PVP Marksmanship Hunter Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Marksmanship Hunter

Welcome to my Marksmanship Hunter PVP guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide for Arena and Battleground players, describing what Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchants and Team Compositions you might use.

Talent Tree

First build is for Battleground, dealing pure DPS. You can have some PVE while using it, to increase the damage even more. Doesn't buff Disengage.

PVP Marksmanship Hunter Talent Tree, 7/51/13 Battleground spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Second build is for playing on the Arena.

PVP Marksmanship Hunter Talent Tree, 0/58/13 Arena spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Serpent Sting – Increased duration. More damage from Chimera shot.
Glyph of Aimed Shot – Reduced cooldown so you could always reduce 50% of healing done to the enemy.
Glyph of Disengage – Cooldown reduction for more survivability.
Glyph of Chimera Shot – More DPS. Take this with the first build for Battlegrounds.

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Feign Death
Glyph of Scare Beast
Glyph of Revive Pet


Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational.

Meta: Relentless Earthsiege Diamond
Blue: x3 Stormy Majestic Zircon, rest filled with Red gems
Yellow: Mystic King's Amber / Rigid King's AmberDeadly Ametrine
Red: Delicate Cardinal Ruby or Bright Cardinal Ruby


Head – Arcanum of Triumph
Shoulder – Inscription of Triumph
Cloak – Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats or Exceptional Resilience
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Crusher
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality
Weapons – Superior Potency and Titanium Weapon Chain on the off-hand
Bow – Superior Potency

Gameplay & Rotations

Marksmanship Hunter tactic is to outrange the enemy while still shooting. In other words – Kiting.

Chimera shot can be used to deal extra damage, disarm – which is often forgot, and restore mana. Focus on the first two things.

Standard Rotation:

Aimed shot -> Hunter's Mark (before Aimed shot lands) -> Serpent Sting -> Chimera Shot -> Arcane Shot.

Steady shot isn't always available, since you need to kite. In this case kite until next Chimera shot.

Use two one-handed weapons. If you have two weapons, one will be enchanted to provide -50% to disarm, and the second will give you stats. Now when you get disarmed you need a weapon to use Deterrence. That's why you go for two one-handed weapons in PvP.

Marksmanship Hunter needs Hit rating of 164, which is 5%.

Choosing a pet is a big deal for any Hunter. In PvP your choice is: Crab, Ravager or Spider. I'd recommend a Crab. Crabs abilities:
Intervene – Just like a warrior, if timed properly can save you from a Kidney shot and other nasty stuff.
Pin – 4 second root.
Charge – 1 second root.
Last stand – Extra 40% of Health to the Pet.
Blood of the Rhino – Extra 40% of healing to your Pet.

Main thing about you pet is surely – Roar of Sacrifice, which gives your target (or yourself) immunity to critical hits for 12 seconds.

PVP Marksmanship Hunter Pet Tenacity Spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

If you are using a Crab, I sugget to go for Tenacity Tree. For other Pets, like Ravager or Spider, you can try Cunning

PVP Marksmanship Hunter Pet Cunning Spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Team Complications

2v2 partners:

Retribution Paladin
Discipline Priest
Shadow Priest
Restoration Druid
Restoration Shaman
Feral Druid

3v3 partners:
Protection Warrior + Holy Paladin

Unholy / Frost Death Knight + Holy Paladin
Feral + Holy Paladin / Restor. Shaman / Discipline Priest

Retribution Paladin + Discipline Priest

PVP Marksmanship Hunter Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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