Hunter Builds, Updated for Warlords of Draenor, Patch 6.1


HunterBuilds.com is a site that lists different talent builds for hunters of World of Warcraft and their pets.

 

Talent changes are not the only change made in this new expansion.

 

For previous builds before Mists of Pandaria was released please see:

Hunter Builds For Cataclysm

News:

The Warlords of Draenor patch 6.1 has been released.

With the release of WoD there has been a lot of changes. A lot of skills have been removed and many other changes have been made.


Beast Mastery Builds updated for Warlords of Draenor 6.1

Hunter beast master builds have the best burst DPS of all of the trees and is often preferred for PVP, leveling and solo'n. Beast Mastery builds are also good for raids as all 3 of the specializations are doing good dps now.

 

Best Beast Master Raid Build - This is the default Beast Master build for hunters but you may want to change this build depending on the mechanics of the fight.

 

beast mastery hunter build

Beast Mastery Hunter Single Target Rotation:

-Dire Beast (if you have this talent).
-Focus Fire - when Frenzy reaches 5 stacks.
-Barrage - when multiple targets (if you have this talent)
-Murder of Crows or Stampede (depending on talent you have)
-Kill Shot - if target is below 20%
-Barrage or Glaive Toss - (depending on talent you have)
-Arcane Shot - as focus dump
-Cobra Shot or Steady Focus - to generate Focus

*try to always have enough focus to cast your higher damage skills as they are ready to cast.

 

Multi-Target Beast Mastery Rotation:

Multi-Shot - use it when you have enough focus to cast this.

Kill Shot - if target is below 20% health.

Cobra Shot or Steady Focus - to generate focus.

 

Hunter Beast Master Stat Priority(keep this in mind when gemming or enchanting your gear):

agility

weapon dps

mastery

haste

multistrike

versatility

critical strike

 

 

Marksmanship Builds updated for Warlords of Draenor 6.1

The Hunter Marksmanship builds focus on talents that increase hunters ranged damage.

 

Best Hunter Marksman Build for Raid DPS - This is the default Marksmanship build for hunters but you may want to change this build depending on the mechanics of the fight. This build is based around raiding without a pet so several talents that take advange of having a pet cannot be used.

marksmanship build

 

Solo Hunter Marksman Build for DPS - This is a solo build built around having a pet up to act as your tank. The tier 7 ability can be changed from exotic munitions to focusing shot if you prefer. Spirit bond and glyphs are setup for using your pet.

solo marksmanship build

 

Marksmanship Rotation Shot Priority:

 

So basically you want to keep up your spells on the target, manage your cd's/procs and use aimed/multi-shot as your focus dump (depending on the stage of the fight) and use steady shot to regain focus. Use kill shot if your target is below 35% health.

 

Marksmanship Hunter Stat Priority(keep this in mind when reforging or gemming your gear):

Weapon DPS

Multstrike

Crit

Haste

Versatility

Mastery

 

Survival Builds updated for Warlords of Draenor 6.1

Survival Hunters are currently the highest AoE spec by quite a bit and they are actually do well now in raids in WoD

 

Hunter Survival Builds:

 

Hunter Survival Raid DPS Build - This is the max dps raid build for survival hunters as of patch 6.1 Note you still may want to change some talents and glyphs to take advange of mechanics of different fights.

 

hunter survival build

 

Survival Single Target Rotation Priority:

Black Arrow - This is a DoT with a 30 second cooldown, cast it when it is available. This ability can proc Lock and Load

Hunter's Mark - Try to have this up before the fight starts.

Explosive Shot - This is the main damage attack and should be used whenever possible. You should always try to have enough focus to do this when this shot comes off of cooldown. Also note Lock and Load proc will reset CD as well so make sure you cast it when it is available.

Arcane Shot - till ~40 focus

Cobra Shot or Focusing Shot - Used regain focus and adds time to Serpent Sting.

 

Survival Multi Target Rotation Priority:

Black Arrow - This is a DoT with a 30 second cooldown, cast it when it is available. This ability can proc Lock and Load

Multi-Shot - Whenever you have the focus for it.

Explosive Trap - When off cooldown.

Explosive Shot - if Lock and Load procs.

Cobra Shot - Used regain focus

 

Stat Priority:

Agility

Multistrike

Versatility

Crit

Mastery

Haste

 

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