[PVE][3.3.5] Marksmanship Hunter DPS Guide

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[PVE][3.3.5] Marksmanship Hunter DPS Guide

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Welcome to the Marksmanship Hunter DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Marksmanship Hunter in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, BiS Gear, Gameplay, Skill rotation tips.


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Serpent Sting
Glyph of Steady Shot
Glyph of Kill Shot

Minor Glyphs:
Glyph of Feign Death
Glyph of Mend Pet
Glyph of Revive Pet


Relentless Earthsiege Diamond

Delicate Cardinal Ruby
Fractured Cardinal Ruby
Fill every slot with Red. Armor penetration is a priority. Go for Agility only after an Armor Penetration soft cap.

Nightmare Tear x1


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 – Tuskarr’s Vitality

Weapons :

One-Handed – Superior Potency
Two-Handed –  Massacre
Bow – Heartseeker Scope


Kill shot → Serpent sting → Chimera shot → Aimed shot → *Arcane shot → Steady shot

Kill shot – This is your top priority spell. Usable when the target is 20% or lower. Use it always when available, interrupt the rotation if needed.
Serpent sting – Has to be all the time on the target. Buffs the Chimera shot.
Chimera shot – Your second best damage ability. Use Serpent Sting before Chimera shot for even more damage.
Aimed shot – Better than Arcane shot, but only if you have Armor Penetration and talents in it. If you use Aimed Shot, then don’t use Arcane Shot
*Arcane shot – Used only with talents to improve it and with a small amount of Armor Penetration. Is not used for the second build.
Steady shot – Used when everything else is on cooldown
Silencing shot – Self-explaining. Used for interruption

Talent tree

When spending your Talent Points, be sure to check your stats. Hit Cap is a priority, so if you don’t have it – then go for Focused Aim talent. If you have enough Hit from your items, then you can spend those points into Improved Hunter`s Mark.

The first build is better for players who don’t have Armor Penetration soft cap. This build uses Arcane shot, which is not physical damage.

The second build is for players with better gear. Arcane shot is not used in the rotation with this build


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:

  • Wolfs
  • Cats
  • Tyrant Devilsaur

Talent tree for our pet is Ferocity. Unlike Beast Mastery Hunters we can’t tame Exotic Creatures and don’t have those extra 4 talent points.

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

BiS Gear

Head – Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Headpiece
Shoulder – Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Spaulders
Cloak – Vereesa’s Dexterity or Sylvanas’ Cunning (depending on the faction)
Chest – Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Tunic
Bracers – Scourge Hunter’s Vambraces
Gloves – Sanctified Ahn’Kahar Blood Hunter’s Handguards
Waist – Nerub’ar Stalker’s Cord
Legs – Leggings of Northern Lights
Boots – Returning Footfalls

Neck – Sindragosa’s Cruel Claw
Rings – Ashen Band of Endless Vengeance and Frostbrood Sapphire Ring
Trinkets –  Sharpened Twilight Scale and Deathbringer’s Will

Ranged – Fal’inrush, Defender of Quel’Thalas
Melee – Oathbinder, Charge of the Ranger-General



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