Survival Hunter Class Overview
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.
Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
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
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.
If they are on cooldown, then use Steady Shot
Use Freezing Arrow when additional monsters spawn
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:
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!
Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.