Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Marksmanship Hunter PvE Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Marksmanship Hunter DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

Boss

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Critical Strike
Haste
Agility

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Critical Strike
Haste
Agility

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Mastery
Versatility
Critical Strike
Haste
Agility

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Mastery
Versatility
Haste
Critical Strike
Agility

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Critical Strike
Haste
Agility

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Mastery
Versatility
Critical Strike
Haste
Agility

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Critical Strike
Haste
Agility

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Critical Strike
Versatility
Mastery
Haste
Agility

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Mastery
Versatility
Critical Strike
Haste
Agility

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Critical Strike
Haste
Agility

Talents

15
Master Marksman
Serpent Sting
A Murder of Crows
30
Careful Aim
Volley
Explosive Shot
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Steady Focus
Streamline
Hunter's Mark
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Lethal Shots
Barrage
Double Tap
100
Calling the Shots
Lock and Load
Piercing Shot

Stats

Critical Strike
Mastery
Versatility
Haste
Agility

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Gem

Races

Night Elf
Orc
Blood Elf

Gem

Races

Troll
Night Elf
Orc

Gem

Races

Void Elf
Human
Troll

Gem

Races

Human
Blood Elf
Troll

Gem

Races

Human
Void Elf
Troll

Gem

Races

Zandalari Troll
Blood Elf
Troll

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Troll
Human

Gem

Races

Tauren
Blood Elf
Night Elf

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Void Elf
Orc

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Void Elf
Troll

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Rotation

Use Potion
If you don't have Hunter's Mark on a target
Use this when Rapid Fire is NOT ready. This gives max benefit from the cooldown reduction. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Potion: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Trueshot. Save for AoE when possible.
Use Trinkets: During Trueshot when possible.
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Is Trueshot up?
No
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
When you won't waste the Focus gain. Less than 75 Focus is a decent rule of thumb.
With Precise Shots up
When you have 50+ Focus
Yes
Use Double Tap with Rapid Fire
If Master Marksman is up
With Precise Shots up

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this Guide useful?
We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.
Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?
There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).