PVE Survival Hunter Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Survival Hunter Class Overview

PVE Survival Hunter Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to my Survival Hunter DPS guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Spec, Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.

Survival Hunter is fairly easy to play, this spec has little to no rotation. It’s not the top Hunter specialisation in any situation, though the performance is decent.

Talent Tree

PVE Survival Hunter Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Explosive Shot
Glyph of Steady Shot
Glyph of Kill Shot or Glyph of Aimed Shot

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Feign Death
Glyph of Mend Pet


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

Relentless Earthsiege Diamond

Shifting Dreadstone
Use one to activate the Meta Gem.

Delicate Cardinal Ruby
This gem is used in every red socket, also can be used when the socket bonus is less that 6

Rigid King's Amber
Smooth King's Amber
Quick King's Amber
Yellow Gems add stats depending on what you lack. Fill the gaps with these, don't forget the Hit Rating is a priority.


Head – Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Major Agility
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Superior Agility
Weapons – Massacre or Superior Potency
Bow – Heartseeker Scope

Gameplay & Rotations

Survival Hunters don’t have that much of a rotation, just some basic rules.

Serpent Sting and Black Arrow is always on the target.

Afterwards use Aimed Shot and Explosive Shot

If they are on cooldown, then use Steady Shot

Use Freezing Arrow when additional monsters spawn

PVE Marksmanship Hunter Pet Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Now, let’s talk about Pets.

First of all we have to decide which pet do we need. In terms of PVE and Raiding our top 3 pets are:

Tyrant Devilsaur

Talent tree for our pet is Ferocity. Unlike Beast Mastery Hunters we can't tame Exotic Creatures and have 4 less talent points.

Don’t forget to use Kill Command and other pet skills when you can!


Addons play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

PVE Survival Hunter Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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