Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Survival Hunter PvE Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Survival 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
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

Haste
Versatility
Critical Strike

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

Haste
Critical Strike
Versatility

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

Haste
Versatility

Talents

15
Viper's Venom
Terms of Engagement
Alpha Predator
30
Guerrilla Tactics
Hydra's Bite
Butchery
45
Trailblazer
Natural Mending
Camouflage
60
Bloodseeker
Steel Trap
A Murder of Crows
75
Born To Be Wild
Posthaste
Binding Shot
90
Tip of the Spear
Mongoose Bite
Flanking Strike
100
Birds of Prey
Wildfire Infusion
Chakrams

Stats

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

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

Blood Elf
Troll
Human

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Troll
Human

Gem

Races

Dwarf
Blood Elf
Troll

Gem

Races

Human
Night Elf
Blood Elf

Gem

Races

Human
Blood Elf
Void Elf

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
Troll

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Troll
Human

Gem

Races

Orc
Blood Elf
Human

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
Troll

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Troll
Zandalari Troll

Gem

Races

Blood Elf
Human
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

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

Rotation

Make sure your pet is out!
Use Potion
Once to start the fight
Use Potion: During Coordinated Assault. Save for AoE if possible.
Use Racial Active Buff: During Coordinated Assault
Use Trinkets: Try to use trinkets during Coordinated Assault
Try to stack this up as much as possible for the crit buff
Extend Coordinated Assault if it will fall off soon
If you won't waste the Focus gain
If you are at 2 (max) charges
If Viper's Venom is up. Keep the DoT up on multiple targets if possible.
Latent Poison makes prioritizing Serpent Sting worthwhile. Keep Serpent Sting on multiple targets when possible.
When you have Mongoose Fury up or when you have 60+ Focus.

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).