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Survival Hunter DPS Statistics Priority and Reforging (MoP 5.4.8)

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for SurvivalHunters in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4, how the class benefits fromeach of them, andwhat your reforging strategy should be. We also detail what the various capsare (if any) and why they should be attained.

The statistics priority is important as itinfluences reforging strategies as well as itemisation choices(gear, enchants, and gems).

Make sure to check our GearOptimisation Guide, which serves as a support guide for thisarticle.

The other pages of our Survival Hunter guide can be accessedfrom the table of contents on the right.

1. Basics↑top

The stat priority for a Survival Hunter is:

  1. Agility;
  2. Hit Rating and Expertise Rating (until 7.5% each);
  3. Critical Strike Rating;
  4. Haste Rating;
  5. Mastery Rating. 

2. Getting a Better Understanding↑top

2.1. Statistics Explanations

Agility is your primary statistic. You should look for it in allof your upgrades. It provides you with Attack Power, which determines thedamage your abilities do, and it increases your critical strike chance.

Hit Rating decreases the chance that your ranged attacks will misstheir target (7.5% against a raid boss). Therefore, your goal is to reach the7.5% hit cap (see section below), which will ensure that your attacks nevermiss.

Expertise Rating decreases the chance that your ranged attacks willbe dodged (7.5% against a raid boss). Therefore, your goal is to reach the7.5% expertise cap (see section below), which will ensure that your attacksare never dodged.

Critical Strike Rating increases your chance to critically hit withall spells and abilities.

Haste Rating increases your attack speed and your Focusregeneration.

Mastery Rating, through Mastery: Essence of the Viper Icon Mastery: Essence of the Viper, increasesthe damage done by all your abilities, with the exception of your auto attacksand Kill Shot Icon Kill Shot.

2.2. Hit Cap

At level 90, most races require 2,550 Hit Rating to reach themelee hit cap. Draenei, thanks to Heroic Presence Icon Heroic Presence, only need2,210 Hit Rating.

2.3. Expertise Cap

At level 90, most races require 2,550 Expertise Rating to reachthe expertise cap. Dwarves and Trolls, thanks to Crack Shot Icon Crack Shotand Dead Eye Icon Dead Eye respectively, only require 2,210 Expertise Rating.

3. Changelog↑top

  • 18 Apr. 2014: Further updated the stat priority slightly.
  • 19 Nov. 2013: Updated the stat priority slightly.
  • 11 Sep. 2013: Patch 5.4: nothing to change.
  • 20 May 2013: Patch 5.3 update: nothing to change.



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