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On this page, we list your Survival Hunter coreabilities and how they should be used together (rotation) in World of WarcraftMoP 5.4. We also explain whento use your various cooldowns. Then, we go deeper and present all the subtletiesthat you will need to know if you want to excel at playing a SurvivalHunter.
The other pages of our Survival Hunter guide can be accessedfrom the table of contents on the right.
1. Single Target Rotation↑top
The single target rotation for a Survival Hunter is based on the followingpriority system:
Managing the Lock and Load procs is important, although simple. Wedetail this in a specific section furtherdown the page.
2. Multiple Target Rotation↑top
2.1. Less Than 4 Enemies
In this situation, we advise you to make use of a normal rotation, with thefollowing changes/additions:
Also, you can distribute your DPS among the several targets that you face byusing Lock and Load procs in the following way:
Handling Lock and Load procs in this way will not increase your DPS, it willonly cause you to DPS all the targets more evenly.
2.1.1. 4 or More Enemies
Abandon your single-target rotation and use this priority list:
3. Cooldown Usage↑top
In this section, we assume that you have taken Fervor, A Murder of Crows, and Glaive Toss from your tier 4, 5, and 6talents, respectively. This is because we deem them to be best talents for yourDPS.
In short, this is how you should make use of your DPS cooldowns.
More details about cooldown usage, as well as information about the othertalents (that we do not deem optimal at the moment) can be found in ourdetailed cooldown usage section.
You should always have an Aspect active. As a Survival Hunter, youshould always be using Aspect of the Hawk.
Aspect of the Cheetah and Aspect of the Pack are generally notadvised during combat because of their negative dazing effect, but can be usefulfor speeding up your raid's running after a wipe. Note that in the case of Aspect of the Cheetah, you can remove the dazing penalty by using Glyph of Aspect of the Cheetah.
A hunter's aspect will persist until removed by the hunter or untilthe hunter's death. Aspects can be changed in combat, but they cannot bechanged while a cast is in progress. Aspects are on the global cooldown.
5. Optional Read: Mastering Your Survival Hunter↑top
While the rotations we gave in the previous sections will yield very goodresults, there are many things you should be aware of, in order to play yourSurvival Hunter to its full potential. You will need to understand all thesubtleties, pertaining to your abilities, rotations, and cooldown usage, thatwe present below.
Hunters and their pets use a unique resource, called focus. Focus worksin much the same way as other class resources, like rage and energy, inthe sense that some abilities grant focus, while others cost focus in orderto be used.
A Survival Hunter's focus has a maximum capacity of 100, andregenerates at an innate rate of 4 focus per second. This rate is increasedby Haste Rating. In addition to this, certain abilities such as Steady Shot (Marksmanship-only) and Cobra Shot (Beast Masteryand Survival-only) also grant focus.
Most of the abilities in the hunter rotation cost focus to use, and sometalents decrease the focus costs, or offer other ways to gain additionalfocus.
Hunter pet focus works similarly, and is of no concern to you as you cannotdo anything to modify it, nor will you be casting pet abilities manually.
As a general rule, you should always have enough focus to castyour shots as soon as they come off cooldown, but also to never have100 focus (as any extra focus you generate would then go towaste).
5.2. Auto-shots and Special Shots
Hunters do the majority of their damage through the use of shots. Therest of the damage is made up of pet damage and DoT damage.
Auto Shot is the default Hunter attack, which works similarly tomelee classes' auto attacks or "white swings". It is affected by yourRanged Attack Speed, and it continues to work while moving.
The other hunter shots are of all varieties: instant cast or with a casttime, costing focus or granting focus, and some are utility shots whichcost no focus and deal no damage.
One of the most important aspects of doing competitive Hunter DPS is to makesure your shots are always used without delay.
5.3. Dumping Focus
Your only means of dumping excess focus (thus preventing capping your focusat 100, which means wasting focus) is Arcane Shot. The cost of anArcane Shot is 30, and these should be cast only so that you do not cap yourfocus. There is no need (and it is indeed detrimental) to deplete your focuspool by casting several Arcane Shots at a time, if that causes you to delay Explosive Shot or Black Arrow even for an instant.
5.4. Lock and Load Procs
Whenever you deal periodic damage with Black Arrow, you have a 20%chance to trigger a Lock and Load proc, which causes your next two Explosive Shots to cost no focus and trigger no cooldown, in other wordsallowing you to cast three Explosive Shots in a row.
The proc has a 12-second duration, and 10-second internal cooldown. In orderto maximise the benefit from Lock and Load, you need to make sure that you haveused up every proc before the internal cooldown expires. This should not bea problem.
Whenever you get a Lock and Load proc, you should simply fire the ExplosiveShots one after the other. Prior to Mists of Pandaria, this was a small DPSloss, due to the way the Explosive Shot DoT worked, but it is no longer aproblem.
In the event that you are at maximum focus when a Lock and Load prochappens, or you reach maximum focus between your two Explosive Shots, youshould simply cast one or more Arcane Shots.
Note that Lock and Load also procs each time you trap a target with Ice Trap or Freezing Trap. You can make use of this by placingan Ice Trap at the location where the boss will spawn/become active/be pulled,if the encounter allows (keep in mind that bosses are usually immune, so theviable targets are any adds that spawn during the encounter). As long as youare able to do this before combat starts, then you will have a guaranteed Lockand Load at no cost whatsoever.
This strategy is worth using during combat, as long as you are trackingLock and Load's internal cooldown (10 seconds), and as long as you only wasteone global cooldown dropping the trap. Do note that slowed adds will also berooted due to your Entrapment passive ability, which may cause problemsfor your raid.
5.5. Detailed Cooldown Usage
5.5.1. Rapid Fire
Rapid Fire should be used as many times as possible during theencounter. It is not recommended to stack this cooldown with Heroism/ Bloodlust/ Time Warp. It is, however,advised to stack it with any other procs, on-use trinkets, potions, and fightmechanics that cause you to deal increased damage.
Note that if you have the 2-Part Tier 16 Set Bonus, you should use Rapid Fire as often as possible, andnot attempt to delay it in order to stack it with anything else.
Rabid increases your pet's attack speed by 70% for 20 seconds, witha 90-second cooldown. You should use this ability as many times as possibleduring the encounter.
There are no cooldowns for you to stack this with that would increase itsbenefit, so try to use it as many times as possible during the fight.Additionally, if you can time it so that it is up at the same time as procsthat increase your pet's DPS (such as increases to your own Critical StrikeRating, Mastery Rating etc.), this is recommended.
Stampede's 5-minute cooldown means that it will most likelyonly be used twice during the vast majority of encounters. Your only concern isto make sure that it is cast as many times as possible during the fight. Ifthere are moments when the boss takes increased damage, or when burst damage isimportant to your raid's strategy, you should save Stampede for such atime.
Note that Rapid Fire does not affect your Stampede, since it doesnot give you Haste, but rather Ranged Haste (which does not affect the attackspeed of the beasts).
It is recommended to use your second Agility potion together withStampede.
5.5.4. Tier 4 Talents
Dire Beast usage is very simple. It should be used on cooldown.
Fervor should also be used on cooldown, with the mention that youshould only use it when neither you, nor your pet, are at or above 50Focus.
Thrill of the Hunt will sometimes provide you with a focus costreduction for your next 3 Arcane Shots or Multi-Shots. Youwill simply benefit from this reduction passively, although you do have tobe careful not to reach maximum focus.
5.5.5. Tier 5 Talents
A Murder of Crows should be used as many times as possible duringthe fight. There is no benefit in stacking this ability with anything else.
Lynx Rush should simply be used on cooldown.
Blink Strikes is a passive ability, so it requires no explanations.
5.5.6. Tier 6 Talents
Glaive Toss should be used on cooldown. In case there areadditional targets in the fight, you should position yourself in such a waythat the glaives hit the other targets too.
Powershot should be used on cooldown.
Barrage should be used on cooldown.
In the case of Powershot, you should follow the same positionalrecommendation that we issued with regards to Glaive Toss.
It is interesting to note that you can change where Barrage is directed byturning your character while channeling the spell. This allows you to hitmore targets than those you were initially facing.
5.6. Opening Sequence
We will provide you with an example of an opening sequence that maximisesthe gains from your cooldowns and abilities:
Rapid Fire is used early not because of any synergy with Stampede, butsimply because it is best for it to be active as soon as possible, while yourpotion and other buffs and procs are active.
Naturally, whenever we suggest the use of an ability that comes from atalent, it assumes you have taken that talent. In most cases, these are alsocurrently the best talents.
The influence of your opening rotation on your overall DPS is generallyquite small, so do not spend too much time stressing over it.