Marksmanship Hunter

Patch 9.0.5

Bangerz
Last Updated: 10th May, 2021

Covenants

Night Fae is by far the best Marksmanship Hunter covenant.

Night Fae

Night Fae’s soulbinds are really good for different reasons.

Night Fae’s ability Wild Spirits has very strong damage output as while the ability is active, every damaging ability we do will strike up to 5 targets for 35% nature damage.

Dreamweaver which basically gives us a Cheat Death.

Hunt-Captain Korayn which amplifies your damage done to targets that have 75%+ health.

I play Korayn on Sire for farm, overall does more DPS with the Wild Spirit conduit.

Niya’s soulbind ability Grove Invigoration is good as well. It has a high uptime and it gives virtually the same mastery as Combat Meditation (Kyrian).

Soulbinds and Conduits

Night Fae

Potency (Single Target): Spirit Attunement + Sharpshooter's Focus / Powerful Precision

Potency (Multi-Target): Spirit Attunement + Deadly Chain

Endurance: Markman's Advantage

Finesse: Cheetah’s Vigor

Night Fae Soulbind Calculator

Legendaries

Eagletalon's True Focus - Trueshot also reduces the Focus cost of all of your abilities by 25%.

Surging Shots - Rapid Fire deals 35% additional damage, and Aimed Shot has a 15% chance to reset the cooldown of Rapid Fire.

Serpentstalker's Trickery - Aimed Shot also fires a Serpent Sting at the primary target.

Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil - When you gain the Trick Shots effect. you have a 50% chance to refund a charge of Aimed Shot, and cause your next Aimed Shot to not consume any focus.

Raiding

Serpentstalker's Trickery - You want to go for Serpentstalker's Trickery if the fight has 2 or less targets as you can maintain full uptime of Serpent Sting on both targets. Any more than that and Surging Shots gradually becomes better as well.

Mythic+

This is between Serpentstalker's Trickery and Surging Shots. Surging Shots is really good for scenarios that have 4+ mobs. But Serpentstalker's Trickery really wins in scenarios that have 1-2 mobs because you can maintain the dot with full uptime. 

The percentage in single-target damage between Serpentstalker's Trickery and Surging Shots is high.

Gear

Inscrutable Quantum Device sims highly and if used you should have a weakaura (https://wago.io/mtea8Bup0) which helps you by telling you when to use it to avoid giving healers mana or healing people (we don't want that when we're blasting DPS).

One other decent trinket from dungeons is Overcharged Anima Battery.

Apart from these, no other trinket is actually that good from dungeons. So what I advise is to farm honor and buy Sinful Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity and Sinful Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity. From the raid Stone Legion Heraldry is good.

This is based on sims, so you should always sim your character.