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Survival Hunter DPS Starter Guide - Shadowlands 9.0.5
2021/03/09 at 1:04 AM
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Table of Contents
Welcome to our Survival Hunter starter guide, which covers everything you need to start playing a new character in Shadowlands. While our other guide pages go into more individual detail, this simple starter guide covers all the basics in one place, whether you're a new Survival Hunter, a returning player to Shadowlands, hardcore, or casual alike, it's the best place to get a beginners overview on the class. Included are basic talent builds, simplified rotations, stats, legendary recommendations, and more to get you started as quickly as possible.
Please keep in mind that this page is meant to get players started quickly as an introduction, and does not contain much in the way of detailed explanations, mechanics, competitive options, gearing, simulation comparisons, or nuance. For more in-depth information, including all those optimizations and more, check out the complete Survival Hunter Guide pages linked in the navigation on the left-hand side of the page, and if you're leveling up in Shadowlands, you can take a look at our
NEW Best Covenant
NEW Twisting Corridors
NEW Night Fae
Rotation, Priority, and Abilities
Macros & Addons
NEW Castle Nathria Tips
Best Covenant for Beginning Survival Hunters in Shadowlands
Currently the best damage Covenant is
is slightly behind it, followed by
as the weakest one.
However currently covenant rankings are volatile and subject to change, as such even if you pick the wrong covenant you will always be able to switch to a different one.
Best Raid Covenants
Best Mythic+ Covenants
Recommended Legendaries for Beginning Survival Hunters in Shadowlands
Generally for a new player the best legendary power to go for is
, simply due to ease of use and it's usefulness across all of the contest.
Recommended Talents for Beginning Survival Hunters in Shadowlands
This Survival Hunter build is well rounded and suited for all types of content, without focusing on any one thing in particular. For a deeper look at each talent and more specialized builds for specific activities, see the
Survival Hunter Talent Guide
Stat Priority for Beginning Survival Hunters in Shadowlands
Survival Hunters should prioritize items with Haste, and for pieces of similar item level, use the following stat priority. You can find more information on how stat work in the
Critical Strike / Versatility
Enhancements for Beginning Survival Hunters in Shadowlands
Tenet of Haste
Rotation for Beginning Survival Hunters in Shadowlands
This Survival Hunter rotation uses the talent build listed above to outline a basic priority. For the full rotation including talent variations, you can consult the
Survival Hunter Rotation Guide
as soon as it's available.
to keep up the dot, unless you get a proc of Viper's Venom.
on cooldown, unless you know that you're going to get adds soon.
to dump focus, but try to stay above 10 focus.
, but make sure you're spending focus on
if you're getting a lot of resets.
Best Races for Beginning Survival Hunters in Shadowlands
All races are fairly competitive, but these are the absolute best for Survival Hunters.
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Our Survival Hunter guides are always updated with the latest information from in-game experience, simulations, and logs; make sure to check our changelog to this page, by clicking on
at the top of the page. If you are interested in more in-depth Survival Hunter guides for , make sure to browse the
below, and our list of
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