PVE Marksmanship Hunter Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

PVE Marksmanship Hunter DPS Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)

PVE Marksmanship Hunter Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to the Marksmanship Hunter DPS guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Marksmanship Hunter in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, BiS Gear, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.

1. Talent Tree

When spending your Talent Points, be sure to check your stats. Hit Cap is a priority, so if you don't have it - then go for Focused Aim talent. If you have enough Hit from your items, then you can spend those points into Improved Hunter`s Mark.

The first build is better for players who don't have Armor Penetration soft cap. This build uses Arcane shot, which is not physical damage.

PVE Marksmanship Hunter Low Gear Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

The second build is for players with better gear. Arcane shot is not used in the rotation with this build

PVE Marksmanship Hunter BiS Gear Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

3. Gems

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


Relentless Earthsiege Diamond


Delicate Cardinal Ruby
Fractured Cardinal Ruby
Fill every slot with Red. Armor penetration is a priority. Go for Agility only after an Armor Penetration soft cap.


Nightmare Tear x1

4. Enchants

Head – Arcanum of Torment
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Axe
Cloak – Major Agility
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Greater Assault
Gloves – Major Agility
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Icescale Leg Armor
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality

Weapons :

One-Handed – Superior Potency
Two-Handed –  Massacre
Bow – Heartseeker Scope

5. Gameplay & Rotations


Kill shot → Serpent sting → Chimera shot → Aimed shot → *Arcane shot → Steady shot

Kill shot - This is your top priority spell. Usable when the target is 20% or lower. Use it always when available, interrupt the rotation if needed.
Serpent sting - Has to be all the time on the target. Buffs the Chimera shot.
Chimera shot - Your second best damage ability. Use Serpent Sting before Chimera shot for even more damage.
Aimed shot - Better than Arcane shot, but only if you have Armor Penetration and talents in it. If you use Aimed Shot, then don't use Arcane Shot
*Arcane shot - Used only with talents to improve it and with a small amount of Armor Penetration. Is not used for the second build.
Steady shot - Used when everything else is on cooldown
Silencing shot - Self-explaining. Used for interruption

PVE Marksmanship and Survival Hunter Pet Ferocity Spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Now, let’s talk about Pets.

First of all, we have to decide which pet do we need. In terms of PVE and Raiding our top 3 pets are:

Tyrant Devilsaur

Talent tree for our pet is Ferocity. Unlike Beast Mastery Hunters we can't tame Exotic Creatures and don't have those extra 4 talent points.

Don’t forget to use Kill Command and other pet skills when you can!

7. Add-ons

Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.

Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.

PVE Marksmanship Hunter Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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