best enchants and gems for a Survival Hunter:

  • Boots: Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze
  • Belt: Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
  • Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed Icon Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed
  • Chest: Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats/Enchant Chest - Accelerated Agility Icon Enchant Chest - Accelerated Agility (Accelerated Agility is generally preferred in most situations but Waking Stats is a slight damage and health increase if you prefer).
  • Rings: Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Haste/Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike
  • Weapon Enchant: Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion

You should use one Fierce Illimited Diamond Icon Fierce Illimited Diamond/Resplendent Illimited Diamond Icon Resplendent Illimited Diamond/Inscribed Illimited Diamond Icon Inscribed Illimited Diamond depending on your stat needs, and Radiant Malygite Icon Radiant Malygite/Radiant Alexstraszite Icon Radiant Alexstraszite/Energized Ysemerald Icon Energized Ysemerald/Crafty Alexstraszite Icon Crafty Alexstraszite depending on whether you want more Versatility, Haste or Critical Strike.

3.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 23 Mar. 2024: Guide re-written.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed 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
  • 09 May 2023: Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 30 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
  • 29 Jul. 2022: Reviewed and updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Updated the recommended gear and trinkets.
  • 10 Nov. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 03 Jul. 2021: Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Shards of Domination section.
  • 02 May 2021: Updated Recommended Gear.
  • 12 Apr. 2021: Updated Stat Priority.
  • 30 Mar. 2021: No updates needed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
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