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Survival Hunter PvE Guide For Mythic+

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Survival Hunter
Season 4
8 characters
2773 - 3216

Welcome to Murlok.io's Survival Hunter PvE guide for Mythic+ in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Survival Hunters from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Violetfay (Zuljin US) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3216.

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 Survival Hunters

  1. 1
    Violetfay's character icon
    Violetfay
    Zuljin (US)
    528 ilvl
    3216
  2. 2
    Exaldor's character icon
    Exaldor
    Tarren Mill (EU)
    525 ilvl
    3133
  3. 3
    沐祤's character icon
    沐祤
    Sundown Marsh (TW)
    525 ilvl
    3072
  4. 4
    미치고팔짱끼겠소's character icon
    미치고팔짱끼겠소
    Azshara (KR)
    527 ilvl
    3072
  5. 5
    Huttser's character icon
    Huttser
    Moon Guard (US)
    525 ilvl
    3051

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
+5500
45% Critical Strike
+5798
34% Haste
+885
21% Mastery
+5298
26% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Versatility
  4. Mastery
Minor Stats
+674
9% Avoidance
+149
1% Leech
+188
4% 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 Orc 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. Orc race icon
    Orc
    2
  2. Highmountain Tauren race icon
    Highmountain Tauren
    1
  3. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    1
  4. Human race icon
    Human
    1
  5. Worgen race icon
    Worgen
    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
8
Concussive Shot
0
Kill Shot
8
Trailblazer
1
Posthaste
8
Improved Kill Shot
8
Wilderness Medicine
0
Muzzle
8
Natural Mending
8
Tar Trap
8
Misdirection
7
Survival of the Fittest
8
Tranquilizing Shot
8
Entrapment
0
Improved Traps
0
Nature's Endurance
8
Born To Be Wild
8
Scare Beast
3
Improved Tranquilizing Shot
1
Intimidation
6
Binding Shot
5
Rejuvenating Wind
8
Camouflage
8
Sentinel
0
Binding Shackles
0
Hunter's Avoidance
8
Pathfinding
0
Sentinel's Perception
0
Beast Master
1
Keen Eyesight
8
Master Marksman
8
Improved Kill Command
0
Serrated Shots
8
Arctic Bola
8
Serpent Sting
6
Killer Instinct
0
Steel Trap
1
Death Chakram
8
Explosive Shot
8
Poison Injection
4

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
8
Wildfire Bomb
8
Tip of the Spear
8
Ferocity
8
Flanker's Advantage
1
Harpoon
8
Energetic Ally
0
Bloodseeker
8
Aspect of the Eagle
0
Terms of Engagement
7
Guerrilla Tactics
8
Lunge
8
Butchery
8
Mongoose Bite
7
Intense Focus
0
Improved Wildfire Bomb
8
Frenzy Strikes
8
Flanking Strike
5
Spear Focus
0
Viper's Venom
8
Sharp Edges
8
Sweeping Spear
6
Tactical Advantage
4
Bloody Claws
0
Wildfire Infusion
8
Quick Shot
3
Coordinated Assault
5
Killer Companion
0
Fury of the Eagle
8
Ranger
8
Coordinated Kill
5
Explosives Expert
0
Spearhead
0
Ruthless Marauder
8
Birds of Prey
5
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
1
Sticky Tar Bomb
2
Tracker's Net
2
Diamond Ice
1
Survival Tactics
5
Chimaeral Sting
2
Tranquilizing Darts
5
Wild Kingdom
0
Interlope
1

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 Survival Hunters in Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Helm of Hardened Gold item icon
    Helm of Hardened Gold
    4
  2. Oscillating Wilderness Opticals item icon
    Oscillating Wilderness Opticals
    2
  3. Eranog's Adorned Sallet item icon
    Eranog's Adorned Sallet
    1
  4. Snake Eater's Cowl item icon
    Snake Eater's Cowl
    1

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    4
  2. Tuskarr Bone Necklace item icon
    Tuskarr Bone Necklace
    3
  3. Terros's Captive Core item icon
    Terros's Captive Core
    1

Shoulders

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Finest Hunt item set icon
    set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Finest Hunt
    4
  2. Stormwing Harrier's Pinions item set icon
    set
    Stormwing Harrier's Pinions
    4

Back

  1. Stormwing Harrier's Plumage item icon
    Stormwing Harrier's Plumage
    3
  2. Cloak of Lost Devotion item icon
    Cloak of Lost Devotion
    2
  3. Etchings of the Captive Revenant item icon
    Etchings of the Captive Revenant
    1
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    1
  5. Voice of the Silent Star item icon
    Voice of the Silent Star
    1

Chest

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Scaled Hauberk item set icon
    set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Scaled Hauberk
    4
  2. Stormwing Harrier's Cuirass item set icon
    set
    Stormwing Harrier's Cuirass
    4

Wrist

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards item icon
    Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
    5
  2. Flame-Touched Cuffs item icon
    Flame-Touched Cuffs
    2
  3. Obsidian-Hardened Wraps item icon
    Obsidian-Hardened Wraps
    1

Hands

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Skinners item set icon
    set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Skinners
    4
  2. Stormwing Harrier's Handguards item set icon
    set
    Stormwing Harrier's Handguards
    4

Waist

  1. Flame-Touched Chain item icon
    Flame-Touched Chain
    3
  2. Stormwing Harrier's Belt item icon
    Stormwing Harrier's Belt
    2
  3. Swollen Bark Clasp item icon
    Swollen Bark Clasp
    2
  4. Forlorn Leaf Clasp item icon
    Forlorn Leaf Clasp
    1

Legs

  1. Blazing Dreamstalker's Shellgreaves item set icon
    set
    Blazing Dreamstalker's Shellgreaves
    4
  2. Stormwing Harrier's Greaves item set icon
    set
    Stormwing Harrier's Greaves
    4

Feet

  1. Cleats of the Savage Claw item icon
    Cleats of the Savage Claw
    3
  2. Boots of Explosive Growth item icon
    Boots of Explosive Growth
    2
  3. Flame-Touched Treads item icon
    Flame-Touched Treads
    2
  4. Daring Chasm-Leapers item icon
    Daring Chasm-Leapers
    1

Rings

  1. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    8
  2. Thunderous Downburst Ring item icon
    Thunderous Downburst Ring
    3
  3. Circle of Ascended Frost item icon
    Circle of Ascended Frost
    1
  4. Eternal Sentry's Ring item icon
    Eternal Sentry's Ring
    1
  5. Onyx Impostor's Birthright item icon
    Onyx Impostor's Birthright
    1

Trinkets

  1. Manic Grieftorch item icon
    Manic Grieftorch
    6
  2. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart item icon
    Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    3
  3. Augury of the Primal Flame item icon
    Augury of the Primal Flame
    2
  4. Enduring Dreadplate item icon
    Enduring Dreadplate
    2
  5. Bushwhacker's Compass item icon
    Bushwhacker's Compass
    1

Main Hand

  1. Rashon, the Immortal Blaze item icon
    Rashon, the Immortal Blaze
    7
  2. Djaruun, Pillar of the Elder Flame item icon
    Djaruun, Pillar of the Elder Flame
    1

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

  1. Rashon, the Immortal Blaze item icon
    Rashon, the Immortal Blaze
    7
  2. Manic Grieftorch item icon
    Manic Grieftorch
    6
  3. Seal of Diurna's Chosen item icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    5
  4. Augury of the Primal Flame item icon
    Augury of the Primal Flame
    2
  5. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart item icon
    Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    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 Mythic+.

  1. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards embellishment item icon
    Adaptive Stonescales
    5
  2. Elemental Lariat embellishment item icon
    Elemental Lariat
    4
  3. Flame-Touched Treads embellishment item icon
    Roiling Shadowflame
    4
  4. Flame-Touched Chain embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    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 enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence
    8

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance enchantment icon
    Graceful Avoidance
    8

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats
    8

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance
    8

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp
    8

Legs

  1. Fierce Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Fierce Armor Kit
    6
  2. Frosted Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Frosted Armor Kit
    1
  3. Lambent Armor Kit enchantment icon
    Lambent Armor Kit
    1

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam
    7
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility
    9
  2. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike
    6
  3. +82 Haste enchantment icon
    +82 Haste
    1

Main Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion
    7
  2. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
    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 Mythic+.

  1. Radiant Alexstraszite gem icon
    Radiant Alexstraszite
    17
  2. Radiant Malygite gem icon
    Radiant Malygite
    10
  3. Crafty Alexstraszite gem icon
    Crafty Alexstraszite
    4
  4. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    4
  5. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    3