Marksmanship Hunter Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Marksmanship Hunter Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Marksmanship Hunter in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Marksmanship Hunter

Marksmanship Hunter are using strong abilities to shoot down their enemies. This requires them to stand steady while using their abilities. This makes the Marksmanship Hunter the least mobile Hunter spec. But therefore, Marksmanship is a simple spec to learn, and only requires a few central abilities to understand.

Stat Choice for Marksmanship Hunter

General Stat Priority for Marksmanship Hunter with our Build is:

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

Basic Rotation

Read the Rotation and Cooldowns section for more in-depth information.

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Alpha Predator, Steel Trap, Death Chakram, Explosive Shot and Serpent Sting are our last row Talents. These have the most impact in our playstyle. Kill Shot and Kill Command are located in the top of the Talent Tree.

Other Damage Talents

Master Marksman causes our attacks to make the enemy bleed, Keen Eyesight increases our Critical Strike chance, and Beast Master grants our pet more damage. These are located in the bottom row.

Crowd Control & Utility

Intimidation, Binding Shot, Scare Beast, Tar Trap, Scatter Shot and Concussive Shot are our Crowd Control Talents. Counter Shot, Tranquilizing Shot, Misdirection, Camouflage are our Utility. Sentinel Owl grants our party members unhindered vision to the target location.

Defensive Talents

Survival of the Fittest and all allocated Talents are granting us additional Heal and Survivability.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Lock and Loaded grants your ranged auto attacks a chance to make your next Aimed Shot free to use and instant cast.
  • Trueshot is a 2-minute cooldown which reduces the cooldown and cast time of Aimed Shot and Rapid Fire for 18 seconds.
  • Double Tap is a 1-minute cooldown which causes your next Aimed Shot to fire a second time instantly, or your Rapid Strike to shoot 100% more shots.
  • Legacy of the Windrunners causes your Aimed Shot to frequently coalesce extra Wind Arrows which shoot your target.
  • Windrunner’s Guidance causes those Wind Arrows to have a chance to grant you Trueshot.
Multi Target Talents
  • Chimera Shot replaces your Arcane Shot and now hits an additional target.
  • Multi-Shot hits all enemies nearby of your current target.
  • Volley spawns a rain of arrows on the target location, and also triggers Trick Shot for its duration.
  • Trick Shot causes your next Aimed Shot to hit 5 additional targets, after using Multi-Shot
  • Light Ammo causes your Aimed Shot and Rapid Fire to ricochet to 2 additional targets during Trick Shot. 
  • Salvo causes Multi-Shot and Volley to also apply Explosive Shot up to 2 targets.
  • Wailing Arrow deals damage to all enemies nearby your current target.
  • Bursting Shot deals damage and snares all enemies in front of you.

Mythic+ Talents For Marksmanship Hunter



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Marksmanship Hunter in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Marksmanship Hunter in Multi Target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Marksmanship Hunter

General Stat Priority for Marksmanship Hunter with our Build is:

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

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 range of all your ranged abilities, and the damage of all abilities.

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.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Marksmanship Hunter

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Marksmanship Hunter

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets of Marksmanship 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.

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Gems, Enchants and Consumables