Mythic+ Survival Hunter

Survival Hunter
Season 3
50 characters
3190 - 3758

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Survival Hunter equipped to prevail in Mythic+ 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 一队奶骑退吧 from Skywall (TW) — currently ranked as the best Survival Hunter in Mythic+.

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
    一队奶骑退吧
    Skywall (TW)
    489 ilvl
    3758
  2. 2
    Unscripted
    Kazzak (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3649
  3. 3
    Novîpeng
    Lordaeron (EU)
    487 ilvl
    3619
  4. 4
    Yovn
    Azshara (KR)
    488 ilvl
    3521
  5. 5
    Съелстарость
    Gordunni (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3493

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+5440
44% Critical Strike
+5401
32% Haste
+203
15% Mastery
+4455
22% Versatility
  1. Critical Strike
  2. Haste
  3. Versatility
  4. Mastery
Minor Stats
+536
7% Avoidance
+153
1% Leech
+304
6% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Speed
  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 Dwarf currently being the top race for Survival Hunters in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf
    14
  2. Orc
    7
  3. Human
    5
  4. Pandaren
    4
  5. Troll
    3

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
0
Kill Shot
50
Trailblazer
11
Posthaste
50
Improved Kill Shot
50
Wilderness Medicine
0
Muzzle
50
Natural Mending
48
Tar Trap
43
Misdirection
43
Survival of the Fittest
50
Tranquilizing Shot
39
Entrapment
5
Improved Traps
0
Nature's Endurance
44
Born To Be Wild
49
Scare Beast
11
Improved Tranquilizing Shot
0
Intimidation
34
Binding Shot
44
Rejuvenating Wind
50
Camouflage
42
Sentinel
2
Binding Shackles
3
Hunter's Avoidance
50
Pathfinding
10
Sentinel's Protection
2
Beast Master
1
Keen Eyesight
50
Master Marksman
50
Improved Kill Command
0
Serrated Shots
50
Arctic Bola
50
Serpent Sting
48
Killer Instinct
0
Steel Trap
2
Death Chakram
50
Explosive Shot
47
Poison Injection
40

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
50
Flanker's Advantage
29
Harpoon
50
Energetic Ally
0
Bloodseeker
50
Aspect of the Eagle
5
Terms of Engagement
18
Guerrilla Tactics
50
Lunge
50
Butchery
45
Mongoose Bite
27
Intense Focus
2
Improved Wildfire Bomb
50
Frenzy Strikes
45
Flanking Strike
46
Spear Focus
0
Viper's Venom
50
Sharp Edges
49
Sweeping Spear
10
Tactical Advantage
40
Bloody Claws
0
Wildfire Infusion
50
Quick Shot
9
Coordinated Assault
42
Killer Companion
0
Fury of the Eagle
50
Ranger
50
Coordinated Kill
42
Explosives Expert
0
Spearhead
0
Ruthless Marauder
49
Birds of Prey
28
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
17
Mending Bandage
16
Sticky Tar Bomb
13
Tracker's Net
8
Diamond Ice
14
Survival Tactics
41
Chimaeral Sting
14
Tranquilizing Darts
16
Wild Kingdom
2
Interlope
3

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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Snake Eater's Cowl
    17
  2. Loszkeleth's Blighted Skullhelm
    10
  3. Shadow Archer's Helm
    10
  4. Flame-Touched Helmet
    6
  5. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Flamewaker Horns
    5

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat
    32
  2. Ironshell Pendant
    7
  3. Choker of Shielding
    3
  4. Ouroboreal Necklet
    3
  5. Torc of Passed Time
    3

Shoulders

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Finest Hunt
    48
  2. set
    Ancestor's Dew Drippers
    1
  3. Streamslither Spaulders
    1

Back

  1. Shadowfeather Shawl
    13
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    13
  3. Blazing Dreamstalker's Staghide
    7
  4. Inflammable Drapeleaf
    6
  5. Cloak of Fading Echoes
    5

Chest

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Scaled Hauberk
    50

Wrist

  1. Complicated Cuffs
    12
  2. Wellspring Wristlets
    12
  3. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    11
  4. Flame-Touched Cuffs
    7
  5. Timeway Sojourner's Bracelet
    5

Hands

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Skinners
    50

Waist

  1. Flame-Touched Chain
    18
  2. Forlorn Leaf Clasp
    13
  3. Blazing Dreamstalker's Spined Girdle
    11
  4. Waistguard of Deteriorating Grace
    7
  5. set
    Wind Spirit's Lasso
    1

Legs

  1. set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Shellgreaves
    50

Feet

  1. Flame-Touched Treads
    24
  2. Souldrifting Sabatons
    9
  3. Bramble Looped Boots
    8
  4. Cleats of the Savage Claw
    7
  5. Acidic Hailstone Treads
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    31
  2. Signet of the Last Elder
    13
  3. Thornwoven Band
    13
  4. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    12
  5. set
    Lord Waycrest's Signet
    11

Trinkets

  1. Ember of Nullification
    29
  2. Mirror of Fractured Tomorrows
    14
  3. Augury of the Primal Flame
    13
  4. Cataclysmic Signet Brand
    9
  5. Bandolier of Twisted Blades
    8

Main Hand

  1. Rashon, the Immortal Blaze
    23
  2. Borrowed Time
    17
  3. Howling Echoes
    4
  4. Scythe of the Fallen Keeper
    4
  5. Kinetic Pillar of the Isles
    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 Mythic+.

  1. Roiling Shadowflame
    39
  2. Elemental Lariat
    32
  3. Adaptive Stonescales
    11
  4. Choker Of Shielding
    3
  5. set
    Horizon Strider'S Garments
    2

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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    50

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    40
  2. Regenerative Leech
    8
  3. Homebound Speed
    2

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    46
  2. Accelerated Agility
    3

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    39
  2. +200 Leech
    6
  3. +200 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    45
  2. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    1

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit
    43
  2. Lambent Armor Kit
    6
  3. Frosted Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    33
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    16
  3. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Versatility
    44
  2. +82 Haste
    29
  3. +82 Critical Strike
    26

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    28
  2. Wafting Devotion
    22

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 Mythic+.

  1. Radiant Alexstraszite
    81
  2. Radiant Malygite
    62
  3. Energized Malygite
    45
  4. Energized Ysemerald
    40
  5. Crafty Ysemerald
    34