Marksmanship Hunter Gearing Guide

Patch 10.2.7 Last Updated: 7th May, 2024
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Season 4 Tier Set:

  • 2-Set Bonus: Rapid Fire deals 20% additional damage. Trick Shots cause Rapid Fire to launch a Volley for 6 seconds, dealing 100% of normal damage. when empowered by Trick Shots.
  • 4-Set Bonus: Every 10 Focus you spend has a 3% chance to reset the cooldown of Rapid Fire and cause your next Rapid Fire to shoot 100% additional shots during its channel.

The new Tier Set is a nice boost to our single target damage. We get a lot more and a lot stronger Rapid Fire casts. In AoE we can get really long Volley windows, especially during Trueshot.


The recommended combination is Blue Silken Lining and Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards for raiding.

For Mythic + you want to replace your Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards with a second Blue Silken Lining.

Optimal Gear (Best in Slot)

Best in Slot in Season 4 of Dragonflight is really hard to pinpoint, since there are so many different Items and combinations, and most of them perform within margin of error. In general you always want to opt towards the highest available item level, while switching up enchants and gems. The most notable differences lie in trinkets, which you can get through the newly introduced Bullion system, basically buying it from a vendor.

There is a bunch of “special” items, available from the Vault of the Incarnates. These should be considered Best in Slot.

First and foremost we have the “rare”- bow, Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky, dropping from Razageth. It comes with a attack damage steroid, and is also the highest item level available for hunter weapons.

Second there is the “rare”- ring, Seal of Diurna’s Chosen, dropping from Eranog. It has a damage proc on dealing fire damage, which is achieved through our weapon rune.


Vault of the Incarnates:

Whispering Incarnate Icon is a passive stat-stick which gets empowered, when multiple different roles are using it in the same party.

Controlled Current Technique is a passive attack speed steroid, that is working on your pet’s auto attacks as well.

Manic Grieftorch is a 2 minute on-use trinket that does significant damage during a channel. It resets part of its cooldown, when nearby players die.

Aberrus the Shadowed Crucible:

Screaming Black Dragonscale is a passive crit-proc, with an added 3 minute on-use part, that deals damage, after falling 15y or more.

Ominous Chromatic Essence is a passive stat-stick that allows you to choose the stat you are given by interacting with various shrines around Dragonflight. Also gets empowered by party members using a different stat.

Amirdrassil the Dream's Hope:

Pip’s Emerald Friendship Badge. is a passive stat-stick that rotates through different secondary stats.

Ashes of the Embersoul is a 2 minute on-use trinket that gives a huge amount of decaying primary stat.

Augury of the Primal Flame is a passive damage trinket, that enhances critical strikes you deal.

Mythic +:

Algeth’ar Puzzle Box is a 3 minute on-use trinket that rewards you with a huge amount of mastery, after channeling for a couple of seconds.

Mirror of Fractured Tomorrows is a 3 minute on-use trinket that gives you a significant amount of your highest secondary stat. It also has an active damage component to it. This trinket is only available from the Hard-Mode of Dawn of the Infinite (Mega-Dungeon) at a competitive item level.

In general you should always sim your character, and make decisions based on results. Usually you should aim towards a setup with 1 on-use, and 1 passive trinket. In some cases, using 2 passive trinkets might perform even higher. All on-use trinkets, apart from Manic Grieftorch should always be used in conjunction with your 2 minute cooldown Trueshot.