Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (2024)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20by Azortharion127 comments

General Information

On this page, you will find out the best talents for each tier for your Marksmanship Hunter in World of Warcraft —Dragonflight 10.2.7. We also have default talent lists for various types of content, such as raiding or Mythic+.If you play with Warmode on, we have your PvP talents covered as well.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Marksmanship Hunter talents.

1.

Best Dragonflight Talents for Marksmanship Hunter

Note that these builds are generic recommendations for various content. Check out the dedicated pages below for more specific recommendations for the Raid and Mythic+.

Best Marksmanship Hunter Mythic+ Talents for Dragonflight Season 4Best Marksmanship Hunter Raid Talents for Vault of the IncarnatesBest Marksmanship Hunter Raid Talents for AberrusBest Marksmanship Hunter Raid Talents for Amirdrassil

2.

Best Talents for Marksmanship Hunter

Single Target Talents BuildMythic+ Talents BuildRaid AoE Talents BuildTalents Explained

3.

Best Single-Target Talents for Marksmanship Hunter

This build is optimal for single-target scenarios. Given the huge cost ofgoing for AoE builds as Marksmanship, you will be playing this most of the timein Raid.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the bestbuild directly into your game!

This is our recommended build for Mythic+ Dungeons.

You can get a bit more single-target for Tyrannical by swapping Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (1) Light Ammo, Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (2) Salvo for an extra point of Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (3) Precise Shots, and Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (4) Target Practice.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the bestbuild directly into your game!

3.

Best Raid AoE Talents for Marksmanship Hunter

This is our recommended build for Raid Encounters with significant AoErequirements. Note that the single-target cost of playing this build is high,and that in many cases, you are better off playing a single-target build evenif a fight has AoE.

For some fights, like Primal Council and Council of Dreamswhere you primarily fight 2-4 targets, swap Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (5) Light Ammo forMarksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (6) Heavy Ammo.

Be sure to make use of the 'Copy Export String' button to import the bestbuild directly into your game!

3.

Talent Explanations for Marksmanship Hunters

Note that we do not explain EVERY Talent in the tree on this page. We onlyexplain Talents that are part of our optimal builds for single-target and AoE.For full details and explanations of every Talent, please visit our Spells pagevia the button below.

Marksmanship Hunter Dragonflight Spell Glossary

3.1.

Class Talents

3.1.1.

Row 1-4

Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (7) Kill ShotA strong DPS button and a mandatory pick.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (8) PosthasteEssential as one of our strongest mobility talents.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (9) Improved Kill ShotA passive, powerful increase to our Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (10) Kill Shot's damage.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (11) Counter ShotOur main interrupt.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (12) Natural MendingProvides incredible CDR to Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (13) Exhilaration and is a must-pick for survivability. If you are not using Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (14) Exhilaration very liberally, you can get away with dropping a point here for other utility.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (15) Tar TrapNot great, but it leads us on a path to better talents, as we need to get to the left side of the tree later on.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (16) Survival of the FittestA strong defensive for both one-shots and powerful DoTs.

3.1.2.

Row 5-7

Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (17) Tranquilizing ShotUseful for many scenarios and leads us to better talents on the left side of the tree.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (18) Nature's EnduranceA must-pick, as it doubles the damage reduction of Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (19) Survival of the Fittest.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (20) Born To Be WildA solid pick for lower Turtle and Cheetah cooldowns, making it strong for both survivability and mobility.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (21) Improved Tranquilizing ShotA bit of an incentive to Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (22) Tranquilizing Shot when we can, and leads us nicely to the left side of the tree, which becomes important.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (23) IntimidationHugely useful for add control in Mythic+ and some Raiding scenarios, but requires a pet which makes it useless.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (24) Binding Shot/Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (25) Scatter ShotBoth viable options in this choice node are necessary to pick up other essential Talents. For most Mythic+, we recommend Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (26) Binding Shot, but Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (27) Scatter Shot can be used as a single-target cast stopper, since we do not have Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (28) Intimidation.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (29) Rejuvenating WindIncreases our maximum health and gives our Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (30) Exhilaration some extra power, which can be useful or weak depending on how liberal you are with Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (31) Exhilaration usage. This is mandatory for the maximum HP.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (32) CamouflageUseful for skips and out-of-combat self-healing in Mythic+, but it has no use for Raiding.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (33) Hunter's AvoidanceA much-needed boost to our survivability on unavoidable mechanics.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (34) PathfindingA solid boost to movement speed, but you can drop a point here to pick up other utilities as needed.

3.1.3.

Row 8-10

Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (35) Keen EyesightA potent DPS increase and is a mandatory pick.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (36) Master MarksmanA substantial DPS increase and is a mandatory pick.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (37) Serrated ShotsAffects Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (38) Master Marksman/Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (39) Serpent Sting and is a potent DPS talent.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (40) Arctic BolaA decent DPS increase for 1 point.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (41) Steel TrapAn unpopular, but potent pick for single-target.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (42) Death ChakramIntroduces a mini-cooldown to our rotation, enhancing our burst a little and focusing on amplifying other damage.

3.2.

Spec Talents

3.2.1.

Row 1-4

Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (43) Aimed Shot and Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (44) Crack ShotMandatory to get started with the build. There is not much to say about them.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (45) Rapid FireAnother core ability of the spec.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (46) Lone WolfRequires us to not use a pet in all situations for optimal DPS, but is well worth it.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (47) StreamlineA solid, passive DPS increase and leads us to multiple important talents.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (48) Hunter's KnowledgeHas strong per-point DPS value for all situations.

3.2.2.

Row 5-7

Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (49) Surging ShotsA huge DPS increase with the T31 Tier Set and also has some impact on the feel of the rotation.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (50) DeathblowTurns Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (51) Kill Shot into a heavily featured button in the regular rotation. Not always used.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (52) Focused AimSimilar to Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (53) Hunter's Knowledge, providing a little more DPS per point.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (54) Multi-ShotWhat enables our entire AoE kit and is mandatory when you need to AoE, even a little.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (55) Razor FragmentsMakes Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (56) Kill Shot a powerful cleave Talent, but is also powerful on single-target. Not always used.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (57) Trick ShotsThe second mandatory node for our AoE damage.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (58) VolleyA strong button in all situations, but especially on large amounts of AoE targets. It is worth using and pressing even in single-target situations and provides our single-target build with some on-demand AoE as well.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (59) Tactical ReloadWill give us more of our heavy-hitters, particularly in AoE situations.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (60) Serpentstalker's TrickeryPairs with Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (61) Poison Injection for a substantial DPS increase. Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (62) Aimed Shot can be cycled between multiple targets to essentially multidot Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (63) Serpent Sting this way.

3.2.3.

Row 8-10

Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (64) Light Ammo/Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (65) Heavy AmmoUsed for specifically for 7+ target situations, and 4-target situations respectively. We replace Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (66) Bulletstorm in these scenarios.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (67) TrueshotOur main cooldown and mandatory, enabling our extremely powerful burst damage.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (68) Lock and LoadIntroduces a bit of powerful RNG to our rotation, but is a solid DPS increase.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (69) BullseyeEnables amazing execute damage, especially paired with another talent talked about below.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (70) BulletstormA strong AoE talent, but usually skipped for Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (71) Light Ammo. Highly target-count dependent.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (72) Eagletalon's True FocusEnhances our Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (73) Trueshot and improves our burst damage even further.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (74) Wailing ArrowCan be used for a DPS loss as an AoE silence. Useful in rare scenarios.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (75) Legacy of the WindrunnersPerhaps the most important talent of our tree, enabling high uptimes on Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (76) Trueshot when paired with Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (77) Windrunner's Guidance below it.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (78) SalvoCan be macro'd to Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (79) Volley for a massive, passive damage boost. The macro can be found in the Macros section of this guide.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (80) Unerring VisionEnhances our burst by boosting our main cooldown. A must-pick in all situations.
Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (81) Windrunner's GuidanceEnables higher uptimes on Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (82) Trueshot when paired with Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (83) Legacy of the Windrunners and is a must-pick.

3.3.

Mythic+

Depending on affixes and other variables, Mythic+ can require a mix of AoE and Single-Target talents. You should check out our page below if you wantadvice specific to Mythic+.

Marksmanship Hunter Mythic+ Guide for Dragonflight

4.

Rotation for Marksmanship Hunter Talents

Some talents will require you to play in a particular way to get the most outof them. You can find more information on how your rotation will look afterselecting your talents on our rotation page below.

Marksmanship Hunter Rotation Guide for Dragonflight

5.

Best Pet for Marksmanship Hunter in Dragonflight

We have made a dedicated page for Hunter Pets information that we recommendyou check out!

Note that most of the time, your best bet as Marksmanship is to not use a pet at all due to Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (84) Lone Wolf, a must-pick talent.

Marksmanship Hunter Pets Guide

6.

PvP Talents for Marksmanship Hunter in Dragonflight

War Mode offers several benefits for you in the open world.

  • PvP talents enabled in the outdoor world.
  • At least 10% increase in World Quest rewards at maximum level.
  • 10% more experience gained while leveling.
  • Earn Conquest Points, which can reward gear every week.

With the benefits of enabling War Mode for leveling and PvE content, it isrecommended to enable the feature to maximize your leveling and rewards atmaximum level. However, you will be available for open-world PvP, andthe possibility of being "ganked" while leveling or doing World Quests exists.

Marksmanship Hunter PvP guide

6.1.

PvP Talents (War Mode) for Marksmanship Hunter

In this section, we will rank the PvP talents best for leveling and doingsolo / small group PvE content. Below is a ranking of all PvP Talents forMarksmanship Hunter

6.2.

Best PvP Talents for Marksmanship Hunter

  1. Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (85) Ranger's Finesse will give you far more Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (86) Exhilarations,saving you time and deaths in rough situations.
  2. Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (87) Sniper Shot lets you attack mobs from farther away, saving time inthe process.
  3. Marksmanship Hunter DPS Spec, Builds, Talents, and Pet Talents - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (88) Hunting Pack is a valuable speed increase for leveling and openworld content.

You can consider the other options essentially down to preference.

For details on how to play in Marksmanship Hunter PvP, pleasevisit our Marksmanship Hunter PvP page.

Marksmanship Hunter PvP Guide for Dragonflight

7.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 14 Feb. 2024: Updated the recommended default Mythic+ Talent Build.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.5
  • 04 Dec. 2023: Updated Talents for Mythic+.
  • 27 Nov. 2023: Updated Talents for Mythic+.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Restructured the page and updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 27 Jun. 2023: Additional Talent Change, and moved Steel Trap to be default for single-target.
  • 26 Jun. 2023: Updated the single-target build to account for new tuning.
  • 25 May 2023: Updated the recommended builds to assume the set bonus as default.
  • 19 May 2023: Updated the layout of the page and added an alternative, cooldown-less build.
  • 15 May 2023: Added note on Steel Trap and when you might want to use it.
  • 12 May 2023: Clarified talent changes for AoE as well as single-target with the 4PC Bonus.
  • 09 May 2023: Added note of how the build changes with the 4PC Set Bonus.
  • 08 May 2023: Updated the recommended single-target talent build to pick Steady Focus.
  • 04 May 2023: Updated the recommended AoE/M+ Talent Build. This is likely a temporary change, until the new Tier Set becomes more widespread.
  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated the talents for the 10.0.7 talent reshuffle.
  • 15 Feb. 2023: Updated the utility talents in the M+ Build.
  • 30 Jan. 2023: Small updates to talent swaps.
  • 25 Jan. 2023: Updated the Talent Builds again after the discovery of a sim bug. Added alternative to Steady Focus. Changed the "swap" talent for Wailing Arrow to Bullseye.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated the page for relevant changes in Patch 10.0.5.
  • 21 Jan. 2023: Fixed a wrong note about which talent to swap for Ammo Talents.
  • 17 Jan. 2023: Updated the recommended Single-Target Talent Build.
  • 23 Dec. 2022: Updated the recommended builds to reflect that Unerring Vision is fixed and worth using again.
  • 18 Dec. 2022: Updated the recommended talent builds to reflect that Unerring Vision is bugged.
  • 16 Dec. 2022: Added note that you do not need to use Serpent Sting manually with Hydra's Bite.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated the recommended single-target talent build in light of recent buffs.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.

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