Marksmanship Hunter introduction guide

Patch 10.1 Last Updated: 3rd May, 2023
Cruelladk Marksmanship Hunter Author


Welcome to the Method Marksmanship guide written by me, Cruelladk. I’m a french player and streamer. I raided with Impact and From Scratch and am now a raider for Method.

Marksmanship hunter has high mobility since Aimed Shot is the only cast you have to stand in place. This class also grants a bunch of utilities such as Binding ShotTar TrapFreezing TrapIntimidationMisdirection, and Primal Rage, as well as an immunity Aspect of the Turtle. This spec also has a really strong AoE burst. 

The weakness of this spec is that you need at least 3 targets for your Multi-Shot to trigger Trick Shots to start doing AoE damage; basically, the spec is also weak outside of its cooldowns. Hunter is also one of the weakest classes in terms of defensive cooldowns.

What has changed

Changes in Patch 10.1

General Hunters changes:

  • Roar of Sacrifice is now a talent in the core tree as a choice node against Hunter's Avoidance.
  • Revive Pet now has a 2.5 second cast time (was 3 seconds) and is now physical (can no longer be stopped by Silence and Interrupt effects).
  • Rejuvenating Wind now heals for 8%/16% of maximum health (was 10%/20%).

Marksmanship changes:

  • New Talent: In the Rhythm (that replaces Lethal Shots)  – Fully channeling Rapid Fire now grants you 12% Haste for 6 seconds.
  • Bombardment has been redesigned – Kill Shot now grants you Trick Shots.
  • Legacy of the Windrunners has been slightly redesigned – Aimed Shot now always shoots 2/4 Wind Arrows at your target. Every 24 Wind Arrows fired generates a charge of Aimed Shot and 30 Focus.
  • Wind Arrows from Legacy of the Windrunners have had their damage reduced by 66%.
  • Windrunner's Guidance now grants 6 seconds of Trueshot (was 10 seconds).
  • Bullseye is now 1 rank talent for the same benefit as the previous 2-rank version.

Changes in Patch 10.0.7

Due to the nerf of Neltharax, Enemy of the sky’s effect, the spec has been buffed: