PVP Marksmanship Hunter Guide WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to the Marksmanship Hunter PVP guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Marksmanship Hunter in the arena or a battleground. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips, Team setups.

Talent Tree

The first build is for Battleground, dealing pure DPS. You can have some PVE while using it, to increase the damage even more. This build doesn’t buff Disengage.

Marksmanship Hunter Battleground Pvp Wow.3.3.5a

The second build is for playing in the Arena.

Marksmanship Hunter Arena Pvp Wow.3.3.5a


Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs


Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.

The rest is filled with Red Gems.


Gameplay & Rotations

Standard Rotation

Aimed shot -> Hunter’s Mark (before Aimed shot lands) -> Serpent Sting -> Chimera Shot -> Arcane Shot

Steady shot isn’t always available since you need to kite. In this case kite until next Chimera shot.


Use two one-handed weapons. If you have two weapons, one will be enchanted to provide -50% to disarm, and the second will give you stats. Now when you get disarmed you need a weapon to use Deterrence. That’s why you go for two one-handed weapons in PvP. (Note: Rogue will disarm both weapons)



Spider is one of the best pets for PVP for Survival or Marksmanship Hunter. It uses the Cunning talent tree, which provides you with Roar of Recovery and Roar of Sacrifice. Also, the spider has a 30-yard ranged root which is a great utility skill. It’s a mobile pet, but keep in mind that it’s not as tanky, as a Crab. Sometimes it’s better to let your spider be near you and use Web for rooting an enemy, instead of sending him into the fray.

Pvp Marksmanship Survival Hunter Cunning Pet Talent Tree Wow 3.3.5a


While also a pet that uses the Cunning talent tree – Ravagers have a different purpose and might require more skill from the player. Ravager immobilizes and silences a target for 2 seconds. Unlike Spiders, this ability silences the target, rather than just rooting them to a place. The downside is that this skill requires melee range and Ravagers are rather squishy.


Crab can also be used to lock an opponent. The difference is that Crabs are slow, and their Pin ability requires them to be in melee range. On the other hand, Crabs are way harder to kill due to the Tenacity talent tree. Excellent choice for Battlegrounds!

Pvp Marksmanship Survival Hunter Tenacity Pet Talent Tree Wow 3.3.5a


Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

Team Setups

Here is a list of preferable partners in the 2v2 and 3v3 arena.

2v2 Arena

  • Retribution Paladin
  • Discipline Priest
  • Shadow Priest
  • Restoration Druid
  • Restoration Shaman
  • Feral Druid

3v3 Arena

  • Protection Warrior + Holy Paladin
  • Unholy / Frost Death Knight + Holy Paladin
  • Feral Druid + Holy Paladin / Restor. Shaman / Discipline Priest
  • Retribution Paladin + Discipline Priest



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7 months ago

what about best job’s for hunter ?

Reply to  mrsan
3 months ago

Jewelcrafing and Engineering.

Reply to  Tundrawookie
3 months ago

what about macros?

Wow Noob
Wow Noob
2 years ago

Hey GG. You should make a twink section, particularly for level 19 hunters. Gear, talents, enchants, etc. Anyway, thanks for the guides. I use them all the time.

Last edited by Wow Noob
2 years ago

What are the req cap stats?

Last edited by Ble
Reply to  Ble
2 years ago

So for PvP there are no fixed values and it depends wether it’s an Arena or a Battleground.
Here are some outlines:

Hit = 5% is required, some classes will still dodge if geared / specced.
Ranged Attack Power = around 6k (with BiS gear)
Resilience = 1000 is a bare minimum for Arena, 1100 is OK. [max cap 1400]
Crit chance = around 50%
Spell Penetration = 75 is good [x3 Gems], 130 if you want to maximize it against mages

For Battlegrounds you can afford a glass-cannon strategy, using more PVE items to increase damage while reducing survivability bcs of the lower Resilience. Needless to say, good positioning is crucial in this case.

Last edited by Malphaz
2 years ago

what about macros

Last edited by KAPOW
2 years ago

And what about the MACROS? :))

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