Survival Hunter Torghast Guide and Best Anima Powers — Dragonflight 10.2.5

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 15:00 by Azortharion 27 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you all you need to know to prepare your Survival Hunter before entering Torghast and then how to pick up the right Anima Powers once you are inside!


Torghast as a Survival Hunter

This page will guide you on how to get the most out of your Survival Hunter in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. For more information about Torghast in general, check out our dedicated pages below.


Best Survival Hunter Talents for Torghast

Firstly, we recommend using a Ferocity pet as a Survival Hunter in Torghast for the Bloodlust and the self-healing abilities it provides.

Be sure to use the 'Copy Export String' button on our calculator so that you can easily transfer our builds ingame!


Best Survival Hunter Covenant for Torghast

Kyrian is superior for Torghast, offering low, reliable cooldowns and some of the best Covenant-specific powers.


Best Survival Hunter Torghast Anima Powers

Throughout Torghast, you will be met with a ton of different choices when it comes to Anima Powers. Choosing the right one can be difficult, so we've made a Tier List below that should help you make the decision on the fly. This Tier List assumes that the powers are the same level.

Do not follow this list blindly, though, as there is a lot of personal choice and preference involved in choosing your Anima Powers. If you never use Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap in your playstyle, it would be silly to pick an Anima Power that increases its radius, for example.

As usual, "S" is best and "F" is worst.

If you want a complete list of Anima Powers, please refer to the pages linked below.


S-Tier Anima Powers for Survival Hunter

  • Sigil of Skoldus Icon Sigil of Skoldus
  • Soulforge Embers Icon Soulforge Embers
  • Sling of the Unseen Icon Sling of the Unseen (Kyrian)
  • Elethium Beacon Icon Elethium Beacon
  • Soulsteel Pinion Icon Soulsteel Pinion
  • Lens of Elchaver Icon Lens of Elchaver

A-Tier Anima Powers for Survival Hunter

  • Acrobat's Razor Icon Acrobat's Razor
  • Bag of Mawrat Eyes Icon Bag of Mawrat Eyes
  • Cadaverous Cleats Icon Cadaverous Cleats
  • Chelonian Crest Icon Chelonian Crest
  • Deadsoul Aspect Icon Deadsoul Aspect (Kyrian)
  • Pact of the Soulstalkers Icon Pact of the Soulstalkers (Kyrian, when grouped)
  • Super Soul Scope Icon Super Soul Scope (Kyrian)
  • Deathwire Icon Deathwire (Kyrian)
  • Bag of Munitions Icon Bag of Munitions (Necrolord)
  • Mask of Withering Icon Mask of Withering (Venthyr)
  • Crystallized Dreams Icon Crystallized Dreams (Night Fae)
  • Finger of Frozen Fury Icon Finger of Frozen Fury
  • Elethium Lantern Icon Elethium Lantern
  • Elethium Weights Icon Elethium Weights
  • Flame Jet Icon Flame Jet

B-Tier Anima Powers for Survival Hunter

  • Bone Barbs Icon Bone Barbs
  • Acrobat's Rations Icon Acrobat's Rations
  • Beaststalker's Signet Icon Beaststalker's Signet
  • Petrified Pet Food Icon Petrified Pet Food
  • Craven Strategem Icon Craven Strategem
  • Deadeye Satchel Icon Deadeye Satchel
  • Peltsman's Grit Icon Peltsman's Grit
  • Piercing Scope Icon Piercing Scope
  • Capsule of Pure Moonlight Icon Capsule of Pure Moonlight (Night Fae)
  • Majestic Antler Fragment Icon Majestic Antler Fragment (Night Fae)
  • Parliament Stone Icon Parliament Stone (Kyrian)
  • Gnarled Key Icon Gnarled Key (Venthyr)
  • Smuggled Wildseed Icon Smuggled Wildseed (Night Fae)
  • Erratic Howler Icon Erratic Howler
  • Elethium Censer Icon Elethium Censer
  • Elethium Veil Icon Elethium Veil

C-Tier Anima Powers for Survival Hunter

  • Bursting Tar Icon Bursting Tar
  • Euphoria Emblem Icon Euphoria Emblem
  • Fogged Crystal Icon Fogged Crystal
  • Forsworn Feather Icon Forsworn Feather
  • Necrotic Venom Icon Necrotic Venom
  • Huntmaster's Gift Icon Huntmaster's Gift
  • Deathdealer's Scope Icon Deathdealer's Scope (Venthyr)
  • Serrated Arrowhead Icon Serrated Arrowhead (Venthyr)
  • Pendulum of Impending Doom Icon Pendulum of Impending Doom (Necrolord)
  • Malevolent Stitching Icon Malevolent Stitching (Necrolord)
  • Musophobic Femur Icon Musophobic Femur (Necrolord)
  • Volatile Flesh Icon Volatile Flesh (Necrolord)
  • Elethium Alembic Icon Elethium Alembic
  • Frostbite Wand Icon Frostbite Wand

D-Tier Anima Powers for Survival Hunter

  • Hateful Shard-Ring Icon Hateful Shard-Ring
  • Huntmaster's Invocation Icon Huntmaster's Invocation
  • Huntmaster's Mythos Icon Huntmaster's Mythos
  • Hunter's Spoils Icon Hunter's Spoils
  • Sticky Tar Icon Sticky Tar
  • Stuffed on Mawrats Icon Stuffed on Mawrats
  • Huntmaster's Ultimatum Icon Huntmaster's Ultimatum
  • Huntmaster's Cypher Icon Huntmaster's Cypher
  • Huntmaster's Legacy Icon Huntmaster's Legacy
  • Chakram Throwers Icon Chakram Throwers (Necrolord)
  • Glowing Pollen Satchel Icon Glowing Pollen Satchel (Night Fae)
  • Darksight Orbs Icon Darksight Orbs (Kyrian)
  • Bottomless Chalice Icon Bottomless Chalice (Kyrian)
  • Phial of Light Icon Phial of Light (Kyrian)
  • Phial of Pain Icon Phial of Pain (Kyrian)
  • Strigidium Icon Strigidium (Kyrian)
  • Murmuring Shawl Icon Murmuring Shawl (Venthyr)
  • Open Doors Icon Open Doors (Venthyr)
  • Clinging Fog Icon Clinging Fog (Night Fae)
  • Gaze of Death Icon Gaze of Death
  • Frostchipper Icon Frostchipper

E-Tier Anima Powers for Survival Hunter

  • Feline Femur Icon Feline Femur
  • Huntmaster's Lesson Icon Huntmaster's Lesson
  • Blood-soaked Bow String Icon Blood-soaked Bow String (Venthyr)

F-Tier Anima Powers for Survival Hunter

  • Amplifying Mirror Icon Amplifying Mirror
  • Neural Pet Enhancer Icon Neural Pet Enhancer
  • Scaredy Rat Icon Scaredy Rat
  • Pact of the Soulstalkers Icon Pact of the Soulstalkers (Kyrian, when solo)
  • Disemboweler's Hook Icon Disemboweler's Hook
  • Elethium Muzzle Icon Elethium Muzzle

If an Anima Power is not in the Tier List above, it is either because we have been unable to test it or find information about its tuning. It will be populated over time as we learn more about them.


Phantasma Anima Powers for Survival Hunter

Occasionally you will be offered the ability to get Phantasma instead of an Anima Power, or increases to your Phantasma generation. It is hard to evaluate these, but we recommend choosing them when there is no "C"-tier or higher alternative Anima Power.


Survival Hunter Playstyle for Torghast, Tower of the Damned

Survival is one of the strongest Torghast specs and you should have an easier time than many other classes and specs. Below we have compiled some playstyle tips for you to use when you make it up the Layers and things get difficult.

  • Use Misdirection Icon Misdirection on your pet constantly.
  • Use Line of Sight to your advantage. There are a lot of caster mobs in Torghast, and the Misdirection-Barrage strategy will not work if your pet is out in the open. If you want to be really efficient, manually place your pet around a corner outside the room before you do your Misdirection into Barrage and watch all the casters gather up for you.
  • Use Binding Shot Icon Binding Shot and Tar Trap Icon Tar Trap aggressively. Your spec is only good at stacked AoE, so use your pet as a stacking point for mobs and use these crowd control abilities to keep them there. Plus, there are Anima Powers that vastly amplify these abilities, so it is good to get into the habit of using them.
  • Remember that Exhilaration Icon Exhilaration heals your pet for 100% of its health! You will use it more to heal your pet than yourself.
  • Keybind and use Mend Pet Icon Mend Pet often. Your pet is going to be squishy as Survival, so you want to help it wherever you can.
  • Most importantly, take it slow. There is no timer in Torghast, the only thing limiting your advancement is dying, so do not die! Use Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap to get rid of high-health mobs temporarily.


  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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