Dragonflight Season 3 Survival Hunter Guide

Check out our Dragonflight Season 3 Survival Hunter Guide for World of Warcraft Patch 10.2. From Basics to more Advanced Tips & Strategies. All you need to know about Warcraft!

General Information

Welcome to the Season 3 Guide for Survival Hunter in Patch 10.2 – Guardians of the Dream. We will help you to learn and master Survival Hunter in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

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Stat Priority

General Stat Priority for Survival Hunter with our Build is:

  1. Agility
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery
  5. Versatility


Best Embellishments


Changes in Season 3

Season 3 has introduced many Class Changes, aswell as a new Tier Set, new Embellishments and more.


  • Fixed an issue where Entrapment didn’t share diminishing returns with other root abilities.
  • Hunter’s Mark now increases all damage taken by the target by five percent while the target is above 80 percent maximum health.
    • Developers’ note: We like the idea of Hunter’s Mark highlighting specific targets on the battlefield, so we have made an adjustment to Hunter’s Mark to cause it to increase all damage taken by five percent on targets above 80 percent health. A few quick notes about this change:
    • When applying Hunter’s Mark out of combat or before a pull, it continues to have no cooldown. If you apply Hunter’s Mark while in combat, Hunter’s Mark receives a 20 second cooldown. We don’t intend for you to move this damage bonus around frequently.
    • Hunter’s Mark is still on the global cooldown with this change.
    • Multiple Hunters can not stack this damage bonus on the same target.
  • Fixed an issue where several talents or set bonus effects that modified damage dealt or critical damage dealt did not properly affect the damage of the Poison Injection talent.



  • Wildfire Bombs now correctly states that damage is reduced when damaging more than eight targets.
    • Developers’ note: This is not a functionality change for Wildfire Bomb, but rather a tooltip clarity update. This has been in effect since Shadowlands.
  • Wildfire Bombs now deal 40 percent increased damage to your primary target.
  • Developers’ note: The Aberrus Survival set bonus increases the value of Wildfire Bomb while in single target encounters in a way that has worked out well. We want to keep this interaction going forward for Survival, so we are removing it from the set bonus and just making all variants of Wildfire Bomb, including any periodic damage effects, deal 40 percent increased damage to your primary target when using Wildfire Bomb.
  • The empowerment buff from Coordinated Assault now lasts for five seconds (was three seconds). Fixed an issue where the Coordinated Assault empowerment buff had the wrong spell description.


Stat Priority in Patch 10.2

General Stat Priority for Survival Hunter with our Build is:

  1. Agility
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery
  5. Versatility


  • Agility is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.
  • Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.
  • Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.
  • Versatility grants you a flat damage and healing increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.
  • Mastery increases the damage of your and your pet’s Focus spending abilities. Additionally, you and your pet are healed passively.


The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Builds and Talents

Our Talent Trees are updated every week, reflecting all current Mythic+ Affixes, aswell as the most popular Talent Builds for Raid.

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Gear and Trinkets for Season 3

Survival HunterBest In Slot Gear from the current Raid – Amirdrassil, the Dreams Hope

This list contains the BiS Items for Survival Hunter obtained through the current Raid – Amirdrassil, The Dreams Hope. Those Items yield the highest natural Itemlevel which grants the most amount of Primary Stats.

NecklaceAmulet of Eonar’s Chosen
ShouldersBlazing Dreamstalker’s Finest Hunt
CloakMantle of Blazing Sacrifice
WristsTwisted Flamecuffs
HandsBlazing Dreamstalker’s Skinners
BeltForlorn Leaf Clasp
LegsBlazing Dreamstalker’s Shellgreaves
BootsForlorn Leaf Clasp
Ring 1Band of Burning Thorns
Ring 2Signet of the Last Elder
Weapon 1Rashon, the Immortal Blaze
Weapon 2 
Best Embellishments for Survival Hunter

Besides all other Items that can be obtained through Crafting on the highest Itemlevel, Players can wear two Items with the “Embellishment” tag. These Items grant additional power which should be used. The current most popular Embellishments for Survival Hunter are:

Best Primordial Stones for Survival Hunter from Patch 10.0.7

If a player still chooses to wear the Onyx Annulet, you can equip three Primordial Stones into it. The most popular Primordial Stones are:

Best Trinkets for Survival Hunter

This List shows the current best Trinkets of Survival Hunter in a Single Target Situation. This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation. Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons. To see a full overview of Trinkets – Please visit Bloodmallet


Gems, Enchants and Consumables

Best Gems in Season 3

Regarding the Stat Priority listed above, we currently suggest using the following Sockets in your Gear. Keep in mind that using Elemental Lariat will always trigger the lower-valued stat of your Gems. If you want to trigger the desired stat, you have use the opposite Gem at least once in your Gear.

  • 1 (Limited to 1)
  • 1
Best Enchants in Season 3

Enchants of Tertiary Stats (Avoidance, Speed and Leech) varies by player preference. 


Best Consumables in Season 3

Best Races for Survival Hunter

Each Race in World of Warcraft offers their unique combat benefits which provide different powers to a specific Class. We would suggest that Players choose the Race of their choice, regardless of the Power gained. Here is a list of the different Races and their performance.