Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Marksmanship Hunter PvP Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Marksmanship Hunter PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

Ladder

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

PvP Talents

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

PvP Talents

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

PvP Talents

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Mastery
Versatility

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

Stats

Versatility
Mastery
Haste
Critical Strike

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

Stats

Mastery
Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility

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

Races

Blood Elf
Orc
Human

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Human
Mag'har Orc
Blood Elf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Blood Elf
Night Elf
Orc

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this Guide useful?
The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.
Where do you get this data from?
We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% players from Arena and RBG leaderboards using the official Blizzard API. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.