3v3 Survival Hunter

Survival Hunter
Season 3
50 characters
2111 - 2724

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Survival Hunter equipped to prevail in 3v3 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 3v3.

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
    2724
  2. 2
    Speedymarieh
    Argent Dawn (EU)
    464 ilvl
    2667
  3. 3
    Hiddenstalke
    Argent Dawn (EU)
    484 ilvl
    2638
  4. 4
    Poðr
    Magtheridon (US)
    457 ilvl
    2536
  5. 5
    Pridz
    Archimonde (EU)
    461 ilvl
    2507

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 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+2262
27% Critical Strike
+5164
30% Haste
+524
18% Mastery
+5987
29% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery
Minor Stats
+53
1% Avoidance
+19
0% Leech
+718
13% 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 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf
    21
  2. Orc
    13
  3. Human
    9
  4. Pandaren
    2
  5. Kul Tiran
    2

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
39
Kill Shot
50
Trailblazer
5
Posthaste
50
Improved Kill Shot
44
Wilderness Medicine
5
Muzzle
50
Natural Mending
34
Tar Trap
50
Misdirection
2
Survival of the Fittest
50
Tranquilizing Shot
50
Entrapment
50
Improved Traps
50
Nature's Endurance
49
Born To Be Wild
4
Scare Beast
0
Improved Tranquilizing Shot
0
Intimidation
50
Scatter Shot
46
Rejuvenating Wind
45
Camouflage
50
Sentinel
0
Binding Shackles
11
Roar of Sacrifice
50
Pathfinding
5
Sentinel's Perception
0
Beast Master
1
Keen Eyesight
50
Master Marksman
50
Improved Kill Command
0
Serrated Shots
47
Arctic Bola
49
Serpent Sting
50
Killer Instinct
0
Steel Trap
1
Death Chakram
50
Explosive Shot
49
Poison Injection
48

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
19
Flanker's Advantage
0
Harpoon
50
Energetic Ally
0
Bloodseeker
50
Aspect of the Eagle
49
Terms of Engagement
48
Guerrilla Tactics
50
Lunge
50
Carve
0
Mongoose Bite
50
Intense Focus
0
Improved Wildfire Bomb
50
Frenzy Strikes
0
Flanking Strike
50
Spear Focus
11
Viper's Venom
50
Sharp Edges
4
Sweeping Spear
50
Tactical Advantage
50
Bloody Claws
0
Wildfire Infusion
50
Quick Shot
0
Coordinated Assault
50
Killer Companion
31
Fury of the Eagle
50
Ranger
50
Coordinated Kill
50
Explosives Expert
1
Spearhead
27
Ruthless Marauder
7
Bombardier
4
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
2
Mending Bandage
10
Sticky Tar Bomb
14
Tracker's Net
1
Diamond Ice
11
Survival Tactics
48
Chimaeral Sting
39
Tranquilizing Darts
24
Wild Kingdom
0
Interlope
1

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 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Flame-Touched Helmet
    36
  2. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Flamewaker Horns
    7
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Faceguard
    7

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    30
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Pendant
    15
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    3
  4. Torc of Passed Time
    1
  5. Verdant Aspirant's Necklace
    1

Shoulders

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Finest Hunt
    50

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    36
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    5
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Cloak
    3
  4. Hellbloom Cape
    2
  5. Hellbloom Cloak
    2

Chest

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

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    28
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Bracers
    17
  3. Flame-Touched Cuffs
    2
  4. set
    Hellbloom Armguards
    2
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Wristguards
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Skinners
    45
  2. Flame-Touched Handguards
    3
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Gauntlets
    1
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Handguards
    1

Waist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Belt
    43
  2. set
    Hellbloom Cinch
    3
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Chain Girdle
    3
  4. Blazing Dreamstalker's Spined Girdle
    1

Legs

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Shellgreaves
    49
  2. Flame-Touched Legguards
    1

Feet

  1. Infurious Boots of Reprieve
    32
  2. Venom-Steeped Stompers
    18

Rings

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    37
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight
    32
  3. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    27
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Band
    3
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    46
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    41
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    7
  4. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    3
  5. set
    Verdant Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity
    2

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Scythe
    46
  2. Hellbloom Spear
    3
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Axestaff
    1

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 3v3.

  1. Mettle
    32
  2. Adaptive Stonescales
    28
  3. Potent Venom
    18
  4. Toxified
    18
  5. Verdant Conduit
    4

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 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    5

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    46
  2. Regenerative Leech
    2
  3. +125 Speed
    1

Chest

  1. Accelerated Agility
    31
  2. Waking Stats
    17
  3. Accelerated Agility
    1

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    40
  2. +200 Avoidance
    8
  3. +200 Leech
    2

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    36
  2. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    1

Legs

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

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    48
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1
  3. Watcher's Loam
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Critical Strike
    38
  2. +82 Versatility
    34
  3. +82 Haste
    25

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    47
  2. Sophic Writ
    1
  3. Wafting 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 3v3.

  1. Radiant Alexstraszite
    102
  2. Radiant Malygite
    91
  3. Energized Malygite
    48
  4. Energized Ysemerald
    42
  5. Crafty Alexstraszite
    33