2v2 Survival Hunter

Survival Hunter
Season 3
50 characters
2195 - 2635

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Survival Hunter equipped to prevail in 2v2 in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including Bicmex from Ravencrest (EU) — currently ranked as the best Survival Hunter in 2v2.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Survival Hunter. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Survival Hunters

  1. 1
    Bicmex
    Ravencrest (EU)
    487 ilvl
    2635
  2. 2
    Satantrapbot
    Outland (EU)
    458 ilvl
    2604
  3. 3
    Limee
    Ravencrest (EU)
    457 ilvl
    2481
  4. 4
    Djfortnite
    Ravencrest (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2457
  5. 5
    Maiver
    Ravencrest (EU)
    466 ilvl
    2453

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 Survival Hunter Secondary and Minor stats for 2v2.

Secondary Stats
+2095
26% Critical Strike
+5160
30% Haste
+445
17% Mastery
+6068
30% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery
Minor Stats
+46
1% Avoidance
+18
0% Leech
+767
14% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

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 Survival Hunters in 2v2, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf
    21
  2. Orc
    14
  3. Human
    10
  4. Draenei
    1
  5. Mechagnome
    1

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
50
Concussive Shot
43
Kill Shot
50
Trailblazer
2
Posthaste
50
Improved Kill Shot
44
Wilderness Medicine
6
Muzzle
50
Natural Mending
31
Tar Trap
50
Misdirection
3
Survival of the Fittest
50
Tranquilizing Shot
50
Entrapment
50
Improved Traps
50
Nature's Endurance
46
Born To Be Wild
5
Scare Beast
1
Improved Tranquilizing Shot
0
Intimidation
50
Scatter Shot
47
Rejuvenating Wind
49
Camouflage
49
Sentinel
0
Binding Shackles
8
Roar of Sacrifice
50
Pathfinding
5
Sentinel's Perception
0
Beast Master
0
Keen Eyesight
50
Master Marksman
50
Improved Kill Command
0
Serrated Shots
44
Arctic Bola
49
Serpent Sting
50
Killer Instinct
0
Steel Trap
1
Death Chakram
50
Explosive Shot
49
Poison Injection
45

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Survival 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.
Raptor Strike
50
Wildfire Bomb
50
Tip of the Spear
50
Ferocity
14
Flanker's Advantage
0
Harpoon
50
Energetic Ally
0
Bloodseeker
50
Aspect of the Eagle
50
Terms of Engagement
49
Guerrilla Tactics
50
Lunge
50
Carve
1
Mongoose Bite
50
Intense Focus
0
Improved Wildfire Bomb
50
Frenzy Strikes
0
Flanking Strike
50
Spear Focus
13
Viper's Venom
50
Sharp Edges
4
Sweeping Spear
47
Tactical Advantage
50
Bloody Claws
0
Wildfire Infusion
50
Quick Shot
0
Coordinated Assault
50
Killer Companion
29
Fury of the Eagle
50
Ranger
49
Coordinated Kill
50
Explosives Expert
1
Spearhead
24
Ruthless Marauder
8
Bombardier
13
Deadly Duo
0

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 Survival 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.
Hunting Pack
1
Mending Bandage
8
Sticky Tar Bomb
18
Tracker's Net
0
Diamond Ice
7
Survival Tactics
49
Chimaeral Sting
44
Tranquilizing Darts
20
Wild Kingdom
1
Interlope
2

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Survival Hunters in 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Flame-Touched Helmet
    39
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Faceguard
    7
  3. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Flamewaker Horns
    4

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    35
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Pendant
    11
  3. Verdant Aspirant's Necklace
    2
  4. Choker of Shielding
    1
  5. Torc of Passed Time
    1

Shoulders

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Finest Hunt
    50

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    39
  2. Hellbloom Cloak
    3
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Cloak
    3
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    2
  5. Cloak of Coordination
    1

Chest

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Scaled Hauberk
    49
  2. Flame-Touched Chainmail
    1

Wrist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Bracers
    29
  2. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    19
  3. Flame-Touched Cuffs
    2

Hands

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Skinners
    50

Waist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Belt
    44
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Girdle
    3
  3. set
    Hellbloom Cinch
    2
  4. Blazing Dreamstalker's Spined Girdle
    1

Legs

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Shellgreaves
    47
  2. Flame-Touched Legguards
    3

Feet

  1. Venom-Steeped Stompers
    28
  2. Infurious Boots of Reprieve
    22

Rings

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    42
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    28
  3. Signet of Titanic Insight
    24
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Band
    5
  5. Verdant Aspirant's Ring
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    45
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    43
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    9
  4. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    2
  5. set
    Verdant Aspirant's Medallion
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Scythe
    48
  2. Hellbloom Spear
    2

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 Survival Hunters in 2v2.

  1. Potent Venom
    28
  2. Toxified
    26
  3. Mettle
    22
  4. Adaptive Stonescales
    19
  5. Blue Silken Lining
    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 Survival Hunters in 2v2, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    4

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    46
  2. +125 Speed
    2
  3. Graceful Avoidance
    1

Chest

  1. Accelerated Agility
    40
  2. Waking Stats
    9
  3. Accelerated Agility
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    42
  2. +200 Avoidance
    6
  3. +125 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    31

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    43
  2. Fierce Armor Kit
    3
  3. Frosted Armor Kit
    3

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    46
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    2
  3. Watcher's Loam
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Versatility
    39
  2. +82 Critical Strike
    32
  3. +82 Haste
    24

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    49
  2. Sophic Devotion
    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 Survival Hunters in 2v2.

  1. Radiant Malygite
    80
  2. Energized Malygite
    75
  3. Energized Ysemerald
    65
  4. Radiant Alexstraszite
    61
  5. Crafty Alexstraszite
    39