- Author: Kurathis
- Date: July 23, 2021
- Expansion: TBC Classic
In this section, we will be covering the optimal talent build for Survival Hunters and further explain the talents chosen and what they bring to the table for us.
Marksmanship Talent Tree
Go for the Throat – With the Critical Strike Chance we’ll be focusing on achieving, this will help your pet deal the highest damage they can
Survival Talent Tree
Hawk Eye – Allowing yourself a further distance from bosses is key – it helps you avoid their nasty cleave damage
Entrapment – As a means of additional Crowd Control
Survivalist – Improves your overall survivability by increasing your total health
Surefooted – Reduces the amount of Hit Rating required to reach cap
Survival Instincts – While nice to reduce damage taken, this is mainly sought after for the increased attack power bonus
Lightning Reflexes – Increased Agility means more attack power and, you guessed it, Critical Strike Chance
Thrill of the Hunt – Improves your mana efficiency
Expose Weakness – Allows for an increase of attack power to all attackers against your target – the increase is based on your Agility which is a great reason to be sure to stack it!
Master Tactician – With the exception of dodges, as long as you maintain the hit cap, your attacks should always be successful, allowing for you to see this advantage regularly enough. It allows for more potential uptime on Expose Weakness
Readiness – Being able to immediately finish the cooldown on your other Hunter abilities (Unfortunately, this cooldown still has to countdown) is a great addition for your DPS and overall damage output
Talents Missed or Skipped Over
Wyvern Sting – While this ability may see limited use for additional crowd control, it’s generally not enough of a loss to focus on grabbing it
Deterrence – Beneficial in its own right, but in most PvE content, you won’t see much benefit since it’s assumed your group’s tank will be holding aggro
If you find yourself wanting these two talents, you can switch points from Thrill of the Hunt to reach the goal, but keep in mind, this will lower your mana efficiency.