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In this article, we present you with various talent trees for Survival
Hunters (WoW 4.3) that you can use in specific situations. We also explain in
detail what the talents do, how they work together, and how you can
customise your talent tree in order to adapt it to a particular boss.
The other articles of our Survival Hunter guide can be accessed
from the table of contents on the left.
1. Standard Talent Build↑top
This general-purpose talent build has become very popular in this tier
of content and is generally accepted to be the standard build for Survival
- Prime Glyphs
- Major Glyphs
- Minor Glyphs
2. Customising Your Build↑top
First, we will present and explain the fixed talents that a Survival Hunter
should always take. Then, we detail the optional talents with which you can
customise your talent build. Finally, we list the various mandatory and optional glyphs.
In the following image, the fixed talents have been hightlighted in green,
while the optional talents have been hightlighted in red:
2.1.1. Fixed Talents
This section will cover each of the fixed talents in the build, with a brief
explanation as to why they should be taken.
- 3/3 Pathing: provides 3% ranged haste, which translates into a direct
- 2/2 Improved Serpent Sting: provides substantial boosts to one of your
DoTs, and thus offers a great DPS gain, not only in single target fights, but
also in AoE ones thanks to Serpent Spread, which is covered below.
- 3/3 Trap Mastery: this talent is chosen for the increase in damage
done to your Black Arrow.
- 3/3 Thrill of the Hunt: provides you with occasional focus-return, thus
allowing you to cast more shots and do more damage.
- 2/2 Lock and Load: this talent provides you with Lock and Load, a proc
which plays an important part in your rotation, and allows you to take another
talent which further affects Lock and Load.
- 2/2 T.N.T.: gives your Lock and Load a 12% chance to proc off the
periodic damage from Black Arrow and Explosive Trap, of which you should
always be using one or the other.
- 3/3 Resourcefulness: reduces the cooldown of one of your most
important abilities by 6 seconds, translating into a direct DPS increase.
- 2/2 Toxicology: increases the critical strike damage of both your
DoTs by 100% and is an unquestionable DPS increase.
- 1/1 Wyvern Sting: this talent does not provide you with any
kind of DPS increase, but it does allow you to take two other talents which
are both essential to competitive Survival DPS. In addition to this, it
provides a moderately useful form of crowd control.
- 2/2 Noxious Stings: increases your damage done to targets affected
by Serpent Sting by 10%, basically meaning a 10% increase to all of your
- 1/1 Hunting Party: increases your Agility by 2% and also provides your
raid with a 10% increased melee and ranged attack speed buff.
- 3/3 Sniper Training: provides a 15% critical strike chance increase
to one of your hardest-hitting abilities, and also increases damage done by
one of the most used abilities after you remain stationary for at least 6
- 1/2 Serpent Spread: for single-target, this talent provides no
benefit whatsoever. However, it is a key element in Survival AoE DPS, and has
good synergy with Improved Serpent Sting, as each Multi-Shot will also
deal instant damage equal to 30% of the damage of Serpent Sting.
- 1/1 Black Arrow: this is one of your most important abilities
and an integral part of your rotation.
- 3/3 Efficiency: another straightforward increase to your damage dealt,
by reducing the focus cost of your shots.
- 3/3 One with Nature: increases your attack power while in
Aspect of the Hawk by 30% and provides some extra focus regeneration while
in Aspect of the Fox.
2.1.2. Optional Talents
Glyph choice as a Survival Hunter is very simple.
2.2.1. Prime Glyphs
The following two Prime Glyphs are mandatory:
For the third Prime Glyph, you should choose between Glyph of Arcane Shot
and Glyph of Serpent Sting. Their value is very close, although in fights
where AoE is required, the latter glyph is preferable.
2.2.2. Major Glyphs
For your Major Glyphs, we recommend you use any of the following:
None of the other glyphs provide DPS increases, though
Glyph of Raptor Strike provides you with excellent damage reduction,
something that Hunters otherwise sorely lack.
2.2.3. Minor Glyphs
We recommend that you use the following Minor Glyphs:
Glyph of Aspect of the Pack can be useful to extend the range of your
Aspect and help your raid run in quicker after wipes. In encounters, it seldom
has any practical use due to the movement speed debuff that
Aspect of the Pack causes when taking damage.