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Marksmanship Hunter PvE Guide For Mythic+

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Marksmanship Hunter
Season 3
50 characters
3186 - 3638

Welcome to Murlok.io's Marksmanship Hunter PvE guide for Mythic+ in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.6, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Marksmanship Hunters from Dragonflight Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Tuljan (Ravencrest EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3638.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Marksmanship Hunters

  1. 1
    Tuljan's character icon
    Tuljan
    Ravencrest (EU)
    487 ilvl
    3638
  2. 2
    小花要吃肉's character icon
    小花要吃肉
    Shadowmoon (TW)
    488 ilvl
    3629
  3. 3
    Marksmanhunt's character icon
    Marksmanhunt
    Sargeras (US)
    488 ilvl
    3627
  4. 4
    Riddek's character icon
    Riddek
    Proudmoore (US)
    489 ilvl
    3627
  5. 5
    嘘啦's character icon
    嘘啦
    World Tree (TW)
    487 ilvl
    3578

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Marksmanship Hunter Secondary and Minor stats for Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+4309
38% Critical Strike
+4248
25% Haste
+4169
19% Mastery
+3127
15% Versatility
  1. Critical Strike
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Versatility
Minor Stats
+718
9% Avoidance
+287
2% Leech
+225
4% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Night Elf currently being the top race for Marksmanship Hunters in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    14
  2. Orc race icon
    Orc
    6
  3. Human race icon
    Human
    6
  4. Dwarf race icon
    Dwarf
    5
  5. Tauren race icon
    Tauren
    4

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Hunter specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Hunter class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Hunter's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Kill Command
0
Concussive Shot
4
Kill Shot
50
Trailblazer
3
Posthaste
50
Improved Kill Shot
48
Wilderness Medicine
0
Counter Shot
50
Natural Mending
50
Tar Trap
50
Misdirection
49
Survival of the Fittest
50
Tranquilizing Shot
49
Entrapment
4
Improved Traps
2
Nature's Endurance
43
Born To Be Wild
47
Scare Beast
0
Improved Tranquilizing Shot
1
High Explosive Trap
15
Binding Shot
47
Rejuvenating Wind
50
Camouflage
46
Sentinel
2
Binding Shackles
6
Hunter's Avoidance
50
Pathfinding
44
Sentinel's Protection
2
Beast Master
0
Keen Eyesight
50
Master Marksman
50
Improved Kill Command
0
Serrated Shots
50
Arctic Bola
50
Serpent Sting
50
Killer Instinct
0
Steel Trap
0
Death Chakram
50
Explosive Shot
49
Poison Injection
36

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Marksmanship Hunters with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Aimed Shot
50
Crack Shot
50
Improved Steady Shot
45
Precise Shots
34
Rapid Fire
50
Lone Wolf
50
Chimaera Shot
0
Streamline
50
Killer Accuracy
0
Hunter's Knowledge
45
Careful Aim
50
Surging Shots
50
Deathblow
14
Target Practice
5
Focused Aim
50
Multi-Shot
50
Razor Fragments
13
Tactical Reload
50
Deadeye
1
Bursting Shot
1
Trick Shots
50
Bombardment
3
Volley
50
Steady Focus
0
Serpentstalker's Trickery
50
Quick Load
0
Light Ammo
47
Trueshot
50
Lock and Load
0
Bullseye
50
Bulletstorm
3
Sharpshooter
0
Eagletalon's True Focus
49
Wailing Arrow
0
Legacy of the Windrunners
50
Salvo
50
Unerring Vision
48
Windrunner's Barrage
0
Windrunner's Guidance
50

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Marksmanship Hunter's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Survival Tactics
34
Chimaeral Sting
11
Trueshot Mastery
37
Ranger's Finesse
16
Sniper Shot
20
Hunting Pack
9
Tranquilizing Darts
7
Consecutive Concussion
3
Wild Kingdom
0
Interlope
0
Diamond Ice
6

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Marksmanship Hunters in Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Flamewaker Horns item set icon
    set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Flamewaker Horns
    44
  2. Snake Eater's Cowl item icon
    Snake Eater's Cowl
    4
  3. Loszkeleth's Blighted Skullhelm item icon
    Loszkeleth's Blighted Skullhelm
    1
  4. Morningscale Cowl item icon
    Morningscale Cowl
    1

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time
    12
  2. Chain of the Green Flight item icon
    Chain of the Green Flight
    7
  3. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    7
  4. Ouroboreal Necklet item icon
    Ouroboreal Necklet
    7
  5. Choker of Shielding item icon
    Choker of Shielding
    6

Shoulders

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Finest Hunt item set icon
    set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Finest Hunt
    44
  2. Drakestalker's Trophy Pauldrons item icon
    Drakestalker's Trophy Pauldrons
    3
  3. Chrono-Lord's Wingspan item icon
    Chrono-Lord's Wingspan
    2
  4. Flame-Touched Spaulders item icon
    Flame-Touched Spaulders
    1

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    12
  2. Periwinkle Cloak item icon
    Periwinkle Cloak
    10
  3. Raal's Bib item icon
    Raal's Bib
    10
  4. Cloak of Fading Echoes item icon
    Cloak of Fading Echoes
    6
  5. Drape of the Loyal Vassal item icon
    Drape of the Loyal Vassal
    4

Chest

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Scaled Hauberk item set icon
    set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Scaled Hauberk
    41
  2. Dream Bolstered Chestguard item icon
    Dream Bolstered Chestguard
    3
  3. Flame-Touched Chainmail item icon
    Flame-Touched Chainmail
    2
  4. Temple Acolyte's Uniform item icon
    Temple Acolyte's Uniform
    2
  5. Ancient Haubark item icon
    Ancient Haubark
    1

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards item icon
    Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    21
  2. Flame-Touched Cuffs item icon
    Flame-Touched Cuffs
    7
  3. Timeway Sojourner's Bracelet item icon
    Timeway Sojourner's Bracelet
    7
  4. Complicated Cuffs item icon
    Complicated Cuffs
    5
  5. Blighted Grasp Bracers item icon
    Blighted Grasp Bracers
    4

Hands

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Skinners item set icon
    set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Skinners
    38
  2. Wrasse Handwraps item icon
    Wrasse Handwraps
    5
  3. Thornshaper Mitts item icon
    Thornshaper Mitts
    3
  4. Stonecracker Knuckles item icon
    Stonecracker Knuckles
    2
  5. Flame-Touched Handguards item icon
    Flame-Touched Handguards
    1

Waist

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Spined Girdle item icon
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Spined Girdle
    12
  2. Flame-Touched Chain item icon
    Flame-Touched Chain
    7
  3. Jeweled Sash of the Viper item icon
    Jeweled Sash of the Viper
    7
  4. Reality-Warping Waistband item icon
    Reality-Warping Waistband
    6
  5. Stonespeaker's Spare Cinch item icon
    Stonespeaker's Spare Cinch
    6

Legs

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Shellgreaves item set icon
    set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Shellgreaves
    45
  2. Aerwynn's Ritual Sarong item icon
    Aerwynn's Ritual Sarong
    1
  3. Flame-Touched Legguards item icon
    Flame-Touched Legguards
    1
  4. Kilt of Fanatical Consumption item icon
    Kilt of Fanatical Consumption
    1
  5. Rockhide Leggings item icon
    Rockhide Leggings
    1

Feet

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Striders item icon
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Striders
    9
  2. Flame-Touched Treads item icon
    Flame-Touched Treads
    8
  3. Bramble Looped Boots item icon
    Bramble Looped Boots
    7
  4. Grunt's Eternal Treads item icon
    Grunt's Eternal Treads
    7
  5. Sentinel's Gilded Poulaines item icon
    Sentinel's Gilded Poulaines
    6

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    39
  2. Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal item icon
    Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal
    12
  3. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    7
  4. Band of Callous Dominance item icon
    Band of Callous Dominance
    6
  5. Band of Twisted Bark item icon
    Band of Twisted Bark
    5

Trinkets

  1. Witherbark's Branch item icon
    Witherbark's Branch
    36
  2. Ember of Nullification item icon
    Ember of Nullification
    27
  3. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge item icon
    Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    13
  4. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul
    8
  5. Leaf of the Ancient Protectors item icon
    Leaf of the Ancient Protectors
    3

Main Hand

  1. Traveler's Timesplitter item icon
    Traveler's Timesplitter
    22
  2. Leafhide Penetrator item icon
    Leafhide Penetrator
    8
  3. Magmatic Volcannon item icon
    Magmatic Volcannon
    7
  4. Hallowed Ossein Longbow item icon
    Hallowed Ossein Longbow
    6
  5. Ashen Ranger's Longbow item icon
    Ashen Ranger's Longbow
    3

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Marksmanship Hunters in Mythic+.

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    50
  2. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards embellishment item icon
    Adaptive Stonescales
    21
  3. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    7
  4. Choker of Shielding embellishment item icon
    Choker Of Shielding
    6
  5. Flame-Touched Chain embellishment item icon
    Potion Absorption Inhibitor
    1

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Marksmanship Hunters in Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    48

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    42
  2. Regenerative Leech enchantment icon
    Regenerative Leech
    5
  3. +125 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +125 Avoidance
    1

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    47
  2. Accelerated Agility enchantment icon
    Accelerated Agility
    2

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    46
  2. +200 Leech enchantment icon
    +200 Leech
    2
  3. +125 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +125 Avoidance
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    38
  2. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    2

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    45
  2. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    4
  3. Frosted Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Frosted Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    37
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    13

Rings

  1. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    34
  2. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    23
  3. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
    +82 Mastery
    22

Main Hand

  1. High Intensity Thermal Scanner enchantment icon
    High Intensity Thermal Scanner
    47
  2. Projectile Propulsion Pinion enchantment icon
    Projectile Propulsion Pinion
    2
  3. Gyroscopic Kaleidoscope enchantment icon
    Gyroscopic Kaleidoscope
    1

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Marksmanship Hunters in Mythic+.

  1. Radiant Alexstraszite gem icon
    Radiant Alexstraszite
    53
  2. Zen Malygite gem icon
    Zen Malygite
    47
  3. Sensei's Alexstraszite gem icon
    Sensei's Alexstraszite
    35
  4. Crafty Alexstraszite gem icon
    Crafty Alexstraszite
    33
  5. Radiant Malygite gem icon
    Radiant Malygite
    32